Review # 8 Prodigy

Title: Prodigy (Book 2 in Legend Series)
Author: Marie Lu
Pub Date: January 2013
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
Pages: 384

Source: I was lucky enough to get an Advance Readers Copy from the Publisher at BEA 2012.

About the book:
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.

This is the second book in the Legend series and the only down part to having read the first book and this one is now the long wait for book which is only suppose to come out in 2014. That is a year away.

I admit I took my time reading this because I wanted to savour the book but still dying to find out what happens. I also found that the book started a bit slower then Legend did and I found that I was sucked in much faster then this one. None the less I did enjoy the book.

The book opens up nine days later from where Legend ended. June and Day are heading towards Las Vegas in search of the Patriots help. They are both wanted by the Republic.

The Patriots have conditions when they offer June and Day assistance and protection. The first thing the Patriots do is give Day the medical help he needs for his leg that has turned badly affected from not getting the proper care when he was shot.

June and Day agree to help out the Patriots thinking that this will be better for them and everyone involved because the Elector needs to come down and things need to get back to the way they were before. The mission requires Day to kill the new Elector, Anden, (the old elector has died)  because they think that nothing will change while he is in control. As the story progresses new information comes to light that make June and Day question who they can and cannot trust.

Will they be able to go through with the Patriots plan or will things change that make June and Day question who they can and cannot trust? Will Day uncover the truth before its too late?

I loved how there was enough action happening that you had to continue to read the book and the surprising twists and turns the came out. I am so excited and can’t wait for book three to come out.

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