Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: Legend by Marie Lu

 "Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. This week's WoW pick is

Book: Legend
By: Marie Lu
Publication Date: November 29, 2011

Description: 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.

My Thoughts: For some reason, this book cover makes me think of The Hunger Games. I love The Hunger Games, so I think I may love this one. Don't judge my logic. I know it's faulty, but a girl has to start somewhere right?? Besides, everyone knows I'm a sucker for covers (if you didn't know, its probably because you don't follow which case you should go ahead and follow...I'll be eternally grateful, and follow you back!!)

What are your "Waiting On" picks this week?


Chrissie @ Once Upon a Series said...

I've been seeing this one around a lot and it looks amazing! Great choice :)

I'm a new follower :)

Michelle Santiago said...

i love dystopian novels and this one sounds really good from all the buzz its getting. really excited for this novel too. :)

i hope you can stop by my WoW this week.


Karis Jacobstein said...

This supposed to be so good! I can't wait to read it either! Nice pick!

Lan said...

I'm awaiting this one as well but I've read the first chapter and while it's dystopian it doesn't seem to be too Hunger Gamish. I don't think anything will ever come close to THG!

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I've been seeing this does have an awesome blurb and cover. Thanks for sharing.

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Giselle said...

I'm reading this right now and it's awesome! I plan to do a giveaway for it when I reach 100 followers ;)

Giselle at Xpresso Reads

Ayanami Faerudo said...

Oh, dystopia is everywhere these days.. Heard of this before but haven't looked into it yet.

Thanks for stopping by. ^_^

Dani @ Refracted Light said...

Love me a good dystopia, and I'm really looking forward to this one. Good pick ;)

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Van Pham said...

Awesome pick! I've been seeing this for awhile now around other blogs as well, and it something I plan on checking out when it's released.

Totally agree that it does kinda remind you of the hunger games...a series I still need to look into too.

Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

Anonymous said...

Enjoy your read, sounds interesting.

Unknown said...

This one is going to fly off the shelves, with how many people are anticipating it! It's on my TBR list as well! It does seem kind of, Hunger Games-esque, doesn't it? Great pick!
Courtney @ Fuzzy.Coffee.Books

Grace Fonseca said...

I think this one will do quite well. This one looks intriguing. Old follower saying hello.

June G said...

This one does sound good. I didn't try to get an ARC of it though because I'm a bit burnt out on dystopians, but I know I'll read it. I'm just not going to break my neck to do it. I'll save that for

Natalia Belikov said...

Hello!!! This is such an awaited release =D. They already bought the movie rights! imagine! =D

thank you for stopping by ^___^

Take care! muah!

Little Miss Becky said...

I can't wait to read this one! Looks amazing. Have you seen the author's website for this book? Kinda cool, she does some neat illustrations of her Legend characters!

Steph (Poetry to Prose) said...

Oooh, yes, I read this a while ago and it's fantastic. It actually made me cry, haha. You will for sure love it -- as a Hunger Games fan myself, this was a great addition to the dystopian genre (different too).

Thans for stopping by. New follower! :)

Bleuette said...

ooh, I've been seeing this around a lot - the summary sounds really really good!

Carina said...

Sadly I don't like the cover of this one at all, but the summary sounds really good and I've heard a lot of awesome things about it. Great pick. :)

Carina @ Fictional Distraction

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