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
This book had me...right up until the end. I was on the verge of giving it 4, bordering on 4.5 stars and then it took a turn that left me groaning with annoyance.
The book was very good up until that point. In my opinion, better than the first. There was more detail, more action, more intrigue. The book starts out with Day and June fresh from their escape and on their way to Vegas, where they hope to find help in the Patriot rebels. From there, they are thrown into a plot to assassinate the new elector. They are split apart, reunited, exposed to harsh truths about both sides and forced to pick their path knowing that nothing will be as they hoped/expected. I kept expecting them to get split apart - divided by two causes and too many lies. But always Lu brought them back together with logic and sound reason that made sense considering these two characters who she has built with solid heads on their shoulders, even despite their ages. It was really good. But then, at the very last minute, she devolved into the silly YA nonsense that makes me want to stop reading YA entirely. Building false drama by making her characters become suddenly dumb when in the rest of the book, they were mature beyond their years and saw past all the lies and BS. It kind of ruined it for me.
I'll land on 3.5 stars for this one and I'm curious if I'll still be interested in book #3 when it comes out in 2014 (wtf!) If it was out already, I would read it. But I wonder if in a year (or more) from now, I will remember any of the good. Or if all I will remember is the bad taste that the ending of this one left in my mouth and decide to skip it
Hard to say.
It's so emotional. Legend was a great book but Prodigy was just incredible. So moving and breath taking.
He makes you love Day even more.
It was very hard not to. The story line was addicting, always twisting and turning and just amazing.
I am not sure why audible released before Amazon but I am so glad they did. This book was amazing. It broke my heart worse than almost any other book ever has.
Marie Lu has done an OUTSTANDING job with this second installment to "Legend". The action kept the story pace going while the suspense kept me on the edge of my seat. And, of course, I'm a sucker for some romance. Narration was a little slow at the begining but picked up quickly and the performance was done very well. Good job Mariel Stern and Steven Kaplan!
Day and June have escaped Batalla Hall and are on their way to find the Patriots for help. Both have been broken and torn apart by the loss of both their families. All that is left is Day's younger brother, Eden, who has been taken by the Republic because he has and carries the new strand of the plague. Can Day and June's feelings for each other withstand a fight to find a brother, a crumbling government and a strained relationship between two people from two very different worlds? Sometimes, things aren't always what they seem be.
Awesome book/audiobook! I definitely recommend it!
The characters came alive as I listened to this book. Day and June are vivid characters that came alive in the depths of my imaginatiion. I loved the fast paced story line that was filled with emotion and fast paced heart thumping action. Day and June have joined the Patriots against the Republic in a goal to assasinate the Elector (leader of the Republic). At first both Day and June agree to the plan but soon both find out that not all is as it seems. Who can be trusted?
The book keeps you asking questions and gives satisfactory answers. I can't say enough how much I loved this book!
The first novel was my favorite book, and this was also one of my favorites! I'd say give it a try, if your into YA and dystopian you'll love it! This book is sooooo good!!
I was very excited to listen to this book since I liked the Legend so much. I wish I can say I enjoyed it. It wasn't a bad book, really. It was just very predictable. An hour into the story I could tell exactly how it's going to end. Everything couple did I guessed long before it happened. The world building and character evolution was probably better in this one but it doesn't matter much if the story is weak. Also, she did in this book what I hate with a passion of thousand suns- a cliffhanger. Admittedly, that was the only thing I didn't predict. Sigh.I will read the next book. I think I know how it will end but I still want to see how they will get to that point. If you decide to buy this one, try not to think too hard and just enjoy the journey. Actually, it would be best to turn off your brain , that way you may not guess where the story is going.
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!
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