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Paperback Legend Book

ISBN: 014242207X

ISBN13: 9780142422076


(Book #1 in the Legend Series)

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Book Overview

"Legend doesn't merely survive the hype, it deserves it."

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Young Elites

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...

Customer Reviews

15 ratings

Very good book for older teens!

The action, plot, and characters are amazing. Very well written! But there is some very descriptive romance, that I don't think is appropriate for kids younger than 14. If you liked this, read Divergent.

Missing dust cover.

I would not have bought this book if I had known that there was no dust cover. I will probably look for another copy.

Pretty Good, Not Excellent

It was a good story. I think the character development could have been a little better, and the writing. I compare every YA series to The Queen's Thief though, so that's a high bar. I think I will read the next book in the series.


I haven’t read the book yet but when I received it there was writing on every page in pencil and marker underlining and going through the words and paragraphs on the sides of the text even thought I ordered acceptable this should have not passed and I can’t even read it. Not happy

Didnt receive a dustcover?

While I'm pleased with having the book, it would have been nice to have received the cover for it so that my set would match.

Favorite Dystopian book!

I've read a lot of dystopian books. Like a lot. And this one is my favorite! Such a good storyline.

It’s been awhile... but this book is the holy grail of all of my books

I picked up this book at the library so long ago and ended up buying the entire series and Rebel. The ending for all of these books was amazing and masterfully written and Marie will have you crying, shaking, laughing, and grinning like a big stupid idiot by the time you finish the Legend Series. Please please go buy this. Stop reading this review and just go gosh darn buy it

Couldn't put it down

There was never a dull moment. I enjoyed reading this book. I can't wait to read the next one in this series.

I read a lot of books and this if for sure in my list of favorite.

I read a lot of books and this if for sure in my list of favorite.

The Most Amazing Book!

This book series is fantastic! Highly recommend reading to anyone in 8th grade plus! By far one of my favorite books of all time!!

I love this book so much!

I like the kind of books so for me this was paradise, June and Day. 🤩

This Is My FAVORITE Book!

This book takes you on an adventure of learning where loyalties lie and how they change. I would recommend this to anyone and everyone I can. There is an amazing love story and the uprooting of governments. I would compare this book to Divergent.

So Goodd!!!!!!!

I can not tell you how much I love this book! I have read a lot of books but this one is most defiantly in the top 2 *cough cough* series. Marie Lu has such a good way with words. This book took me on a never ending road of feels. I would recommend to ANY AND EVERYBODY. I have read this book about a 100 times. The book is about a girl who meets boy (havent we all heard that before) but it has such a good "twist" to it. The girl is in a sort of "army" you could say and the boy, MAN THIS BOY WILL BREAK YOU, is pretty much screwing the "army" over big time. And I could not put this book down! I spent all day reading this book. ITS A MUST READ!!

Class Read

Had to read this book for a college class, when I saw that it was apart of a trilogy I was irritated because only the first book was on the reading list for class which meant if I wanted to know what happened then I would have to find out myself, which I don't have as much time to do. So I hoped I would hate this book, I prayed that maybe the ending would ruin it completely but it didn't, I loved the book. Maybe because it reminded me of the Black CityTrilogy by Elizabeth Richards. Loved it and now I want and need to know what happens next. Hopefully I can find the time!

This book is amazing!

This book is a mixture of fighting, romance, and sadness. I have read all three books and I loved it! I recommend this book to all my bookworm friends and they love it too! The characters in this book have such rounded and well-put together stories. I highly recommend this book!

Legend Mentions in Our Blog

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Published by Ashly Moore Sheldon • January 23, 2024

No matter how long our TBR list gets, we're always finding new titles we want to add! Here are 23 exciting February releases available for preorder, along with suggestions for similar reads you can enjoy right away.

Legend in Losing Yourself in Book Land
Losing Yourself in Book Land
Published by Ashly Moore Sheldon • July 20, 2023

Thriftbooks enlisted OnePoll to survey 2,000 U.S. adults who read regularly to learn about the science (and magic) behind getting lost in a book. And what we learned turned into a captivating read.  

Legend in Get Teens Hooked on Books with These Unputdownable Series
Get Teens Hooked on Books with These Unputdownable Series
Published by Ashly Moore Sheldon • December 02, 2021

Karen McManus captivated the rapt attention of millions of readers, young and old, with her One of Us is Lying series. Now you can grab her latest book, You'll Be the Death of Me, just released November 30. Read on for ten more riveting YA series you can get right now.

Legend in 10 Great New Series For YA
10 Great New Series For YA
Published by Ashly Moore Sheldon • August 20, 2020

There's nothing like finishing a great book and having another volume ready and waiting for you. So we decided to spend a few weeks spotlighting some of the best new series in a variety of genres. Here are some of the best YA series from the past twenty years.

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