A New York Times bestseller!
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.
“A fine example of commercial fiction with razor-sharp plotting, depth of character and emotional arc, ‘Legend’ doesn’t merely survive the hype, it deserves it.”—The New York Times
“’Legend’ is taut and exciting.”—Los Angeles Times
Marie Lu’s dystopian novel is a ‘Legend’ in the making.”—USA Today
* "Lu's debut is a stunner."--Publishers Weekly, starred review
* “…the delicious details keep pages turning…” --Booklist starred review
* “Many dystopian books are hitting the shelves, but this book stands out.”—Library Media Connection, starred review
“…cinematic adventure featuring endearing, compelling heroes.” --Kirkus Reviews
“…a well-written, emotionally satisfying read..."--VOYA