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اثر مری لو از انتشارات کتابسرای تندیس - مترجم: محمد صالح نورانی زاده-ادبیات آمریکا

جاییکه زمانی غرب ایالات متحده‌ی آمریکا محسوب می‌شد، حالا پایتخت جمهوری ست، کشوری که پیوسته در حال جنگ با همسایگانش است. جون پانزده ساله که در خانواده ‌ای برتر و در یکی از ثروتمندترین مناطق جمهوری به دنیا آمده، اعجوبه ‌ای ‌ست که از بچگی برای موفقیت در بالاترین درجات نظامی آماده شده است. دِی پانزده ساله که در منطقه ‌ی فقیرنشین کشور به دنیا آمده، از هر مجرمی در کشور بیشتر تحت تعقیب است. اما خواسته‌ های وی از آن‌چه که به نظر می‌رسد، خیرخواهانه ‌تر هستند. جون و دی که در دو دنیای کاملاً متفاوت بزرگ شده‌ اند، هیچ دلیلی برای مواجه شدن با یکدیگر ندارند ــ البته تا روزی که برادر جون، متیاس، کشته شده و دی به عنوان متهم اصلی این جرم شناسایی می‌شود. در این بازی پرهیجان موش و گربه، دی برای نجات خانواده ‌اش تلاش می‌کند، و جون به دنبال گرفتن انتقام متیاس است. اما در گذر زمان، این دو متوجه می‌شوند که حقیقتی ترسناک باعث رسیدن‌شان به همدیگر شده، و کشورشان حاضر است برای محافظت از رازهایش کارهای بسیاری بکند


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مشاهده لینک اصلی
I low key knew that I would like this book from the beginning and it didnt disappoint.

In a world were the rich and the poor are devided by more than just money, Day is a boy who survives on the streets. He is wanted by the government and he is their no1 criminal even tho he never killed anyone. That is until one day he throws a knife at a soldier and that soldier turns up dead.
Now his little sister June wants revenge. She made it her mission to be the one to find Day and make him pay for his crimes.


I dont care what anyone says,I just love dystopian books and I will continue reading them even if everyone else says that theyre outdated. The paranoid part of me belives that all of them are situations that can happen one day and Marie Lu made a really good job on feeding my paranoia.
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This book had me hooked from the beginning and Im sure that if I didnt get interrupted all the time, I could have finished it in just one day.
It was a fairly short book but I didnt felt like something was missing.
I really liked the writing. It was easy flowing and I ended up halfway through the book without even realizing it.
I loved the characters and it was one of the rare times in which I enjoyed both POVs without growning when they switched.

However I had to take a star taken for its lack of @Worldbuilding@.
We didnt got enough information on what happens in this world other than some mentions from our protagonists.
• What is that test that every child is forced to take when they turn 10?
Why did they have to take this test? Just to sort out who will be good to make soldiers and who will be lab rats?
• With whom is the government in war with?
• War? What War?
• Why does the government creat a virus to kill poor people over and over again? Where is the point in that?
• and more importantly WHY DO THE PEOPLE TAKE THIS ABUSE AND DO NOTHING TO STOP IT?!
REBEL DAMNIT! REBEL!

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❝Each day means a new twenty-four hours. Each day means everythings possible again. You live in the moment, you die in the moment, you take it all one day at a time.❞


Rating: ★★★★

Being a fan of Marie Lus The Rose Society, I didnt doubt my excitement for this one. Having a familiar taste in her writing, I knew I wouldnt be disappointed. And I wasnt! The only problem is, since this is Maries first actual novel, I noticed changes made in her writing. But thats a good thing, meaning her writing has improved and I was able to see how. So overall, there really wasnt disappointment. Instead, I tried my best to start this novel and finish it in one sitting but sadly, I didnt since I had to go someplace. But besides that, getting back to reading it, I didnt and couldnt stop. Since the first sentence @My mother thinks Im dead.@ I was easily attached to this book. Really. That easily. I found it quite surprising since I wasnt a big fan of Maries novel, The Young Elites, I thought I wouldnt be thrilled by this one, being the first book for the series.

Getting on with the review, the book follows two 15 year-olds and again, I read another book with alternating point of views - Day and June. Let me be honest, Ive really never liked alternating povs. I didnt mind the shifting ones in Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater and An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir. Maybe because all 3 novels are fast-paced and easy to get intrigued by them. I mean, with all 3, I took my time reading them, being not only attached to them but actually being interested in finding out what would happen next.
In Shiver I wanted to find out what would happen if Sam really did turn into a wolf again and what would happen to Grace and their relationship.
In An Ember in the Ashes I wanted to find out how Laia would save her brother and how Elias would escape.
In Legend I wanted to find out how June would find out the truth about her brothers death and discover everything hidden behind other secrets, and how Day would make and save up money for his little brothers illness.

Our main character, June, is a prodigy who got a perfect score of her Trial, only ending up getting a better shot for wealth, education and success with whatever path her life is leading her to. Having a brother who is a soldier for the Republic, only being murdered at a hospital, June promises herself and her brother that she will find this murderer, track him down, and kill him. But as she finds out this murderer is Day, LAs most wanted but not most dangerous criminal, she ends up finding the actual truth behind both, her brothers death and her parents. And as both talk to each other like theyve known each other longer than 1 week, they discover the truth behind the Republic and the reason for the plague, the illness spreading around children.

