Rebel by Marie Lu

Summary:

Eden Wing has been living in his brother’s shadow for years. Even though he’s a top student at his academy in Ross City, Antarctica, and a brilliant inventor, most people know him only as Daniel Wing’s little brother.

A decade ago, Daniel was known as Day, the boy from the streets who led a revolution that saved the Republic of America. But Day is no longer the same young man who was once a national hero. These days he’d rather hide out from the world and leave his past behind. All that matters to him now is keeping Eden safe―even if that also means giving up June, the great love of Daniel’s life.

As the two brothers struggle to accept who they’ve each become since their time in the Republic, a new danger creeps into the distance that’s grown between them. Eden soon finds himself drawn so far into Ross City’s dark side, even his legendary brother can’t save him. At least not on his own . . .

The Review:

As a fan of the Legend trilogy, I was very excited for this book, mainly because I was very excited to see more of the Legend universe, and also the fact that Eden was one of the POV chapters.

The book takes place about 10 years after Champion, mainly after the epilogue of Champion to be a bit more precise. Day is now more of a legend, after the events of the trilogy and now works in Antarctica, which was briefly seen in Champion, and there was aspects of the points system that they had.

Eden is now a lot older, and is sort of genius. He is also still living in his brothers shadow, and is trying to make a name for himself in Ross City. After his studies he would often go underground mainly with drone racing, and making bets. During that time he befriended Pressa who was a janitor at the school. I love Eden’s arc in this story and he had a lot more depth in this book, mainly because in the Legend trilogy he was always the support for Day.

With Day, as he works in Ross City, he still is very worried about Eden, and throughout the book, he tries to pick bits of his memory, and June, would sort of be the catalyst, and it always nice to see them working together like old times. It also tied up their story very nicely.

With Ross City as a setting it was nice to go a bit deeper in their points system and how it affected those who lived there. It was also the main plot. If I were to have a negative, it would be that the plot felt a bit short. While it was very good, and tied a lot to the point system, I honestly felt that it could have been expanded upon with another book, because I felt there was a duo-logy in there because it was such a good concept to explore.

In the end, I enjoyed Rebel, it was a very nice epilogue to the Legend series, and Eden really got a chance to shine in his own story, while also concluding the story of June and Day.

Grade: 4/5

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