Monday, 14 October 2013

Legend: Collector's Edition by Marie Lu

A collectors edition of Marie Lu's acclaimed first novel, with bonus material not available in the mass market version.

What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. Born into an elite family in one of the Republic’s wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic’s highest military circles. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country’s most wanted criminal. But his motives may not be as malicious as they seem.

From very different worlds, June and Day have no reason to cross paths—until the day June’s brother, Metias, is murdered and Day becomes the prime suspect. Caught in the ultimate game of cat and mouse, Day is in a race for his family’s survival, while June seeks to avenge Metias’s death. But in a shocking turn of events, the two uncover the truth of what has really brought them together, and the sinister lengths their country will go to keep its secrets.

Full of nonstop action, suspense, and romance, this novel is sure to move readers as much as it thrills.
  • Genre: Dystopia, Romance, Science Fiction, Futuristic Earth, Post Apocalyptic
  • Age: young adult
  • Source: Arc of Collector's edition received for an honest review from Gauntlet Press, thank you.
  • Read from October 03 to 14, 2013

FINAL RATING: ★★★★/★★★★★

AHEM.. *cough cough* hello people. I know i have been absent for long and haven't reviewed anything (or read anything for a while), but then again i got an offer to review an arc for Collector's Edition of the book i liked and read before. As you can see i am talking about Legend and i have to say - i like it as much as i did before! :D

Reading this one brought me pleasure cause i really love rereading books i loved. Sometimes i get disappointed (i don't like that book anymore), sometimes i feel exactly the same (which is quite good actually) and sometimes my mind is blown away again. This book falls into "exactly the same" feeling category which is not bad at all. It just means that i enjoyed it as much as i did when i first read it. So, like in my previous review which you can read => here <= and which is far more different review than this one, the rating stays the same: ★★★★/★★★★★.

And now, i won't review the characters or the story (cause i have done it before) i will just write here how i feel about the info and additional stuff this collector's edition offers:

♦ first of all, the new cover for the book is beautiful and i really mean it! :D
♦ it includes the original artwork our talented Marie Lu made, and it's wonderful! I just can't stop looking at it cause it's cute :D
♦ there are also outtakes which were interesting and enjoyable (some of them not really necessary for the story)
♦ next we have profiles for Day and June, which were full of info like their personalities, weaknesses, family roots and other things).
♦ and we have Marie Lu's earlier story of Day, which was a lot more darker and far crueler than Legend (which btw, i really loved since i love dark fantasy/dystopias)
♦ what i noticed though while reading was that there were some separated words like for example: Skiz fi ght but i believe it's only temporarily and that they will correct it (this was after all ARC version of the book. And also some of the paragraphs weren't all justified.
♦ Anyway, i just wish there was an info or something which explains the division between Colonies and the Republic (like a map from the second book) because it would clear the confusion while reading the book.

Overall :

It was nice and interesting to read all of the new material, and it's a nice addition to the family of books i own. If you really loved Legend, i believe this would satisfy you!


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