Thursday, February 21, 2013

Prodigy: Review


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, Lu delivers a breathtaking thriller with high stakes and cinematic action.


(This review might contain spoilers)

Prodigy takes Legend into a whole new epic level. There are more action scene in the book, and the obstacles are harder to get through. In this book, June and Day faces countless challenges, dangers, distrust and lies. This book is like a perfect combination of Angel Fire by L.A. Weatherly and Insurgent by Veronica Roth. Once you pick up this book, you will never be able to put it down until you finishes the book.

Like I said, June and Day faces lots of challenges that attempt to keep them apart. I have no idea how Marie Lu can successfully carry out all the obstacles in one book that is less that 400 pages. It's awesome to have so many stakes shriveling into one book. There are minor ones, like jealousy and some quarrel. And there are major ones like distrust, lies, secrets, etc. The reviewers are right. This book is even better than Legend.

The emotional part of the book gets more intense too. In Prodigy, June and Day has to face their own hearts and the truth lying between them. They have to choose between what's familiar and what's truly right for their heart. This is one of the obstacles in the book that the two of them have to face too, because there are tons of messy stuff going around them that will keep them apart. The break-down part of the book is probably the last part. Wanna know why? Well, you have to read it by yourself.

This book is awesome for another reason. It's a stable bridge and connection to Champion, the final installment of the trilogy. Well, there are many good bridges out there too. But I have a feeling that the connection between Prodigy and Champion will be strong, stronger than most of the ones out there. Prodigy shows that Champion is seriously going to kick some butt. And you know what? I'm excited about the finale of the trilogy. Thanks to Prodigy.

If you are still hesitating whether or not to read Legend, well you should definitely pick up the book now. This trilogy is seriously one of the best dystopian series in the market.

Rating: 8.5/10

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