Review: Prodigy (Legend #2)

Review: Prodigy (Legend #2)Prodigy by Marie Lu
Series: Legend #2
Also in this series: Legend
Released by Putnam Juvenile on 29 January 2013
Genres: Dystopia
Pages: 371
Format: Ebook
ISBN: 9780399256769
Source: Purchased

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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?


When I read Legend for the first time, I enjoyed it very much but was very annoyed by the childish way it was translated (into Dutch). But I did want to continue the series, so I got the other two books as well, in English that is. And I have to say I liked it more in English (though I still liked the story of Legend more). Also I am definitely going to reread Legend in English very soon.

Like with Legend, this book was written from two POV’s, from June’s and Day’s, which was really nice because they weren’t together all the time, so we got two different stories in one book. Personally, I liked reading about June a bit more than Day, but I just like June as a character more. As for the other characters, there was one other that I started to like more as I continued reading this book; Anden, the new Elector of the Republic. His character was just very surprising, and I really hope we’ll see more of him in the third book.

As you all might know, I am not a fan of love triangles, and I might have groaned when I read about it in this book, especially since I’ve started to really ship June and Day in this book. Not even a triangle, but a sort of love square, which just made me really sad. I just hope it won’t be in the third book so much, but I am just guessing it will be, and that would be such a shame!

In this book, we found out more about the Republic, the Colonies, and even some stuff about the rest of the world. I especially liked the latter, because that doesn’t happen a lot in other dystopia novels. Usually, they just concentrate on America (or whatever it will be named), and they leave the rest of the world blank. In Prodigy, we learned more about what happened to the rest of the world, which I just loved!

A lot of exciting things happened in this book, and some of them made me feel really anxious, because I didn’t want anyone to get hurt. Of course, people always get hurt in stories like these, and in this book particularly one character that I really really liked got hurt which just made me very sad. I did like the way the story ended, though some minor things were a bit not so nice (okay not really minor things, but shh, spoilers).

I am very excited to start Champion as soon as I can, and I will do that as soon as possible.

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