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Legacy of Light

(Effigies #3)

4.08  ·  Rating details ·  363 ratings  ·  55 reviews
The world is in chaos.

After Saul’s strike on Oslo—one seemingly led by Maia herself—the Effigies’ reputation is in shambles. Now they’re being hunted by nations across the globe, grouped in with the very terrorists they’ve been trying to stop.

With Maia’s resurrected twin, June, carrying out vicious attacks across the world, everyone believes Maia is a killer. Belle has gon
Hardcover, 448 pages
Published December 4th 2018 by Simon Pulse
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Nov 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley, edelweiss
Legacy of Light by Sarah Raughley is the third book in the young adult fantasy Effigies trilogy. Each book of the series builds upon the last with the story picking up shortly after it had left off so this would definitely be a series you would want to begin from the beginning. 

In the first book of the series readers were introduced to high school student Maia Finley who knew that one of her idols must have died because Maia had been chosen to take her place as the new Fire Effigy. There were al
*Source* Library
*Genre* Young Adult / Fantasy / Contemporary
*Rating* 3.5


Legacy of Light is the third and final installment in author Sarah Raughley's The Effigies trilogy. The story picks up shortly after the events of Siege of Shadows. The Effigies are split apart after Saul brought back Maia Finley's twin, June, to use her to make people believe Maia had been attacking the city of Oslo. Belle Rousseau has gone rogue after attempting to kill Maia; Chae Rin and Lake have disappeared. M
Brooke H
Jul 02, 2020 rated it liked it

**Finished July 2, 2020**

Okay, much like the second book (Siege of Shadows), I feel like it was slow to start, and I feel like a lot of it was just … running. From people. Just on the run from terrorist Saul and friends. What I was really missing in this book was Chae Rin with her quick wit, snarky remarks and sarcasm, Lake’s bubbliness throughout, and Rhys’ cuteness and honestly the whole chemistry between him and Maia, but none of what I’d loved was hardly present. Any of it. I mis
Maria Mejia
Apr 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Legacy of light blew me out of the water! Not only was there action from beginning to end, there was so much growth and redemption packed into this book! So many questions were answered and things wrapped up. So glad that everything worked out, no matter how many times it looked like they were all failing. The moral of this book was definitely careful what you wish for and never lose hope. Hopelessness leads to so many horrible actions. I'm so glad with how the story ended. I didn't think I'd ac ...more
May 19, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book, we have the answers to all the questions and the world building is incredible. I am sure going to read the next Sarah Raughley's book.
Oct 09, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2020
As much as I like the first two this one was boring for me and was almost a DNF. Really disappointing.
T.J. Burns
I received a copy of this book from Simon and Schuster Children's Publishing via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Jan 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Effigies, four girls chosen to be gifted with powers from each of the four elements, are running out of time in this breathtaking finale of the Effigies trilogy. The Effigies must stop Saul from destroying the world, but they are scattered around the world, and unbeknownst to the others, one of the four is conspiring with Saul.

Meanwhile, Blackwell, the leader of the Sect, the army that is supposed to be supporting the Effigies and maintaining order, is pitting Sect members against each other
Sep 01, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Took me a while to get into this, mostly because there were too many references to characters and events I'd already forgotten. But also a lot of it felt like the third movie in The Hobbit trilogy -- battle after battle after endless battle that dragged after a while.

That being said, I really like what we learn about the origin of the Effigies, and what needs to be done to stop Saul and the Sect. I loved the last few chapters, where this all unfolds, and thought the ending was strong.

I wish th
Aug 15, 2020 rated it did not like it
Before I begin, I want to point out that I wasn't a big fan of the series from the get-go (although my opinion did worsen as I went along...), and I only continued reading out of sheer curiosity about Saul, and Marian. 😅

OKAY, SO, I very much did not enjoy Legacy of Light, even though I kinda wish I did. 😅 I think the story had a lot of promise, but its execution was extremely lacking, and had A LOT of stuff taking away from it.

As I mentioned earlier, I continued the series simply because Saul,
Kudzai Ziyera
Nov 05, 2019 rated it it was ok
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Amy Aelleah
May 04, 2019 rated it it was ok
I don't remember the last time I was so disappointed in a book that I was looking forward to so much. I mean...I'm not entirely sure what I just read.

