Monday, July 29, 2013

Prodigy by Marie Lu

Prodigy (Legend, #2)
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.

My Review;
My first reaction upon finishing this book: "I'm going to strangle Marie Lu!"  If you've read the book, you know what I mean. While reading this book I alternated between wanting to hug the author and murder her. This book was even better than Legend. I had high expectations after reading the absolutely fantastical Legend and this book exceeded them by a mile. I'm not going to say any more because I can't give anything away. But definitely a 5 (gazillion) star book.

*SPOILERS AHEAD*

Marie Lu literally had me uncontrollably laughing within the first 10 pages. Does this sound familiar to anyone?: "Aw, come on sweetheart, I thought I was doing a pretty good job. I've got my arm around the prettiest escort on the block, how could I not be lusting over you? Don't I look like I'm lusting? This is me, lusting!" Best. Quote. EVER! And then came the "bathroom scene". Oh, Marie Lu, again, you've perfectly captured the awkwardness of teen romance while entwining it with kick-butt situations. If I ever meet you I'm going to bow to your feet. 
Now, I'm going to skip right to the end. The part you've all been waiting for. Day. Is. Dying. My 1st reaction: What? No, no, no, no. There is no way I read that right. *rereads last few paragraphs* NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! DAY IS DYING! MY LIFE IS OVER! I WILL NEVER FEEL HAPPINESS AGAIN! And then, he goes to June. And I'm expecting him to tell her and then she would be like, oh, it's okay, I'm so high up I can get you something to heal you. But no. Marie Lu enjoys crushing my dreams. Because instead of telling her he just tells her to accept the position as Anden's "right hand man"(don't remember the actual term for it) and then breaks up with her. *face palm* God Day. Why? 
So, that's pretty much all I have to say. Amazing, amazing, amazing book. Read it.
Love, Amber

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