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Prodigy (Legend #2)

4.3 of 5 stars 4.30  ·  rating details  ·  105,719 ratings  ·  9,319 reviews
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 ...more
Hardcover, 371 pages
Published January 29th 2013 by Putnam Juvenile (first published January 1st 2013)
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Bridget I would read it just to see what happened. But for me, I loved Legend more than Prodigy..but there are some who loved it as much, if not more than…moreI would read it just to see what happened. But for me, I loved Legend more than Prodigy..but there are some who loved it as much, if not more than they did Legend. Just go into it without high hopes and see what happens :-)(less)
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Huge thanks to Julianna Helms for loaning me her ARC. Everybody go and give Julianna a cyber hug right now. GO.

So today I was standing around in the kitchen in my underwear frosting cupcakes, and as I stared vacantly out of the window over the sink, I wondered, "What if I looked up and there was a zombie standing out there?"

I frequently wonder this. Call me crazy, but when I finally peel myself away from my manuscript at about 3:30 in the morning and I let the dog out one last time, I bristle an

“Love is illogical, love had consequences--I did this to myself, and I should be able to take it.”




Marie Lu never disappoints .I had really high expectations for this sequel and they were all met.This may not be my best review,because I am still under the obsession of "Outlander",so I might miss some parts or mess something.I am ready for the finale "Champion"!


Prodigy is an action pack d
Steph Sinclair

Actual rating: 4.5 stars

Well, well, well. Here I am yet again eating my words. A year ago, when I read Legend, I complained about the world building. Mind you, I did think it was a fast-paced, exciting read, but it felt incomplete as a dystopian novel because I couldn't fully visualize how the society fit into the world as a whole. By the end, I was left with so many questions about how everything functioned. I felt like Marie Lu was purposefully keeping secrets from me just to string me along
Wendy Darling
Wow, what a fun sequel! If assassination plots and stealing fighter jets weren't enough, I'd read it for the *whispers* bathtub scene alone.

Emily May

^My thoughts on having to wait a whole year for the next book. I've been so pleasantly surprised by my long-awaited January sequels, first Through the Ever Night, then Everbound... and now Prodigy has come in and turned a series I was on the fence about into one where I anxiously obsess over what will happen in the next installment. Marie Lu really focuses on developing her characters here, whilst still exploring the politics of her dystopian society and introducing one really evil twist to thi
Final rating: /

“He is beauty, inside and out.
He is the silver lining in a world of darkness.
He is my light.”

WHY.THE.HELL.DID.I.READ.THIS.NOW???? It's killing me to wait another year for third book! Killing me i say!!! Especially after a booooooooooooooooooom ending like that T_____T It's going to be tortureeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!! And i need next book nooooooooow!!!!!! I should have waited for the last book to come out!

Oh and ending:


The good:

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Rimsha Salam
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so excited !!!


It was great to be reunited with Day and June again after so long. I believe Legend was the very first ARC I ever read, before I even knew what an ARC was (I won it) so it's a bit special to me. I easily found my way back into this story even after so long; a feat in of itself considering my lack of memory (it's scary how much I forget by the time a sequel releases). Prodigy lives up to its predecessor, maybe even surpassing it with the incredible progress in the world development--which was som ...more

basically, this book did NOT disappoint but it did destroy me

I'll admit it did take me longer to get into than Legend but when I got hooked I literally couldn't put this book down

June and Day will be the death of me that is all I have to say about them

I loved the turn the story has taken in this book, the plot has thickened massively and I love it!! The action scenes are so well written that you can literally visualise it all perfec
2.7/5 stars

Prodigy was one of my most anticipated sequels of 2013. Unfortunately, it might be one of the most disappointing reads of the year as well, for the following reasons:

1. The beginning bored me to death. The recap was lacking and I felt lost reading the story for a very long time. Also, the first half was unbearably slow. I kept skimming through large chunks of the narration in hopes that the pace would eventually pick up but it took over 50% for the action to really get going.

2. The
OMFG. I'm lost for words. Just...
What? Why? Everything is okay then boom... Day -? June?
Why Marie Lu? Why do you torture us?

Okay, I'm okay now...

Right, down to business. Usually, I find, the second book in a series is often the worst but Marie Lu, again you have blown away my expectations.
So basically Prodigy takes place right after Legend. Day and June are together and are traveling to Vegas to make contact with the Patriots. The Elector Primo has died, so his son, Anden has taken over. When t
Christine Riccio
SO GOOD. Action packed and heart wrenching. Flew through it.
Just uploaded my booktalk, review/reaction/discussion, yesterday!
Sasha Alsberg
this book was amazing. the ending was bittersweet, i cried. Marie Lu knows how to make you feel for a character. the ending. Day. Oh my gosh just so surprising. Day/ Daniel was such an inspiration! just wow. and June was such a strong character, she was even a strong willed character in her weakest moments. Just go get this book! its worth every penny!
No, seriously this organ in my chest, I don't need it. That's not a spoiler, that's a warning. This book is such a riveting installment, but be warned that it will not pull at your heart strings, rather it will pluck them until they break.
Okay, I love June. She's a fantastic heroine. A little too young, but I get Lu's reasons for making her 15.
The reason I gave this four instead of five stars, well there's a couple. The first is I didn't love Day as much in this book, and I really needed to. H
Jessy Books
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2.5 stars - Spoilers

Disappointing. Prodigy reminded me too much of The Hunger Games, and not in a good way. Also, I hated Day and the dumb love square.

