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Prodigy
Prodigy: A Legend Novel | Marie Lu
The second book in Marie LusNew York Times bestselling LEGEND trilogyperfect for fans of THE HUNGER GAMES and DIVERGENT!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 requestJune and Day must assassinate the new Elector.Its 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, shes haunted by the choice ahead. What if Anden is a new beginning? What if revolution must be more than loss and vengeance, anger and bloodwhat if the Patriots are wrong?In this highly-anticipated sequel to the New York Times bestseller Legend, Lu delivers a breathtaking thriller with high stakes and cinematic action."Masterful." The Los Angeles Times"Lu's action-packed series is the real deal." Entertainment WeeklyFrom the Trade Paperback edition.
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PageShifter
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Mehso-so

Characters were a bit hard to relate to: they were only 15 and still did all these things. I also would have loved to feel something when one of the secondary characters died but the character wasn't fleshed out enough to make me do that.

I still liked this dystopian world but it didn't give so much new - new things would have made this even more intriguing read.

#SeriesRead2022

TheSpineView Great job! 1mo
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BooksNBowls
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Pickpick

I loved this installment, especially the ending (big heartbreaking cliffhanger) 😢🥺 June has grown on me a lot in this book, I really can‘t wait to dive into Champion! #LegendSeries

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BooksNBowls
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Day #3 for the #BookMoods challenge!! Hoping to finish up this series soon!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Good luck 🍀👍🏻 📚 8mo
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NickDinesh
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Mehso-so

I picked up this book because i read its predecessor, Legend. Because Legend was such a great book, i have incredibly high expectations for this book. I hope to meet some new exciting characters and the old characters. I wonder whats going to happen to Day and June as the venture out by themselves. I am really excited to start reading this novel.

JhettShepherd 🤩🤩🤩 1y
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DarkMina
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Eggs Beautiful 💙🦅🖤 1y
persephone1408 Pretty cover 🐦🖤 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🐦📚🙌🏻 1y
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Asher-B
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Pickpick

This book was so beautifully written! From the development of the plot, all the way through the development of the characters, this book is an excellent piece of art!

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CassieBloomie
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I‘m willing to suspend my disbelief for a lot of things— for example, a fighter jet battle between a group of teens and a task force of experienced pilots. BUT A CAPITALISM BACKED POLICE FORCE? COME ON, IN WHAT WORLD? Oh wait—

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Jeanelle
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Pickpick

This is a series I‘ve read before, but the life in this book will always put a smile in my face. I‘m not the biggest fan of most of Marie Lu‘s books, even though they are good, but these ones will always hold a special place in my heart. Each time I read this one in particular I feel as though I start to understand June a little bit more. She comes to life and no longer feels overshadowed by Day. I‘m glad to be on this beautiful journey again!

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Jovy
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The second book in the Legend series lives up to its predecessor. Day and June are back with more action and political intrigue. There‘s a marked improvement on characterization and world building, and that ending!! That was a punch in the gut. 💔

#SeriesRead2021

TheSpineView 👍📖 2y
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adultishbookworm
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My out of town bestie had car trouble and what was supposed to be a few-hour hangout turned into a sleepover! We decided to spend the day reading until her car was fixed. 😍

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alecia3dixie
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Pickpick

This one was waaay better than the first one! The characters are still naive but they are 15. This one has a lot more action and twists and turns that I love! And the gut rentching twist at the end! I am definitely more invested in this series now. 1 thing tho, 1 main character having a love triangle between a girl who he calls his sister, and the other one kiss someone way older than her when she is 15.. that's not it sis.

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rosesparkle001
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A phenomenal story of patriotism. A much appreciated limit on romance (no offence to romance lovers) and definitely a better version of divergent ( again no offence to divergent fan). A beautiful concept of love for ones country despite all flaws. And above all an exceptional example that despite history we can change.
Definitely a must read on my list.

Novella_007 (For the offenses) None taken🤣✌️✌️ 2y
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Melismatic
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Good. Not as good as Book 1 - but that tends to happen in trilogies (for me) as it feels like a suspension bridge to the climactic Book 3. I really like Lu‘s style altho June is beginning to grate on me and borders on a Mary Sue type YA lead. So many hanging threads left to resolve - looking forward to it.

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Melismatic
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“This week‘s code?”
“Alexander Hamilton.”

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Melismatic
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I‘m keen to finish this series before totally moving on to my next #NewToMe author (probably won‘t happen tho). I love a good dystopia map. If I were living in the Legend universe, pretty sure I‘d be underwater right now bc NYC is... 😱 🌊

Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I'm a goner here in NJ. It looks like anyone on the east coast is screwed! 3y
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jploves2read
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This started off a little slowly or maybe life was just a little too busy. Either way it was another good read from Lu. I‘m curious about where the story goes next. I‘m ready for book 3.