There are some good points in the book - like the awesome feminism, the point Lake makes that the POC Effigies aren't there to just be POC Effigies - and I love the fact that we finally have a series about people with special powers that isn't, really, a book about people from America with special powers. That goes for the previous two books in the
Nicole Tozier
Nov 11, 2019 rated it liked it
Oh boy. There is nothing more sad than losing stars with every book in the trilogy. Ugh. So in book 1, I labeled Maia as anti-confrontation, lacking self-confidence, etc. These aren't bad things; I struggle with them, many people do. But over time, you expect to see a character grow, and I felt that lacking with every book. She did handle Natalya better, eventually, but that's about it. She was still undecided about Rhys, she still tends to let people walk all over her, and I just felt like she ...more
Nannette Demmler
Nov 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
ARC provided by Simon and Schuster Children’s Publishing via NetGalley for an honest review.
I have really enjoyed this series. The world that the author envisioned is just so interesting and so like our own and yet different. The ending was also perfect and pretty much what I wanted. I was a little worried that it was going to end with everything being wiped clean, but it wasn’t. This world has a long way to go to heal itself, which felt authentic to me.

Maia continues to be our only narrator,
Since I've been wanting to finish this show for so long, this is done. I loved the first two books, this one even more.

You learn right away that the world is in chaos and that it's not the effigies that can put an end to it. Four girls who are linked by powers related to the four elements. In the eyes of everyone Maia is a traitor, except that it is her twin sister June, who has returned from the dead, who sows chaos wherever she goes. They all think Maia's joined the enemy camp. Bella's no lon
Jan 21, 2019 rated it liked it
I will say this: I didn't foresee many of the things that happened in this book.

Many of the events that happened in this book took off in a completely different direction than I anticipated. Specifically, the fact that deities were suddenly introduced, and that it became a race to get the three stones representing each of the three goddesses to make a wish. Maybe I didn't read the previous books carefully enough, but I don't think they alluded this happening?

Regardless, I still enjoyed the comra
Marine Bernier
Mar 25, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2019-read
I finally read the end of this series ...
I am so upset and relieved at the same time =) I first read book 1 : Fate of Flames when it came out : "Sailor moon meet Pacific Rim met Avenger" with a headline like this I couldn't pass it right ?
I loved book 1, I was confused with book 2, and book 3 was so damn long and complicated to get into, at least for me.
I saw a lot of good reviews about this book so please go check them out !!! I don't know what went wrong with me ... I still love the se
Jul 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction
I really enjoyed this book, was it amazing? Out of this world? Well no, however compared with its predecessors it was a huge step up. The main character, Maia, was finally, Finally was able to progress and develop as a character. I think what most aggravated me in the first two books was that it seemed as though Maia was progressing, learning, gaining confidence but when it came down to making a decision, she caved. Every time the writing boosted her up and then...nothing happened. It was very d ...more
May 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Laura (midorireads)
May 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
I’ve finally made it to the end of the Effigies series, and I’m glad to say that I’m happy with the way it wrapped up. The conclusion was satisfying, and though Maia was pretty annoying at times — you just can’t save everyone, especially when they’re full-blown killers — I wasn’t all that upset with the way she chose to handle things, so I’ll forgive her.

Anyway, again, a satisfying end to a series I really enjoyed, and because of that, I’ll be sure to keep this author’s future works earmarked.
Jul 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
i enjoyed the whole series. it was captivating, imaginative and featured young girls as heroes, and centered a Black high school student who became the best hero of all. the plot details were a tad confusing at times, especially the origin story for the Effigies, but that's part of the fantasy genre. this series would make a great film.
Mar 06, 2019 rated it liked it
Well, I read it like three weeks ago and can't remember a thing that happens. I'll chalk it up to the fact that I'm constantly reading but you kNoW this means it was bland. Like flat soda. Good but not great.
Taylor Berman
Aug 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great ending to a great trilogy!!
Jan 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
So GOOD!!!!
Megan Wilkie
Jan 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Took a while for it to pick up, but when it did it got good!! Really enjoyed this series
Jan 31, 2019 rated it liked it
3.5 stars.

I enjoyed the story, felt a little long though
Mar 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The 3rd book definitely the best book in the series. Well written with lots of twists and turns to keep you guessing.
Ella Hanhan
Mar 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Not bad necessarily, just forgettable. Not exactly my cup of tea.
Kelli McClanahan
Mar 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loved how everything came together in the end!
Mar 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow, this was such a great book, and a great end to the trilogy! We learned so much, and yeah, really enjoyed how it wrapped up!
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Sarah Raughley grew up in Southern Ontario writing stories about freakish little girls with powers because she secretly wanted to be one. She is a huge fangirl of anything from manga to SF/F TV to Japanese Role Playing Games, but she will swear up and down that she was inspired by ~Jane Austin~ at book signings. On top of being a YA Writer, she is currently completing a PhD in English, because the ...more

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