Oct 6, 2015

GRAPHIC NOVEL REVEIW--Legend: The Graphic Novel by Marie Lu, Adapted by Leigh Dragoon, Ill. by Kaari

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. Now, caught in the ultimate game of cat and mouse, Day is in a race for his family's survival, while June tries desperately 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 to which their country will go to keep its secrets.

Full of nonstop action, suspense, and romance, Marie Lu's exhilarating first novel is sure to move readers as much as it thrills. 

I was beyond happy to see Marie Lu’s Legend turned into a graphic novel! Legend: The Graphic Novel has all the fun ad excitement and thrills of its book predecessor! What’s even more astounding is that Leigh Dragoon, the adaptor of the Vampire Academy graphic novels, also adapted this one! Though, the illustrator Kaari, didn’t design do the artwork for those, she is still an amazing artist! The drawings are just so perfect! I’m not much of a graphic novel reader, just the occasional one here and there (and it’s usually one based on a book I’ve read! Lol!) but I’ve come to appreciate the drawings these artists do to bring life to characters I’ve only seen in my head while reading!

It’s been over a year or so since I binge read the Legend trilogy, so I could only remember bits and pieces of it. But when reading the graphic novel, I was able to recall details fairly well! And I’m even more astonished with how well the story reads after its been transformed from a 300+ page book into a graphic novel of 160 or so pages. And it’s astounding, because the story practically reads the same! We see the same events and moments…and the feels are all still there! It’s incredible!!

I love seeing the action scenes play out as well! It’s like watching a movie on the page! Which is funny because that’s how I read as well, like I see a movie in my head! But this time it’s in full color right in front of my face!

Even better, when it’s been so long since you’ve read a book, when you go back to re-read it, in a sense, you can once again be surprised by a multitude of happenstances! Granted I could recall a thing or two, but there’s still that magic of seeing it happen all over again! Seeing the characters realize the secrets and such that have been kept from them for so long!

Best yet, it does seem like this trilogy might be completed—tears over Vampire Academy stopping at Shadow Kiss, what a world we live in! As the second one is already slated to release next year! So if Prodigy: The Graphic Novel is just around the corner, hopefully that means Champion: The Graphic Novel will follow the year after!

This is one read all Legend fans will not want to miss out on! It’s an incredibly fast read, but ultimately amazing!

Overall Rating 5/5 stars


1 comment:

  1. I read Legend a few years ago, but I still haven´t read the rest of the books. I would like to peruse this graphic novel and see more of their graphics.


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