Prodigy, Marie Lu

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  1. bachbooks Says:

    Summary:
    In Prodigy, Marie Lu continues the tale of Day and June as they escape from the Republic with the help of the underground rebel group, the Patriots. Patriot medics surgically repair Day’s wounded leg, and he agrees to help them carry out a plot to assassinate the Elector and spark a revolution. Meanwhile, June goes “undercover” and gets “recaptured” by the Republic. She uses her interrogation as a means of getting access to the new Elector in support of the Patriot plot. What June hears from the Elector causes her to reconsider her commitment to the plan and signal Day to put the brakes on the assassination plot. In addition to the political intrigue, jealous tension abounds in Prodigy as Day reunites with Tess and June grows closer to the new Elector, Anden.

    Evaluation:
    Lu continues the alternating perspectives of June and Day from chapter to chapter, so we get dual perspectives on the events as they unfold. While I would like to see what the characters would do if they just sat around for a day, Day and June seem constantly on the run. They create dramatic solutions to their problems, which makes for an exciting plot but marginal characters. I get that they feel sad, angry, passionate, and conflicted, but I want more from them, and from the series. The surprising twist near the end leads me to believe that book three will bring more action and less emotion. Even so, I enjoyed the story, and, to learn how it all ends, I will read Champion as soon as I can.

    Rating: 3 stars

    Recommendations: Legend, Ship Breaker, Divergent, Brave New World, The Hunger Games, 1984, Romeo and Juliet

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