Review: Legend by Marie Lu

Title: Legend
Author: Marie Lu
Genre: Dystopian
Publisher: Penguin
Published: April 2013
Page Number: 305

From different worlds, June and Day have no reason to cross paths...

Until June's brother is murdered, and Day becomes the prime suspect.

In a shocking turn of events, the two uncover what has really brought them together, and the sinister lengths to which their country will go to keep its secrets.
I have to say, I'm slightly disappointed in this book. A lot of my friends have raved about it, so I thought that this would be amazing...but it wasn't. The writing is beautiful, some of the best I've read this year. The story captivated me and flowed like a movie, but there were a lot of flaws for me that just made my time reading it, boring.
June and Day are amazing characters to follow, because both of their lives are completely different. June has money, is way ahead of her age and is famous because of her perfect 1500 score. Day comes from the poor side and "failed" his Trial, only to be carted off and tested on.
When Day apparently kills June's brother, she swears to get vengeance. And I think that's where my problem lies. It's cliché, it's not original and it bored me. The forced relationship between these two was horrible and I just could not connect to them as a couple. June pretended to be someone else and within two or three days they were saying (to themselves) that they really liked each other, despite only having spoke once or twice. I know that everyone hates the relationship and I'm just another one to add to the list.
Another flaw for me was that it wasn't actually perfect. In June's POV (Point of View) Day's hat had fallen off and was left on the ground, but then in Day's POV he had it on. I can't see how that is possible and stood out like a sore thumb.
Despite these flaws, I did really like the idea. The writing was gorgeous and held my attention until the end. June and Day are great characters on their own and you can definitely connect with them, but I just wish that there was more to it. It was extremely short and not a lot happened in terms of action. Most Dystopians that I've read (Divergent, Slated) had the right amount of action and romance.
Overall, I didn't really love it. I did like it. My final rating was 3/5 Stars!

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