Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Review Prodigy

Prodigy by Marie Lu

Second Book in Legend Series 

Bookologoists Analysis: What is the difference between a Legend and a Prodigy? [It is supposed to be cryptic]

Featured on Entertainment Weekly's MUST-LIST!

The highly anticipated second book in Marie Lu's New York Times bestseller, LEGEND—perfect for fans of THE HUNGER GAMES and DIVERGENT!

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

Day a.k.a. Daniel Wing is on the run AGAIN (that has to be the story of his life), but this time he is with none other than June Iparis, over the top genius prodigy darling of the Republic, just another day in the life of Day. The Patriots- a rag tag bunch of people who want the Colonies and Republic to rejoin together to become the US again who Day and June are running to. 

The map of the book was really useful. You could finally see the actual borders between the Republic and Colonies and all the landmass that was taken over by flooding and other world disasters. I also liked how the global aspect was mentioned. I mean in other YA dystopians only the US is ever mentioned. Here, there are people living in Antarctica because there is no more ice there. I mean I was shocked when I heard that the UN was viewed the Republic as a small military isolationist country (doesn't that remind you of North Korea?). I also loved how so many people are mixed race.

There are however, somethings that weren't totally enjoyable. I disliked Day's boiling emotions (seriously dude thanks for making your mind up in the end, but it DIDN'T have to take so long!) and ever doubting June's ability, despite her proving herself multiple times. June in this book though seems to come to terms with her emotions, only now is she hitting the brick wall with Metias dying. I didn't like seeing her suffer through that type of pain and not being able to keep her head above her shoulders.

I loved all the supporting characters too. They all were suited to their mission and who they are (or will be? you know this is in the future). Anden was perfectly suited to be the policy changing, save the country son. Tess to be (I thought this from the beginning) little girl who grows up and has fallen in love with the boy who rescued her. Razor (DeSoto) to be the turncoat leader of a group of rebels.  All wonderfully made.

This was so much better than Legend. The passion was so much hotter and passionate (ha). The plot thickens with a new Elector Primo. A mission to kill and to kill a mission. Just read it and do me a favor. You know the drill - follow, comment, and do what you guys do best- READ.

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