Thursday, March 12, 2015

Review - Prodigy by Marie Lu

Prodigy (Legend, #2)
Prodigy (Legend #2)
By Marie Lu
Published January 29th, 2013 by Putnam Juvenile 
371 pages


*WARNING!! - This review will have spoilers for the the first book in the series! Do not read if you do not want to be spoiled!*

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? 


Wow. Prodigy was such an awesome sequel and second book in a series. I'm sure that most of you have experienced reading those second books that just lack something. You've read them, right? The second books sometimes drag because the characters are all apart and having to learn things about themselves. There usually isn't too much action because we are sometimes introduced to new ideas or worlds. Prodigy was not like that at all.

There was no lack of action in this sequel. It was exciting and suspenseful just like the first one. June and Day still interact with each other and continue to grow. June and Day may have gotten away from the assassination and all the soldiers but the work isn't over. Eden is still somewhere out there and they need help to be able to bring him home. So they turn to a group of people that Day has been turning down for quite some time. The Patriots. Well the Patriots expect help with their new plan in exchange for the help in finding Eden. This is where all the action comes in. :)

I won't say too much in case there are others who haven't read this book yet. I will say that Prodigy is just as enjoyable as Legend. The characters are really what make the series for me. Each one is just really interesting. We learn more about Thomas, Kaede, Tess, Anden, and June and Day. Each one grows in their own way and that is always a fun thing to watch. The relationship between June and Day is a little strained because of everything that is going on and some of the people around them. They are still just teenagers and it is interesting to see how they handle situations that are stressful and worrisome. Both of them are still trying to grieve the loss of their family members. They are feeling many emotions and I just feel for both of them.

I could talk about June and Day all day but I won't make this review too long. The ending made me tear up a little and I was extremely glad that I had Champion on my shelf. There are so many feelings that I felt at the end and being able to jump into the conclusion was just what I needed. So far this series is definitely a 5 star series. The characters are amazing and I absolutely enjoy watching them grow. It's also really interesting to learn more about the Republic and the Colonies. Marie Lu explains their history in an interesting way that really holds my attention. I cannot wait for the next book! If you haven't read this book, then do so now!!

Quote - "He is beauty, inside and out. He is the silver lining in a world of darkness. He is my light."


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