Prodigy by Marie Lu Book Review


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?


“He is beauty, inside and out.
He is the silver lining in a world of darkness.
He is my light.”

Prodigy is the second installment in the Legend trilogy. After June and Day escaped from Los Angeles, we follow their POV as they join the Patriots and assassinate the new elector, Anden. Prodigy is jam packed with actions and emotions that will grip you from the beginning until the end.

This book started after the events of Legend in which John, Day’s brother died and June and Day escaped from the horrors of the Republic. There are a lot of questions left unanswered and left me lost and clueless. I began to question the society and future. What if this will be the kind of government for the future generations? What if this will be the future Los Angeles? I cannot fathom the world in which our grandchildren will live in. I have read a lot of Dystopian books to know that this trilogy is one of the best I have read so far.

Marie Lu’s writing style is phenomenal. The world building and the major and minor characters are so believable. I’m completely hooked especially with June and Day’s character. I feel connected with June. I know there are a lot of decisions she need to make despite the circumstances but her character came out too strong and independent. Both major characters executed a well developed characteristics compared to the first book which I admired. I was too impressed because most of the second book in the trilogy in most YA books came out to be fillers or boring but this one isn’t. I thought I will get too annoyed with the same plot that we see in most Dystopian books but Marie Lu’s writing is impressive and unique.

A fast paced and one sitting book that will surely make the readers flew through the pages. It is jam packed with actions, heart wrenching scenes, twists and turns all throughout the book. I highly recommend this to readers who wants to have an emotional roller coaster ride. It is definitely worth it. All of Marie Lu’s writing is highly recommended. I gave this a 5 out of 5 stars on Goodreads.


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