Legend, Volume 1

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Penguin Books Limited, Feb 2, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 368 pages
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Legend is the much-anticipated dystopian thriller debut from US author, Marie Lu.

THE must-read dystopian thriller fiction for all teen fans of The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins and Divergent by Veronica Roth. A brilliant re-imagining of Les Miserables, the series is set to be a global film sensation as CBS films have acquired rights to the trilogy. The Twilight Saga producers, Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey, will produce.

Los Angeles, California
Republic of America

He is Day.
The boy who walks in the light.

She is June.
The girl who seeks her brother's killer.

On the run and undercover, they meet by chance. Irresistably drawn together, neither knows the other's past.

But Day murdered June's brother.

And she has sworn to avenge his death.
Dystopian fiction at its very best in this thrilling instalment in the Legend trilogy.

Praise for Legend:

'If you loved The Hunger Games, you'll love this.' - Sarah Rees-Brennan, author of The Demon's Lexicon

'A fine example of commercial fiction with razor-sharp plotting, depth of character and emotional arc, 'Legend' doesn't merely survive the hype, it deserves it.' - New York Times

'Marie Lu's dystopian novel is a 'Legend' in the making.' - USA Today

'Legend is impossible to put down and even harder to forget.' - Kami Garcia, author of New York Times bestselling author of film sensation, Beautiful Creatures

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This has been one I've been meaning to read for ages. I remember when I played it's little flash dress up game on deviantart. But I only recently made the connection to the two (amazing.) This is ... Read full review

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I have nothing to lose and she has nothing to gain. I wait for the realization to sink in. A Republic Agent is going to help me escape. She'll help me save my brothers I had high expectations going ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Marie Lu 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.