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.

 

Prodigy (Marie Lu) Inspired Outfit

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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.
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  • 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).