By: Marie Lu
Reported by: Julianna Helms
A nonstop, action-packed, quick-paced thriller, Legend charges as a single-book army that will claim victory over your heart in a matter of minutes.
Inevitably, Legend, being another Dystopian, has been compared to The Hunger Games. And truly, it deserves that comparison. For Legend is full of action, tantalizing romance, and beautifully simple prose. If nothing else, what sets this book apart from other Dystopians is its simpleness. It's not unpredictable, but it grips your attention. It doesn't overwhelm you with info-dumps and paragraphs of description--somehow Marie incorporates a world that shimmers to life in the most subtle ways. Its characters are flawed, raw, emotional, true, and though what they have experienced should have destroyed their ferocity, such traumatic happenings only make them stronger.
Legend blew my mind. I read an excerpt online and was hooked, but I didn't expect the wonderful emotional plot line running throughout the novel. Because when you have action, often the emotional parts and flawed attributes are ignored. But what truly creates tension isn't just action: it's thoughts within action. And even though this book is quite predictable, it makes you think, and I really, really appreciated that.
This is a must-read that can't be missed. When you have a book with depth, action, and romance... you can't go wrong.