Feb 25, 2018 write the name of the book you want and write epub vk beside it you will find most of the books easily there. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading legend a legend novel, book 1. This onepage guide includes a plot summary and brief analysis of legend by marie lu. Assuming youre here to learn about the book legend, its sequel prodigy, its conclusion, champion, the side novel life before legend, or about the amazing characters like june and day, dont hesitate to look around, but please be aware that this site contains major spoilers. It is the first book in the legend series followed by prodigy, champion and rebel. A story about a girl who falls in love despite living in a community that treats love like the most deadly of diseases. You all are incredible see more ideas about legend, legend book series, marie lu. Day is a criminal on the run for stealing from the republic and making the government look foolish. Legend is the muchanticipated dystopian thriller debut from us author, marie lu the mustread dystopian thriller fiction for all teen fans of the hunger games by suzanne collins and divergent by veronica roth. June was raised in a rich background by her older brother metias who is tragically killed at the beginning of the story. The future that legend paints definitely isnt a pretty onethe government controls everything with an iron fist, slums are filled with sick and overworked people, and kids arent even guaranteed education unless they can prove themselves worthy.
The host by stephenie meyer im not sure if you liked twilight, but either way, give this book a try. But marie lus debut novel is a wonderful blend of wow inducing words that makes you want to live, fight, rebel, and know love in all its forms. These novels formed the basis of the movie which was produced by television powerhouse cbs. I am open to fantasy, historic fiction or any other genre too where romance is secondary.
The project, previously set up at cbs films, has been acquired by bcdf pictures. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read legend. It has had quite a few delays but in 2018, it was announced that bcdf pictures had acquired the film rights to the book. In the rose society readers revisit adelina amouteru, one of the survivors of the blood plague that made her and many others into young elites gifted with strange powers. Marie lu author of legend meet your next favorite book. Books, stories, and novels like the legend series by marie lu. Born into an elite family in one of the republics wealthiest districts. Penguin books ltd, 80 strand, london wc2r 0rl, england. Most people who hated twilight have also said the same and said they liked this book.
Mar 1, 2017 some of the stunning fan art ive stumbled across for legend. Supersummary, a modern alternative to sparknotes and cliffsnotes, offers highquality study guides that feature detailed chapter summaries and analysis of major themes, characters, quotes, and essay topics. I used to be twilight obsessed, but i found i liked this book more anyway. If you liked legend by marie lu, here are some books like this. The story stars two teensboth legends in their own rightsnamed june and day. A fine example of commercial fiction with razorsharp plotting, depth of character and emotional arc, legend doesn. Marie lu is the author of the legend series, which consists of legend, prodigy, champion as well as the trilogys side novel life before legend. This trilogy follows the story of two main characters.
The rose society, the sequel to marie lu s the young elites hit the shelves on october th and has spent four weeks on the new york times young adult bestseller list. The complete collection of marie lus bestselling legend trilogy. Born in 1984 in beijing, china, marie lu xiwei lu moved to texas, america with her family at the age of 5 in 1989. The novels form the basis of a film to be produced by lionsgate. Librarything is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers. She graduated from the university of southern california and jumped into the video game industry, where she worked as an artist. Lu employed a lot of basic and typical devices used in most popular ya fiction today. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Book recommendations for people who like legend by marie lu. The rose society, the sequel to marie lus the young elites hit the shelves on october th and has spent four weeks on the new york times young adult bestseller list. The brutal murder of his grandfather and a glimpse of a man with a mouth full of tentacles prompts months of nightmares and psychotherapy for 15yearold jacob, followed by a visit to a remote welsh island where, his grandfather had always claimed, there lived.
Nothing is wrong with it, i just cant relate to it i need a book which has the characters getting to know each other, having conversations, fighting, not finding each other attractive instantly etc. Leave me comments below letting me know if you have any video requestsideas for next weeks. Legend a legend novel, book 1 kindle edition by lu, marie. The victory of jacob and his fellow peculiars over the previous episodes wights and hollowgasts turns out to be only one move in a larger game as riggs tales of the peculiar, 2016, etc.
Movie marie lu would personally like to see ben barnes play metias junes brother. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. It is kinda similar to hunger games when it comes to the distopia it is set in but way better imo. Legend isnt the type of book you put down and think, well i didnt see that one coming. First in a series, this story is utterly satisfying in its own right and raises hopes high for the sequels to come. But marie lu s debut novel is a wonderful blend of wow inducing words that makes you want to live, fight, rebel, and know love in all its forms. Day, a renegade from the streets, and june, an elite student at drake university and the republics shining prodigy. It is the first book in the legend trilogy, followed by prodigy and champion. Legend pdf is an american novel that was released in 2011. I devoured the book in a single sitting and thoroughly enjoyed myself much in the way that i enjoy and devour films like con air. Marie lu began her legend trilogy series in 2011 with the novel legend. The book is part of a threebook series that includes prodigy and champion along with legend. Marie lu is a young american author who is best known for the critically acclaimed legend book series, a set of novels that have been set in a military and dystopian future. She is also the author of the young elites and the books sequel the rose society.
