March 17, 2013
My experience reading this book was great because I really enjoyed all of the action. “I swing toward the window and let go of the knife buried in the wall. The window shatters and I’m suddenly out in the night falling, falling, falling like a star to the first floor” (31). Just from these couple of sentences you can tell how much action is involved, and who doesn’t think jumping out of a two and a half story building is heart racing? The author’s style of writing is appropriate and accustomed to each of the characters. “What do you want for the cure, cousin?” says Day (77). Day uses words that people in his section would use, such as ‘cousin’, whereas June would speak more formally. I can easily connect to June and her motives. June is defiant, and even though I’m not that defiant I hate being bossed around too. Also if someone killed my brother, I would want revenge too. The type of reader who would like this book is someone who likes action and a little bit of romance. If you like books such as the Hunger Games, The Maze Runner, or The Percy Jackson series, this is definitely the book for you!
Lu, Marie. Legend. Vol. 1. Waterville, Me.: Thorndike, 2012. Print. Legend
Marie Lu was born in Beijing, China in 1984 and her given name is Xiwei. In 1989, the Chinese Cultural Revolution influenced her family to pack up and move to Texas. She later on went to study at The University of Southern California. After that she came up with the idea of Legend while watching Les Misérables. The series became a great success almost immediately. She currently lives in Pasadena, California with her boyfriend and her three dogs. She now works full time on her writing and as an art director for a video gaming company.