Prodigy – book review


Prodigy is the fast-paced second book in the Legend series, written by Marie Lu.

After escaping the Republic in Los Angeles, June and Day arrive in Vegas. Just as the nation is unstable and so close to a revolution, the unthinkable happens. The Elector dies and his son, Anden, takes his place. As the Republic edges nearer to complete pandemonium, the pair joins up with a rebel group called the Patriots who agree to help Day get his younger brother back. In return, the Patriots request one thing – June and Day must assassinate the new Elector.

It’s their chance to give the nation a fresh start without an elector ruling over them. It’s their chance to give the nation a voice – a nation that’s been silenced for too long. But then June realises that Anden is nothing like his father. Anden wants to bring the poor out of poverty and get rid of the whole Trials system for good. But if June won’t kill the Elector, the Patriots will assume she’s the traitor they always thought she was and they will hunt her down.

But what if a revolution must be more than anger, blood and vengeance? What if the Patriots are wrong? At what lengths will June go to save the Elector?

I completely, 100% loved reading Prodigy. It was even better than the first book! The stakes are raised so much higher and the story was even more fast-paced than Legend. I liked seeing more of Anden and learning about what he wanted to do with the Republic. I love Day, but Anden was just so charming and sweet. If June never met Day, I can really imagine her and Anden together. I also loved seeing more of Tess in this book. I learnt what she really thought of Day. It was interesting hearing what the Patriots thought of June even though they didn’t know her. Because I felt so connected to June, I felt so sorry for her that she was no longer a part of the the Republic and didn’t really fit in with the Patriots. There were unbelievable twists in the plot line that I never saw coming. The ending was the saddest, most heartbreaking thing. I still can’t believe it. This can’t be possible. I need to read the next book right now. If you’ve already read Legend and haven’t picked up Prodigy yet, reading it is a must. I absolutely loved Prodigy by Marie Lu and I’d give it a score of 9.5 out of 10.

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