I just finished reading Legend by Marie Lu! What a great book. The story is set sometime in the distant future where children are forced to take trials, tests that determines where they fit into society. Pass the trail and you’ll be set up with a good job and a good life. Fail the trials and you’ll have to work in the labor camps. At least that’s what’s everyone is told.
The story is told from two perspectives, June, a rich teen, prodigy who is working for the Republic’s military and Day, a teen criminal who is accused of murdering June’s brother. They are equals living in opposite worlds.
Lu does a great job of combing romance with suspense as June sets off on her first assignment – to find her brother’s murderer. Things aren’t as cut and dry as June hopes. Once she meets the charismatic Day everything she’s ever known is turned upside down.