April 2, 2014

Wicked Review: Legend by Marie Lu

Published: February 29, 2011
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
Series: Legend #1
Acquired: Digital copy


Legend is set a hundred years in the future where United States of America is divided into two, the military Republic of America and corporate owned Colonies of America. Daniel Altan Wing, aka Day, is the Republic's number one criminal. Having failed his Trials and having his body experimented, he is believed to be dead.

Day is fifteen years old and he can climb buildings taller than him. He moves fast like he's flying making him very impossible to track. There is a plague spreading in the slum sectors, where he is born. And unfortunately, his family has been hit by the plague. He is desperate to save his family.

Enter June Iparis, the Prodigy. As the name suggests, she is the only one who scored a perfect score 1500 in her Trials at age 10. A known troublemaker at school, she is the youngest Republic agent at age 15.

Their lives become intertwined when June's brother, Metias, is murdered and everyone believes that it was Day who killed him.

But not everything is what it really seems to be.