Author: Marie Lu
Published: November 3rd 2013, by Putnam Juvenile
Series: Legend book #3
Genre: dystopian, YA
He is a Legend.
She is a Prodigy.
Who will be Champion?
June and Day have sacrificed so much for the people of the Republic—and each other—and now their country is on the brink of a new existence. June is back in the good graces of the Republic, working within the government’s elite circles as Princeps-Elect, while Day has been assigned a high-level military position.
But neither could have predicted the circumstances that will reunite them: just when a peace treaty is imminent, a plague outbreak causes panic in the Colonies, and war threatens the Republic’s border cities. This new strain of plague is deadlier than ever, and June is the only one who knows the key to her country’s defense. But saving the lives of thousands will mean asking the one she loves to give up everything.
I am not going to lie. This book was such a disappointment compared to the first two books, which you can read the first one here and the second one here.
Okay, despite the fact that there was a substantial plot line, after reading and finishing the trilogy, it just really felt like the storyline should have ended with the 2nd book, but of course with a few tweaks at the end. It just felt like the author was struggling to think of a good plot line to tie the story of June and Day together and just wrote anything in order to make it a trilogy.
I really hate the fact that the author eradicated the strong ambience that June used to ooze out of her and made her just a regular, practically boring person. She hardly used her logic and rationality, which is what used to define her in the previous books.
Day was also very weak, but that was understandable. But I just think that there wasn’t, again, anything substantial with Day. There was hardly any character development, despite the fact that it was the final book in the series.
Overall, this was not a good book, the plot line was weak and I was disappointed with this final book.