J. E. H U N T E R

A writer of young adult fiction specializing in self-publishing, creativity, and writing.

Young Adult Book Review: Legend by Marie Lu

This book had been on my ereader waiting to be read for literally forever. I’m currently attempting to get through my backlog, and Legend was actually a nice, quick read. Oh how I wish I had more time for reading!

I found the beginning of the book a bit confusing, since I didn’t know if Day was a boy or girl, but once everything was sorted out, things moved along smoothly. Legend is a dystopian novel, set in a future world at war after enormous flooding. The narrative alternates back and forth between June and Day, two kids on opposite sides of the war.


I picked this book up because on of my friends told me she like it more than the Hunger Games. And I was like, what?!? More? Not possible. So, now that I’ve read legend I can honestly say I stick to that opinion (sorry friend, you know who you are). I still love Hunger Games more, but Legend was a solid YA dystopian read with a nice pace and a nice mystery that keeps you turning page after page.

The second novel in this trilogy, Prodigy, has also been on my ereader forever, and after I finished Legend, I began reading it right away. The series is definately worth a word.

A solid 4/5 Stars


3 thoughts on “What I’m Reading: Legend by Marie Lu

  1. I read this for a selected children’s literature course in college and really enjoyed the alternating narration and how the author brings them toward each other. Great review!

    1. byjehunter says:

      Thank you! I enjoyed that aspect also.

  2. I enjoyed Legend but I was a bit disappointed actually. Maybe because I had ridiculously high expectations from it but… I don’t know, I just didn’t care about the characters that much, I guess. Or the romance (so much insta-love). But it’s just the first book in the trilogy so maybe I’ll see what the hype’s about when I delve into it deeper.

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