My husband has been hooked on this series ever since we listened to Legend on our road trip to Utah. He requested Prodigy and zipped through the book staying up late at night to finish it. It had been only a matter of a few days before he handed it over to me and promptly requested Champion, the 3rd book in the series, from the library. I know it's a great series when my husband will read it. I'm not saying my hubs doesn't like to read, he does, but with work and family it isn't incredibly high on his to-do list.
Prodigy by Marie Lu has been different from other dystopians, but there are still a lot of similarities. Apparently, underground living/cities is our future according to Hunger Games, Divergent, and Legend series. All of these books have underground cities at one point of another.
Prodigy is well written and has a great storyline that draws all kinds of readers of all different ages. As a bonus, the series has been quite clean. There is a action and violence, but no sex (kissing a bit) or language (though they do say goddy).
I give Prodigy 4.5 out of 5 stars in my book review.
I liked the story, found it to be unpredictable (I mean a few of my predictions were on, but not many), loved that it was a clean read, and I thought it was written quite well. However, I didn't love the romance part of the story and felt it was quite slow at the beginning; therefore, it lost a half a star in my book. .
Prodigy is a great book, but I still wish the romance side of all of it in the series would be redone. The romance seems awkward, and the angst both Day and June expressed was a bit ridiculous.
Amazon had the following description to help you understand the storyline a bit more.
"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 to the New York Times bestseller Legend, Lu delivers a breathtaking thriller with high stakes and cinematic action. "
This great series is quick and enjoyable to read; anyone and everyone 12 and up will enjoy it.
Have you read Prodigy and/or the Legend Series? What did you think?
Happy Action, Adventure, Dystopian YA/Teen/Adult novel reading!