Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Book Review: Prodigy

TITLE: Prodigy
Book 2 in the Legend series
AUTHOR: Marie Lu
PUBLISHED: January 2013
GENRE: Dystopian, adventure
PREMISE: Day and June join up with the rebellion and find themselves caught up in a assassination plot.
MY REVIEW: In a time where YA dystopians are a dime a dozen, Legend is one of the few series that manages to stand out and be good. Yes, all the usual suspects that you find in dystopians are here (political plot, romantic triangle drama, smart teens becoming faces of the rebellion etc.) but this is done in a way that makes me not mind it so much.
Lu's strength is mostly in her story-telling ability. She manages to spin a interesting plot in with the things that make books best sellers. The Day/June drama may be a tad eye-roll worthy but this is a couple that you can't help but root for anyway. Especially after the slight cliff-hanger at the end of this one. I won't give it away but even I was kind of surprised, and I'm rarely surprised by YA books nowadays.
If you loved/liked Legend, chances are you'll be hooked just as much with this one which is rather intense throughout it. I for one, can't wait for book 3.
WHO SHOULD READ: Legend fans, Hunger Games fans, Divergent fans
MY RATING: Four out of Five activists

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