Sunday, March 3, 2013


Author: Marie Lu
Series:  Legend, Book 2
Year: 2012
Publisher:  G.P. Putnam's Sons
Pages:  371

Goodreads Summary:
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.

So, Legend was one of my Top 10 books last year which meant that I had very high hopes for Prodigy. Did it live up to expectations?  Yes and no. There were some pretty slow spots in this book and portions that I didn't care for but overall Marie Lu kept that magic that was in Legend and kept June and Day as two of my favorite characters in YA fiction right now. I love both of them. They're smart, strong people that are obviously meant to be together. I also appreciate the way that both of them are willing to change their positions when they realize they might not be right. 

Definitely recommend this series.


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