Hi, I’m hosting a readalong!!
This is going to be a pretty short blog post (or at least, compared to my 1k+ MONSTERS), but hopefully it’s something a lot of you will be interested in! I’m really excited to be hosting this readalong, because it’s for books I adore and with people I adore. And I hope you’ll be able to join us!
The Legend Readalong will be a readalong of all three books in the Legend series by Marie Lu, in order to prepare for the release of book 4, Rebel, in October! (If you don’t know what a readalong, it’s essentially just reading a book along with other people.)
It will be hosted by Julianna @ Paper Blots, Ilsa @ A Whisper of Ink, Taasia @ Librae Paints Pages, and myself. We aren’t planning anything super special for this; we just want it to be a fun, casual way to read the books together and talk about them!
It can be your first or millionth time reading the series, and you don’t have to read all the books either. We will have a Twitter group chat, and we’ll also be hosting Twitter chats, though there are no obligations to participate/talk in either of those—you can just read along with us!
If you would like to be added to the Twitter GC, comment your @ below! And if you don’t have access to Twitter but have another social media app, please let me know!
The readalong will take place from September 8 to September 25. The breakdown of the dates is below:
- LEGEND: Sep 8 – 11
- PRODIGY: Sep 15 – 18
- CHAMPION: Sep 22 – 25
- Twitter chats every Saturday, times and hosts TBA
The breakdown of how much we will be reading each day is still being decided right now (as there are no chapter numbers and we’re figuring out the best way to divide the book), but this post will be updated with those as soon as they are confirmed!
WHAT IS LEGEND ABOUT?
Legend is from the infamous 2011-2012 YA dystopian era, so you can imagine what kinds of tropes it has, but it truly is so much fun and entertaining to read, and you’ll fall in the love with the characters so easily! And it wouldn’t be a Marie Lu book without destroying your emotions, so there’s that to look forward to as well!!!
Here’s the official blurb for Legend (Prodigy and Champion aren’t included to avoid spoilers!):
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.
I think this is going to be super fun, so I really hope you can join us in reading this amazing series! It’ll be a great way to finally read the books if you’ve been meaning to but haven’t gotten the chance to. And it’ll also be a great way to refresh your memory in time to read Rebel if you’ve already read the books!!
that’s it! will you be participating? have you read Legend before? or have you read any of Marie Lu’s books before? are you looking forward Legend’s release?