Legend Book Review


Madi Meyer

In the second quarter I read Legend by Marie Lu The first book of the Legend series for my book club. The books in the series are Legend, Prodigy, Champion, and Rebel. I gave Legend a high rating because I thought it sounded good and I wanted to read this book for my book club because it had alternating perspectives.

The book takes place in a futuristic version of Los Angeles which is ruled by the Republic. The main characters in Legend and the two narrators of the book are (Day) Daniel Alten Wing and June Iparis. Day is the Republic’s most wanted criminal at only 15 years old. June is also 15 and she is training to be in the military. June and Day are complete opposites that somehow cross paths.

What I liked about the book

The book is told from alternating perspectives. I really liked it because I got to see how two very different people view what happens in the story. The two different perspectives help you relate more to each character and get to know more about the characters.

I really liked the story line that the author created. Each time that you flip the page something unexpected happens and it kept me entertained through the entire book. It is a face-paced book that will keep you entertained from cover to cover. 

What I didn’t like about the book

Some parts of the book were confusing. I think that the author could have worded it better and explained some parts more.


I would rate this book a 9/10. I really enjoyed this book and I would definitely recommend this book to anyone. I would especially recommend this book if you like dystopian books. I also think you should read this book if you like to read books that are in a series.