AUTHOR: Marie Lu
PUBLISHER: Putnam Juvenille
RELEASE DATE: January 29, 2013
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?
PRODIGY is a tumble of events that leads you on a ride of a lifetime. From the very beginning, I was captivated by the action and the emotions of June and Day and their separate viewpoints.
The one thing I wasn’t a fan of was, unlike in LEGEND, PRODIGY had a love triangle. Anden, the new Elector has a romantic interest in June. The usual distrust, misunderstanding, and jealousy followed.
You could feel the emphasis was on the differences in June and Day’s background. You could feel this the most with the alternating viewpoints that Marie Lu uses in her storytelling. I really felt this was an effective way of using this type of writing style.
Despite their differences, June and Day remained a team. Throughout the book they relied on each other in tough situations. Even if they had their problems, I thought this spoke of how enduring their love was.
PRODIGY was a riveting, action packed nail-biter. The romance may not have sustained itself throughout the book but it ended with a huge exclamation point. I loved June and Day’s alternating viewpoint. Marie Lu’s unique style is a winner.