YAH Book Review: PRODIGY by Marie Lu

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Prodigy

Title: Prodigy
Author: Marie Lu
Genre: Young Adult, Dystopian, Romance
Pages: 384
Year: 2013
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
Source: Local Public Library

Summary:

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? [Amazon]

Reviewer Thoughts:

[Spoilers for Legend] At the end of Legend, we suspect where June and Day might be headed. Will they join up with the Patriots? Will they cross over to the Colonies? I enjoyed seeing the inner-workings of the Patriots, the moral turmoil of the task set before them, and their desire to do what’s not just best for themselves, but what’s best for the entire former United States. But will all their effort pay off, and can they agree on what they should do? Readers, along with June and Day, learn a great deal of history of the war and why the former United States is now torn down the middle. While Prodigy doesn’t move at as quick of a pace as Legend, it’s a great follow up and I’m looking forward to the final book in the trilogy. If you are a fan of the first in the series, then Prodigy is a must read.

Review completed by Lindsay McComber.

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