Monday, 21 October 2013

Prodigy (Legend #2) by Marie Lu

Prodigy (Legend, #2)
Blurb (from Goodreads):
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?

Prodigy by Marie Lu

My rating: 3.65 of 5 stars

Prodigy (Legend, #2)(Source: I own a copy of this book.)
This is book 2 in the ‘Legend’ series, and kicks off a few days after the end of book 1 ‘Legend’.
**Warning – some unavoidable spoilers for book 1 ‘Legend’.**
Day and June are now on the run, after June helped Day escape his execution. They’re heading to Vegas, hoping to find the patriots, and hoping that they will help them.
When they actually run into the patriots, the plan that is put into motion is an unexpected one – the Primo has just died, and his son has taken over, and the patriots want June and Day to assassinate the new Primo.
Is the new Primo really all that bad though? Is June getting arrested just so that she can speak to him going to work? And has Day really got it in him to pull the trigger?

This was an okay story, with a dramatic end.

June and Day were apart quite a lot in this instalment, which was a shame. They both played their parts well, but it wasn’t the same as if they had been together.

I got a bit annoyed with the plotline in this story, as I thought the plan to assassinate the new Primo was utterly ridiculous. I just didn’t see where it came from, and more importantly how the plan was actually going to work out. I thought June getting herself arrested, and then somehow getting to speak to the new Primo was a silly plan, and I just wasn’t impressed at all.
We did get to meet up with some old characters, although Tess really did my head in with her constant whining.
The ending to this was then pretty dramatic, although I actually hate Day for his actions towards the end, and really wish he would just have been honest! Now we’re left with a pretty humongous cliff-hanger!
Overall; an okay story, with a dramatic, cliff-dangling ending.
7.25 out of 10.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds interesting but this series never really caught my attention.