Prodigy: Book summary and reviews of Prodigy by Marie Lu

Prodigy

A Legend Novel

by Marie Lu

Prodigy

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June and Day arrive in Vegas just as the unthinkable happens: the Elector Primo dies, and his son Anden takes his place. With the Republic edging closer to chaos, the two join a group of Patriot rebels eager to help Day rescue his brother and offer passage to the Colonies. They have only one request?June and Day must assassinate the new Elector.

It's their chance to change the nation, to give voice to a people silenced for too long.

But as June realizes this Elector is nothing like his father, she's haunted by the choice ahead. What if Anden is a new beginning? What if revolution must be more than loss and vengeance, anger and blood?what if the Patriots are wrong?

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"A soap-operatic turn of events at the book's conclusion doesn't hurt at all and will only heighten the clamor for the next title. Grades 8-12." - Booklist

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Prodigy - Marie Lu
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?

This was an intense book that leaves you on edge with suspense, hope, and desire. As you read this novel, you will find it hard to stop! I was intrigued by Lu's unique way to portray the character's feelings, actions, and emotions. I gave this book the rating that it deserves, a five star novel for sure. I would recommend this book to any kind of reader. Don't forget to see Lu's "Legend," and "Champion!"

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I don't really enjoy the book that much... way too slow.

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Marie Lu Author Biography

Marie Lu was born in 1984, in China. She left Beijing for the States in 1989 and went to college at the University of Southern California.

Lu is the author of the New York Times bestselling novels Legend and Prodigy. She graduated from the University of Southern California and jumped into the video game industry, working for Disney Interactive Studios as a Flash artist. Now a full-time writer, she spends her spare time reading, drawing, playing Assassin's Creed, and getting stuck in traffic. She currently lives in Los Angeles (see above: traffic) with her fiancé, one Chihuahua mix, and two Pembroke Welsh Corgis.

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