This story didn't come across as horror to me, even though it appears it was supposed to be horror. I also think it should have been a little longer,This story didn't come across as horror to me, even though it appears it was supposed to be horror. I also think it should have been a little longer, it felt like the ending just happened all of a sudden and was just over really quickly. It was a good quick read though....more
This book really lived up to my expectations. I find it hard to find a sequel that is really on par or better than the original, but this one definiteThis book really lived up to my expectations. I find it hard to find a sequel that is really on par or better than the original, but this one definitely was. I loved pretty much everything about it. Probably the only thing that could have been written a little better was the way Amy solved the clues that Orion left her. I liked how he left clues and the things she found out, but I felt like the author made it sound too much like a scavenger hunt that a little kid might do. I wasn't opposed to the fact of her solving a clue then finding the next and so on until we got to the big twist at the end of the book, but the way she presented it sounded a littler younger than Amy.
Other than this, I loved everything in this book.
One thing I liked was the way Amy was reserved about loving Elder because he was her only "option." In many other books I have read the girl would have been all over the guy because of her feelings, but Amy was hesitant. She wasn't sure whether what she was feeling was real, or if the feelings were produced because of the fact that Elder was the only person on the ship her age. This made me feel like she was more than just another whiny girl protagonist. It gave the character more depth, and it added a certain element of suspense to the romance. This is also a contributing factor to make Amy a more well developed character than many of the main characters of books are.
Another thing the author did that I felt was against what many others would have done was have the people resistant to Elder becoming the new leader. It could have been just so tempting as an author to make the people automatically bow down and obey Elder's every command. It certainly would have been easier to write a bunch of perfect law abiding citizens, but it wouldn't have been nearly as realistic. Going along with this is also many of the citizens of Godspeed's disgust at Amy. This, along with their reluctance to obey, in my opinion added to the citizens. I feel like we learned a lot more about them as a whole in this book than we did in the first one, and I liked it.
A third contributing factor of my love for this book was the excellent plot twist at the end of the novel. Whenever I read a book it is very rare for me to spot someone early on as being a traitor. I am almost always shocked to find out who the bad guy is. This book went right along with that. Some people don't understand how I don't pick up on the little hints here and there of someone's deception, but I think this makes reading the book that much more exciting. So not being able to figure out who the traitor is always a good sign for me. And let me tell you, I was in no way expecting Doc to be plotting against Elder. That really shocked me and left me wanting more and anxious for the third book to come out next year.
This book was a great read and if you are a fan of sci-fi or dystopian I highly recommend reading both this book and the first one....more
My goodness was this book amazing. Probably my favorite book of the year.
At first I was a little wary because the chapter format is a little differentMy goodness was this book amazing. Probably my favorite book of the year.
At first I was a little wary because the chapter format is a little different, but I was quickly swept up by the story and didn't care any longer.
Both of the main characters, June and Day, were fantastic. They had background stories and depth, and went against many stereotypes we have for the two main romantic leads. June was a military prodigy, something you may not expect from the girl. She scored a perfect score on The Trial, a placement test every citizen takes when the turn 10, the only person ever to do so. Or so people thought. Turns out Day also scored a perfect score and this is discovered by June when she is investigating Day's background.
That is another thing I liked about June. Normally when one character betrays another character I get really mad at said character. Especially when they are starting to become a possible shipping couple. But after June turned Day in she refused to just walk away and accept what Day was being accused of. Her love for him compelled her to clear his name even though it would go against everything she was raised to believe. And she succeeded.
I also really loved this quote: "Each day means a new twenty-four hours. Each day means everything’s possible again. You live in the moment, you die in the moment, you take it all one day at a time.” He looks toward the railway car’s open door, where streaks of dark water blanket the world. “You try to walk in the light" It is Day's response when June asks how he got his name, Day since his real name is Daniel.
The ending of Legend definitely set itself up for the sequel, which comes out later this year. I believe it is called Patriot. ...more
I had heard a lot of great things. I was really disappointed. I enjoyed parts of it. The beginning was good but then the majority of the midd2.5 stars
I had heard a lot of great things. I was really disappointed. I enjoyed parts of it. The beginning was good but then the majority of the middle parts were sluggish to get through. And the end, while better than the middle, was still a struggle to get through because I was just ready to be done with the book. Whether I venture to read books 2 and 3 is up in the air at this point. ...more