By Marie Lu
G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2012. 384 pages. Young Adult
June and Day arrive in Vegas and make contact with Patriot rebels who agree to help heal Day's wound and help him find his brother, but for a price. June and Day are recruited into assisting the Patriots with a deadly mission: to assassinate the new Elector.
I usually find that the second novel in a trilogy serves only as filler or a means to an end, but I thought this was even better than the first book, Legend. We see a broader look at The Capitol and thoughtful consideration of what the ramifications might be if June and Day successfully carry out what they are called upon to do. June and Day are smart and exciting characters to read and we get to see more glimpses of this interesting futuristic world than we have before. Highly entertaining.