Fri, November 16, 2012

Prodigy by Marie Lu Review

Prodigy book cover

Prodigy book cover

By Marie Lu
Publication date: Jan. 29, 2013
Putnam Juvenile, 384 pages
Source: Publisher at Book Expo America

The Elector Primo of the Republic has died, with his son assuming power over what’s left of the USA’s West Coast as it teeters on full-blown chaos. June and Day join up with Patriot rebels so they can rescue Day’s brother and head east for the Colonies. In order to help, though, the rebels want June and Day to kill the new Elector, who may pose an even greater threat than his father.

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Oh good lord, Marie Lu, my heart. Stomp on it much?

Book 2 in a series…I swear…I just…GAHHHH!

Okay, focus, Anna, focus.

Prodigy by Marie Lu, the sequel to Legend, does everything book 2 in a series should do: Tease us, surprise us, leave us begging for more.

This action-packed and heartwrenching dystopian read was the perfect representation of the “full-blown chaos” that is June’s and Day’s lives. When Legend ends, the duo is once again on the run. They have no homes and no families, no one to trust but one another — and Prodigy reminds us that even that is a precarious trust. Despite all they’ve gone through, they’ve only known each other for a month…so how much are they willing to risk for one another?

Oh gosh. It was so exciting and sad and full of action – everything you loved Legend for. At the end, it took everything in me not to cry. Am I scaring you? Don’t be scared. It’s wonderful and sets things up for book 3 perfectly. I cannot wait to find out what happened next! AHH!

Anna Reads young adult book blog

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Posted by: Anna   •   In: dystopian, marie lu, romance


  1. We Heart YA said:

    Glad you enjoyed it! We haven’t started the series (yet?) but we love this cover (much better than the first).


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  2. Annette said:

    Yes. Exactly what you said. Great book, great characters, great thoughts. It’s easy to forget what a short time they’ve know each other, when we have waited SO LONG to continue their story!


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  3. Lori said:

    AHHHH! I can’t wait to read this!!


    Anna Reply:

    I think you will love this one, Lori!


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  4. Lisa the Nerd said:

    SO GLAD this does not suffer from the middle book syndrome.

    I”m ready! BRING IT.


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