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Teen Book Review -Legend by Marie Lu


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.

This story has action and suspense. I couldn’t put the book down. I am already looking for book 2 in the series. Check out this book. You won’t be disappointed. unnamed




Teen Book Review- Prodigy by Marie Lu


unnamed-1What can I say? I loved this book. There are many of times when sequels don’t live up to the first book but this isn’t one of them. This book is told from two perspectives, June, a rich, military prodigy that falls in love with a young rebel named Day.

Lu swifts back and forth as both characters tell the story of their fight to save their county. At times they are at odds against each other and unsure about their love as others fight for their love.

Lu sets up two love triangles and manages to captivate her readers with wanting more and getting it. More action! More romantic! And some great writing. I read this book in one week and feel kind of sad that the journey is over. YOU WILL LOVE THIS BOOK!