Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Review: Prodigy by Marie Lu

Publisher: Putnam
Series: Legend #2
Pages: 384
Received: Borrowed a copy from Christa at More than Just Magic

Release Date: January 29, 2013
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Goodreads Synopsis:

June and Day arrive in Vegas just as the unthinkable happens: the Elector Primo dies, and his son Anden takes his place. With the Republic edging closer to chaos, the two join a group of Patriot rebels eager to help Day rescue his brother and offer passage to the Colonies. They have only one request—June and Day must assassinate the new Elector.

It’s their chance to change the nation, to give voice to a people silenced for too long.

But as June realizes this Elector is nothing like his father, she’s haunted by the choice ahead. What if Anden is a new beginning? What if revolution must be more than loss and vengeance, anger and blood—what if the Patriots are wrong?

In this highly-anticipated sequel, Lu delivers a breathtaking thriller with high stakes and cinematic action.

My Review:

When LEGEND came out last year, I was in love, it was full of action and interesting ideas that I knew this was a series I needed to continue with. PRODIGY is definitely an amazing sequel. What I really enjoyed is that though PRODIGY did have some action, this was more of a world building story. Lu delves deep into the history of her characters and really lets us understand them more. I really loved the amount of emotions running high in this book. I loved how this story really solidified the relationships of the characters, and really made you understand everything each of them had gone through.

Readers get the chance to see the other side of things, as we meet those involved with the Patriots. I really enjoyed seeing how people worked on the other side of the things and watching as they try to take down the Republic in their way. I enjoyed how the assassination was supposed to happen and how the Patriot rebels were using Day as a figure head. This book is not loaded with action but there is still a great amount that will at times keep you on edge. A lot of interesting things come out in the open that just completely turned my thoughts around and made me see things differently.

I fell in love with the characters even more in this book because Lu gave us a more emotional side to both June and Day, the only exception to this was Tess. I really loved Tess in LEGEND, she was adorable and sweet, but she changed so much in this book and she really got on my nerves whenever she was around. I didn't like her attitude towards Day throughout everything, I understand why she acted that way but I thought she was over dramatic a lot of the time and it just bugged me.

I absolutely loved everything that happened in this book, until it came to the ending. Marie Lu killed me with the closing of the book. After everything that happened, ending it like she did was just mean. After everything that went down in this book, and everything that I learned, I am seriously nervous about this series ending next year... I am more in love with Day and June now than ever before.


  1. I so need to read this series! I'm a bit burnt out on dystopians, but I think this one still has enough there to grab me, if it has new ideas and action and good character development. But maybe I'll wait to read the series until right before the third one comes out if the ending is that bad!

  2. Great review! I loved loved loved Prodigy and this series! I love Day and June and I'm definitely dying for the next book now.

  3. Yes to absolutely everything here! It's a fabulous sequel!



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