Book Review: Prodigy



Marie Lu

Goodreads Summary:

Injured and on the run, it has been seven days since June and Day barely escaped Los Angeles and the Republic with their lives. Day is believed dead having lost his own brother to an execution squad who thought they were assassinating him. June is now the Republic’s most wanted traitor. Desperate for help, they turn to the Patriots – a vigilante rebel group sworn to bring down the Republic. But can they trust them or have they unwittingly become pawns in the most terrifying of political games?

My Thoughts:

This is book 2 in the Legend series.  I enjoyed the way the story played out.  The addition of Anden as a main character worked well.  He’s likable, and causes some nice love-triangle vibes.  It will be interesting to see what happens in the last book — especially with the huge plot twist that was thrown out there at the end of the book!  Yikes!!

There was more insight as to the political workings of the age in this book than there was in Legend.  There were some nice plot twists, and the book moved quickly.  The characters of Day and June both continued to develop.  Some of the feelings that stemmed from their history are brought to the surface.  I feel like Day’s character in particular grew quite a lot.

As far as reading with my parent goggles, I was slightly disappointed with the small turn in morality that I felt was present in the first book.  There are some references to a homosexual relationship and there is a pretty steamy scene in a bathroom — enough to make me question recommending the series to my daughter.


Would I recommend this to fellow book lovers?  Yes.
Would I recommend that to my teen daughter? Probably not.


4 of 5 stars.


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