Book Review: Prodigy by Marie Lu (Book 2 in The Legend Trilogy)

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Genre: Dystopian Fiction

Age Recommended: 14 and up

Very rarely have I read the second book of a trilogy and thought it to be better than the first, but Prodigy was far superior to Legend. While the first book was a little predictable, this one had surprising twists scattered throughout and truly succeeded in adding a new dimension to the characters and their relationships.

June has just helped Day escape from his execution and is now on the run with him in an attempt to go beyond the border of the Republic to the Colonies. The only issue is that Day is injured- badly.

June seeks help from the Patriots, who operate on Day, but when they ask for assistance to free Day’s brother from the Republic’s jail, the Patriots’ price is that June and Day help them assassinate the Elector (the ruler) of the Republic. June will gain the Elector’s trust and figure out a way to draw him into a public space so that Day can kill him in front of his people.

But their plan takes a different path when the Elector dies and his son takes over. June is convinced that the new Elector has a different way of ruling, a better way than his father, and becomes uncertain about her role in his assassination. What’s worse is that the new Elector wants June to rule as his chief Senator and eventually marry him, which further complicates her emotions.

With Day’s brother still in jail and all of their lives on the line, what will June choose to do?

If you would like to read this book, you can purchase it here: Prodigy

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