THAT’S RIGHT! It’s that time again. Time for another of Fa’Luffy’s fantastic, fluffalicious, reviews!
Keeping to an (unnecessary) pattern of reviewing a game, a movie, and then a book, Fa’Luffy’s chosen item for this review is the debut dystopian novel from YA author, Marie Lu (which has actually been out for quite a while, but Fa’Luffy doesn’t much care for something as inconsequential as time length).
Today, Fa’Luffy will review: LEGEND
Target Audience: YA (ages 12+)
Medium: Available in Hardcover, Paperback, Audio and eBook
Q: What’s it all about?
Fa’Luffy: Set in the future, where the Republic (once the western coast of the United States), is at war with its neighbours, the Colonies.
Born into an elite family, fifteen-year-old June is a military prodigy being groomed for success. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country’s most wanted criminal. June and Day have no reason to cross paths – until the day June’s brother, Metias, is murdered, and Day becomes the prime suspect.
So begins an ultimate game of cat and mouse, prodigy against legend. But in their desperate striving after their own personal goals, June and Day uncover the truth of what has really brought them together, and the sinister lengths their country will go to keep its secrets.
Sound exciting, doesn’t it!
Q: Who would enjoy this?
Fa’Luffy: Those who are dystopian junkies. Even those who are not, really. Fans of The Hunger Games, Divergent, and even Maze Runner, should really like Legend.
Q: What are some of your favourite aspects?
Fa’Luffy: The story is told from both June and Day’s perspectives. Each chapter alternates between them. It’s really cool! There’s a good amount of suspense and intrigue, and all manner of dystopian-ness! Also, the writing style is quite cinematic (it would make for a pretty awesome movie). The author is also quite the artist! Check out her picture below. So good is deserves a silver cushion!
Q: What are some of your less favourite aspects?
Fa’Luffy: Day’s chapters are written in a gold ink, which some people may find difficult to read. The cover looks kinda cheap. There are parts to the story that some may find a little cliché, and there is not a lot of depth to the world-building (that being said, this is the first book in a series, so undoubtedly more will be expanded upon in the sequels).
Q: How would you sum up your opinion?
Fa’Luffy: An interesting, suspenseful adventure, with two very likeable protagonists – so similar to one another, yet shaped from worlds in complete contrast, like night and day (no pun intended … actually it was intended). For those who enjoy character-driven stories laced with action and a sprinkle of romance, Legend is definitely worth checking out.
Q: What is the final Fa’Luffy Verdict?
Fa’Luffy: Out of a total of 5 Fa’Luffy Stars:
Q: So the Fa’Luffy stamp for LEGEND is …?
And there it is! Another of Fa’Luffy’s opinions on display for the world to see. Marie Lu’s LEGEND is approved! So if you like to read, and dystopian is a genre that always piques your interest, Legend may be something you’ll really enjoy!
You can find out more about the Legend Series, and about the author at her website: MarieLu.org. And if you liked her artwork of June and Day, you can find more drawn awesomeness here: MarieLu at Deviantart.
Have you played a game, watched a movie, or read a book that you think Fa’Luffy would enjoy reviewing? If so, feel free to send through your suggestions. If the Fa’Luffy finds it interesting, the Fa’Luffy will put up a review!