Legend

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A New York Times bestseller

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.

Full of nonstop action, suspense, and romance, this novel is sure to move readers as much as it thrills.

Author: Marie Lu
Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons
Published: 11/29/2011
Pages: 320
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.95lbs
Size: 8.50h x 5.91w x 1.13d
ISBN: 9780399256752
Age Range: 12-UP

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 4.8
Point Value: 11
Interest Level: Upper Grade
Quiz #/Name: 148251 / Legend

Award: Garden State Teen Book Award - Winner
Award: Rebecca Caudill Young Readers Book Award - Winner
Award: Young Hoosier Book Award - Nominee
Award: Golden Sower Award - Winner
Award: Nutmeg Book Award - Nominee
Award: Nevada Young Readers' Award - Winner
Award: South Carolina Childrens, Junior and Young Adult Book Award - Nominee
Award: Iowa Teen Award - Winner
Award: Kentucky Bluegrass Award - Winner
Award: Texas Lone Star Reading List - Commended
Award: Tayshas Reading - Commended
Award: Grand Canyon Reader Award - Nominee
Award: Colorado Blue Spruce Award - Nominee
Award: Golden Archer Award - Nominee
Award: Rhode Island Teen Book Award - Nominee
Award: Delaware Diamonds Award - Nominee
Award: Beehive Awards - Nominee
Award: Young Reader's Choice Award - Nominee
Award: California Young Reader Medal - Nominee
Award: Sunshine State Young Reader's Award - Winner
Award: Indies Choice Book Awards - Honor Book
Award: Truman Readers Award - Winner

Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 04/15/2011 pg. 36
Voice of Youth Advocates 10/01/2011 pg. 405 - Recommended - Hard To Beat
School Library Journal 10/01/2011 pg. 140
Romantic Times 11/01/2011 pg. 73 - Very Good
Publishers Weekly 10/10/2011 pg. 59
Kirkus Reviews 10/15/2011
Booklist 10/15/2011 pg. 58
Horn Book Magazine 11/01/2011 pg. 105
Publishers Weekly Best Books 11/07/2011 pg. 40
Entertainment Weekly 11/25/2011 pg. 78
Shelf Awareness 10/05/2011
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 12/01/2011
New York Times Book Review 12/04/2011 pg. 35
Shelf Awareness 11/29/2011
New York Times Book Review 12/11/2011 pg. 42
Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2012 pg. 104 - Superior,Well Above Average

About the Author
New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu (www.marielu.org) graduated from the University of Southern California and jumped into the video game industry, working for Disney Interactive Studios as a Flash artist. Now a full-time writer, she spends her spare time reading, drawing, playing Assassin's Creed, and getting stuck in traffic. She lives in Los Angeles, California (see above: traffic), with one boyfriend, one Chihuahua mix, and two Pembroke Welsh corgis.