"All it takes it one generation to brainwash a population and convince them that reality doesn't exist."
-Marie Lu, Prodigy
After the events in Legend, June and Day are now on the run from the Republic--and the Patriots might be their only way to survive. But trusting them might put them in even more danger, especially since the Patriots are willing to go to any length in order to bring down the Republic. Will June and Day go along with their most recent plan, or will they take a different path?
Marie Lu keeps up the action of the first book in this second installment of the trilogy. Day and June's relationship becomes more developed in this one, despite the complications that Lu throws their way. I favor Day's narrative over June's, I think because I like Day as a character better. To me, he has more likable qualities than June has--but that's just personal preference.
The only thing that tripped me up about this installment was the pacing; at times, it felt slightly off to me. The pace overall didn't feel even, making the timeline included within the book slightly difficult to follow. But the end left room for the final book in the trilogy, and left enough open to make me want to read the final book. Overall, the characters made up for the flaws in the plot and the formatting still helped to build the voices of both June and Day.