Monday, November 12, 2012

Book Spotlight/Giveaway: Legend by Marie Lu

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Today I am happy to be spotlighting this great series. It’s a dystopian told in dual POVs where both are as great as the either–which is rare. You can read my full review on Legend here.  

Marie Lu
Series: Legend, #1
Publication date: November 29th 2011
by Putnam Juvenile


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. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country’s most wanted criminal. But his motives may not be as malicious as they seem.

From very different worlds, June and Day have no reason to cross paths—until the day June’s brother, Metias, is murdered and Day becomes the prime suspect. Caught in the ultimate game of cat and mouse, Day is in a race for his family’s survival, while June seeks to avenge Metias’s death. But in a shocking turn of events, the two uncover the truth of what has really brought them together, and the sinister lengths their country will go to keep its secrets.


Marie Lu
Series: Legend, #2
Publication date: January 29th 2013
by Putnam Juvenile

June and Day arrive in Vegas just as the unthinkable happens: the Elector Primo dies, and his son Anden takes his place. With the Republic edging closer to chaos, the two join a group of Patriot rebels eager to help Day rescue his brother and offer passage to the Colonies. They have only one request—-June and Day must assassinate the new Elector.

It’s their chance to change the nation, to give voice to a people silenced for too long.

But as June realizes this Elector is nothing like his father, she’s haunted by the choice ahead. What if Anden is a new beginning? What if revolution must be more than loss and vengeance, anger and blood—what if the Patriots are wrong?

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Marie Lu writes young adult novels, and has a special love for dystopian books. She likes food, fighter jets, afternoon tea, happy people, electronics, the interwebz, cupcakes, pianos, bright colors, rain, Christmas lights, sketches, animation, dogs, farmers’ markets, video games, and of course, books. She left Beijing for the States in 1989 and went off to college at the University of Southern California. In her past life, she was an art director in the video game industry, but now she writes full-time.

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So why am I spotlighting this particular series today? Well to get you all excited for the release of the sequel–Prodigy–in just a few short months! We could even say weeks at this point! And to help you get the excitement going, the lovely people at Big Honcho Media has offered a fabulous prize pack to one very lucky winner!

Thanks to Big Honcho Media, I have this great prize pack up for giveaway:

– A copy of Legend by Marie Lu
– A limited Edition Prodigy Flashlight
 -A limited Edition Prodigy T-Shirt

Giveaway is open to US & Canadian addresses
Ends November 26th, 2012
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20 Responses to “Book Spotlight/Giveaway: Legend by Marie Lu”

  1. Amy

    I am dying for Prodigy!! I loved Legend. I have been meaning to get a physical copy of the book, but haven’t yet. I have the audiobook of it. I agree that both POV’s are great.

  2. Holly Bryan

    Great giveaway, thanks!! I haven’t read Legend yet but *really* want to. Can I just say Marie’s photo is SO gorgeous?! Hmmm, maybe I need to try that laying-down-for-a-picture thing… will it make me look thinner?!?! 🙂