Reading largely as a setup for a new if not exactly original story arc, the tale commences just after jacobs timely rescue from his decidedly hostile parents. Putnams sons, a division of penguin young readers group, 345. Graduating from the university of southern california, marie started working straight away in the video game industry for disney interactive studios as a flash artist. Legend is a young adult dystopian series set in a future america divided into two countries. Its been a long road for the film adaptation of marie lus dystopian ya novel legend but the project had found.
What can readers expect to see from them in this book. The muchhyped debut novel from marie lu, legend is an adrenalinefueled, actionpacked, fun novel. This book, or parts thereof, may not be reproduced in any form without permission in writing from the publisher, g. Legend follows fifteen year olds june and dean, both of whom are prodigies achieving 100% in the compulsory trial set by the republic, a warmongering, dystopian. Legend study guide contains a biography of marie lu, literature essays, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis. Putnams sons, a division of penguin young readers group, 345 hudson street, new york, ny 10014. Inspired by les miserables and written by marie lu, legend kicks off an explosive. See where the futuristic ya fairytale saga all began. Lu came up with legend while watching les miserables by victor hugo.
Her other works include the young elites series, the warcross series. However, very little information concerning the movies has been released since the movie is still in the developmental stage. We only get their point of view from their voice in each chapter. Jul 26, 2018 the project, previously set up at cbs films, has been acquired by bcdf pictures. Welcome to the legend wiki the ultimate resource and community for marie lu s legend series that anyone can edit. The second book in marie lus new york times bestselling legend trilogy perfect.
Lu has said that she was inspired by the movie les miserables and sought to recreate the conflict between valjean and javert in a teenage version. The legend book is series has been selected by cbs for a screenplay. Like a majority of the dystopian books out there, the beginning of this novel is exceedingly. Legend is an upcoming film about the first book of the legend trilogy. My top five dystopian novels for teens books the guardian. The mustread dystopian thriller fiction for all teen fans of the hunger games by suzanne collins and divergent by veronica roth. See the complete legend series book list in order, box sets or omnibus editions, and companion titles.
Now a fulltime writer, she spends her spare hours reading, drawing, playing games, and getting stuck in traffic. Books by marie lu authors like marie lu what should i. Write the name of the book you want and write epub vk beside it you will find most of the books easily there. Legend is told from the firstperson perspective of two main charactersday and juneand the chapters switch back and forth between them. Books like warcross and legend by marie lu ive read warcross and legend a while back and i really loved both series. She is best known for the legend series, a trilogy of novels set in a dystopian and militarized future. Are there any other books similar to what the author has written that i might enjoy. Adaptation of marie lus legend finds new home exclusive. Along with each character having their own designated color text, days being gold text and junes being black, each of the two is a distinct character with two complete different voices. Legend is a 2011 dystopian young adult novel written by american author marie lu. Nov 17, 2015 the rose society, the sequel to marie lus the young elites hit the shelves on october th and has spent four weeks on the new york times young adult bestseller list. Legend is told from the perspective of two leading characters. If you liked legend by marie lu, here are some books.
Stories similar to legend books, stories, and novels like the legend series by marie lu. The book is set in the republic of america, a police state located in the western united states who has waged war against its eastern neighbor, the colonies of america, since its. A book similar to legend by marie lu i dont know if any of you know the trilogy called legend written by marie lu. She is taken out of military school early in order to track down his killer. The first book in the lunar chronicles series by marissa meyer. The book opens with teren santoro, lead inquisitor. Legend is the muchanticipated dystopian thriller debut from us author, marie lu. The late late show with james corden recommended for you. Parents need to know that legend by marie lu is a slick dystopian thriller has echoes of the hunger games and orwells 1984 but focuses more on starcrossed infatuation than the excesses of the totalitarian state. Dec 04, 2011 i could only stand up and cheer, therefore, for marie lus legend. Exhibiting similar and popular features of other series in the genre, lu manages to include enough inventive details to keep things from becoming cliche. Marie lu is making sure she ends her debut youngadult series with a novel worthy of its heavyweight title.
Aug 15, 20 marie lu is making sure she ends her debut youngadult series with a novel worthy of its heavyweight title. Legend is a 2011 young adult novel by chineseamerican author marie lu. I could only stand up and cheer, therefore, for marie lus legend. See where the futuristic ya fairytale saga all began, with the tale. Legend by marie lu alternates from days voice to junes, but you will never mistake who your reading. A brilliant reimagining of les miserables, the series is set to be a global film sensation as cbs films have acquired rights to the trilogy. Sign up for librarything to find out whether youll like this book. What was once the western united states is now home to the republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. In the beginning, hes watching his family from afar they think hes dead and he sees that his. Nov 29, 2011 riggs spins a gothic tale of strangely gifted children and the monsters that pursue them from a set of eerie, old trick photographs.900 109 910 282 1345 509 564 1569 1114 202 1129 1232 1414 1348 153 650 181 769 584 203 1418 524 832 1365 1384 775 1103 745 5 1610 456 900 1599 789 655 1059 71 1102 799 205 1006 1226 991 214