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Legend

by Marie Lu

Speak | April 16, 2013 | Trade Paperback |

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"Marie Lu''s dystopian novel is a Legend in the making."--USA Today

"Taut and exciting."--The Los Angeles TImes

"Legend doesn''t merely survive the hype, it deserves it."

A New York Times bestseller!
5 Starred Reviews!


What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. Born into an elite family in one of the Republic''s wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic''s highest military circles. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country''s most wanted criminal. But his motives may not be as malicious as they seem.

From very different worlds, June and Day have no reason to cross paths - until the day June''s brother, Metias, is murdered and Day becomes the prime suspect. Caught in the ultimate game of cat and mouse, Day is in a race for his family''s survival, while June seeks to avenge Metias''s death. But in a shocking turn of events, the two uncover the truth of what has really brought them together, and the sinister lengths their country will go to keep its secrets.

Full of nonstop action, suspense, and romance, this novel is sure to move readers as much as it thrills.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 336 Pages, 5.12 × 7.87 × 0.79 in

Published: April 16, 2013

Publisher: Speak

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 014242207X

ISBN - 13: 9780142422076

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Legend

Legend

by Marie Lu

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 336 Pages, 5.12 × 7.87 × 0.79 in

Published: April 16, 2013

Publisher: Speak

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 014242207X

ISBN - 13: 9780142422076

From the Publisher

"Marie Lu''s dystopian novel is a Legend in the making."--USA Today

"Taut and exciting."--The Los Angeles TImes

"Legend doesn''t merely survive the hype, it deserves it."

A New York Times bestseller!
5 Starred Reviews!


What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. Born into an elite family in one of the Republic''s wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic''s highest military circles. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country''s most wanted criminal. But his motives may not be as malicious as they seem.

From very different worlds, June and Day have no reason to cross paths - until the day June''s brother, Metias, is murdered and Day becomes the prime suspect. Caught in the ultimate game of cat and mouse, Day is in a race for his family''s survival, while June seeks to avenge Metias''s death. But in a shocking turn of events, the two uncover the truth of what has really brought them together, and the sinister lengths their country will go to keep its secrets.

Full of nonstop action, suspense, and romance, this novel is sure to move readers as much as it thrills.

About the Author

New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu (www.marielu.org) graduated from the University of Southern California and jumped into the video game industry, working for Disney Interactive Studios as a Flash artist. Now a full-time writer, she spends her spare time reading, drawing, playing Assassin's Creed, and getting stuck in traffic. She lives in Los Angeles, California (see above: traffic), with one boyfriend, one Chihuahua mix, and two Pembroke Welsh corgis.

Editorial Reviews

Praise for Marie Lu’s  New York Times  bestseller  LEGEND :    From  ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY : “Fine writing and excellent execution.  Sequel, please !”   From  THE NEW YORK TIMES : “ Legend   doesn’t merely survive the hype, it deserves it .”     From  USA  TODAY : “Marie Lu’s dystopian novel is  a ‘Legend’ in the making .”     From  THE LOS ANGELES TIMES : “an  action-packed love story  full of inventive details.”     STARRED REVIEW from PUBLISHERS WEEKLY: “ Lu’s debut is a stunner . . . raises hopes high for the sequels to come. ”     STARRED REVIEW from  KIRKUS REVIEWS :  “ A gripping thriller  in dystopic future Los Angeles. This is no didactic near-future warning of present evils, but a cinematic adventure featuring endearing, compelling heroes.”     STARRED REVIEW from  BOOKLIST :  “[D]elicious details keep pages turning . . .  you’ve got the makings for a potent sequel .”     STARRED REVIEW from  VOYA :  “A fast-paced blend of action and science fiction (with only a hint of potential romance) means that this one will likely appeal to male and female readers alike.  Debut author Lu has managed a great feat—emulating a highly successful young adult series
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