Thursday, November 12, 2015

Review: Prodigy (Legend #2) by Marie Lu

Prodigy by Marie Lu
Injured and on the run, it has been seven days since June and Day barely escaped Los Angeles and the Republic with their lives. Day is believed dead having lost his own brother to an execution squad who thought they were assassinating him. June is now the Republic's most wanted traitor. Desperate for help, they turn to the Patriots - a vigilante rebel group sworn to bring down the Republic. But can they trust them or have they unwittingly become pawns in the most terrifying of political games?
Publishes in US: January 29th 2013 by Putnam Juvenile
Genre: ya dystopia
Source: library
Series? yes, Legend #2 (rest of series is already published)
 my review of Legend #1

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    I wanted to read Prodigy because I really enjoyed the characters of Day and June in Legend as well as their romance. They were dealing with a dystopian government and even though June had been their golden girl, the death and truths surrounding her brother has made her question everything she though she knew. 

   I was submersed in the story that begins right where Legend ends. Seeing them have to make hard decisions and deal with a government that is unstable and changing day to day. They join up with the Patriots even though they didn't want to at first, but they buy into some of their goals.

   Lots happens in Prodigy and it kept me guessing and trying to figure out who I should be trusting. It was action packed and full of surprises. Not only from plot twists, but also people that it turned out are trust worthy and sincere and who is a traitor. 

   It was hard to read at times because Day and June are separated some, and they have to make decisions and judgement calls. Some of their actions cause the other to doubt them. It brings out their fears about themselves and each other, and it makes those against their relationship sound like they might actually know what they are talking about. 

    I liked this one and will def be reading the last one. This was just missing some of the romance of the first and I think that is why its not rated similarly.

Bottom Line: Good sequel, lots of action. A bit sad about them second guessing each other, and as a result not as much romance as first.

My question to you, my lovely readers:
Can you see yourself being a military golden girl or a street rebel?

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