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
[My Review with spoilers]
Old characters came together in an explosive plot. As someone who had followed Day and June through Legend and Prodigy, I was not disappointed.
Events such as Metias’s death were further explained in this book and the author bravely explored multiple characters. Although the story was narrated from Day and June’s perspectives, the author used empathy to give us a glimpse into the life of other character’s so that we could understand what influenced their decisions.
Even as his country was falling apart, Anden remained composed but the burden of running a nation under attack was taking its toll. I admired him for his willingness to do what he could for the greater good and live/deal with the (bad) decisions his father made.
To my disappointment Day’s illness wasn’t instantly cured and was the source of multiple problems. For a while I had also hoped that Day and June would take a chance at a relationship but although they chose to cherish the few moments they had left together, it wasn’t innocent and carefree. Compared to Legend, Day’s personality and outlook on life had changed so much (which was in some ways sad).
This dystopian book was brilliant and I especially recommend it if you’ve read the last two books in the series.