Thursday, January 31, 2013

Prodigy Review

Prodigy (Legend, #2)Title: Prodigy
Author: Marie Lu
Series: Legend
Volume: 2
Genre: Dystopia, Science Fiction

Why I Read It: It's the sequel to Legend, which was definitely one of my top books last year. I was really excited for this one. I went out and got it the day it came out, and alternated reading and studying in order to finish it.

A Quick Intro: June and Day are enroute to Las Vegas, to find the rebel group the Patriots. There, Day hopes to find Tess, whom was in his care until he was arrested as well as get help to find and rescue his remaining brother. Both Day and June are grieving their own personal losses, and, on arriving in Vegas, find out that the Elector has died, to be replaced his son. And on finding the Patriots, the first task Day and June are given is to assassinate the new Elector.

But Anden is different from his father, and June becomes concerned that this assassination may be a mistake. Day and June are again forced to consider who is on their side, and whom they can trust. And they both worry that it might not even be each other.

What I Thought: The start of this book displayed some early signs of second book syndrome. I was worried that it might not pull me in like the first. And then it did, and I was frantically racing to the finish. It's definitely a whirlwind of a book. Marie Lu really knows how to use alternating points of view to her advantage- there was always something pulling me into the next chapter, and there were definitely a few parts that felt like a blow to the stomach. We find out more surrounding Metias's death. I could talk about a love triangle, but to me it really wasn't a main focus- and it was more some sort of quadrilateral. Day and June both had up and down points in this book- points where they don't trust each other, and points where they don't trust themselves, and the suspense definitely piles up toward the end- ending with a bit of a cliffhanger. I'm really, really hoping Ms. Lu hurries with the last book.

Fun Fact: This one is about the author. She's also an artist- and she's done character sketches. You can check them out here. (Also, a sample is on the right).

 And now for the other fact. The Plagues are a legitimate concept- germ warfare has been used before, and there are governments looking into biological weapons now (to me, this is a very bad idea- you don't mess about with viruses and bacteria).

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