I finally get to talk about a dystopian series I love again. It’s been a while since I spent every Saturday telling you to read The Hunger Games and Divergent series (and the Matched series and The Selection series…). Goodness, I read a lot of dystopian series. Sorry about that.
Just kidding, not sorry.
Around the time I was binge-reading all those books, I also read Legend and Prodigy by Marie Lu, the first two books in the Legend series. The third book had not come out yet and I had to wait almost a year for it which drives me crazy. I like to start a series after all the books are out because I’m a brat and bad at waiting, but I didn’t wait for this one to be finished when I started. I devoured the first two in about a week and then by the time the last one, Champion, came out, I had lost my momentum and it sat on my shelf for almost two years before I finally got around to it this summer.
See why I need the whole series at one time?
It took me a minute to sink back into the story, but once I did Champion by Marie Lu was just as addicting and exciting as the first two. This series revolves around two characters, Day and June, teenagers with nothing in common. June is a government prodigy from a prestigious and wealthy family who is on her way to become a military elite. Day is poor, wanted by the government for crimes, and has lost so much of his family to the government already. The setting is a post-America world where war and deceit are around every corner.
Of course, there is romance between these two characters and tons of twists, turners, and cliff hangers. Champion ties up the series well with an ending that might break your heart, but leaves you hopeful in the same breath. If you need a good dystopian series to get lost in, Legend series by Marie Lu would be a great choice.
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