Prodigy (Legend, #2) by Marie Lu

Prodigy (Legend, #2)

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 ...

Details Prodigy (Legend, #2)

TitleProdigy (Legend, #2)
Release DateJan 29th, 2013
PublisherPutnam Juvenile
GenreScience Fiction, Dystopia, Young Adult, Romance

Reviews Prodigy (Legend, #2)

  • Nick
    ____________________________________________ “Love is illogical, love had consequences--I did this to myself, and I should be able to take it.” ____________________________________________ ☆☆☆☆☆5 WHOLY STARS!☆☆☆☆☆ 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 ...
  • Kiki
    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...
  • 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 purposefull...
  • 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 soc...
  • 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.
  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    Well that ending is a really sad thing. I'm hoping something can change in the last book =( June and Day are sneaking their way into Vegas. They meet up with The Patriots and Tess. Day gets some new armor so to speak. They make plans to assassinate the new Elector, Anden. But . . . not everything is as it seems and maybe, just maybe, Anden can be trusted. Although, in this world it's really hard to trust any one. June goes undercover so to speak ...
  • Kristalia
    Final rating: 4.75/5 stars “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 endin...
  • Elena
    ❝He is beauty inside and out.He is the silver lining in a world of darkness.He is my light.❞ I completely loved Legend. 4 stars, but I still enjoyed it. I loved Marie's The Young Elites and The Rose Society and I needed more of her writing since I had to wait for the 3rd book to publish, still am. And after reading Legend, I was glad I didn't have to wait to read the rest of the trilogy. I did wait even though I owned the books, but I think w...
  • Helen 2.0
    3.5 stars - BR with Lian. When you imagine the fall of the US as a democracy, what kind of state do you think will emerge? I imagine one of two options are most likely. 1) A fascist surveillance state - nothing is private, nothing is your choice, your every move is strictly directed and monitored by a governing force (possibly the military). Very little personal freedom. 2) A state ruled by money - as David Mitchell calls it in Cloud Atlas, a cor...
  • Rimsha Salam
    Check out my blog for more book reviews and related stuff: Rimsha @Ramblings of a Bookwormso excited !!!Metias:
  • 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!
  • Giselle
    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 incredibl...
  • Liam
    I AM AN EMOTIONAL WRECK RIGHT NOW I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT TO SAY basically, this book did NOT disappoint but it did destroy meI'll admit it did take me longer to get into than Legend but when I got hooked I literally couldn't put this book downJune and Day will be the death of me that is all I have to say about themI 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 writ...
  • Dija
    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 ov...
  • Christine Riccio
    SO GOOD. Action packed and heart wrenching. Flew through it.Just uploaded my booktalk, review/reaction/discussion, yesterday!
  • Kai
    “Day, the boy from the streets with nothing except the clothes on his back and the earnestness in his eyes, owns my heart.”I must have read Legend three, maybe four years ago. Luckily websites like Recaptains have detailed summaries of such books, so I didn't have to reread the whole book again.I know that I really liked the first book in this series, but I think I might just be over this dystopian YA trope. Don't get me wrong: I love YA and ...
  • Brittney ~ Reverie and Ink
    “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.” ^^^Yes I've read this series twice now and if you have read the third book, you can take a guess at why I'm drenched in my own tears.. The first book was good- cute, nothing amazingly spectacular bu...
  • may ➹
    me knowing full well what was going to happen in this book and still choosing to read it anyways:
  • Ferdy
    2.5 stars - SpoilersDisappointing. 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 ...
  • Simona Bartolotta
    Stayed up late in the night to finish this one. Result: tears swelling in my eyes. Not from lack of sleep.Breathtakingly beatiful. Review tomorrow. I need to sleep on it.Tomorrow:"After an eternity, I swallow hard. I will not cry. Love is illogical, love has consequences- I did this to myself, and I should be able to take it. So take it, June."So. That ending.June was likeAnd Day was likeStayed up late in the night to finish this one. Result: tea...
  • Sarah
    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 D...
  • Chloe
    This is even better then the first book! I really enjoyed June in this book a lot more than I did in the last one, I am really looking forward to reading the next book but I don't want it to end:(
  • Emily
    This book was fantastic!!!! I was cheering towards the end and rooting for June and Day. I am even digging and falling for Anden and his good heart. I hope he doesn't change in the last book and turn out to be one of the bad guys!!
  • Mizuki
    Things you need to know before reading my review:(1) I'd read Legend last year, it's my first ever Marie Lu's book, and right after reading I've decided to blacklist this author and her books. However, after finding a copy of the Chinese translation of Prodigy in the library, I'd decided, despite of my lack of enjoyment with the first book, to give this series a second chance, hoping Marie Lu would proof me wrong.(2) I can appreciate Marie Lu for...
  • Hailey (Hailey in Bookland)
    W O W THE FEELS THO. 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.
  • Kyle
    Did not finish! Just too much of a romance novel for me to stomach finishing it.I really understand the importance of character development. But chapter after chapter of how much Day misses June or how Tess feels about Day or how jealous she is of Tess or how June misses Day just doesn't make a good story for me. I finally found myself looking for other things to do rather than picking up the book to read. That's a bad sign so I decided it was ti...
  • Aj the Ravenous Reader
    I may have incurred a heart related illness after reading this. My heart constantly kept bouncing up and down, back and forth the whole time I was reading this. If this book were a movie, I would be jumping off my seat and loudly cheering on the characters I've come to admire and respect.(Day and June have now officially become my most beloved dystopian pair.) The feelings were so hard to contain, I should be allowed to let one escape so- "woohoo...
  • Emma
    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...
  • Alexandra Elend Wolf
    4.5 stars. “If I’m not the Republic’s darling anymore, then who am I?” Starting right after were we ended Legend, we get a jumpstart in all the action. And this time around it's a real jumpstart. With everything crumpled, changed and warped around Day and June we follow them on a journey to discover the truth from lies and what exactly is their place in this new order of things. At the same time, they are both dealing with the traum...