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
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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Though I have reservations about the series as a whole, this sequel is just as action-packed and full of twists as Legend. If you liked the first book, you will probably love the second.
I loved it the story has a thrilled to go up and down makes you cry it make you laugh it's a beautiful story I highly recommend it
Great story. Great ending even though I emotionally hated it. But all great legends have that kind of... Well you should just read it. I'm happy that there is another I'm getting it now.
Audio books are the best :)
This book, while not quite as good as the first, was still very interesting and kept me listening. The characters fall into some interesting situations and the ending chapter was very eventful. But, aside from a last minute turn in the story, I almost think this book could have concluded the series, as story sort of culminates to a nice place so I'm not sure there's a lot of room to grow...
But I guess because of that I'm interested to see what the last book has in store!
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