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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read

  • Open to a random page

  • Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page

  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS!(make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)

  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Here's mine:

The warning, the shootings, the recognition that I may have set something of great consequence in motion. The whole things is so improbable.

Catching Fire, by Suzanne Collins, p. 68

Leave a post with a link to your TT, or, if you don't have a blog, post your teaser right in the comments!

Thursday, February 23, 2012


Legend (Legend, #1)
by Marie Lu

305 pages
Published November 29, 2011

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' 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.

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I loved it! It was great to see the two different viewpoints. The characters were so alive; it was easy to believe the things they did and the reasons behind their actions.

There are bad things that happen in this book. The story couldn't be told without them, and they work. While we see some violence, nothing is there just for shock value. Everything has reason and need backing it up.

Unless you're very anti-dystopian, I highly recommend it!

5/5 stars