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, 15-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic’s highest military circles. Born into the slums, 15-year-old Day is the country’s most wanted fugitive. But is he a criminal or a rebel? June and Day should never meet – but then June’s brother, Metias, is murdered and Day becomes the prime suspect. But they soon discover a far more sinister truth – and the savage lengths those in power will go to in order to keep their secrets. With time against them, Day and June must find a way to right a horrible wrong. Your teen readers will be captivated by these two compelling, courageous heroes – each striving to do the right thing – who destiny has placed on a collision course! Ages 12 and up.
June and Day have survived and escaped from the Republic. Arriving in Vegas, they learn that their enemy, the Elector Primo, has died. His son Anden has assumed his role, but the Republic is not stable and edges toward chaos. June and Day are recruited by a group of Patriot rebels who are willing to help Day rescue his brother and offer them passage to the Colonies – but only if June and Day assassinate the new Elector. But June has doubts – what if this Elector is nothing like his father? What if Anden is a new beginning? Perhaps change doesn’t require loss and vengeance, anger and blood. Could the Patriots be wrong? Your teens will be on the edge of their seats as June and Day struggle to find the truth and effect a change that will give their people a say in their own nation. Ages 12 and up. 384pp.
June and Day are finally out of danger. June is back in the good graces of the Republic, in line to be the next leader of the Senate, while Day, the “most-wanted crimintal-turned-national-hero” enjoys a high-level military position. But just when a peace treaty between the Republic and the Colonies seems imminent, there is a plague outbreak in the Colonies. Suspecting that the Republic is withholding a cure, the Colonies threaten war. Day’s brother Eden, who carries the plague virus in his blood, may hold the cure. But can Day ever allow the Republic to experiment on his brother again? Can June sit back and allow him to withhold the aid that could save thousands? Once again, June and Day are caught between their desire to save their people and their passion for each other. Your teens are in for suspense, intrigue, and romance as June and Day struggle to determine how much they’re willing to sacrifice for the greater good.. The stunning conclusion to the best-selling Legend trilogy. Ages 12 and up. 373pp.