Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Book Review: Legend
Oh boy, it has been awhile since I read a book with this much violence. I've read a lot of light romance books recently. This book was INTENSE but in a good way. I really enjoyed it! It was fast paced and exciting.
The two main characters June and Day (I like these names.) are 15 years old and set up to be enemies. The voice changed between June and Day. Marie, the author, did a great job with that. I loved hearing both of their thoughts. It was interesting to see how different but similar these 2 teens were who grew up in completely opposite worlds, one wealthy and one poor.
June was great. She's small but tough. I liked how she was confident, brave, smart, and kind. Day was awesome too. If I had to pick a favorite it would be him. I felt so sorry for the poor guy. His life had been rough, but he was still positive and funny. I looked forward to the scenes with June and Day together even if they weren't exactly getting along. The raw emotions throughout were so realistic with everything that happened to them.
Legend had enough closure at the end with plenty left unsolved to keep me excited for the next book in the series. Great debut book by Marie Lu!
If you live in north Texas Marie Lu has a book signing with 3 other YA authors next week.
February 23rd at 7pm
Barnes and Noble in Frisco.
I hope I can make it! Anyone else going to be there?
Content Ratings: highlight between ( ) to view details
Sexual Content: mild ( kissing )
Language: mild ( h***-10, d***-6 )
Violence: moderate/heavy ( fist fighting, knives, guns, deaths, wounds, torture, plague victims )
Other: one instance of drinking wine