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Winter 2012 Kids Next List
“Its hard to believe that there could be a more thrilling, heart-stopping tale than Lu-s fantastic debut, Legend, but she has done it with this sequel. Moving the action out of Los Angeles and around the battle zone Republic, Day and June fight together and apart through numerous situations and deceptions and their relationship deepens. These well-drawn characters, as well as the young, new Elector, point to the final book that will conclude this terrific imaginative dystopian tale. Be ready to stay up all night to finish this!”
— Maureen Palacios, Once Upon a Time, Montrose, CA
The second book in Marie Lu’s New York Times bestselling LEGEND trilogy—perfect for fans of THE HUNGER GAMES and DIVERGENT!
June and Day arrive in Vegas just as the unthinkable happens: the Elector Primo dies, and his son Anden takes his place. With the Republic edging closer to chaos, the two join a group of Patriot rebels eager to help Day rescue his brother and offer passage to the Colonies. They have only one request—June and Day must assassinate the new Elector.
It’s their chance to change the nation, to give voice to a people silenced for too long.
But as June realizes this Elector is nothing like his father, she’s haunted by the choice ahead. What if Anden is a new beginning? What if revolution must be more than loss and vengeance, anger and blood—what if the Patriots are wrong?
In this highly-anticipated sequel to the New York Times bestseller Legend, Lu delivers a breathtaking thriller with high stakes and cinematic action.
"Masterful." —The Los Angeles Times
"Lu's action-packed series is the real deal." —Entertainment Weekly
About the Author
Marie Lu (www.marielu.org) is the author of the New York Times bestselling Legend series. She 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 husband, one Chihuahua mix, and two Pembroke Welsh corgis.
Praise for Marie Lu’s New York Times bestseller, PRODIGY:
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From THE LOS ANGELES TIMES: “Marie Lu has beaten the curse with Prodigy. . . it has all the chivalry of Robin Hood and all the shine and grime of Blade Runner . . . The well-drawn worlds, political undercurrents and the believability of the characters make it all feel fresh . . . Lu proves that a Book 2 needn't play second fiddle, providing intrigue and deep pleasure all its own.”
From THE NEW YORK JOURNAL OF BOOKS: “. . . clear your calendar to allow yourself the luxury of reading this book in one or two sittings. You will be shaken . . .”
STARRED REVIEW from PUBLISHERS WEEKLY: “Lu opts for a high simmer of intrigue in her sequel to Legend…taut and insightful.”
STARRED REVIEW from SHELF AWARENESS: “Stunning follow-up to Legend . . . The thrilling action and futuristic settings are sure to please fans of Divergent.”
Praise for Marie Lu’s New York Times bestseller LEGEND:
From ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: “Fine writing and excellent execution. Sequel, please!”
From THE NEW YORK TIMES: “Legenddoesn’t merely survive the hype, it deserves it.”
From USA TODAY: “Marie Lu’s dystopian novel is a ‘Legend’ in the making.”
From THE LOS ANGELES TIMES: “an action-packed love story full of inventive details.”
STARRED REVIEW from PUBLISHERS WEEKLY: “Lu’s debut is a stunner. . . raises hopes high for the sequels to come. ”
STARRED REVIEW from KIRKUS REVIEWS: “A gripping thriller in dystopic future Los Angeles. This is no didactic near-future warning of present evils, but a cinematic adventure featuring endearing, compelling heroes.”
STARRED REVIEW from BOOKLIST: “[D]elicious details keep pages turning . . . you’ve got the makings for a potent sequel.”
STARRED REVIEW from VOYA: “A fast-paced blend of action and science fiction (with only a hint of potential romance) means that this one will likely appeal to male and female readers alike. Debut author Lu has managed a great feat—emulating a highly successful young adult series while staying true to her own voice. Legend will give Hunger Games fans something worthwhile to read.”
STARRED REVIEW from LIBRARY MEDIA CONNECTION: “This book stands out . . .”
FROM KAMI GARCIA, New York Times bestselling co-author of the Beautiful Creatures trilogy “A romantic thriller set in a post-apocalyptic world where nothing is what it seems—Legend is impossible to put down and even harder to forget.”
FROM SARAH REES BRENNAN, author of The Demon Lexicon trilogy “A compelling dystopic world, with diverse characters, high tension and political intrigue. [If] you liked the Hunger Games, you'll love this.”