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Born into an elite family in one of the Republic's wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a military prodigy. Born into the slums of the Republic’s Lake Sector, fifteen-year-old Day is the country’s most wanted criminal. But his motives are not as sinister as they often seem. One day June’s brother is murdered and Day becomes the prime suspect. Now, Day is in a race for his family’s survival, while June tries desperately to avenge her brother’s death. And the two uncover the truth of what has really brought them together and the lengths their country will go to in order to keep its secrets.
If you’ve already read and loved Legend, definitely pick up a copy of the graphic novel! It’ll be enough to bring back your feels and memories. If not, skip it. There isn’t enough details for you to get a complete Legend experience.
No, seriously. I’m a HUGE fan of Legend, and I legitimately got the feels before Day and June even met.
I can’t help being a fangirl, okay? It’s in my system.
art and color
The art felt a lot like manga for me, which of course won me over. The artwork wasn’t detail-heavy, and there were a few awkward-looking parts, but it was smooth and clean. Also, I don’t like my guys with long hair, but the artist managed to make Day look like a lovely anime character, so bonus points for that! And June is gorgeous. That hair. #goals.
The coloring’s pretty simple. There are a few parts where it’s bit light, as if there was this sort of slight fog over everything, but for the most part, it’s just normal coloring.
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Like I said earlier, you won’t understand the story too much if you haven’t read the actual novel yet. There’s enough details and dialogue to get the gist of things, but there will be important details you’re going to miss. The story’s still the same, no changes, but really just lacks some parts.
The pacing is horrid, mostly because of the lack of details. This is a general downside of graphic novels, so it didn’t really bother me too much. It made the romance extremely rushed, and there were many scenes that just popped out of nowhere and had no foreshadowing. Just a fair warning to anyone who plans to read this but hasn’t read the actual book yet.