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Prodigy (Legend, book 2)

by Marie Lu

Rated: Moderate

In this sequel to Legend, we follow June and Day, now on the run from the Republic after June helped Day escape before his execution. They flee to Vegas in the hopes of reaching out to the revolutionary group the Patriots. Day’s leg is badly injured. As a result, June and Day do not get around as quickly as usual. Before they are able to find the Patriots, the Republic announces that the Elector has died, meaning that his son, Anden, is the new Elector. Soon after this, the Patriots reach out to June and Day with a deal. In exchange for fixing Day’s leg and helping him find his missing brother, Eden, June and Day must help the Patriots assassinate the new Elector. The Patriots hope to capitalize on the instability of the Republic and the help the Colonies win the war. Can June and Day trust the Patriots? Should they assassinate the new Elector to help bring about a better society?

I enjoyed Prodigy in the same way that I enjoyed The Hunger Games. The beginning of the book was a little slow, but once the pace picked up, the book was much more enjoyable.  It lived up to my expectations, once I got past the first several chapters. In short, if you liked Legend, you’ll like its sequel.

Rated: Moderate. This book is a low moderate. There are a handful of instances with minor language (all “d” and “h” words). Day uses the word “goddy” a lot. There is one pretty intense makeout scene between June and Day, but I did not find it explicit at all. There is also short discussion of June’s brother, Metias, who we found out was gay. Lastly, since the book is set during wartime there is a certain amount of shoot-’em-up and blood, none of it gratuitous. No one element or category made this book a moderate, but the cumulative effect of these mild elements throughout the book, I felt, warranted a moderate.

— Reviewed by Corryn Brown

Corryn Brown is an avid reader and law student. She strives daily to find and maintain equilibrium between life, law, and reading.

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  • Prodigy (Legend, book 2)
  • by Marie Lu
  • Rated: Moderate
  • Genre: Young adult
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