Mini Reviews: Prodigy, Champion, The Edge of Always

Prodigy was just as good as Legend, if not even better.  I love Marie Lu's writing style.  Her pacing is perfect, and her plots are full of nuanced twists that continually surprise me.  I thought that there was a lot of positive character growth in this novel, more than in book one.  I liked that the love story was very much present, but not the focus of the entire novel.  The alternating POVs really let the reader into both June and Day's thoughts, and serve to better acquaint the reader with both characters.  There wasn't anything I didn't like about this book!  Rating: 5/5 stars

Champion (Legend #3) by Marie Lu
I have been a fan of the Legend series from the very beginning and was thrilled to read the conclusion to the trilogy, Champion.  Lu once again employs the alternating first-person narrative, and I loved it just as much in the third book as I did in the first and second installtions.  This series is full of action, loyalty, love, and hard decisions.  I loved the character growth, conflict resolution, and especially the ending.  Nothing thrills me more than a good epilogue and Lu's epilogue at the end of Champion was perfection.  My one complaint is that I wish the ending weren't quite so open.  Other than that, Champion was an awesome read and the perfect conclusion to the series.  Rating: 4.5/5 stars

The Edge of Always (The Edge of Never #2) by J.A. Redmerski
I really enjoyed The Edge of Never and I've been looking forward to its sequel for a while now.  I love Redmerski's writing style and emotion.  But, this book was not as good as book one for me.  I thought the plot was slow-moving and predictable.  The huge loss, which was the main point of conflict of the book, was given away in the summary.  The ending felt rushed and rote.  I will definitely read J.A. Redmerski again, but I wish I had read these two books back-to-back; because I built book two up in my mind and it fell short of my expectations.  Rating: 3/5 stars.

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