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Prodigy by Marie Lu


June and Day have escaped the wrath of the Republic… or so they think. What if there is no wrath? Now in Las Vegas, June and Day soon learn that Elector Primo has died and his son took his place. With this news, the two join a group of Patriot rebels who are planning to assassinate the new ruler. This is a chance to finally change the Republic for the better but behind what seems to be a generous proposal to put the United States back together may be a not so kind intention.

What I Thought of Prodigy

Many people have mixed feelings on sequels; some think that the sequel is always better and others believe sequels are never as good as the first book. In Prodigy the former of the two is the case. Not only is Prodigy, like Legend, action-packed and full of suspense but in this sequel lots more drama and romance seeps into the plot, making the character growth even more fantastic. Both June and Day grow throughout the story becoming better and better characters and easier to relate and understand. Some of the side characters too, also experienced character growth and learned to deal with their emotions and/or mixed feelings. The characters’ emotional growth is a very important aspect and is a theme throughout the Legend trilogy that I greatly enjoy. However, Marie Lu’s writing is not as fluent and descriptive as it was in Legend and I was hoping for a little more detail especially in the action scenes.  But, other than that, the book was close to perfect and is a book to read over and over again!

In Prodigy, a memorable moment is when Day breaks his leg and has to act like a drunk soldier so he won’t blow his cover. I thought this was both funny and clever and it’s my favorite part of the book.

Overall Rating: 5 Stars