Thursday, March 8, 2012

Review: Legend by Marie Lu

Legend by Marie Lu

The Book: 
Legend is a young adult dystopian book, written by the young author Marie Lu. It´s also her debut book and was published in the ending of 2011.
The sequel is going to be called Patriot and is being expected in September 2012.

I listen to it on audiobook, where it was told by Mariel Stern and Steven Kaplan.
And the audiobook is a bit less then 8 hours long.

ISBN13: 9780399256752
In hardback the book has about 305 pages.

Listen to: February 2012
Language: English

Summary: (From Goodreads)
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.

From very different worlds, June and Day have no reason to cross paths - until the day June's brother, Metias, is murdered and Day becomes the prime suspect. Caught in the ultimate game of cat and mouse, Day is in a race for his family's survival, while June seeks to avenge Metias' death. But in a shocking turn of events, the two uncover the truth of what has really brought them together, and the sinister lengths their country will go to keep its secrets.

Full of nonstop action, suspense, and romance, this novel is sure to move readers as much as it thrills

My Opinion:
I really enjoyed this book. It was actually my first english audiobook I enjoyed.
The woman telling had a nice voice. And this was an audiobook where I didn´t loose interest :) YaY
It´s a dystiopia novel who reminds me about InTime and Matched :) in a way :)

Not much to say. Other then this was a great entertainment. And I am looking forward to hear the sequel.

I therefor chose to give this book 5 out of 6 stars 

 Because it´s very entertaining, short and simple. :) And the voices are speaking clearly. Though I was not much fan of the male voice, I still didn´t loose my interest :P 

Also check out: 
- Add to or read about on Goodreads
- Authors homepage 
- My review of book 2 (coming in the future)

Have you read or listened to this book? What did you think? Or are you planning to??



  1. I can't wait to read this one because it sounds really good. I might even have to check out my library to see if they have the audio of this one.

    Thanks for the great review!

  2. I am so looking forward to read this. Great review!

  3. I'm glad that you enjoyed Legend. I really enjoyed this books. I met Marie Lu at a signing and she was awesome!

  4. Glad you enjoyed it. I agree with you too, it did kind of remind of me of In Time :) Great review!!