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.
— Goodreads.com description
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!