Each day means a new twenty-four hours. Each day means everything’s possible again. You live in the moment, you die in the moment, you take it all one day at a time” – Legend, Marie Lu
Initial Thoughts: According to Goodreads, I had this book on my to-read list for three years. What have I been doing with my life!? Oh right… assigned reading. Lately, I have been devouring many dystopian novels with energetic fervour such as Acide Sulfurique (Sulphuric Acid) by: Amélie Nothomb, V for Vendetta (movie novelization) by: Steve Moore, and 1984 by: George Orwell (all of which I would definitely recommend).
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” – Goodreads
As soon as I finished the book, I couldn’t help but imagine what a movie adaptation would look like. A beautiful boy in filthy clothing with a newscap covering blond hair watching silently as police paint a red mark upon his family’s door. On the other side of the city, there is a brilliant girl – a prodigy – who lives a life of overwhelming extravagance. Then, their worlds suddenly collide when the girl’s brother is Continue reading