Prodigy: A Legend Novel by Marie Lu


Here is the summary on goodreads:

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 two join a group of Patriot rebels eager to help Day rescue his brother and offer passage to the Colonies. They have only one request—June and Day must assassinate the new Elector.

It’s their 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?

In this highly-anticipated sequel, Lu delivers a breathtaking thriller with high stakes and cinematic action.

Let me just begin by saying I loved this book so much more than the first novel, Legend. Not that Legend was awful by any means, I just liked this one better. Marie was so comfortable with her characters in this second novel that she had no trouble being confident enough to throw them right from the frying pan and into the fire.

The suspense in this novel was awesome, and I didn’t see the twists coming at all. All of the deceit and the secrets make for an action packed story. My favorite part about this novel were the scenes that Day was “Running”. Marie describes the actions so fluidly that you feel like you are scaling buildings and jumping rooftops right alongside him.

Needless to say, I could not put it down. It sucks you in and propels you into the story. It’s one of those books that I sit up reading until all hours of the night, only pausing long enough to kick the cat out of the bedroom and make my husband quit snoring. Eyes burning, head pounding, but you can’t stop. You need to know what happens.

And let me tell ya, it doesn’t disappoint.

And then it ended. And I looked a bit like this.


I don’t want to spoil anything for you guys, so that’s all you get! If you have read Legend and loved it, read Prodigy. If you read Legend and didn’t love it, read Prodigy. It may just change your mind.


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