Audibook Review: Legend by Marie Lu

Posted on 30 May 2018

Unexpectedly good. 

Going into the book, I thought it was going to be yet another dystopian YA- thin on plot and high on teenage drama. However, Legend sucked me in from the beginning. June and Day are both strong characters with well-developed abilities. Though I don't know how convinced I am about their chemistry, I am rooting for them to succeed. The plot was intriguing, and more importantly, was the focus of the book. 

Marie Lu's writing is fast-paced, plot-driven, and action-oriented. Unlike so many YA novels that rely on purple prose, Marie focuses on keeping the action going. The multiple POVs weren't confusing at all. It takes a good writer to pull that off. 

For some reason, Legend reminded me a lot of Cinder, which I also liked (I know, totally different genres). The whole 'plague' thing and the general plotting style was similar. 
The narrators in the audiobook version did a fantastic job of bringing Day and June to life. 

Overall, one of the better YA fantasies I've read this year (probably the best since I haven't read any good ones this year.) 

I HAVE TO read Prodigy now to know what happens.

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

 

Pros:

- Fast-paced, action-packed

- Plot-driven

- Strong characters

- Good writing

- Excellent narration 

 

Cons:

- Nothing, really.

 

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