Legend Series, Book 1eBook - 2011
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Young Elites
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.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
From the critics
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book_worm_06 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 13 and 15
burgundy_wren_15 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over
QuotesAdd a Quote
"Did you set fire to a series of ten F-427 fighter jets parked at the Burbank air force base right before they were to head out to the warfront?"
"I'm kinda proud of that one."
“What a joke! Poor little rich girl's fallen in love with the Republic's most famous criminal.”
"Each day means a new twenty-four hours. Each day means everything's possible again. You live in the moment, you die in the moment, you take it all one day at a time."
"June has never looked more beautiful than she does now, unadorned and honest, vulnerable yet invincible."
"I will hunt you down. I will scour the streets of Los Angeles for you. Search every street in the Republic if I have to. I will trick you and deceive you, lie, cheat and steal to find you, tempt you out of your hiding place, and chase you until you have nowhere else to run. I make you this promise: your life is mine.”
Why? You afraid of me or something? Only brave enough to shoot people' s mothers? Page 218 ( could'nt write all of it but those 2 pages were good)
Violence: Some shooting but doesn't describe and BTW there is onlt like 2 or 3 kisses
Violence: guns and bullets and knives and stuff like that. also FYI people die
Violence: violence but nothing worse than :he got shot in the head blood flowed down the wound
SummaryAdd a Summary
A rich-sector girl—June Iparis—and a poor-sector boy—Day Wing—cross paths, as the boy is framed for the murder of the girl's brother.
June and Day are 15 years old and living in The Republic, which is at war with the Patriots and the Colonies. June is a prodigy with a perfect score on her trial, and is on her way to becoming a wealthy soldier, even though she likes to cause a bit of trouble. Day on the other hand failed his trial, and he lives on the street with a girl named Tess as one of the most "annoying" criminals. Their lives have no reason to cross, until June's older brother is killed and Day becomes the prime suspect in the case. June is given the mission of hunting Day down. But, when June finally meets Day, the situation takes a different turn, and they uncover the truth of who really killed June's brother, and to what lengths the republic will go to in order to keep it's secrets.
Legend is a book about a post-apocalyptic world with a ruthless government( the Republic). The government wants to separate the strong from the weak so they have every kid take a Trial to see if they are good to keep around. It follows two 15 year olds who are on different sides. One is a girl named June who is a Trial and Military Prodigy and who's brother has been recently murdered. The other is a Boy who is on the run. He causes trouble with the Republic and is Wanted. In the end they find that they are working together for the same thing.
Legend tells the story of a two remarkable 15-year-olds, Day and June, living on West cost of the United States now known as The Republic. This book instantly reminded me of Aladdin because Day is from a very poor area of The Republic and steals from the rich to help out his family and community. June on the other hand, has grown up in one of the wealthiest areas and has everything she could ask for and a secure future. Their paths suddenly cross after June's brother is murdered during a hospital break-in attempt by Day. The Republic's military uses June's thirst for revenge and has her track Day and bring him to justice. However, June soon finds out her safe world has not been what it appeared to be at all.