Author: Marie Lu
Paperback, 369 pages
Published: September 9th, 2014
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 once again. 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 he has. With heart-pounding action and suspense, Marie Lu’s bestselling trilogy draws to a stunning conclusion.
Guys. GUYS. That was awesome. I loved every second of it! It’s just such a perfect, bad-ass conclusion to the Legend trilogy.
“They will kill you.” He draws closer. His eyes beg me to listen. “Please.”
I shake my head. “I’m staying right here. The people don’t need their morale crushed any further.”
First of all, I love how high the stakes are in this book. From the first chapter, we’re dealing with the fact that Day is dying. Then at the second chapter we learn that there’s an outbreak in the Colonies, they’re in the brink of war unless the Republic could provide the cure. And the cure is posibly in Eden’s blood. I mean, everything June and Day has ever fought for in Legend and Prodigy; the Republic, their family, justice, the people, it’s all in war worse danger. Because war is coming, and the Colonies has backup, and the Republic will definitely lose this war. Everything they ever fight for will be for nothing if they couldn’t find the solution.
“You drive me insane June. You’re the scariest, most clever, bravest person I know, and sometimes I can’t catch my breath because I’m trying so hard to keep up. There will never be another like you. You realize that, don’t you? Billions of people will come and go in this world, but there will never be another like you.”
The romance doesn’t take over the main plot about war. June and Day are strong characters. They are strong and able to do things to protect those they hold dear. They don’t let their romance clouded their decision, they put their fight first, then their feelings. They love the Republic. They would fight for it with everything they have. AND THE FEELS OMG. They have to make A LOT of difficult decision in this book, they have to fight for the country and fight for each other and Day is dying and everything is amazing and hurts at the same time *cries*
I love how June and Day don’t fight against the goverment, they actually work together with them to make a better Republic. And Anden is a really good person, really, that I feel bad for him. He really wants to make Republic a better place, to find a solution without war, and I feel like people don’t appreciate him enough.
And also let’s don’t forget about how “tough” this book feels for me. It’s just so military-ish (what is the word guys??? halp.) and full of politics and other intrigue. Running the country, or a rebel group, or organizing a rebellion is never as easy as it seems.
“Hi,” he says. “I’m Daniel.”
“Hi,” I reply. “I’m June.”
This sounds like a normal, typical review for you guys, BUT TRUST ME I TRY SO HARD TO CONTROL MY SELF TO WRITE A COHERENT REVIEW. I love it so so so much guys! If you haven’t read this book, just read it soon! It’s so fantastic and leave you with so many feels!