cover image Rebel (Legend #4)

Rebel (Legend #4)

Marie Lu. Roaring Brook, $18.99 (384p) ISBN 978-1-250-22170-4

In this fourth installment of the Legend series, Lu revisits Daniel “Day” Altan Wing; his brilliant younger brother, Eden Bataar Wing; and Day’s love interest, June Iparis. Ten years after Day incited a revolution that brought down the Republic, he is an agent in the Antarctican Intelligence Service in Ross City, the world’s most advanced—and purportedly its fairest—metropolis. Residents live within a game-ified, level-based social and economic system that monitors and incentivizes good behavior with points; these unlock leveled privileges that control access to education, healthcare, housing, and jobs. But fundamental problems plague the allegedly egalitarian society, reminding the siblings of a tiered pre-revolution Republic. Day is willing to look the other way if it keeps Eden safe, but the injustices Eden sees in Undercity, where those of lower strata are forced to live, push him to take risks that place him in the path of Dominic Hann, a warlord intent on toppling the system for his gain. This tale of intrigue, alliances, and love will draw Legend fans and new readers into a fascinating world whose combined layers of privilege and surveillance draw comparisons to many present-day social ills. Ages 12–up. [em]Agent: Kristin Nelson, Nelson Literary Agency. (Oct.) [/em]