Review: Prodigy

Prodigy by Marie Lu

Prodigy (Legend, #2)

Publication date: January 29th 2013

Publisher: Putnam Juvenile

Number of pages: 371

Series: Legend (2#)

Genre: YA Dystopian

Source: Gifted. This is my honest opinion.

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Goodreads synopsis:

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?

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Review:

Prodigy is, well, a prodigy.

You have this epic dystopian world with fantastic characters and ACTION! This is totally a YA series for both boys and girls.

June is my favourite character. As much as I like Day, I relate more to June and it was in her point of view when I really got into the story. Speaking of getting into the story, it took a while for me to get sucked in. And this version of sucked in is modified to the Legend series definition of sucked in. I was sucked in from the very beginning in terms of normal books but by Legend series standards, I mean can’t stop reading sort of thing. Like in the story, eyes glued to the page, kind of sucked in. And even then it didn’t take long.

This is fast becoming one of my favourite series. To be honest, I expected Prodigy or maybe Champion to be my favourite book in the series because of reviews by other bloggers I’ve seen but I’m pretty sure Legend will always be my favourite.

The twists! The twists! Seriously, the plot kept changing directions and then all of a sudden something life-changing (for me as well, not just the characters!) would happen. I was actually talking to Day on June’s behalf at one frustrating point. Yeah, I know, I’m crazy.

If you read and loved Legend almost as much as I did and still haven’t read Prodigy, then I really don’t know your reasoning. Do it…do it…

4.5/5
KABOOM! That only leves one coninent. One little flaw.

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Goodreads author bio:

Marie LuI write young adult novels, and have a special love for dystopian books. Ironically, I was born in 1984. Before becoming a full-time writer, I was an Art Director at a video game company. Now I shuffle around at home and talk to myself a lot. 🙂

I graduated from the University of Southern California in ’06 and currently live in LA, where I spend my time stuck on the freeways.

 

Review: Legend

Legend by Marie Lu

Legend (Legend, #1)

Publication date: November 29th 2011

Publisher: Speak

Number of pages: 305

Series: Legend (1#)

Genre: YA Dystopian

Source: Gifted. This is my honest opinion.

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Goodreads synopsis:

From different worlds, June and Day have no reason to cross paths…

Until June’s brother is murdered, and Day becomes the prime suspect.

In a shocking turn of events, the two uncover what has really brought them together, and the sinister lengths to which their country will go to keep its secrets.

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Review:

What a Legend! Corny, I know.

But really, it was so. Good.

To be honest, the premise of the book didn’t grab me. It didn’t sound particularly unique and I have to say that that is the sort of thing that attracts me to a book. As much as I love good ol’ dystopians, Legend did sound a bit like your typical cookie cutter dystopians to me. Military warfare between hightech guys and the outsiders with a bit of plague thrown in. Where have I heard that before…?

But there was nothing NOT to love about Legend. I thought the story was pulled off really well. The world was vivid, the characters were great and I was never bored. Not once. In fact I couldn’t actually stop reading it was that good. I also have a tendency to skim when I read but I’m pretty I didn’t at all in Legend.

After finishing Legend, I’m pretty sure it’s the hardest it’s been so far to not start the sequel, Prodigy. But it was late at night and I was crazy tired, so I just had to refrain. It was just so good! There were twists everywhere and it was thrilling and exciting. At one point I actually gasped out loud. I never thought the author would make one particular event happen.

June was one great character. Day was another great character. Metias was a great character. Everyone were great characters. There were backstories for most of the characters and they were so well crafted, I just loved them all!

I absolutely must recommend the hardback edition. I have the boxset which comes with the trilogy and a little novella booklet. The texture of the dustjacket is so cool, a few words are printed in colour and Day’s point of view is written in gold! So pretty.

Would I recommend this? Would I recommend this? Pfffffffft I think you already know my answer. YES A THOUSAND TIMES OVER!

5/5 comets
Bye, bye Earth. Out of this world!

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Goodreads author bio:

Marie LuI write young adult novels, and have a special love for dystopian books. Ironically, I was born in 1984. Before becoming a full-time writer, I was an Art Director at a video game company. Now I shuffle around at home and talk to myself a lot. 🙂

I graduated from the University of Southern California in ’06 and currently live in LA, where I spend my time stuck on the freeways.

 

Prodigy (Marie Lu) Inspired Outfit

Trendy Thursday 18#

The Rules:

  • You can make an outfit that can be worn in real life inspired by an character in a book you have recently read and reviewed. If not, you can just make an outift for any book.
  • Design an outfit you think they would wear.
  • Leave a comment down below with the link to your blog.
  • Post the Trendy Thursdays sticker on your blog (or make your own) with a link to my blog (Bookcomet).
  • Try to post something for each catergory.
  • Have fun!

This week’s book is…

Prodigy by Marie Lu!

Prodigy (Legend, #2)

Goodreads synopsis:

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?

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Now this outfit is inspired by what June wears when she and Day are hiding in Las Vegas. Not a spoiler, don’t worry. I’ll try and keep it close to the descripton of her clothing.

Dress:

Hair: Fiery Red Braided Updo Hair Style

Makeup:

Nails:

Shoes: Knee Length Black Lace Boots

Accessories: (chains around waist and ankles), 

 (gold feathers in hair)

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*I do not claim ownership of any of the images used in this post. All were taken from Google Images except the book cover (Goodreads) and the Trendy Thursday button (me).