-What's what: After June and Day escaped from the evul-but-not-actually-all-that-evul-Republic, they joined the not-so-evul-but-secretly-evul-Patriots.
Also, June was given the task to assassinate the new Elector of the Republic. And Day reunited with his childhood friend, Tess… And then moaned about his life. Good times.

-June was a decent enough
LOVED IT! What an AMAZING story!

“He is beauty, inside and out.
He is the silver lining in a world of darkness.
He is my light.”

It’s a bit unusual for me to like more the second book in a series, but as much as I liked Legend it will never compare with this lovely book… Because, you see, Prodigy is simply (and amazingly) good: great characters, strong world building, a lot more action and an amount of suspense that might kill you just a bit. Not to mention some sweet moments that might melt you
Where should I start? This trilogy is so action-packed and I always need to hold my breath because I have no idea what'll happen when I turn the next page. If you haven't read Legend, GO READ IT. The characters are amazing and the plot is so genious! This gets easily 5 stars from me. There are so many twists that everytime you think everything's good, something happens. That's why I couldn't put this down.

Now I'll go to the SPOILERS. If you haven't yet read Prodigy and don't want to be spoiled,

Prodigy was almost as good as Legend. Almost.

From the very first page I am thrown right back into the story and the pacing never seemed to falter. It still had all the great elements from Legend, and I found myself never losing interest at any point in the book.

The only thing that I had a problem with was Day and June's relationship and the little drama that came with it. I struggled with their relationship in this book, I was expecting a lot more growth but it
sunset shimmer
4.5 stars. This might be an unpopular opinion, but I thought the first book was much better. Still, doesn't mean I didn't love this one as well. It was a goddy good time.
Hailey (HailsHeartsNyc)

This was jam packed with action and ALL OF THE FEELS. Like I literally was punched in the gut a few times. omg. I just can't.
Stacia (the 2010 club)
So what if it took me 11 days to finish Prodigy? At least I'm finally willing to look at any book again. I call that progress on a small scale, haha.

I know that many people felt like Prodigy was a step-up over the first installment in the trilogy, and I can say that it did have quite a few areas of improvement over Legend when it came to showing more world detail. There was a great amount of time spent on bringing the bigger picture into focus, and it probably satisfied many of those who felt as
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Que decir de este libro ... las ultimas 150 me sorprendieron muchísimo. Aunque les tengo que admitir que al principio me pareció muy lento, pesado y aburrido, este es el motivo de porque no le puse 4 estrellas, de la mitad del libro en adelante me encanto, si hubiera sido por eso le ponía 5 estrellas y mas, pero todo lo anterior como dije antes me aburrió un poco.
En cuanto a personajes, Jude me agrado mucho mas en este que en el anterior. Como saben yo odie a Jude en el ante
Carolina Carriço
I loved this!!! I preferred the first one, but even so I had to give this book 5 stars. It was just so good. I loved seeing the uprising happening from different places and POVs. I loved the role of each person to start changing the Republic, and I wasn't seeing that twist coming.

I really liked knowing more of Kaede. And I learned to dislike Tess. And still love Day but June let me down a little bit in the middle of the book, then she got better again.
I adored every single cute interaction betw

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3.5 stars

It's been over a year since I read Legend, the first novel in the trilogy. Legend was no doubt my favorite dystopian and one of my favorite books last year! I loved everything about it, and I eagerly anticipated the release of the sequel. Now having finally read Prodigy...

Unfortunately, it didn't do it for me the way the first book did. It was a much more different reading experience for me. While Legend was engaging and had me hooked f
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'he is beauty, inside and out. he is the silver lining in a world of darkness. he is my light.'

I am SCREAMING at that ending

boy this book did not disappoint. Prodigy was an amazing follow up to Legend, and it had a lot more action which was lovely, I can't wait to read the last book!
Julianna Helms

**Actual, full review** Original will be posted here on my blog on January 22nd, 2013. (Note: due to copy-and-paste, formatting and links have been lost.)

Darn it, Marie. If I actually cussed, I would be throwing out a firecracker of expletives right now.

I read this book a while ago, so I don't remember every nook and cranny of it. But here is what I do remember: every time I think about it, I just want to weep and simultaneously punch a wall. I still freeze every time someone
Duchess Nicole
This second installment is full of twists and turns. I had no idea when I started the book that it would end this way, but I kind of love that it's been unpredictable so far. (view spoiler) I'm assuming that I have a pretty good idea as to what the "big picture" is, but the journey is the best part and I'm anxious to see how Lu jumps this last big shocking hurdle that she's suddenly thrown up.
Let me just begin by no. NOPE. NO. NOOOO!!!! I can't possibly review this. not now at least. I'm crying like a baby. a really sick baby. a really sick baby who's lollipop has been taken away. NO. I just need to know what happens next so i'm going to read the third and final book in hope of a happy ending. Pray for me. xD
Cecilie Frandsen
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