Day 4 of Dystopian week and today I’m covering Legend by Marie Lu. I just started this book last week and finished it
Day is 15 and a criminal. June is 15 and a prodigy being trained for a high rank military career. Day has a sick little brother. June has a dead older brother. Two people from two different worlds are thrown together in this dystopian young adult novel, one fighting for life and the other fighting to take life away, so what happens when they figure out who the other is?
This book makes you stop and think about the differences in people when they are born and/or raised in different settings. The areas the main characters remind me of the war between the north and the south. You see how things work in each place and how the government takes over the poor sector, by quarantine, forces them to live a very hard life. At the same time you see how they expect high ranking families to live, act and hold themselves.
* Pros: Great descriptions, seamlessly added back stories for the characters.
* Cons: Split stories, like one chapter is one characters and the next is the others… gets confusing at times.