"Prodigy" is the long-awaited sequel to "Legend", the must-read dystopian novel for all YA fans of "The Hunger Games" by Suzanne Collins and "Divergent" by Veronica Roth. A brilliant re-imagining of "Les Miserables", the series is set to be a global film sensation as CBS films have acquired... show more
"Prodigy" is the long-awaited sequel to "Legend", the must-read dystopian novel for all YA fans of "The Hunger Games" by Suzanne Collins and "Divergent" by Veronica Roth. A brilliant re-imagining of "Les Miserables", the series is set to be a global film sensation as CBS films have acquired rights to the trilogy. The "Twilight Saga" producers, Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey, will produce. 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? Dystopian fiction at its very best in this thrilling instalment in the Legend trilogy. Praise for Legend: "If you liked "The Hunger Games", you'll love this". (Sarah Rees-Brennan, author of "The Demon's Lexicon"). "Legend is impossible to put down and even harder to forget". (Kami Garcia, author of "New York Times" bestselling author of "Beautiful Creatures"). "A fine example of commercial fiction with razor-sharp plotting, depth of character and emotional arc, 'Legend' doesn't merely survive the hype, it deserves it". ("New York Times"). "Marie Lu's dystopian novel is a 'Legend' in the making". ("USA Today"). Marie Lu works as an art director for a video game company. Legend and Prodigy were built round the world that Marie Lu created for a popular Facebook game also called Legend. She was born near Shanghai but currently lives in California.
Publish date: January 29th 2013
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
Pages no: 371
Edition language: English
Series: Legend (#2)
The first book [b:Legend|9275658|Legend (Legend, #1)|Marie Lu|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1333909141s/9275658.jpg|14157512] lacked worldbuilding, but it was made up in this part.We get a lot of new information about the Colonies, the Republic, the war, and the history, which was interesting to rea...
It's been a long time since I read Legend, but I remember being blown away by it, then all my attempts to get into Prodigy failed and I thought I was suffering from a reading slump. It turns out Prodigy just wasn't all that good. Day and June were boring characters. Tess was sweet but unexceptional....
It took me a while to get into this, what with it being a few years since I read the first book, but I remembered bits. There was a bit of a surprise thrown in but by the time it came about I was kind if expecting something like that to happen anyway. I'm going to have to read the third and fina...
After saving Day from execution, June and Day are on the run from the Republic. With no options left, they join with the Patriots to help them bring down the Republic. But are the Patriots the allies they think they are? Or have they just thrown themselves into another dangerous situation? I am ha...
More world-building in this one... but of a kind that didn't convince me. Bad totalitarianism vs. bad capitalism... Meh.I wasn't convinced either when it came to the characters, as these supposedly "geniuses" have sharp thoughts at times, only to behave stupidly the next. Day wasn't that much active...