Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Review: Prodigy (Legend Novel #2)

Prodigy (Legend #2)
Author: Marie Lu
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile

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?

I was extremely impressed with the improvement in Prodigy after Legend. While I liked Legend, I found it simplistic and lacking depth and character development. However, Prodigy largely improved the story line. It was so much more detailed and better written. I felt like I was finally able to connect with June and Day and gain a sense of who they are supposed to be. 

June and Day are so different and through out the book and while they were separated and each on their own missions, they both doubted if they were doing the right thing and if they were right for each other. Even though June questioned her mission, she never questioned her feeling for Day. She gave up everything for him and sometimes I felt like he was ungrateful for that and only resented her for the things that he had endured. I also felt like Day allowed his emotions to dictate his actions and let others, especially Tess, get into his head and make him doubt June even though she never let him down. 

While the ending definitely left you wondering what will happen, it wasn't a huge cliffhanger and I liked that, especially since the final book won't be out until 2014. There were definitely some twists that I didn't expect and the revelation towards the end was a complete shock. I have to say that I was very pleased with Prodigy and the development of the story. 

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Synopsis: Goodreads
Cover Picture: Goodreads


  1. Great review! I haven't read Legend yet but really want to.


    1. Legend is really good and Prodigy is even better!

  2. I really liked Prodigy as well ! THAT cliffhanger is crazy, so crazy ! I can't wait for Legend #2.

    1. I know! I can't believe the final book doesn't come out until 2014. Pure torture :-)

  3. Wonderful review! I haven't started this series yet.

    1. Thanks! Legend was good and Prodigy was even better. I can't wait to see what she does with the third book.


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