Monday, 6 February 2012
Book Plug#5: Marie Lu - Legend - US Choice
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile (November 29, 2011)
What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. 15-year-old June, born to an elite family in one of the Republic's wealthiest districts, is a prodigy groomed for success in the highest military circles. 15-year-old Day, a product of the Republic's slums, is the country's most wanted criminal. But is he the criminal they've branded him? Or is he a freedom fighter? Living such different lives, June and Day have no reason to cross paths -- until the day June's only family, her brother, 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 her brother'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. Told in the alternating voices of June and Day, this is a gripping, action-packed debut novel. Your teen readers - especially those who love The Hunger Games - will be breathless with excitement as this thrilling, dystopian tale unfolds and they discover with June and Day that judging by appearances can be very dangerous indeed! Ages 12 and up.