“He pauses when he finishes undoing the last button, then closes his eyes. I can see the pain slashed across his face, and the sight tears at me. The Republic's most wanted criminal is just a boy, sitting before me, suddenly vulnerable, laying all his weaknesses out for me to see.”
This book is a sequel to the Legend by Marie Lu. June and Day are injured and they are on run. They travelled to the military city of Las Vegas to contact the patriots. They get to meet Kaede the patriot rebel. June and Day meet the head of the rebel group and join them for exchange for Day’s brothers life to be saved. To be able to save Day’s brother, June and Day must assassinate the new Elector. June is now the wanted traitor of the republic; Day has more to pawn in this game then being caught by the republic. The upcoming events leave you more in awe.
The characters are more developed in this book. Day and June have their own problems and there are times when they are unable to trust each other but they still got each other’s back. At times, the jealousy between the characters become so annoying that I want to smack them but then without jealousy how can the love and understanding develop.
“We're in this together, right?" he whispers. "You and me? You want to be here, yeah?" There's guilt in his questions. "Yes," I reply. "I chose this." Day pulls me close enough for our noses to touch. "I love you.”
At times, I really think Day is acting like a jerk. He doesn’t understand June as much as he should. There are also at times he doubts her and I really do feel like punching his face <realization strikes: He is just a fictional character.> On the other hand, June has been going through a lot. She was living a life of princess and to be able to adapt the life she has been given is a big deal. To run and hide always, I do feel bad for her.
“They’re making me so weak that I’m on the verge of collapsing to the floor. I’ve kissed a few boys in the past . . . but Day makes me feel like I’ve never been kissed before. Like the world has melted away into something unimportant.”
And there are times, when something romantic turns up in the chaos. This is sometimes frustrating but funny as well. You are so into the scene that is full of tensions and BAMMM! Something romantic comes up. It’s sweet in a way but annoying as well. But I really think Day and June is a good match although they got their difference. “They are meant to be”..
“He is beauty, inside and out.
He is the silver lining in a world of darkness.
He is my light.”
The last part was OMG!!! I was upset, didn’t expect…Hell I was surprised! I never saw that coming or anything near that. Not like that.. Marie Lu didn’t prepare us for the ending!! And I am sure whoever is in love with the characters would feel the same. It felt like the whole world was crumpling before me but I couldn’t do anything to save it. Honestly, I had to reread the last part just to make sure I didn’t read it wrong. It was heart breaking but then that’s how the author wanted. I was upset.
I give this book 5 star. This book was a good sequel and I am not even a bit disappointed about the story. The last part made me upset but that’s what makes the story more interesting. Not everything goes the way you want; you can actually see that in this book.