Friday, October 17, 2014

{REVIEW} Prodigy by Marie Lu

Title: Prodigy
Author: Marie Lu
Series: Legend #2
Genre: Young Adult, Dystopia
Publication: January 1st, 2013 (?)
Rating: ★★★★☆

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?
Finally! I was getting annoyed at myself because it took me so long - a month! - to finish it, that's just ridiculous. Especially because I enjoyed it, I just couldn't bring myself to read it. Now I'm sitting here and don't really know what to say. Can't my review just contain 3 words? I liked it. That's it, no need to say more.

Okay, no. I'm kidding, let's just start with something easy ... June Iparis! She was probably my favorite part of the book. I can't even believe she's only fifteen years old. For her age, she seems so mature and has already gone through a lot. What I loved about her is that she always uses her mind! She's clever and has lots of great ideas but she's also brave and spontaneous. I loved that, thanks to her, we were able to read more about Metias and finally got a little more information about his death and who and why he killed her brother. Her dreams about him were also amazing and I enjoyed ever chapter with June so, so much. She's such an awesome character!

Daniel Altan Wing, or short: Day. He's actually a really cool character too, but especially in Prodigy he annoyed me. Not always and I can't even say why or when but there were moments/scenes where I just wanted to punch him. Hard. But overall, I have to say that I like him a lot. He's witty, cheeky, brave and passionate. He's also not afraid to show emotions and to fight for the ones he loves. And just a side-note: I would be really pissed if he dies. Just sayin'.

The story was thrilling and felt a little like a movie with all the action and tension. It's fast-paced and there's lots of stuff happening, plot twists and some emotions. Actually it has everything a good book needs. The side characters are great too - I loved Kaede in the first book and in the second even more! Tess frustrated and annoyed me but I enjoyed her scenes with Day ... and Aden, well, that's a tricky situation. He was something I looked forward to in every June-chapter! I wanted to know more about him and the government and all that and I really hope we'll get all the answers in the last book! So far, I liked him a lot but I sense some drama and a love triangle? I don't know.

Like in "Legend" I probably expected a little too much. It could have gripped me more and there could have been more emotions but it's definitely a good book and the ending is just cruel. Really cruel. I'm looking forward to read the last installment, "Champion", real soon and hope there'll be a perfect conclusion, a happy ending and this time looooots of feelings!


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