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.
©2013 Marie Lu (P)2013 Penguin Audio
Loving books :) Quick and honest reviews.
Yes, However I am not a big fan of Stevens narration. He does great but not the best. There are times that he reads very slow.
The series is great but with that said the second book lost my attention. I will be listening to the 3rd with hopes of redemption. The story is strong, interesting but the second books speed was slow. However, I think it will be a great bridge into the thrid book that should be a great end to the series.
Speed up a little. Work on character development and at times the narration becomes repetitive and uninteresting.
Yes, I think it would be a great movie.
I believe if you like Hunger games, divergent, or similar stories this will be a good fit.
I highly recommend you read this book it is the second in a trilogy I will be starting book 3 immediately this book ends with a cliffhanger!
Interesting follow up to the first. Ready for the second one. But I admit I'm not 100% behind the MCs romantically. Part of me would be okay if they didn't end up together. Part of me doesn't care and is just more interested in this future North America and where it's going. We'll see....
Starts a little slow at first... but eventually picks up. The story line isn't bad. I recommend if you're bored and want something entertaining to read with a little romance and "action".
The first book was enjoyable. But reading this book is an exercise in frustration. The characters go from logical smart to emotional stupid. I was so fed up with the inconsistent treatment of the main characters keep jerking me out of the story into senseless story twists Day goes from a person who is capable and sharp to out of control, emotional. June goes from calculating and reasoning to emotional naive. This is a crazy jumble that destroys the illusion of the world building.
The book ended perfectly! I was satisfied.... It left me wanting to read more. I enjoyed the series. It felt like the author didn't give up and kept it interesting until the end.
Really enjoyed this book, as I did Legend. Marie Lu has been a nice find. Too many young adult are mushy and over dramatic for my taste, but when I find something I can listen to with the kids in the room, I'm happy. When I find something I can listen to with kids in the room and that I'm really intrigued by, I'm ecstatic! Prodigy did have some mild language and a bit of kissing, but not taken to sappy levels. I would let my preteens read this series so far. The narrators were terrific! I love when the story says the character is out of breath and the narrator follows though, little details like that make the narrator disappear and let the story shine.
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