Transition Reads

A bibliophile and YA addict stuck in the awkward stage of becoming an "adult"


Legend - Marie Lu I honestly didn't think that I would love this book as much as I did. The writing style, although simpler and aimed toward a younger audience, absolutely fit the content of the book and complemented each character's personality. Also, I have to give Marie Lu props for making such different yet similar main characters. I began the story thinking that they were so wrong for each other and ended the story cheering the couple on. That's just the genius of her plot.

I also appreciated that this dystopian world wasn't as high-tech and unfamiliar as some I've read. This world was absolutely realistic and believable due to the stark contrast between affluence and poverty as well as the political system Lu creates. So even if you're tired of reading dystopian young adult lit, try this one out. It's one of my absolute favorites of the genre.

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