Prodigy Review

Title: Prodigy
Author: Marie Lu
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
Genre: Sci-fi, Dystopian

Blurb: 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?
In this highly-anticipated sequel to the New York Times bestseller Legend, Lu delivers a breathtaking thriller with high stakes and cinematic action.

Me: This was so much better than the first. Which is startling, because usually the second book in the series is the worst. 

The Ups: I think that so much more was revealed in this book than the other one. One of the reasons that sci-fi appeals to lots of people is because we find a connection in the worlds that the authors create. We realize that those worlds aren't very different from ours. I think that a lot of that sort of vulnerability of the government and of the situation the world is in is shown through Prodigy. I think it also shows a lot of misunderstanding, bias, and different thoughts that happen in our lives every day. 
Government is a really complicated concept and I think that Prodigy shows that too. How things can seem to be perfect, but there always will be flaws. How family doesn't always determine how a person thinks and wants. How your bias or support for something doesn't easily change. 
The plot twisters were awesome. They had me reading more and more and more. The secret planning, the sudden ending of their plan, and especially the end was gripping and mind reeling. 
I think that Prodigy incorporated lots of emotion into it too, making me feel like I was really part of this world they were in, the Republic, and it devastated me even more when truths were revealed. 

The Downs: Again, the same problem with Legend as with this one. It slips through your mind. I wish it would last a little more. 

Overall: Beautiful. Champion, here I come!

Rating: 4 kisses! 

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