Author: Marie Lu
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
Publication date: November 5, 2013
Genre: YA, dystopian
Series: Legend #3
1. Legend (review)
I’m sad I didn’t enjoy this book as much as the previous two. I just found it slow and felt like there wasn’t a whole lot happening, until the climax of the story. That being said, I absolutely loved the way it ended (which I won’t share because, spoilers!).
Much of the story focused on Day, and the health issues he was experiencing due to the Republic experimenting on him when he was younger. I understand that one of the biggest driving factors of the story is that Day is losing who he is (his strength, his stealth) because of his tumor, but I didn’t enjoy reading about him because he wasn’t the Day that I came to love in the last two books. I guess it was kind of the point, but he just changed too much for me.
Like I said, the story seemed a bit slow, and definitely more political. Instead of running and scheming and fighting, there was a lot of discussing and thinking and planning. Not that there wasn’t any action, there was, it was just less than I was hoping for or expecting.
What I did love in this story was that Eden was in it and we got to know him as a character, through Day’s eyes as well. He is so different from the Eden that Day once knew because he’s been through a lot and he is older and more capable of understanding what’s happening in the world around him. He’s not just Day’s little brother anymore.
As I mentioned, I also loved the ending, but I won’t share any details on that. But it was a great way to end the series. Although Champion fell a bit flat for me, I still love Marie’s writing and I can’t wait to read her new book Warcross.