: Legend #2
: Marie Lu
: April 8th 2014 (paperback edition)
: purchased on periplus.com
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?
You know, sometimes I wonder what things would be like if I just ... met you one day.
Like normal people do. If I just walked by you on some street one sunny morning
and thought you were cute, stopped, shook your hand, and said,
"Hi, I'm Daniel.”
- Day -
It has been long time since a book hurt my heart so much that I woke up with agony. Prodigy did that to me, a thrilling sequel that gave my excitement, happiness, giddiness, and a nightmare. Oh yes, a nightmare, that has nothing to do with Prodigy, but the night when I finished Prodigy, I couldn't sleep well and got nightmare as a jackpot. What I'm trying to say is prepare your heart before reading this book.
I didn't expect the story grew very fast in the second installment. The war happened, rebellion was menacing the Republic. Those were kind of thing that usually happens in the last book of series, but BOOM, it's the 2nd book and you get everything you need for a book (except the ending ofcourse because there's still the 3rd book). I was so thrilled to join the story and all the actions along the book.
Although the bad person was still as obvious as in Legend, I still enjoyed gathering the story. The more I pried the mysteries the more the world in Legend expanded.
I've already loved the main characters since Legend. I felt so close to Day and June, I cared about their safety. I didn't buy their relationship at the beginning, but as I read Prodigy, I really need them to be together.