Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Prodigy by Marie Lu

Title:  Prodigy
Author:  Marie Lu
Genre:  Young Adult/Dystopian
Publisher:  Penguin (Imprint: Razorbill)
Publication Date:  30th January 2013
ISBN:  9780141344096
Stand alone or series:   Legend #2
Pages:  368 pages
Book Received from:  Penguin (Publisher)
First Lines:  Day jolts awake beside me.  His brow is covered with sweat, and his cheeks are wet with tears.  He's breathing heavily.


After escaping from the Republic's stronghold of Los Angeles, 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 pair joins a group of Patriot rebels eager to help Day rescue his brother and who offer them passage to the Colonies. The Patriots have only one request – June and Day must assassinate the new Elector.

It's the 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 gripping, breathtaking thriller with heartbreaking intensity and nonstop action.

My Thoughts:
Another fantastic book but OMG what an ending!  The wait from Legend was just about killing me but when I received the package from Penguin I was jumping up and down excitedly!

If you are going to read this I suggest rereading Legend again.  It took me a little bit to fall back into the story but after chapter 2 it was so much easier after waiting for so long.

June and Day are on the run.  Prodigy picks up a few weeks after Legend and Day eventually convinces June to join up with the Patriots but at a high price. Unfortunately for them both they have no other choice.  We get to meet back up with Tess and Kaede as well and it seems in just a few short weeks Tess has done alot of growing up.  Kaede, one character that got on my nerves through most of the book does shine through towards the very end and Tess, one of my favourite characters from the first book actually made me change my mind about her in Prodigy.  Less likeable this time around.

The story itself was both awesome and hard.  Both June and Day are separated for most of the story and while it kept the story rolling I couldn't help but wishing they were back together.

Yet again another brilliant book from Marie Lu and after that killer ending I am on the edge of my seat having to wait for book 3 expected to be released in 2014.


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