Legend… a nice read to get me out of my slump!

What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors.
Born into an elite family in one of the Republic’s wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic’s highest military circles. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country’s most wanted criminal. But his motives may not be as malicious as they seem.

4/5 – got me out my slump!

So I’m going to keep with the form of my last review, because I enjoyed the way that I was able to give you a proper overview of what I thought. If you really hate this way, then comment and let me know!

Legend was just what I needed, with my writing taking off, my reading has taken a bit of a slump, and I was struggling with being excited to read. This book solved it, there was action, romance, and executions. 

This book is one big conspiracy theory, by the end of it you are questioning everything that’s been told to you and everything that you think is true ends up changing. I think that this was a little obvious at times, and I thought that the premise was a little under-developed. But this is the first book in a trilogy so maybe that will be developed later on, but I kinda thought that it needed it in this book.

The characters were interesting and their back stories were well done, but I did feel like that they fell flat, like there was something missing. Day and June were absolutely perfect, and I think that’s why this book got a four instead of lower. There were many things that the characters, especially Thomas did that was inconsistent and I didn’t really understand why. Commander Jameson was a classic cold-hearted character but there was nothing more to her and I thought that it was a shame.

The actual plotline of this novel is fantastic and well done. It plays on all of our fears and also integrates modern society. It was a brilliant read and I couldn’t put it down. 

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3 thoughts on “Legend… a nice read to get me out of my slump!

  1. I was resistant to reading this series, and when I finally gave in I fell in love with it. I think it only gets better as it continues, which is pretty rare in a series. I absolutely loved it all, maybe I need to re-read it soon – I have been picking up some pretty lack luster books lately and this may help me get excited again!

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