JustJaredJr.com tries not to play favorites, but we will admit this.
“Legend” by Marie Lu is, hands down, our favorite book of the year.
The story takes place in a dark future, when the United States has split into two warring nations and is now the Republic of America.
June is a 15-year-old born into an elite family and is considered a prodigy in everything she does. Day, also 15, is on the opposite side of the spectrum. Suspected of killing June’s brother, Day is the prime suspect and June sets out to capture and make him pay…until she finds out that he might not have killed her brother after all.
WHY YOU SHOULD READ IT: We know that ‘because it’s cool’ isn’t a real, valid reason. But it is cool! You have a 15-year-old girl trying to avenge her brother’s death, and trying to capture the Republic’s number one outlaw. Sure, there might be a little love story mixed in, but we know you’ll really get into this book. It whisks you away to a future that might be or might not be.
WHEN’S IT AVAILABLE: Unfortunately, towards the end of the month. We wish it were on stands earlier, just so you could read it now! Pick it up on November 29th.
HONORABLE MENTIONS: “Crossed” by Ally Condie.
“Legend” by Marie Lu – Book Trailer
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