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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Infernal Devices Clockwork Prince 31 Day Celebration: Day 17, One Line Teaser

TWO WEEKS FROM TODAY!!! I can't believe we're at the final two weeks until Clockwork Prince is out. YAY!!!! It's day 17 of our 31 Days of Clockwork Prince. Here's today one line teaser-

She watched him go, telling herself it meant nothing, that he was no worse than he had been, that he still had time.

Who do you think is talking and whom do you think they're talking about?

Book Review: Legend (Legend #1) By Marie Lu

Published by: Putnam Juvenile
To Be Released on: November 29th, 2011
Source: ARC from the publisher to review
5 stars: Loved It!
Pre-Order from: IndieBound | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

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.Full of nonstop action, suspense, and romance, this novel is sure to move readers as much as it thrills -quoted from Goodreads

Wow! This action packed debut has everything I love in a book! The writing is beautiful, the plot is well paced, the story is not only engaging, but completely captivating with it's sit on the edge of your seat action, a butt kicking heroine, an equally awesome hero, and there's this fabulous, swoon worthy romance. Plus there's deception, lies, betrayal, close family ties and a dangerous mystery that leaves me wanting more from this series.

Marie Lu's dystopian world is heart pounding, exciting, dangerous and intriguing. Legend's world is set in the futuristic America in the republic of California. This world is chaotic to say the least. Not only is the government corrupt and doing secret testing, but it's at war with the Colonies, aka other parts of America, which have all been broken off into groups. I love the Marie doesn't reveal all the little details about Legend's world. With this being the first in the series, I'm looking forward to learning more about it as the series goes along. Let me just say the world building in Legend is amazing! If you removed the characters from the story, you could feel the desperation, chaos and danger that surround this republic.

The characters! These are some well written, well developed characters. Much like the world building, you learn just enough about them to connect you with them. I love June and Day's match up! These two are the perfect match, literately. They both have striking similar intelligence, combat skills, and they're both driven by the same thing. This match up made for some fabulous swoon-worthly chemistry between the two. As butt kicking as they both are, it was easy for me to connect with the vulnerability they both have. As similar as they are, I also like the little differences they have. Day is definitely on my list of favorite literary characters! How can I not fall in love with a character like him. How can I not love a heroine like June? She rocks it in this book.

I LOVED that Marie wrote this story from both June and Day's points of views, making it even easier to get to know them. This is one of the best written alternating points of views book I've read this year! Marie's writing is absolutely amazing! If you want to know how alternating points of view should be written, read Legend. I'm really blown away that this is Marie's debut book. Her writing is flawless, her plot is solid, fast moving and leaves me wanting so much! This is a thrilling dystopian read that's made my list of favorites from 2011. There's plenty of suspense, action and romance that will keep readers hooked from the moment they open the book to the very end. I highly recommend picking it up!


Be sure to visit us on December 2nd for our blog tour stop for Penguin Teen's Legend blog tour! In the mean time, check out this awesome Legend art work done by Marie herself! You can find this piece, along with a few others on the CBS Films' Legend Movie Facebook page

You can read an excerpt here and watch the book trailer below-