Saturday, February 2, 2013

Book Review: Prodigy by Marie Lu

Hey everyone!
So as some of you may or may not know, I have been a fan of Legend for quite some time and was so excited to read Prodigy! I got it Thursday and finished it yesterday, and I can't stop thinking about it. Marie Lu delivers yet another wonderful story into the life of June and Day so well and so amazing, that I. Can't. Stop. Thinking. About It. In other words, I really recommend this series. So all in all, I give this book a 5/5. This will contain spoilers for the first book, Legend and then later, Prodigy.
Prodigy (Legend, #2)"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."

I thought this book delivered non-stop action and nothing was anticlimactic and slow. This book blew me away with everything. The characters were great and nothing really hit me as, oh this is boring, or, I hate this part. (Unless of course it was a twist that made your adrenaline running, and you say you hate that part when really you still love the book.)


I will address what's on my mind first. Day. He is not going to die. I'm refusing to believe because if Marie Lu kills off Day... let's just say please no. She won't. She can't. She wouldn't.
Kaede. Although you were slightly annoying (in a not too-horrible way) in Legend, I think you redeemed yourself in this book. Especially with the whole pilot scene when they're going at 800mph. How can you not admit that was awesome? Marie Lu writes action scenes soo well! And so in the end, Kaede dies a noble death. I loved how Marie Lu incorporated her into the story, for instance when Day is in the Colonies and she gets them and then breaks in with Day. That was one of my favorite parts!
June becoming a Princeps I do not agree with! Just that whole ending scene was so sad because Day knows he's going to die and he would want June in a place where he would know she would be okay! Ugh. That part killed me. Please don't let June become a Princeps. I think she would do much better as an agent though. And ten years of training?
Tess was another interesting part in the story. I personally love Day and June together, so it was kind of annoying in a I-still-love-this-book way. Does that make sense? It just added a lot more tension in to the story. But Day and June together forever! And that brings me to the topic of Anden.
I do like Anden, but for me, it all goes back to the whole June becoming a possible Princeps. But otherwise, Anden is pretty cool. Not my favorite character by far, but he was important and I can't wait to see where he takes the Republic.
The Patriots! Gosh. I was kind of just going along with the whole thing, but then when we found out how the Republic really sponsored them. Ugh. Another thanks to Kaede, Day and June.
We also get the reunition of Day and Eden which was so heart-warming. It was so great! But then the doctor had to tell Day that he was going to -not- die.
There was so much that when on in this book that all I can really say is that I really enjoyed it. And now we have to wait. Again. Time to go search on Google of Prodigy/Legend related things! If you have a book review, leave it down below because I would love to hear your thoughts! -Kait