Publisher: Penguin Australia
Release Date: January 29th 2013
Series: Legend #2
Genres: Dystopian, Love & Romance, Young Adult
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.
To me, dystopia is fascinating. Corrupt societies that have worrying parallels to aspects of our own. It’s interesting to study the roots of the societies and watch characters with good intentions struggle to find the right path and change things for the better. As far as the genre goes, the Legend series is proving to be one of the good ones. I read LEGEND last year sometime and remember enjoying it. Though I can’t quite remember all the particulars of the plot. Luckily, this in no way stopped me from following and enjoying the events in PRODIGY.
PRODIGY is a book where our MCs, Day and June, undergo a lot of development. They question a lot of things. Is there fight the right one? Is the Colonies any better than the Republic or is this just a case of the grass being greener on the other side of the warfront? Are they responsible for certain acts? These questions that push the characters moral I really like. Really, really like. PRODIGY follows the characters as they furrow out the answers to these, with a lot of action thrown in. And I mean a lot of action. It was so fast, sometimes I think maybe a little too fast. I would have like some parts to have slowed down so we could explore even more intricacies of the society and characters more.
I also loved where Lu was taking Anden, the new Elector. He is a great character I wish we had time to get to know more. And Kaede! she really surprised me in PRODIGY. I wasn’t so sure about her in LEGEND but she proved herself to me tenfold in PRODIGY. June and Day were their fantastic selves, both struggling with their own problems and not letting romance get in the way (but still investing time in their relationship when appropriate. As I side note I refuse to accept that ending alksjfhak). One character that got on my nerves was Tess, and I think she was the only one that did. She was so obsessed with Day and her jealousy over June was ridiculous.
PRODIGY was a good sequel in a nice dystopian series (though I confess my memory of LEGEND is hazy. I remember I did enjoy it though). The characters have a lot of moral struggles to undergo, but this doesn’t slow down the plot at all. There’s action galore. I really like where this series is going, even if the ending made me angry because I didn’t want the relationship to go there. Anyway, I look forward to seeing how it all wraps up in CHAMPION.