By: Marie Lu


The novel Legend takes place in dystopian Los Angeles. North America is split into two regions, The Republic and The Colonies. Both regions are trying to find the cure to a plague caused by natural causes but they haven't found one. The main characters in Legend are Day and June. Day and June are very opposite, Day is from the Colonies and June is from the republic. June is a soldier in training, her mission is to capture Day because he killed her brother and he has committed multiple other crimes in the Republic. Day broke into Los Angeles Central Hospital so he could find a cure for a plague that is threatening his family, while breaking into the hospital Day loses the pendent his father gave him and kills June's brother Metias. Once Day and June cross paths their lives get turned around.


The novel is placed in dystopian Los Angeles, California. Buildings are ruined and many of them are abandoned. Not only are there buildings that are ruined but there is also a plague going around that has been started by natural causes.

About the Author

Marie Lu is an author best known for the Legend series. Marie was born in 1984 in Wuxi,China. When she was five her family moved to Georgia from Beijing. She attended the University of Southern California. Below is a picture of Marie Lu.32


I recommend the novel Legend to anyone who likes books with action and suspense. Also if you like dystopian novels and novels that keep you thinking then Legend is the book for you. Legend is filled with action and suspense, once you start reading it there is no way you want to put it down. I think Marie Lu did very good on writing this novel because it shows a different perspective of any other dystopian novels. If you read Legend i also recommend reading the whole series because they are all very similar. Anyone from 7th grade and above should read this book, in my opinion it was a very easy read and it always kept me wanting to read more.

Book Reviews

"Doesn't merely survive the hype, it deserves it." -New York Times http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/04/books/review/legend-by-marie-lu-book-review.html

"Smart, Sharp, Fast-Paced" -Entertainment Weekly

"This is no didactic near-future warning of present evils, but a cinematic adventure featuring endearing, compelling heroes. (Science fiction. 12-14)"


Legend By Marie Lu Movie Trailer
I decided to add this trailer because it gives a really good overview to the novel. Also because I liked the way this trailer was made and since it shows what the movie is going to look like but still shows many aspects of the book.