Saturday, March 09, 2013

Prodigy by Marie Lu: Review


Movie Rating: PG
Book Rating: @@@@@
Swearing: little words-sparingly used such as: H**l and D**n
Inappropriate Scenes: None
# of Pages: 371 (hardcover)
Genre: YA Dystopian
Publisher: G.P. Putnam

Back Blurb:

     After escaping from the Republic’s stronghold of Los Angeles, June and Day arrive in Vegas just as the unthinkable happens: the Elector Primo dies, and his son Anden takes his place. With the Republic edging closer to chaos, the pair joins a group of Patriot rebels eager to help Day rescue his brother and who offer them passage to the Colonies. The Patriots have only one request—June and Day must assassinate the new Elector.
     It’s the chance to change the nation, to give voice to a people silenced for too long. But as June realizes this Elector is nothing like his father, she’s haunted by the choice ahead. What if Anden is a new beginning? What if revolution must be more than loss and vengeance, anger and blood? What if the Patriots are wrong?

My Review:

     Before I write my review I have to give a shout out to one of my bff’s: “Thank you for the book! You know who you are and you are amazing!!!!! *hug*” (now that that is complete onto the review:)
      Picking up immediately where Legend left off, I recommend that you read Prodigy right after you finish Legend, otherwise it might take a while to be brought up to speed. (forgive my in advance if I ramble-this was book was really good and I plan on singing its praises for a while)
     This book was AMAZING! *cue awesome music* Prodigy not only continued the story of June and Day, but also delved into the back stories of key characters including: June, Day, Tess (by far the most interesting), Metias, and Thomas. Just when you think that you know all about these characters: BAM! Ms. Lu throws in a back story that leaves your head spinning so wildly you have to stop and put the book down just to digest this new information.
     I was not thrilled with Metias’ back story because I liked him in Legend and now I just can’t get past his back story. I will never think of him the same way again. Never and that really irritates me.
     Not only do you learn tons more about the characters but there’s also a conspiracy theory. (eek! I love conspiracies…) So you think you’ve got the book all figured out and again: BAM! Ms. Lu throws a wrench into your whole scheme. Bummah.
     Full of edge-of-the-seat action, heartbreaking romance, and emotional twists Prodigy is a book that will keep you reading till the cows come home. Don’t miss this exciting sequel to the renowned book: Legend.

Recommend this book to: lover’s of pure awesomeness 

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