416 pages, 8.3 × 5.52 × 1.12 in
April 8, 2014
Penguin Young Readers Group
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0142427551
ISBN - 13: 9780142427552
Read from the Book
MAKING BLIND PROMISES“I’ll be blunt with you. Your skills are not as valuable to me as they used to be, Day. Over the years, we’ve recruited other Runners—and now, with all due respect, adding another one to our team isn’t a priority. Your friend already knows”—he pauses to nod at June—“that the Patriots are not a charity. You’re asking us for a great deal of help. What will you give us in return? You can’t be carrying much money.”June gives me a pointed look. If the Patriots turn us down, we’ll really be on our own. “We don’t have a lot of money,” I admit. “I’m not going to speak for June, but if there is anything I can do in exchange for your help, just say the word.”“I’d be happy to take you in, and you’ll both be well cared for. In return, we’d ask for your help with a new project. No questions asked. But you’ll both need to pledge your allegiance to the Patriots before I’ll reveal any details about what you’ll be doing. These are my terms. What do you think?”June looks from me to Razor. Then she lifts her chin higher. “I’m in. I’ll pledge allegiance to the Patriots.”There’s a slight falter in her words, like she knows she’s truly turned her back on the Republic. The fact that she said yes tugs at my heart. If June is giving herself to the Patriots, then she must realize that we have no better choice. And she’s doing this for my sake. I raise my own voice. “Me too.”Razor smiles, rises from the couch, and holds up his drink as if to toast us. “It’s official, then. You’re g
From the Publisher
The second book in Marie Lu’s New York Times bestselling LEGEND trilogy—perfect for fans of THE HUNGER GAMES and DIVERGENT!
June and Day arrive in Vegas just as the unthinkable happens: the Elector Primo dies, and his son Anden takes his place. With the Republic edging closer to chaos, the two join a group of Patriot rebels eager to help Day rescue his brother and offer passage to the Colonies. They have only one request—June and Day must assassinate the new Elector.
It’s their chance to change the nation, to give voice to a people silenced for too long.
But as June realizes this Elector is nothing like his father, she’s haunted by the choice ahead. What if Anden is a new beginning? What if revolution must be more than loss and vengeance, anger and blood—what if the Patriots are wrong?
In this highly-anticipated sequel to the New York Times bestseller Legend, Lu delivers a breathtaking thriller with high stakes and cinematic action.
"Masterful." —The Los Angeles Times
"Lu's action-packed series is the real deal." —Entertainment Weekly
About the Author
Marie Lu (www.marielu.org) is the author of the New York Times bestselling Legend series. She 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 husband, one Chihuahua mix, and two Pembroke Welsh corgis.
Praise for Marie Lu’s New York Times bestseller, PRODIGY: Featured on ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY’S MUST-LIST! From THE LOS ANGELES TIMES:“Marie Lu has beaten the curse with Prodigy. . . it has all the chivalry of Robin Hood and all the shine and grime of Blade Runner . . . The well-drawn worlds, political undercurrents and the believability of the characters make it all feel fresh . . . Lu proves that a Book 2 needn't play second fiddle, providing intrigue and deep pleasure all its own.” From THE NEW YORK JOURNAL OF BOOKS: “. . . clear your calendar to allow yourself the luxury of reading this book in one or two sittings. You will be shaken . . .” STARRED REVIEW from PUBLISHERS WEEKLY: “Lu opts for a high simmer of intrigue in her sequel to Legend…taut and insightful.” STARRED REVIEW from SHELF AWARENESS:“Stunning follow-up to Legend . . . The thrilling action and futuristic settings are sure to please fans of Divergent.” ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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 hi