Thursday, August 29, 2013

Prodigy by Marie Lu

Genre: YA Dystopian
Series: Legend #2
Publication Date: 29th January 2013
Pages: 356
Book Source: Own purchase

Synopsis: 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?

My Thoughts:
An amazing sequel to what is fast becoming one of my favourite Dystopian series and a highly addictive one.

June and Day continue to share narration, there's no holds barred action, assassination, conspiracies, break-neck pace, twists, turns and shock developments, exploration into the Republic/Colonies world and government badassery well and truly disclosed.  

Whilst this might sound like a plot heavy installment, characters haven't been overlooked. June's character shows a lot of personal growth, I particularly like her strong moral code and Day, well Day's not static either ... infuriating, erratic, but not static; gotta love him. Can I just confess I really don't like Tess ... anyone else feel like that? or am I just a mean girl?

Loyalties are tested, some characters die, and some that don't ... should. *cough* Tess oops did I just say that out loud ... I am a mean girl ;)

Anden the new Elector Primo is unexpectedly likable but I'm not sure I like where things are headed with June and Anden. However I will wait, impatiently, and trust that it works out the way I want it to ...   the right way lol

I was gutted *sob* at the ending of Prodigy, Ms Lu I hope you're going to make it all better in Champion or I will rescind my "addictive and favourite" status, throw a massive hissy fit or indulge in some serious ugly crying. 

November 5th 2013 can't come quick enough ... bring on Champion

See my review of Legend

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  1. Wasn't Tess just awful? I hated her so much in this book! And now I'm dying for Champion-November can't come fast enough.

    1. I know right LOL and thank goodness I'm not alone on Tess *grrr* :)

  2. I am SO curious about the end now

    1. haha I'm just glad November isn't that far away!!

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    1. you HAVE to read this series Julie, it's that good!!

  4. Yep, didn't like Tess either. The ending.... I KNOW!

    1. Yay another Tess hater lol ... I'm not a mean girl ;)

  5. I guess I will have to wait till Champion is published to start reading this series so I won't have a long wait...still can't believe I haven't read Legend yet. I'm glad to hear it is one of your favorites.

    1. haha can't wait to hear what you think, just hope Champion doesn't dash my love to bits :)


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