Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Review: Legacy of Light by Sarah Raughley

Book: Legacy of Light
Author: Sarah Raughley
Series: Effigies #3 (final)

The world is in chaos.

After Saul’s strike on Oslo—one seemingly led by Maia herself—the Effigies’ reputation is in shambles. Now they’re being hunted by nations across the globe, grouped in with the very terrorists they’ve been trying to stop.

With Maia’s resurrected twin, June, carrying out vicious attacks across the world, everyone believes Maia is a killer. Belle has gone rogue, Chae Rin and Lake have disappeared, and the Sect is being dismantled and replaced by a terrifying new world order helmed by Blackwell. As for Saul, his ultimate plan still remains a mystery.

And Maia? No one has seen or heard from her in weeks.

It’s all somehow connected—Saul, Phantoms, the Effigies, everything. But if the Effigies can’t put the pieces together soon, there may not be much left of the world they’ve fought so desperately to save.

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I will say this: I didn't foresee many of the things that happened in this book.

Many of the events that happened in this book took off in a completely different direction than I anticipated. Specifically, the fact that deities were suddenly introduced, and that it became a race to get the three stones representing each of the three goddesses to make a wish. Maybe I didn't read the previous books carefully enough, but I don't think they alluded this happening?

Regardless, I still enjoyed the comradeship between the majority of the Effigies. Save for Belle, who also took a completely different turn than I anticipated. I also liked the fact that there was still a "good" section of the Sect, working in the interest of the people.

June's appearance put a nice twist to the plot. She certainly threw a wrench in everyone's plans, especially Maia. However, the dynamic between the two could have been fleshed out a little more; I would have liked to see Maia truly grasp what June was thinking, rather than just insisting June was someone to save above all measures. 

I'm not too sure what happened to Saul in the end of the book, or the role the whole goddesses played since they kind of dictated the ending. But it still was a happy ending, which is all I can ask for. This series was still a good read, but I had just wished it had gone in a different direction!

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