Review: Prodigy by Marie Lu

prodigyTitle: Prodigy (Legend, #2)
Author: Marie Lu
Publication Date: January 29th 2013 by Putnam Juvenile
Rating: ★★★★★
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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?


I cannot even begin to describe how amazing this book was! I mean seriously, this book has given me all sorts or reactions and feelings a person could have.

I love the fact that it starts right off where Legend has ended. It doesn’t make you feel lost and like, re-calibrate yourself or get your bearings with the book.

Like Legend, Prodigy gives you that feeling where you’re gripping the edge of your seat while reading it. I had to take a few chapter breaks and cool myself down because I’ve actually felt like my chest was going to explode (no kidding) while reading the book.

As usual, the chemistry between June and Day is very real and strong. I SHIP THEM SO HARD THAT I ACTUALLY FELT LIKE CRYING WHEN I THEY HAD A FIGHT. It was a dark stage. I wanted them to kiss and make-up already. Hahaha. I really like that part with the paperclip ring! It’s very sweet that I actually felt myself blush. I mean, I’m totally blushing for these two, everytime they become cheesy and stuff with each other. That is an established fact.

With the things that happened in the first book, it’s completely natural for the characters to become more mature. That is one of the best things this book has. The character developments were pretty much spot on. Every character has got enough scenes for the reader not to be left wondering, which allowed them to create a huge impact with the story.

This is an amazing follow-up to Legend and a great way to build up Champion. Seriously, I’m warning you, you need to have a copy of Champion before you finish this book because you wouldn’t be able to help yourself. You are just going to crave and crave for more. (I’m actually so pumped up right now, but exams and all that so yeah.) I’d definitely recommend you to check this one. :)



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6 comments / Add your comment below

    1. I definitely agree that they sound too old for fifteen. Hahaha! But I’m glad I’m overlooking it as I read throughout the series. Thanks, Faye! x

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