Book Review-Legend

A lot of things happened this week to where I ended up missing 2 deadlines, and it’s also because of the black outs I’ve been getting a lot this week just put countless stress on me. It’s basically almost the end of the year and I have to make sure my grades are above a C, I don’t know why. It just shows how much I don’t have to worry about school. This week, I literally had an F in one class which means I was failing and I wouldn’t be able to walk in continuation.

School has been a pain for now assigning hundreds of homework every night, okay it’s like 2 (counting band) but it just stressed me out, enough to the point where I just stopped functioning. Sure, I eat, sleep and drink, but I’m past the caring point is where everything fell apart. It just hurts where you’re already forgotten about, everyone hates you, and no one would give you a glance where sometimes I feel like blogging is useless. I thought it would be a place to escape, and maybe find something that I would feel passionate about. I fell into a deep hole and it felt like nothing I do was right.

Sounds depressing since I suffer from depression still for the last couple of years. It basically sucks when no one understands what you feel everyday and think you’re an attention freak who couldn’t do anything right. Sometimes, I feel like no matter how much I try to swim, I would still drown and I would literally die from it.

On a much happier note, school is almost over. I’ll be going to Washington DC in a little over a month. I would get money to buy more books. Literally, I have about 30 books I’m dying to want (possibly including books that haven’t come out yet).

Anticipated Books Of 2018 That Haven’t Came Out Yet: 

  • War Storm by Victoria Aveyard (May 15)
  • Reaper At The Gates by Sabaa Tahir (June 12)
  • Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare (December 4)
  • Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor (October 2)
  • Arch Enemies by Marissa Meyer (November 6)
  • Wildcard by Marie Lu (September 18)
  • A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas (May 1)
  • Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J. Maas (October 23)

There’s probably some more coming, but either I haven’t read it yet or I don’t browse goodreads like I used too, isn’t that the truth. I’m so excited for almost all of them, but like almost all of them besides ACOFAS and Reaper at the Gates are the thrilling conclusion. My heart isn’t ready for most of that. Any who onto the book review before this post gets a little too long for my tastes.

Book Review-Legend by Marie Lu

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Author: Marie Lu

Summary: 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.

Year Published: 2011

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What I Like: 

June: She is a total badass and doesn’t need a man to protect her. She knows how to shoot a gun and is a somewhat rule breaker in the beginning as she scales down a building. Like she isn’t weak, and will do anything to avenge her brother’s murder which leads to Day. She has been a rich girl, following the Republic’s orders like her brother and being pampered for being a prodigy. She is extremely loyal to the Republic and possibly will, most likely, believe the lies spouted from the Colonies that they are dangerous. She has no reason to doubt the Republic until she meets Day, the most wanted criminal in Republic’s history.

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Day: Being the most wanted criminal in Republic history, he is supposed to be extremely dangerous. He doesn’t kill people, he just steals for the sake of his family of whom he cares about the most. He is extremely loyal and would risk his life to give his family medicine especially for his little brother’s, Eden who currently has the plague.

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Tess: Tess is just super sweet, and is a cinnamon roll who must be kept safe at all costs. Despite her nearsightedness, she is so sweet and loyal to Day and had a small friendship with June when she gotten herself into trouble in a fight. She’s just sweet of wh you can’t help but love. She’s so adorable.

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The plot in general. I really love how fleshed out the world is, and it just fit in perfectly. From a pampered girl realizing that everyone she knows is a lie and the world she lives in isn’t that perfect, especially with the plague that is running around.

The pacing is perfect. It wasn’t to slow or too fast. It was just right of where I didn’t get that bored as it was action packed.

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What I Disliked: 

The telling instead of showing as it felt like there was more telling instead of showing, as authors usually show what the characters are feeling instead of telling how they feel.

The almost semi romance is a big issue. There was little no romantic tension between those two, and suddenly June fell head over heels with Day, the pretty boy. It was so unrealistic. They kissed like 20 pages later after spending a few days with each other. That’s not exactly how you love someone realistically. Sure, you might find yourself having a crush on that person like months after you met him but no one falls in love like that.

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Rating: 

3.5 Stars

Good read, I defiantly recommend reading Legend by Marie Lu. Tell me what you think.

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