Please make very welcome here at The Book Gryffin to our newest guest reviewer, Finn. I am sure you will all be just as thrilled and delighted as I am, to have such a talented young man sharing his bookish thoughts with us!
SPOILER ALERT!!! Be warned though, Finn has revealed a few spoilers, so if you are one of the few to not have read Legend yet, I suggest you STOP READING NOW…
After reading Legend I have decided that it is an astounding work of literature. I greatly enjoyed the adventure, the ideas and the conspiracies. A juicy relationship but worry and disease spreading across the land make the perfect balance for boys and girls from 10+.
The ideas are exposed early and it is easy to work out secrets that are later revealed. Take the murder of June’s brother Metias for example. It is obvious who the killer was and that he was killed for a reason. Not just hatred or envy. Also the fact that the elector primo was evil and was tied up in everything. I even have the theory that he orchestrated the whole affair; Metias’ death, June hunting down Day, and all the while paying people to do his dirty work.
My only problems are the deaths of Day’s mother and brother. Though they cause sympathy from both June and the reader they appear too drastic and saddening. I also think that in the second book they should find Eden (at the end though) but he’s still sick. That means that in the third book they are searching for a cure.
Even with a few minor faults it is an excellent book and I highly recommend it.