Legend By Marie Lu
Published by Razorbill
The United States is gone, along with its flooded coasts. North America's two warring nations, the western Republic and the eastern Colonies, have reached a breaking point. In the midst of this broken continent and dark new world are two teenagers who will go down in history....
Born into the slums of Los Angeles, fifteen-year old Day is the country's most wanted criminal. A mysterious boy with no recorded image or fingerprints. A boy who should no longer exist. A boy who watches over his family until one evening, when the plague patrols mark his family's door with an X--the sign of plague infection. A death sentence for any family too poor to afford the antidote. Desperate, Day has no choice; he must steal it.
Born to an elite family in Los Angeles' wealthy Ruby sector, fifteen-year old June is the Republic's most promising prodigy. A superintelligent girl destined for great things in the country's highest military circles. Obedient, passionate, and committed to her country--until the day her brother Metias is murdered while on patrol during a break-in at the plague hospital.
Only one person could be responsible.
And now it's June's mission to hunt him down.
The truth they'll uncover will become legend.
The first in an epic dystopian trilogy and a brilliant reimagining of
Les Misérables, with all the appeal of The Hunger Games.
In a joint global publication with Penguin USA, Legend is a cinematic romantic adventure set in a post-apocalyptic world, built around the popular Facebook game created by the author, Marie Lu.
Los Angeles, California
Republic of America
He is Day.
The boy who walks in the light.
She is June.
The girl who seeks her brother's killer.
On the run and undercover, they meet by chance. Irresistibly drawn together, neither knows the other's past.
But Day murdered June's brother.
And she has sworn to avenge his death.
Marie Lu works as an art director for a Los Angeles video game company. She was born near Shanghai, but currently lives in California with her boyfriend and their three dogs. http://www.facebook.com/?ref=logo#!/legendtheseries