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.
This was the third book in the Legend series. As third novels in a trilogy go, it was okay. It was fast-paced with a lot of action, so if you like that sort of thing, you would like the book. Things didn’t turn out quite like I expected or wanted it to, but I did like the “10 years later” ending and the way it seemed more “real life” than some, where the characters go off and live happily ever after.
My parent goggles kept this one from being a 5-star book for me, as it’s a YA book and some of the themes I mentioned not being a fan of in Prodigy were explored more in this book, and in more explicit detail. Overall, I felt like the second two novels in this series didn’t quite live up to the promise of the trilogy set forth in the first book. Still, it was an engaging series with well-developed characters, and I enjoyed the read.
Would I recommend this to fellow book lovers? Sure.
Would I recommend this to my teen daughter? No.
4 of 5 stars.