Set in a dystopian genre, Legend is definitely a recommendation for fans of action-packed books. By action-packed I mean involving brutality, lies only being discovered towards the end, pretending like nothing is known, kidnapping, street fights, bombs suddenly appearing at a stadium filled with people waiting for a young boy to be executed, sacrifices and some romance added to it.

Admittedly, I loved both characters since the beginning. June, shes a young woman that all she wanted was to seek revenge for her brothers death. All she wanted was to find out the truth and who was behind everything. Even carrying so much on and with her, she was someone that did not get on my nerves any time, really, not caring about her decisions. Being honest, she didnt make poor decisions. She made them for a reason: to find out the truth, discover secrets, only leading to the path she had been looking for since her vow.

Day, our other protagonist, is actually someone who may sound like he has a cold heart or soul, but in reality, hes someone that is trying to find a cure for his little brother. Hes someone who cares for his family and friends, trying to keep his identity away from everyone so he wont be caught, even from his own mother who thinks he is dead. Hes actually someone who cries for what he feels inside, for what he sees with his beautiful, blue-ocean and bright eyes, and is someone who never ever kills, even if it means his life.

Finding out about more characters, this is where the hate for some come. There were 2 in particulate I really hated and got on my nerves: Commander Jamison and Thomas.
The Commander was just a hellbitch that gave less of a shit for June and her brothers death, only making it seem real to only feel bad for the girl. Thomas now, was a betraying ass to both, June and his best friend, Metias. The thing is, the characters here are fifteen years old. Thats how old I am. Yes, I am young. Yes, Im still a small teenage child. So maybe thats why Im enjoying these books set with teenage point of views while Im still a teen.

There were a lot of things happening in Legend at once, being a fast-paced book with battled in it and betrayals. See, there were times where I was left shocked because of what I just read and found out. There were other times where I would cry because of what was happening, only imagining it happening to me. Other times where I was mad because of the shocking thing that had just happened, wanting to close the book and end it. But I was, like I said, easily attached to the book, only wanting to find out what would happen next. I didnt know who was the bad guy at first. I didnt know who was the real killer. I didnt know the reason for it. I didnt know the reason for the violence. I didnt know the reason for the realizations.

Now here I am, questioning myself why hadnt I read this earlier? but thats no surprise. I always ask myself there after reading some mind-blowing debut with a different writing. Not only the alternating point of views, or the yellow-colored words for Days POV, but for the captivating way of the writing. The way Marie is able to write something only to make you keep your eyes on every page, not letting a word slip and be forgotten. Finishing it up, I told myself I would immediately start Prodigy after. The ending in Legend isnt really a cliffhanger, theres no question in what would happen next and no @jaw-dropping@ where Im wondering @what will happen with June and Day? Instead, the ending actually left us with more of a @stand alone@ book. Or well, it feels like it. I know its a trilogy, but the ending ended like if no other book would be written. Maybe before the trilogy actually became a thing, maybe thats the reason for it. Maybe it was supposed to be a stand alone. Obviously I dont know since I havent been in Lus fanbase for a long quite and I just read her first novel so I cant say much. With all that being said, Marie did not disappoint with this one and Im excited to see what Prodigy and Champion have for whats next.

مشاهده لینک اصلی
*4,5*

Γιατί είναι δυστοπικό.
Γιατί είναι ανθρώπινο.
Γιατί με τράβηξε από την αρχή.
Γιατί ήθελα συνέχεια να πηγαίνω παρακάτω.
Γιατί μέχρι τη μέση δεν μπορούσα να το αφήσω κάτω.
Γιατί ο Ντέυ είναι ένας από τους καλύτερους ΑΝΤΡΕΣ (15χρονους) που έχω διαβάσει.
Γιατί έχω τον Μιτίας και τον Τζον μέσα στην καρδιά μου.
Γιατί με έκανε να κλάψω.
Γιατί και τώρα κλαίω.

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مشاهده لینک اصلی
I think I wouldve enjoyed this book way way WAY more if these characters werent fucking 15 years old. Because NO .

I couldnt accept anything because their ages kept slapping me in the face.

FOR REAL, this was me :

*Cool, intense scene happens*
Me: OH SNAPPPPP !!
*suddenly remembers their 15 years old*
Me: Wait...these little fetuses did this?? NOOOOOOOO

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*Romance scene happens*
Me: Ouuuuuu......WAIT THERE 15 YEARS OLD OMFG I FEEL LIKE A PEDOPHILE. My sister is 15 like NOOOOOOO.
*flips through pages quickly*


MY GOODNESS THE CRINGING WAS REALLLLLL !! I hope the next book is set in the future like maybe 5 years later because NO .

I know, I know. Im over exaggerating like dont get me wrong, this book was awesome. I just wish the author made them 17 or 18 years old. Wouldve been more believable, you feel??? And romance scenes between 17 or 18 years old wouldnt freak me out as opposed to a 15 year old romance scenes >.<



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