3 June 2015

Prodigy by Marie Lu

Prodigy by Marie Lu
Series: Legend #2
Publisher: Penguin
Publication Date: January 29th 2013
Source: Bought

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?

Prodigy picks up right after Legend. June and Day have escaped to Las Vegas and trying to find the Patriots to get them to help them. Day is injured, and just as they're about to give up, Kaede finds them and brings them to The Patriots. The Elector Primo has died and his son, Anden, takes his place. The Patriots make a deal with Day and June, they'll help them get Day's brother if they help assassinate the new Elector Primo.

Razor isn't what he seems and June has her suspicions about him. June also isn't entirely sure that Anden is like his father and she believes that he genuinely wants to change everything. After spending time with Anden, she realises that she can't go through with the assassination because she believes in Anden.

June is a very strong character and she sticks to her guns. She's got great instincts and knows when something isn't right.

Day is determined to get his brother back that he's willing to do anything, even becoming the poster boy for The Patriots and committing murder (which he's supposedly against).

The romance in this one wasn't as bad as it was in Legend. June and Day had been through so much, but I still wasn't entirely feeling it. And then there was Tess. URGH TESS. Enough already! She's super jealous of June because she's in love with Day and she wants him for herself. It also becomes apparent that Anden has feelings for June which leaves June very confused.

June botches the assassination attempt and her and Day escape to the Colonies where they find out that there's a hell of a lot more going on than they both realised. We find out a bit more about the Colonies and it turns out that they're not as perfect as Day's always imagined. June finally realises why she had a bad feeling about Razor and his assassination plan and she's determined to do whatever she can to stop him and save Anden.

The action in Prodigy was pretty good and I found myself flying through the book because I just couldn't stop reading. I couldn't wait to find out what was going to happen.

Prodigy was a fantastic follow up to Legend and I'm going to be moving straight onto Champion because I can't wait to see how this series ends.

1 comment:

  1. I really liked this series because of the world building and the conflicts, but I must confess the romance was very annyoing for me!
    Great review Samantha!