Book Beginnings and Friday 56 – Legend (Feb 12)

The book I have chosen for my Friday meme combo this week is Legend by Marie Lu. It’s the first book in a trilogy that my son just read. He suggested I might like to try it, so it’s sitting on my TBR pile with the hope of getting to it soon!

The following description is from the inside of the cover:

legendFrom different worlds, June and Day have no reason to cross paths…

Until June’s brother is murdered, and Day becomes the prime suspect.

In a shocking turn of events, the two uncover what has really brought them together, and the sinister lengths to which their country will go to keep its secrets.

Now for this week’s excerpts:

BB.ButtonBook Beginnings is hosted by Gilion at Rose City Reader, who invites anyone to join in, saying: ‘Please join me every Friday to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires.  Please remember to include the title of the book and the author. Leave a link to your post.  If you don’t have a blog, but want to participate, please leave a comment with your Book Beginning.’

The beginning of Legend:

My mother thinks I’m dead.

Obviously I’m not dead, but it’s safer for her to think so.

This sounds like a rather ominous beginning. I’m curious to find out why she thinks her child is dead and why it is safer for her to do so.

Friday 56The Friday 56 is a book meme hosted by Freda’s Voice and the rules are as follows:

*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56.
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it) that grabs you.
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post below in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url.

It’s that simple.

From page 56 of Legend:

Our caretaker hurries into the room, a tattered robe draped over his pajamas. “You should leave now,” he whispers. Sweat beads on his forehead. “I just heard about a man who’s been looking for you.”

It sounds as if someone may be on the run or/and in trouble. Hopefully I’ll get a chance to find out soon, if I can make a start to the book soon.If I like it enough, I’ll try and read the other two books in the series, Prodigy and Champion, as well.


Posted on February 12, 2016, in Book Beginnings, books, Friday 56, reading. Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. I wanna read that book, I really loved The Young Elites.
    Happy weekend!


  2. I have this on my list at GR but haven’t read it yet – I do like how it begins and I also like the 56. Here’s my Friday meme


  3. Love mysteries.

    I wouldn’t have guessed it was a mystery from the cover.

    Thanks for sharing, and I hope you had a good weekend.

    Silver’s Reviews
    My Book Beginnings


  4. Personally, I’ve enjoyed the Young Elites books more, but this was still quite good. 🙂

    Check out my Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings) and my current giveaway.


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