A Series Review: Legend, Prodigy, Champion by Marie lu


Hello again fellow BookNerds. Sorry for the wait of a review, I haven’t had time to read much in between 7th Heaven re-runs and recovering from a stomach bug (TMI sorry… :mrgreen:) Well in between that, going walking every morning and visiting random bookshops and adding books to my ever growing TBR list. There’s a really cute vintage bookstore down were I live, it’s two storeys high and has couches and chairs, and an old vinyl player that plays music, you get to pick the music. There’s stacks of books for dirt cheap prices, art all over the walls, and vintage dresses and items hanging from the ceiling, it’s so cute 😍😍 All it needs is to sell coffees, teas and cake and then it would be the actual Little Book Cafe..

Anyway… onto the actual review.

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This was an Amazing (Yes, so amazing that it had to have that big ol’ capital A) Series. It was a modern retelling of Les Miserables. It was great, just a little annoying that Daniel ‘Day’ Altaan Wing’s writing was in a different colour from the rest so it’s really hard to read.

Legend:

What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. Born into an elite family in one of the Republic’s wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic’s highest military circles. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country’s most wanted criminal. But his motives may not be as malicious as they seem.

From very different worlds, June and Day have no reason to cross paths – until the day June’s brother, Metias, is murdered and Day becomes the prime suspect. Caught in the ultimate game of cat and mouse, Day is in a race for his family’s survival, while June seeks to avenge Metias’s death. But in a shocking turn of events, the two uncover the truth of what has really brought them together, and the sinister lengths their country will go to keep its secrets.

This book was a great kick starter, action packed filled with energy, great plot, awesomely developed characters, a love interest, and a rebellion, everything a dystopian lover will love. The writing style was awesome, not to fast, not to slow, just perfect.

Prodigy:

Injured and on the run, it has been seven days since June and Day barely escaped Los Angeles and the Republic with their lives. Day is believed dead having lost his own brother to an execution squad who thought they were assassinating him. June is now the Republic’s most wanted traitor. Desperate for help, they turn to the Patriots – a vigilante rebel group sworn to bring down the Republic. But can they trust them or have they unwittingly become pawns in the most terrifying of political games?

Same again, I always feel the second book of the trilogy is the strongest (Insurgent, Catching Fire ect.) It made me hunger for Champion I was starved until I finally had it in my hands deliriously reading each page like the words were food.

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 defence. But saving the lives of thousands will mean asking the one she loves to give up everything.

Arggh the feels 😰😰😰 Why does the end of a trilogy always end so badly. Allegiant: I will kill Tris my beloved heroine, Uriah the one all the girls crush on and I will not regret it. Mockingjay: I will kill Prim the one everyone is rooting for, Finnick the one who everyone adores and sustains the novel and I will not regret it. So why did Champion have to end on such a depressing note, I mean nobody died or anything but the way it ended was so.. So.. Annoying. The writing was excellent, the book was good as a whole but the ending just let it down.

Thank you fellow BookNerds 😜
‘That is Mahogany!’ Effie Trinket – The Hunger Games

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