Audibook Review: Legend by Marie Lu
Posted on 30 May 2018
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.
- Fast-paced, action-packed
- Strong characters
- Good writing
- Excellent narration
- Nothing, really.