Author: Marie Lu.
Published: January 29th 2013 Putnam Juvenile
Sort: Part two of ‘Legend’
Review part 1: Legend.
June and Day arrive in Vegas just as the unthinkable happens: the Elector Primo dies, and his son Anden takes his place. With the Republic edging closer to chaos, the two join a group of Patriot rebels eager to help Day rescue his brother and offer passage to the Colonies. They have only one request—June and Day must assassinate the new Elector. It’s their chance to change the nation, to give voice to a people silenced for too long. But as June realizes this Elector is nothing like his father, she’s haunted by the choice ahead. What if Anden is a new beginning? What if revolution must be more than loss and vengeance, anger and blood—what if the Patriots are wrong?
The biggest problem I had was one of my favorite aspects in the first book. I wasn’t such a fan of June and Day now. They both lost some of their charm from the beginning. I missed the chemistry between them and I didn’t like their interactions. I was happy that June stayed true to herself, but Day’s easy mistrust was annoying.
The pacing is okay, but the middle part was a bit boring. Nothing seems to happen and I expected more excitement. The fact that June is about to help in a plot to murder the new Elector promises me much action, but it was hardly there. It’s more about June’s doubt and Day’s struggle to believe in her. It was also more about the lies from the rebels. This book was more about the psychological aspect instead of fighting and that wasn’t what I expected.
I liked the ending though. This book could easily be the ending of this series. I always like it when books in a series almost work as stand-alones. Despite my disappointing, I'm looking forward to Champion.