Book Review: LEGEND

LEGEND by Marie Lu opens with high stakes and high suspense and remarkably manages to build up from there in an action-packed thrill ride that kept me hooked from page one.

The story is told by one of two main characters who alternate each chapter, Day and June. Day is a criminal, a poor kid from the slums rebelling against the system and currently the government’s most wanted. June is a prodigy, the only one to ever receive a perfect score on her aptitude tests, graduating from college at 15. She hails from the wealthy elite and breaks every rule she thinks is irrelevant. Continue Reading

Book Review: PRODIGY

PRODIGY by Marie Lu is the sequel to LEGEND. It begins right where the first book ended and continues the upward trend of high stakes and suspense through another action-packed thrill-ride.

The story is told by one of two main characters who alternate each chapter, Day and June. Day is a criminal, a poor kid from the slums rebelling against the system and currently the government’s most wanted. June is a prodigy, the only one to ever receive a perfect score on her aptitude tests, graduating from college at 15. She hails from the wealthy elite and breaks every rule she thinks is irrelevant.

The two met in LEGEND when June was tasked to catch the elusive Day and along the way they fell in love and discovered a government conspiracy of controlled plague infections to the country’s poor and a violent cover-up for anyone who disagreed with the status quo. Continue Reading