I want to preface this review by saying I WILL NOT be giving away any plot points, so this review may seem a little surface, but I don't want to take away from anyone's experience who may decide to read these books (even though, I'd say "pass")
I was SUPER excited to read this trilogy-the other reviews were amazing and it has been touted as a trilogy that "Hunger Games" lovers would love.
Legend is the first book in the series. It is VERY hard to get into. It starts with a chapter from the first person point of view by a girl who is the youngest to ever attend the Republic of America's elite military training school. She is smart, but also a bit of a daredevil. Our typical strong, teenage girl. The next chapter is from the point of view of a boy who has been wronged by the Republic and as a result has taken to the street. He has become a vigilante. This is how the book unfolds. The girl (our Prodogy) after the boy (the Legend). Of course when they meet there is chemistry, etc.
Prodogy is the second book in the series. NOTE: you HAVE to read the first book, or this one will be lost on you completely! It picks up exactly where the first left off, which is nice. No time has passed in the story, so the action picks up right away. The second book is much more interesting than the first. The every-other character voice format continues in this book. The story gets more intense. The internal struggle, romantic tension, and looming war are pretty good. Overall, this one was the best of the trilogy.
Champion is the final book in the series. This book left a bad taste in my mouth. There are scenes and situations in this book that I don't really feel were appropriate for a YA novel. I was disappointed to see that the author choses to have our protagonists sleep together. Still 15 and 16 years old. I know that kids do this, but I don't really think putting it into the story was necessary. It also become a large focus in the last third of the book, which really takes away from the amazing things that are unfolding in the war.
Overall, after reading this, I am not anxious to read it again and if it ever is turned into a movie series, I will not be seeing them.