Mini Review: Prodigy by Marie Lu

Thursday, April 17, 2014
Why I chose this book:
I listened to Legend on audiobook, and I immediately had to have the next one. I loved her writing and world building, so I was ready for round 2.

Publisher: Putnam Juvenal
Publish Date: January 29, 2013
Format: Audiobook
Genre: Young Adult, Dystopia
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? (Goodreads)

Mini review:
This book was not exactly what I expected. The first 30-50% was rather slow and tedious, and I found myself pausing my audiobook multiple times on my long drive back to Texas because I was getting tired —keep in mind I had a big cup of coffee. I felt like the plot was missing something, it was all talk and no action really. Day would throw a hissy fit, Tess would get jealous of Day and June’s relationship, and June was out putting her ass on the line while everyone else second-guessed her actions. It was just a little bit annoying. 

However, the last 50% was rock solid writing and action. I grew to really like Anden, which I thought was going to be impossible, and all the twists and turns along the way really made me excited to read the next book.

Overall, it’s a decent second book, for a time where many trilogies fall short of the first book. Prodigy did not out-do Legend, but it came close at times, and if not for that first half, it might have beaten Legend.

I gave this book 3 stars on my Goodreads.

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