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
If you like the divergent trilogy you will like this
I really disliked having to stop and come back to this book. But I have to work so I can get more books.
Just looking for an enjoyable story! Books are my passion.
I read Legend the first book in this series, enjoyed it, and bought Prodigy which is the 2nd. This book was ok. It wasn't as good as the first book, and was rather predictable.
It made me want to buy book 3.
Buy book 3.
Even though this one was a little slow going, it is a necessary read, to continue with book 3.
"My test of a good book is dreading to begin the last chapter." - Thomas Helm
This is a great follow up to book one. It's picks up right where it left off, no confusion. Day & June have both gone through so much and the plot continues to thicken w/war. You can't help but want their lives to settle, for things to calm down & give them a chance to grow up and grow together.
Still my favorite YA book couple. Perfect narration by both narrators. They truly bring these 2 young people to life. I wasn't sure I liked June's voice at first. However, it grew on me as June comes from a privileged background and required a voice that could represent this. Why? Because the difference in their upbringing is a striking contrast to one another.
These books are worth your time & money. Enjoy.
Yes, loved this book because it was the second to the Legend series. I would recommend it because of its action, romance, and overall well rounded storyline.
The pull between Day and June.
Love Day's character he was so strong yet he had to overcome so much.
Overall the small moments between Day and June and the ending really moved me.
CANNOT WAIT FOR CHAMPION (the 3rd book) TO COME OUT on November 5th, 2013!
I love to read!
I enjoyed this book as much as Legend (the first book). The characters and plot just draw you in and keep you involved until the end. It was hard to stop listening. Can't wait for book 3 to be released!
Audiobook Review: I really enjoyed listening to Steven Kaplan and Mariel Stern narrate Prodigy by Marie Lu. I’ve decided that I like male audiobook narrators more than female narrators, and I’m not entirely sure why, but it holds true with Steven Kaplan narrating Day’s parts. He does a nice job differentiating between the characters, even more so than Mariel Stern did. I liked Mariel Stern for the part of June because she has almost a lilt to her voice that sounds right for June. The audiobook is a little over ten hours long, but it felt like it went faster than that. I didn’t listen to Legend, so I’m not sure how I’ll read the third book in this trilogy. I liked the audio enough that I’d be happy reading it that way.
Book Review: Prodigy picks up right where Legend left off. I had a hard time getting into it when I was reading it in the traditional sense, which is why I switched to the audiobook. I don’t know why I was having a hard time reading it because once I started the audio I was really into the story.
We learn a lot more about June and Day and the world is developed even more. I liked getting more information about Anden, the Republic, and the Patriots. I’m actually kind of torn about Anden because I didn’t want to like him, but I really do. He and June spend more time together in Prodigy and their interactions add a great level of intensity to the story. June and Day are more a part than together in Prodigy, but it made the scenes where they are together even more enjoyable to read. There’s lots of angst between them in this book.
I didn’t love Prodigy which makes me feel like the only person in the book world who didn’t love it. I can’t even put my finger on what it was missing. A few parts kind of dragged, and it just wasn’t as good as Legend. The end of book is what really saved it for me. There’s lots of action and excitement towards the end. The actual ending, however, just about broke my heart. I have NO idea what to expect in the last book. I’m hoping that something will miraculously change so the story ends the way I want it to, but right now, I’m not so sure. What an emotional ending.
I like it a lot! I've been lucky with Dystopian books and so they all rank equally high on my list!
I like Day and June because they are both smart characters and easy to like since they are the main characters,
I like the female narrator more than Steven's performance. He's a bit mono toned. But at-least he speaks clear and smooth.
Then enemy of my enemy is my enemy!
This 2nd book was very good and also kind of short. I wanted more. The ending is a bit odd and I'm guessing there will be a 3rd book, but I'm curious how it will go. I'm also guessing there will probably only be one more book, a trilogy. I do suggest this book series though to people that enjoy dystopian books!
No. I like YA Dystopian novels.
The book is weakly written, and would have benefited from a strongly-voiced narration to bolster the ethos of the characters.
I wasn't really exited to start reading the Legend trilogy and when I finished the first book I thought that it was an "OK" novel but didn't have what it takes to make me eager to go all the way. Nonetheless, I decided to start "Prodigy" and It was much better than the first one and had more mysteries and was more Intriguing which added something extra to the plot.
In the first book, the personalities of June & Day was much alike that I couldn't imaging them as two but in "Prodigy" the distinction between these two main characters was more pronounced and well built.
The story was good and I think it's a good book for who likes dystopias in general and I think it's much more better than "The Hunger Games". It gives you a good prospective in comparing different worlds and let you think more in "what if I was in the other persons shoes?"
When I got familiar with the characters I felt that some of the actions written wasn't supposed to be the real response rather it was the author's own prospective and served her in how she wanted to close the chapter. So, sometimes I felt that the original response should have been different.
All that said, I give it a 3.5 stars.
It's probably in my top 5.
The voices and performance match the characters perfectly.
June and Day find themselves in situations that you think they are just simply not getting out of this one..... and then they do, sort of. The ending to the second book is shocking and you will either hate or love it. I can't wait for book 3!
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