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By Marie Lu

"Legend doesn't simply live to tell the tale the hype, it merits it."

From the New York occasions bestselling writer of The younger Elites

What was the western usa is now domestic to the Republic, a state forever at warfare with its buddies. Born into an elite kin in a single of the Republic's wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for achievement within the Republic's maximum army circles. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country's such a lot sought after felony. yet his factors will not be as malicious as they seem.

From very varied worlds, June and Day don't have any cause to pass paths - until eventually the day June's brother, Metias, is murdered and Day turns into the best suspect. stuck within the final online game of cat and mouse, Day is in a race for his family's survival, whereas June seeks to avenge Metias's demise. yet in a surprising flip of occasions, the 2 discover the reality of what has relatively introduced them jointly, and the sinister lengths their nation will visit hold its secrets.

filled with nonstop motion, suspense, and romance, this novel is certain to maneuver readers up to it thrills.

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Then we’re either fools. ” Day pulls me to him. He kisses me sooner than i will say extra. His mouth feels hot and tender, and whilst he kisses me tougher, I wrap my arm round his neck and kiss him again. during this second, I don’t care in regards to the ache in my shoulder. I don’t care if infantrymen locate us during this railway automobile and drag us away. I don’t are looking to be anyplace else. I simply are looking to be right here, secure opposed to Day’s physique, wrapped in his tight embody. “It’s strange,” I say to Day later, as we either curl up at the ground. outdoors, the storm rages on. In a number of hours we’ll have to head out. “It’s unusual being right here with you. I not often understand you. yet . . . occasionally it appears like we’re an analogous individual born into various worlds. ” He remains quiet for a second, one hand absently twiddling with my hair. “I ask yourself what we would’ve been like if I’d been born right into a lifestyles extra like yours, and also you were born into mine. may we be similar to we're now? might I be one of many Republic’s best infantrymen? And could you be a recognized legal? ” I raise my head off his shoulder and think about him. “I by no means did ask you approximately your highway identify. Why ‘Day’? ” “Each day skill a brand new twenty-four hours. on a daily basis skill everything’s attainable back. you reside within the second, you die within the second, you're taking all of it someday at a time. ” He seems to be towards the railway car’s open door, the place streaks of darkish water blanket the realm. “You try and stroll within the mild. ” I shut my eyes and give some thought to Metias, of all my favourite thoughts or even those I’d really disregard, and that i photograph him bathed in mild. In my brain, I flip to him and provides him a last farewell. sometime I’ll see him back, and we’ll inform our tales to one another . . . yet for now I lock him correctly away, in a spot the place i will be able to draw on his power. whilst I open my eyes, Day is observing me. He doesn’t be aware of what I’m pondering, yet i do know he acknowledges the emotion on my face. We lie there jointly, looking at the lightning and hearing the thunder, and awaiting the start of a wet sunrise. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS each time I turn via Legend, i'm reminded of my fourteen-year-old self, writing by means of lamplight into the deep hours of each tuition evening, blissfully blind to how lengthy the line to e-book will be. Now i understand how many folks it takes to beginning a booklet and what sort of of a distinction their labor makes. You all have my private gratitude: To my literary agent, Kristin Nelson, for first taking me on for a manuscript that didn't promote after which by no means wavering in her religion whereas I wrote Legend, and for her terrific insights into Legend that made it what it really is now. i wouldn't be right here with no you. To the fantastic employees on the Nelson Literary enterprise for ensuring not anything fell during the cracks: Lindsay Mergens, Anita Mumm, Angie Rasmussen, and Sara Megibow. To my editor extraordinaire, Jen Besser, for taking Legend less than her care and sharpening it right into a tale that shines some distance brighter than what i may have performed alone. i'm so fortunate to have you ever on my facet!

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