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Friday, May 8, 2015


Hi Readers! So I've recently finished Prodigy by Marie Lu and here's my review for the wonderful and awesome book!


Title: Prodigy (Legend #2)

Author:  Marie Lu

Number of Pages: 371

Genre: Science Fiction, Dystopia, Young Adult, Romance

Publisher: Putnam Juvenile, Penguin, Speak

Published on: January 29, 2013

Format: Paperback

Price: Php 399.00 (NBS & Fully Booked), $13.63 (TBD)

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"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?"

About the Author:

Marie Lu is the art director at Online Alchemy, a video game company, and also owns the children’s brand Fuzz Academy. She was first inspired to write Legend while watching Les Miserables one afternoon, and wondered how the relationship between a famous criminal vs. a prodigious detective might translate into a more modern story. She graduated from the University of Southern California in 2006 and lives in Los Angeles, California. 

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Prodigy is definitely one of my best reads ever! Since this is a sequel, I won't do the same structure of review as seen on Legend review, in which I highlighted the main things (in a sentence) that I want to elaborate. This time I will mention the main factors or elements in this book and explain the changes, developments, and things that I noticed in the book. 

Let's Begin? 
  • On the Beginning: I love how the book started in a fast paced way. I admire Marie Lu for being that awesome in starting books. The beginning also kind of is unique because it did not start in a 'once upon a time' way or the introduction/reintroduction way. That was more than enough to make me stick in to the book and read it more. 
  • On the Characters: I love Day and June even more than how I loved them in Legend. The sequel did not fail to make the readers know more a lot of new things about all the characters. There's not much of a transition in Day and June throughout the book (except for the ending part) but they learned and found out a lot of things. I do love Kaede's transformation from a weird/mysterious street girl, to a quite heavy member of the Patriots, and what she did in the end of the book and happened to her truly breaks my heart. Even though Kaede isn't my favorite character, I feel a lot of things about her and her real opinion regarding the Republic and/or the Colonies. On the other hand, I hated Tess's transition, she's just ugh. You know that? but at some points I understand her because she's coming from something heavy. I hated the new characters especially Razor, Baxter, and the Senators because ugh. I kind of loved Razor at the beginning but then the plot twist occur, and BOOM! Like him no more. Regarding Anden, I had a lot of mixed feelings about him because June and Day's perspective kind of changed a lot throughout this book. Queen Lu did a great job in making the readers know more a lot about the characters, suddenly love the characters, hate the characters, and just see the characters grow.
  • On the Story: I loved the story of this book. I did not see a lot of things coming or happening. That alone just proves how great Marie Lu is. Though, there are some parts that doesn't seem to be appropriate until you finish the book. I also find the whole Patriots idea. I am shocked at some romantic scenes that I think should have never happened but that makes the story, somehow great. The story is very fast paced and very breath taking. I also am blown away by how the plot twists occur and what it revealed. The story is the perfect bridge to the first and last book. 
  • On the Ending: (Warning: Spoilers at this part) The ending was heart breaking. I mean yeah, Eden got free and the Republic gave respect to Anden and that but Kaede's sudden heroism and her death just killed me. I also had freakin' goosebumps at Day's ultimatum, I do not know why! My heart literally broke when Day didn't say his condition to June and all about that and why he had to leave her but somehow, I get his point in doing so. Overall the ending was just amazingly written (and the whole book). 
Overall, I give this book a 
4.8/5 Books! 

Favorite Quotes:

“All it takes is one generation to brainwash a population and convince them that reality doesn't exist”  
“Love is illogical, love had consequences--I did this to myself, and I should be able to take it.” 
“You know, sometimes I wonder what things would be like if I just ... met you one day. Like normal people do. If I just walked by you on some street one sunny morning and thought you were cute, stopped, shook your hand, and said, "Hi, I'm Daniel.” 
“He is beauty, inside and out. He is the silver lining in a world of darkness. He is my light.” 

My Friends' Short Reviews/Ratings:

"You just can't get enough of it!  You'll crave to know what will happen next. You wouldn't want to put it down. That's how thrilling this second book is. It was so smartly written that the reader would get the clues and can solve the hidden secret as well. There would be characters that you never thought were that important but really are, and there would also be characters that were wearing a mask underneath. The twists and turns in this book are precise and convincing, that you'll just be in awe of how it was written." - Dorothy Lobo Florentino gave the book a 4.8/5 Stars and read the book last April 2015. 

"Progidy is what I could say cooler, better, and definitely darker than Legend. It tries to explore the different side of the characters we loved in Legend. A very good read." - Joshua Allan Alcaraz gave the book a 4.25/5 Stars and read the book last November 2014.

"As I finished this book, I was like “I have to grab and read the last book!!” The scenes in this book were really unexpected.   The turn of events made me want to flip the pages faster and faster.  Proved the quote “Expect the unexpected” " - Samantha Dinglasan gave the book a 5/5 Stars and read the book last March 2015.

And that's it for today's review! Have you read Prodigy? What are your thoughts about the book? Comment them below! 

I'm also very excited for my first year as a blogger! Haha. Have a nice day and I'll update you soon with another post! Bye!

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