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The Legend Trilogy Review

Hi ForeverBookers, 

Today I'm writing my first review. It won't have any spoilers in it because I don't want to give anything away if you haven't read the series yet. Anyway, the review is for The Legend Trilogy by Marie Lu! 

This book series is a dystopian series, which I haven't read many of. I liked it a lot. The books basically tell a dystopian story of a girl and a boys search for freedom. There were a couple of minimal things that I would change if I could:

* I'd slow the pacing down a little especially in the first book, as the chapters are so short, and some of the big events that happen are finished within a chapter. 

* I don't understand why there is a rose on the front cover of Champion (the 3rd book) as roses don't feature in the story. I guess it might be about purity and finding oneself? This isn't really to do with the story but just something that I picked up on.

I thought that the second book was much slower than book 1 and book 3. That's not necessarily a bad thing but if you like fast paced books - Legend and Champion are better in that sense in my opinion.  

I don't want to give spoilers as I said above so I'll just write that there was romance between the two main characters from early on in the first book although it didn't overwhelm or take anything away from the actual story.

I laughed quite a few times throughout the books, which surprised me. I originally thought that most dystopians were all doom and gloom from the outset, which isn't true.

I liked how both of the lead characters voices were heard through the dual perspective of the books. You never hear too much from one character at once.  The books always switch perspective after every chapter so one chapter you're reading from the girls mind and dialog and the next you're reading from the boys.

There is a political thread running throughout these books but it's easy to follow. 

I bought the box set which has the Life Before Legend legend novella as well. It's just a quick read telling a story of both of the main characters before they meet in Legend.

This series is for teens (14) - adults I would say as some themes such as murder and fighting arise. There's also some swearing although not much. Also there are scenes where the main girl and boy kiss with one scene in the last book leading to more than just that kiss. It's nothing explicit though. 

So overall I give this series a 4/5 stars. 

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