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
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.
Avid reader, goodreads-er, & instagrammer who always has an audiobook in the background (or foreground) of her life.
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!
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.
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