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Review: Prodigy - Marie Lu

Prodigy  - Marie Lu

Warning: This review contains spoilers of Legend!

 

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?

 

    This is the second book in the Legend trilogy, and It was just as good as the first one. It picks up right after Legend ended: Day has just escaped and he and June are trying to contact the patriots. But then the Elector dies and his son, Anden, rise to power, and now is the best time to strike the republic. So the patriots propose a deal: they will save Day's brother if they assasinate the new Elector. That's when the plot starts to take off: June comes back to the republic with the mission to win Anden's trust and lead him to his death, and Day stays with the patriots.

    In this book we have a better view of the politics in the republic: we see the patriots, the new Elector taking his place in the government, the power struggle with the senate, and also we have a better glimpse at the colonies. I really liked that aspect of the book, not really the 'in deep' that I wanted, but it was really good, contrabalanced well all the action scenes, that was as present as in the last book. Looking forward for that part in book three!

    Than we have the development in their relationship, the part that didn't have me that happy. I thought that it needed a little more development, specially with Day, in his doubts and choices, for me was a little rushed at the end. But that is more nitpicking than a real issue with the book.

    Overall it was a great read, right on top with the first one! It's one of my favourites series and I'm really liking the way it's going and the sound of the last book, can't wait for that one to came out.

 

Soundtrack: Imagine Dragons (any of their musics, but specially Selene or Radioactive)

 

“Idiotic reply, June. Why don't you punch him in the face while you're at it. I turn even more flustered when I remember that I have actually pistol-whipped him in the face before. Romantic”

 

“Aw, come on, sweetheart. I thought I was doing a pretty good job. I got my arm around the prettiest escort on this block—how could I not be lusting over you? Don’t I look like I’m lusting? This is me, lusting.” His lashes flutter at me.
He looks so ridiculous that I can’t help laughing. “Much better.”