Prodigy by Marie Lu (a Legend novel)
Summary: After escaping from the Republic's stronghold of Los Angeles, 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 pair joins a group of Patriot rebels eager to help Day rescue his brother and who offer them passage to the Colonies. The Patriots have only one request--June and Day must assassinate the new Elector. It's the 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? (taken from book jacket)
First Line: "Day jolts awake beside me."
My Critique: This book is, obviously, a continuation of the previous book Legend. The book picks up immediately where the previous book left off--which I love. I really hate when you read a sequel and it's like "4 years later" or something. I like following the action all the way through. I've had a very very busy couple of months so what should have taken me 2 days to read has actually taken about 5 weeks. BUT I was so engrossed in the story that I found myself thinking about it when I wasn't reading it. I wanted to read but had a hard time finding spare time to dedicate to it. This book was action packed and did a good job of answering questions that arose in the previous book but raised questions and plot points to be explored in the following book. I am enjoying this series almost as much as I enjoyed Hunger Games. I look forward to reading the next book and think if you're a fan of YA fiction, dystopian fiction, or conspiracy stories, this would be a good book to read. Enjoyable for both guys and gals.
DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions expressed in the afore mentioned book, Prodigy, are the sole views and opinions of the author and have nothing to do with me or my own views/opinions/beliefs...so get off my back. I am in no way affiliated with with afore mentioned author...except that one time in Vegas------------uh, nevermind.......