Friday, March 22, 2013

Prodigy: A Legend Novel by Marie Lu

Prodigy is a phenomenal follow up to the, "Legend" trilogy. You seldom find a second book in a trilogy with this much spark.  Prodigy is engrossing, intriguing and impressive. There isn't one dull moment in this book!

Read, Legend first, in order to get the full impact of this novel. The world, characters and plot line created by Lu are amazing. There is the dreaded love-triangle situation but it works for this series. The book is told from alternating points of view, June and Day's. They flow seamlessly into one another and give you insight into the character's feelings, actions and motives.

I really don't want to give anything away. I was taken by surprise quite a few times, which is a rare feat for me. The last book come out in 2014, it's going to be a long, anxious wait!

Grade: A+

Overview: [B&N]
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?

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