Legend (Paperback)

Marie Lu

-   11 years +

"Legend" is the much-anticipated dystopian thriller debut from US author, Marie Lu. The must-read dystopian thriller fiction for all teen fans of "The Hunger Games" by Suzanne Collins and Divergent by Veronica Roth. A brilliant re-imagining of "Les Miserables", the series is set to be a global film sensation as CBS films have acquired rights to the trilogy. The "Twilight Saga" producers, Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey, will produce. Los Angeles, California Republic of America He is Day. The boy who walks in the light. She is June. The girl who seeks her brother's killer. On the run and undercover, they meet by chance. Irresistably drawn together, neither knows the other's past. But Day murdered June's brother. And she has sworn to avenge his death. Dystopian fiction at its very best in this thrilling instalment in the Legend trilogy. Praise for "Legend": "If you loved "The Hunger Games", you'll love this". (Sarah Rees-Brennan, author of "The Demon's Lexicon"). "A fine example of commercial fiction with razor-sharp plotting, depth of character and emotional arc, 'Legend' doesn't merely survive the hype, it deserves it". ("New York Times"). "Marie Lu's dystopian novel is a "Legend" in the making". ("USA Today"). ""Legend" is impossible to put down and even harder to forget". (Kami Garcia, author of "New York Times" bestselling author of film sensation, "Beautiful Creatures"). Marie Lu is a US author who works as an art director for a video game company. "Legend" and its brilliant sequel, "Prodigy" were built round the world that Marie Lu created for a popular Facebook game also called "Legend". She was born near Shanghai but currently lives in California.


Product Details

  • Product code: AKYIY
  • ISBN: 9780141339603
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 19.8cm x 13.2cm
  • Pages: 304
  • Publish date: Thu Feb 02 00:00:00 GMT 2012
  • Book points: 7

Red House Reader Review

Reader review: Legend - Paperback - 9780141339603
Humnah Abdullah
Red House Reviewer

Day is 14. He failed his trial and has been wandering on the streets with Tess, occasionally checking up on his family. His status is most wanted. June is 14. She scored 100% on her trial. She's in a 16 and above university. When Day's family catches the plague, he needs to get medicine to them urgently. But after a break in to a hospital goes wrong and Day ends up killing June's brother, June has sworn to get revenge on Day. June and Day meet by chance, not knowing who the other is, and are instantly irresistibly drawn to one another. Will June let her feelings crush her soldier training? This book is amazing! When I picked it up I read it in 2 hours flat, unwilling to put it down. I would only recommend it to anyone aged 12 and above.

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