by Marie Lu
Published: November 29th 2011
What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. Born into an elite family in one of the Republic's wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic's highest military circles. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country's most wanted criminal. But his motives may not be as malicious as they seem.
From very different worlds, June and Day have no reason to cross paths-until the day June's brother Metias, is murdered and Day becomes the prime suspect. Caught in the ultimate game of cat and mouse, Day is in a race for his family's survival, while June seeks to avenge Metias's death. But in a shocking turn of events, the two uncover the truth of what has really brought them together, and the sinister lengths their country will go to keep its secrets.
I went to pick up Prodigy after having read Legend over a year ago. Of course, I couldn't remember where Legend had left off, so I had to re-read it. This is my review for the re-read.
Once again, I have to give Legend 4 stars. It was a really enjoyable and quick read. The world Marie Lu created is fascinating. It is a dystopian that you can see actually coming true to a point.
June goes back and forth between likeable and stuck-up-rhymes with witch. Once the story progresses more and she finds information Metias left for her, you can see that she just strongly believed what the Republic told her. It isn't that she harbors hatred because she is mean, it is what has been engrained in her by her country.
Day is a fantastic character and has a lot of depth to him. You can see why he does what he does every step of the way. He is one of those brave few that actually take a stand for what they believe in, instead of sitting around doing nothing.
As before, I really look forward to Prodigy and seeing how everything progresses. I have a feeling we will see more of the Patriots and how they work.