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Prodigy: A Legend Novel by Marie Lu

Prodigy: A Legend Novel (edition 2013)

by Marie Lu

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Title:Prodigy: A Legend Novel
Authors:Marie Lu
Info:Putnam Juvenile (2013), Hardcover, 384 pages
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Tags:Young Adult, Dystopian

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Prodigy by Marie Lu



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This is book 2 in the Legend series. I enjoyed the way the story played out. The addition of Anden as a main character worked well. He’s likable, and causes some nice love-triangle vibes. It will be interesting to see what happens in the last book — especially with the huge plot twist that was thrown out there at the end of the book! Yikes!!

There was more insight as to the political workings of the age in this book than there was in Legend. There were some nice plot twists, and the book moved quickly. The characters of Day and June both continued to develop. Some of the feelings that stemmed from their history are brought to the surface. I feel like Day’s character in particular grew quite a lot.

As far as reading with my parent goggles, I was slightly disappointed with the small turn in morality that I felt was present in the first book. There are some references to a homosexual relationship and there is a pretty steamy scene in a bathroom — enough to make me question recommending the series to my daughter.

Would I recommend this to fellow book lovers? Yes.
Would I recommend that to my teen daughter? Probably not.
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  lauraodom | Apr 16, 2015 |
I should know better than to begin a trilogy without all parts published. Now, I have to wait until November to figure out how Miss Lu is going to being June and Day back together. I just can't accept the doctor's diagnosis for Day!!!

Fans of YA dystopian societies, including Hunger Games, Divergent, The Maze Runner and the like, if you haven't discovered the Legend series, by all means, Go! Find! Read!!! ( )
  olongbourn | Mar 1, 2015 |
this book is better than the first. i loved it so much! ( )
  ohkamikaze | Feb 11, 2015 |
This book was just amazing. This book keeps you interested. Never a dull moment. Action and suspense to rival anything else you have read. And the ending was simply fantastic. Im eagerly waiting for the final installment to this incredible trilogy. ( )
  JosP | Jan 26, 2015 |
This sequel to the Legend series picks up days after Day and June escaped the Republic. Day's brother John has been executed instead of him and his brother Eden is still a prisoner. Day is injured and they need help and for him to get better and rescue his little brother is to join the Patriots but the leader wants one thing in return : assassinate the new Elector Anden.

June has to go back to the Republic and insert herself to be close to Anden and execute their plan. The more she talk to him, the more she realizes that he's not as cruel as he seems or is it a trick?

Day is also confused about his feeling for June, who he has known for a month and Tess the one who has been by his side for years? Tess feels that he's putting his trust in the wrong person. How can he love someone he barely knows and who is responsible in part in his family's tragedy?

The sequel starts a little slow but picks up and the action and the suspense is right on point. The love triangle is well done and you do feel the hurt that both Day and June feel when their feelings are questioned. Does day love June or Tess? Is June in love with Day or her attraction to Anden is real or just a way to go back to being back to her old life, with money and security?

What about the Patriots leader Razor? Is he being truthful or or there something else he's not telling. Kaede who was in Legend is part of the Patriots but why?

There is a sad death and someone gets very bad news that surprised me.

Some questions are answered and more are not. The climax of the ending leaves you wanting more.

Great series, great book and the conclusion is all part of the third instalment : Champion.

4/5 stars! ( )
  dom76 | Jan 7, 2015 |
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June and Day make their way to Las Vegas where they join the rebel Patriot group and become involved in an assassination plot against the Elector in hopes of saving the Republic.

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