Thursday, August 30, 2012

Early Review - Prodigy (Legend #2) by Marie Lu

Prodigy (Legend, #2)Title: Prodigy
Author: Marie Lu
Series: 2nd (Legend)
Pages: 384
Published:  January 29th 2013 by Putnam Juvenile 
ISBN: 9780399256769
Source: Around The World Tours

Description:  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 vengence, anger and blood—what if the Patriots are wrong?

I Give This ...


I've been trying to refrain from adding the future books for series that I gave 3 stars too.  I don't have time to read them all.  But, despite my 3 stars to the first in the series, I knew that I had to read Prodigy.  I loved June and Day too much to give up on them.  

While I still found this book to still be a little on the predictable side, I discovered this time around the story was so much more enjoyably.  I think it's because we learn so much more about the Republic and the world outside of it.  Turns out they are very different view points and I found that fascinating.  In most dystopian books there seems to be very little existing outside of the society in the book.  If there is, the struture is very similar to the society we are reading about.  That is so not the case here.  It just goes to show you how much total control the Republic has over it's own people.  

I found the coarse of events to be fast paced.  Day and June are integrated quickly into the Patriot rebels organization.  Almost a little quickly in my opinion, but I actually found that it all made sense in the end.  There are forces hard at work here, and Day and June are really just pawns in the grand scheme of things.  I think that fact alone is hard on both of them.  Neither one of them wants to be a pawn.  

I enjoyed how both characters developed throughout this book.  They both have to face the truths of their previous lives.  Despite how much I love them together, they have to acknowledge the fact that maybe that is not the best thing for them.  Their past experiences are so different from each other that it's possible when the intensity dies off, they may discover they have little in common.  While, I don't think that's the case, the book definitely points it out to us.

I really enjoyed this installment and look forward to were the series might take us next.   So much has changed from the first novel that I'm not sure were the end might be. 

1 comment:

  1. :O No I do not even want to consider the possibility of June and Day not being together LOL xD IT'S TO MUCH TO BEAR! Great review :)

    Kaina@These Flying Pages


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