Thursday, April 27, 2017
Prodigy by Marie Lu
Release Date: January 29, 2013
Buy it: Amazon | Book Depository
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?
I was so in love with Legend...and then I read Prodigy. This blows Legend away with how incredible it is. Prodigy has the two main characters that we fell in love with as well as multiple secondary characters that become more and more fleshed out throughout the book. I'm just so happy with everything that went on throughout this book.
June seemed more emotional in this book. She wasn't the robot killing machine she was in the first book. She was worried and excited and happy and sad; emotions we only got glimpses of in the first book. She has grown as a character and I love that she isn't as stuck up in this book. Day has also developed since the first book. He has become more open to other people helping him, and has also become more compassionate. He has also become more aware of the people around him, like Tess, and how his actions will have an effect on other people.
The world building in this book was phenomenal. As a reader we got to explore several new cities, and saw how they are affected by the war that is happening. We also get to see how different underground communities have adapted and changed, as well as how they are run. It was really fun to see the world grow chapter by chapter until the book finished, especially as we are reading from two very different perspectives.
THE ENDING! THE ENDING. I still haven't gotten over it! The book left us on such a big cliffhanger. If any of you have read this book, you know my pain. I don't think I can get over this ending! I need the next book now!!
This book is amazing. Even if you thought the first book was okay, read this one! The world and characters go through so much development, and so many different situations that you'll be glad you read it. I adored every second of this book, and I seriously need to get my hands on Champion!