MAJOR SPOILERS: Those who do not want to be spoiled before the film comes out should steer clear.
My ThoughtsHey everyone! My bookstore happened to have the Legend of Everfree book on the shelves a week early, and luckily, i got the chance to read it. I'll be happy to answer any questions you might have about the story if you're not afraid of spoilers. In my opinion, this is the best story we've seen from the EG series yet; the character interactions are wonderful (particularly between Sunset Shimmer and Twilight), we get introduced to some fun new characters, aa well as an interesting and rather complex new villain who turns out to be more sympathetic than you might think. Here's two points that I liked the most (Spoilers ahead.)
1. Sunset Shimmer is officially stated to be the element of Empathy. Nice. She also gets a really cool new power where she can touch someone and read their minds. She kinda reminded me of Professor X in this story. The whole thing has a very X-men vibe to it, with Sunset shimmer encouraging her friends to learn to control their newfound magical abilities
2. Flash is actually likeable this time around. Him and Sunset Shimmer share a few touching moments, and though the book kinda forgets about him during the climax (the climax is easily the story's weakest link overall), It's heavily implied that him and Sunset might be considering getting back together, but it's never made official.
If you have any questions feel free to comment them below!