LEGEND by Marie Lu [reading information]

Marie Lu's LEGEND is a popular YA dystopia.  Lu has said that this series was inspired by Les Miserables.  In particular the conflict between Valjean and Javert.  Chapters alternate between the two main characters, June and Day.

You can read samples from both published books here, with either your Kindle or by downloading the Kindle eReader software.

bookcover of LEGEND (book #1)  by Marie Lu
LEGEND (book #1)
by Marie Lu

4.10 Stars from 38,913 GoodReaders

Born into an elite family in an apocalyptic future, 15-year-old June is being groomed for the highest military circle. Born into the slums, 15-year-old Day is the country's most wanted criminal. June and Day have no reason to meet --until the day June's brother, Metias, is murdered and Day becomes the prime suspect.  Their search for the truth has made this book legendary amongst YA readers.

Reading Information:
Word Count: 75,464
Page Count:  320
Accelerated Reading level: 4.8 / points: 11.0
AR quiz: 148251
Lexile: HL710L
--sample pages available

bookcover of PRODIGY (Legend #2) by Marie LuPRODIGY
(Legend #2)
by Marie Lu

4.34 Stars from 6,558 GoodReaders 

June and Day arrive in Vegas just as the Elector Primo dies.  Anden, the Elector's son fills the political void and with this act  the Republic edges closer to chaos.  The Patriot rebels are eager to help Day rescue his brother, but Day and June have one more mission-- to assassinate the new Elector.

Word Count:  97,881
Page Count: 384
Accelerated Reading level: 5.3 / points: 15.0
AR quiz: 156557
--sample pages available

Stories of the Criminal and the Prodigy

3.91 Stars from  843 GoodReaders

In this Kindle collection readers get to see 12  year-old June was starting her first day of school at Drake University as the youngest cadet ever admitted; and Day struggling just to eat and survive in his world.

Page Count: 38
--sample pages available

compiled by Pam at GoodBooksforKidsLists!

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