Monday, February 3, 2014


by Marie Lu

Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Dystopian Fiction

Synopsis:  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. 

With heart-pounding action and suspense, Marie Lu’s bestselling trilogy draws to a stunning conclusion.
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Review:  I read this book in less than 1 day which means it was captivating and a page turner!  I couldn't wait to find out how the Republic was going to defend itself against the Colonies and how June and Day were going to help.  This was a very satisfying end to the trilogy-the ending was written so beautifully and emotionally.  It really tugs at your heart. This book had some romance in it like the others but perhaps a bit more than the others.  We can't have a young adult dystopian trilogy without romance, can we?   This series overall was fantastic.  I think one of the things I liked so much about these books was the lack of teenage angst.  June and Day are young-14 and 15 in the first book I believe but yet they don't act like teenagers. They are smart and critical thinkers.  That could be a criticism of the book because it is a young adult novel but I credit their maturity to the society that they are raised in.  Kids couldn't be kids for a long time.  They had to grow up after the Trials at age 10 or 11 (I can't remember the specific age).  One of the things I liked specifically about this book was getting to see how other people in the world lived.  It was fascinating to see how other societies developed after the great flood.  I would highly recommend this series to anyone who liked other young adult dystopian fiction series-you may even find that this one is your favorite! 

Rating:  5 stars

To see my review of Legend click here.
To see my review of Prodigy click here.

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