By: Marie Lu
Love post apocalyptic literature? What about cracking the spine on the first book of an amazing trilogy that you just cannot wait to sink your teeth into? Do you squeal with glee when you discover a great new author? Well it’s time for Divergent and The Hunger Games to move aside, Legend by Marie Lu is climbing its way to the top of the book pile! An vivid and exciting new trilogy, Lu has gifted us readers with a prized gem with this series. We’re coming late to the party – not only is this series published and flying off of the shelves, but Marie Lu is already putting out her next novel! This is great news for us readers because Lu’s Legend is an early Christmas, birthday and Valentines Day present all wrapped into one! And once you devour these three you can move on to her next series – The Young Elites!
If you know me at all you know that I love a spunky and independent young heroine thrown into the middle of a post apocalyptic world with the government stacked against her. This trilogy is all of that and much, much, more. And by more I mean entirely new geography, nations, cultures and classes. Now you’re beginning to understand why this series packs such a punch. Lu knows how to craft a detailed scene and yet leave just enough to the imagination. Her writing style is all her own as are her story lines. As soon as I started reading Legend the first installment of the series, I blew through them, devouring every word. Then when I finished the series, I was hit by a sense of loss or loneliness now that those vivid characters were no longer evolving. It was fleeting though, as I was overjoyed to quickly remember that she has put out her next work!