I don't know about you, but I'm kind of over dystopian novels. Sure, the concept was cool in the beginning, but now it's to a point where I feel that pretty much every other book takes place in a dystopian setting, particularly when it comes to teen novels. As a result, I almost didn't read the Legend series by Marie Lu. I decided to purchase the first book on a whim one day, and now that I've finished it I can honestly say that I'm very glad I gave it a chance. This book is told from the perspectives of two different characters, and I connected with both of them instantly. Their struggles are real; it's easy to empathize with them, and Lu does an excellent job at building her very believable dystopian setting--which, by the way, takes place in the US. The plot was straightforward and easy to follow, but it was one of those books that is so engaging that I felt I just had to keep reading to see what would happen next. Don't let this gem get lost among the rest!
In a dark future, when North America has split into two warring nations, fifteen-year-olds Day, a famous criminal, and June, the brilliant soldier hired to capture him, discover that they have a common enemy.