Life After Legend by Marie Lu (Legend #3.5)
Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons BYR
Release Date: October 2017
Summary: Return to the thrilling world of Marie Lu’s Legend Series with this brand-new glimpse at the trilogy’s finale!
*Life After Legend by Marie Lu is available as bonus content in the U.S. silver paperback edition of Warcross! It can also be found through The Book Depository
My Rating: ★★★★★
My Thoughts: Life After Legend is perfect addition and conclusion which brings readers back to Marie Lu’s Legend Trilogy!
I remember when I first found out about the Legend Trilogy ( back in late 2012) and not only was it one of the first YA Dystopians I’d ever read, but from reading the very first book, Marie Lu easily became one of my all-time favorite authors.
I adored each and every book in the trilogy from the amazing and complex characters, to the world, the high stakes, everything and it was so surreal returning to the world again after years of the trilogy being completed. I’d always wondered and hoped if there would ever be an addition to the trilogy at some point, so of course when the Warcross pre-order was announced, I was so incredibly happy and overjoyed. This series that has stuck with me for so long, was not over just yet.
To start, just reading the first few sentences brought me back to the dystopian future of the Republic from Day’s perspective. Similar to him, everything was slowly coming back.
We learn more about him and the life he’s been living for the past 10 years (essentially following parallel to Champion’s Epilogue). There’s not too much I can really say without spoiling obvious things, but overall reading Life After Legend just brought back so many emotions and memories from reading this trilogy that I love so much!
It was great to get more background on how the world is recovering after the Republic and just seeing where the events of the Legend Trilogy took Day to where he is now and the memories that linger close by.
This short story was just so beautiful & while I adored each and every book, just reading this brought back so many emotions and brought closure to this amazing trilogy! (;༎ຶД༎ຶ`)♥
The writing was fantastic, even for such a short amount of time we get caught up on old characters, like Eden and even briefly get introduced to a new character. Marie’s fantastic writing really just brings so much to the world with such few pages through Day’s POV.
Overall Life After Legend is a short, but wonderful addition to a fantastic dystopian trilogy, that will definitely leave fans satisfied!