Rebel (Legend #4)

Overall Content



Alcohol, Drugs, Smoking


Intimacy, Sex, Immodesty


Violence, Weapons, Crime, Blood


Potentially Intense Themes


Rebel (Legend #4)

Marie Lu

Eden Wing has been living in his brother’s shadow for years. Even though he’s a top student at his academy in Ross City, Antarctica, and a brilliant inventor, most people know him only as Daniel Wing’s little brother.

A decade ago, Daniel was known as Day, the boy from the streets who led a revolution that saved the Republic of America. But Day is no longer the same young man who was once a national hero. These days he’d rather hide out from the world and leave his past behind. All that matters to him now is keeping Eden safe– even if that also means giving up June, the great love of Daniel’s life.

As the two brothers struggle to accept who they’ve become since their time in the Republic, a new danger creeps into the distance that’s grown between them. Eden soon finds himself drawn so far into Ross City’s dark side, even his legendary brother can’t save him. At least not on his own…

Excerpt taken from book flap.



H***- 31

S***- 1

A**- 2


D***- 14

Bas****- 1

Religious Cursing-


Chr***- 1

G**- 1


Derogatory terms etc-


Alcohol, Drugs, Smoking

A woman takes poison once she is arrested. She shakes, foams at the mouth, goes limp and dies. 

A man remembers champagne at a party. 

A man remembers sharing wine with a woman. 

A young woman gives a man medicine laced with poison and a sleeping remedy. 

Intimacy, Sex, Immodesty

A man and woman kiss. They kiss again later, her unbuttoning his shirt, him reveling in the moment. No more details but sex is vaguely implied. 

A man and woman share a small kiss. 

A young man kisses a young woman softly. She then takes him and pulls him closer for a harder kiss. 

A man and woman gently kiss. 

A man and woman kiss. 

Violence, Weapons, Crime, Blood

A woman tries to punch a man but he dodges and puts her in cuffs. 

A young man participates in an illegal drone flying competition. It’s dangerous for spectators, the drones can kill. 

A man runs an illegal apothecary trying to care for others medical needs. His daughter gambles purely to earn enough money to pay for the man’s medical needs. 

A young man is attacked, a blade at his throat. 

Loans are given freely in the poor sector. A lot of people go missing if they can’t pay back their loans. 

A young man is grabbed behind the neck, he is lifted off the ground and shoved forward. A young woman has her arms pulled behind her so hard she screams. 

A young man relives his mother being shot and killed many times in dreams. 

A young man punches another young man. 

Someone leaves a body with its face cut open in the middle of the street. He had been set on fire while still alive. 

A man is grabbed from behind and a rag with chloroform is against his face. When he wakes, he is tied up with a gag. He is slapped and threatened with losing fingers one by one. He bites one of the men. He shoves him, making him hit his head as he falls then kicks him. His finger breaks against a wall and he’s threatened with losing it. He is then hit in the face and passes out. Later, he tries to work his hands out of the rope that ties them and causes blood to drop down his hands. He grabs his chair and hits a man, then another as a gun is pointed at him. He is shot at as he runs. He punches a man. 

A young man is kidnapped and made to help a man while his brother is held captive. 

There is chaos in the streets, looting, fights, riots. 

Police swing batons onto a woman’s body. 

A man shoves an elderly man and a woman elbows him in the nose for it. A man gashes his head then stabs the elderly man, blood oozing from the wound. 

Police pack on many weapons. 

There is an explosion. 

A man remembers his hunger as a child and a man slices his side with a knife when he got too close to his vendor truck. Blood spills out of his side making him weak. 

A young man grabs a man and holds him against the wall, he reaches for her throat but a young man punches him. 

Multiple guns are pointed at a young man and young woman. A man points one at a young woman and fires. He shoots her shoulder, then aims at her arm, then head. The young man barrels into him, stealing the gun and pointing it at the man’s head. The man hits him and claims the gun. He shoots at people fleeing. 3 men fight back and forth, one has a knife and slices another man’s torso, blood drenching his shirt. Then he slices another man’s arm. Guards are getting involved, 2 fighting them off, one is thrown over a railing, then another is kicked over the railing, hits the floor and crumples. 

Potentially Intense Themes

A bully gets to a young man. The young man pushes him out of the way when he ruins something. Later, they bring up his brother’s death. 

A man remembers as a child when he was left for dead but didn’t die and had to drag himself out of other lifeless bodies. 

A young child gets sick. His medical expenses are too much so his mom takes out a loan but she can’t pay it back and she is killed. The boy dies. 

A man remembers his childhood feeling hunger in his poverty. 

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