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Sunday, May 08, 2016

Legend: The Graphic Novel Series adapted by Leigh Dragoon, illustrated by Kaari

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Legend: The Graphic Novel Series adapted by Leigh Dragoon, illustrated by Kaari
Legend: The Graphic Novel Series
Kaari, Leigh Dragoon, Marie Lu
Series: Legend: The Graphic Novel Series
Genre: Dystopia, Graphic Novel, YA
by G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers

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Set in a dark, futuristic Los Angeles, a young government prodigy and a notorious criminal cross paths in this heart-pounding romantic thriller.
-A copy was provided by G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers for review-

Having loved the first two books in the Legend series (I still haven’t read Champion!), I was so excited to dive into these graphic novel adaptations and see how the story would translate over into a new medium.

Day and June are fantastic characters whether they are in a novel or graphic novel. I love them as individuals and I love them as a couple. Although, admittedly, I am kind of upset my favorite bathroom scene did not find its way into the graphic novel (SO MUCH SWOON IN THAT SCENE.)

The action scenes also translate very well into the graphic novel format and I love the ways in which the world building comes to life through the beautiful illustrations. It allowed me to experience the dystopic world Marie Lu had built in the Legend series in a new way and allowed me to relate to certain aspects of it a lot more.

The one problem I do have is the lack of diversity within the world. I don’t know if this is an issue that stems from the Legend series itself because it has been a couple years since I’ve read the books and my memory is dodgy, but I would have liked seeing more colorful bodies in the world that weren’t just cast as villains

Overall though, I would definitely recommend these graphic novels especially if you loved the Legend series. I loved being reunited with my favorite characters and experiencing their lives again, I definitely enjoyed having my heart shredded to pieces by some key moments (JK NO. SEND HELP WHEN YOU CAN.) It helped that June and Day were hella attractive in the graphic novel 😉 Basically, I would recommend these graphic novels, 10/10.

4 Stars
4 Hot Espressos

Review: Prodigy by Marie Lu

Posted by on 01/22/2013 • 21 Comments

Prodigy Marie Lu Series: Legend, #2 Genre: YA Dystopian 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…

Book Spotlight/Giveaway: Legend by Marie Lu

Posted by on 11/12/2012 • 20 Comments

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.  

Legend Marie LuSeries: Legend, #1Publication 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…