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jploves2read
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Just finished the first in this series and I am ready to go on to the second. 🙂👍🏾

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H_BA_101

“Even in the dark ,I see hints of a smile creep onto her face. ‘Yeah you are a smooth talker‘ I give her a wounded frown. ‘Sweetheart would I ever lie to you?‘ ‘Don‘t try I‘d see right through it.‘ I give her a low laugh. ‘Fair enough‘ “

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H_BA_101
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“My heart is ripped open, shredded, leaking blood. I can‘t leave him like this. We‘ve been through too much to turn into strangers”

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Sci.Cricketts
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5/5. June and Day keep you guessing! 2020 off to a great reading start!

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Twainy
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🎧 A Legend novel, book two. Nice to know that boys are filled with angst and self-doubt also. Not. 🙄 It‘s the one annoying thing about YA. Not a good look on either gender. That said. I loved the book!! Tess is right about June & Day. This love at first sight. Stupid but I forgave it as the book was fun & comes with a lesson. Yes I could do without a YA lesson but it was in line with the storyline. Looking forward to Champion! 👍🏼 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️3/8

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bookish_mind
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My favorite book in the series👌💕

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Zaralyn
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Yet another sci-fi 😂 This is also a sequel and a well done one. It takes place in post apocalyptic America. After floods decimated the east coast, the west seceded to become the Republic of America and the east was called the Colonies. Though it‘s too bad she didn‘t have the guts to put in a plausible reason for floods (cough global warming), it‘s pretty cool seeing communism right up against excess capitalism. I love the characters too!

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BooksOnPointe
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🌟🌟🌟🌟

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catchingbooks
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I finished “Prodigy” on my plane ride home. I am in love with this book. It‘s characters are raw and genuine. You love them for their faults. The author made them human with real human thoughts, as twisted as they are.

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AriThomas
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❤️Katy, TX
🧡23
💛Manager at a bookstore, basically my paycheck goes back into the books
💚Married
💙She/her
💜I honestly don't remember, I've changed it a couple times🤣

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Exbrarian
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A rare occurrence. I preferred the 2nd book to the first. Solid YA dystopian fiction.

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BookieGirl

"I didn't join the Patriots because I wanted to, you know." Tess rises from her bed and stands over me, her back stiff, her hands clenching and unclenching. "I joined the Patriots because of you. Because I was worried sick about you after June took you away and arrested you. I thought I could talk them into saving you-but I don't have the bargaining power June has. June can do anything she wants to you, and you'd still take her back. June can do

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bookishfurmom

This is taking me so long to listen to. I just haven‘t been in an audio book mood 🤷🏽‍♀️

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Shley9225
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Great sequel. Omg so intense. This was, like, the definition of intense. The PLOT TWISTS. Ahhhh. I died. Also the ending. TEARS. Idk where the next book is going to go. Like WHERE. It better heal my aching heart. Great book ❤️

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ReadingRobyn
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Y‘all Metias still deserved better idgaf what they say. Also the end of this one stressed me out.

LogiKitty Long live Metias 😭 4y
Shley9225 RIGHT 4y
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ReadingRobyn
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**gasps** I‘m actually reading a book 2!!!! I‘m bad about starting a bunch of series and taking forever to continue the. Even when I love it.

LogiKitty 😍😍😍 4y
LogiKitty One of my favorite latest YAs! 4y
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leecarax
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This book hit me right in the FEELS. I can't say much without spoiling, but I can say I know Marie Lu is going to be my new heartbreaker. The story was so rich with action, suspense, and romance that was all evenly paced. It was so fresh from the typical dystopian I've read (as was the first one!) DEFINITELY READ IT!!! 💕😭😱

#legend #prodigy #champion #marielu #ya #dystopian #action #suspense #yaaction #series #secondbook #emotionalreads #otp

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sarahgreatlove
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The addictive quality of this trilogy picks up in book 2. It was clear there was a conspiracy happening somewhere but puzzling to figure out who the characters could trust and who they couldn‘t. The setting was perhaps the most intriguing: 2052, I think, and the polar ice caps have melted, causing the land mass of the world to shrink and different countries to become powerhouses. Fascinating to see Africa and Antarctica so powerful and advanced.

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LogiKitty
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Another heart wrenchingly cheesy romance enveloped in an action packed dystopian world. The book went in all kids of ways unexpected - and I couldn't totally tell what would happen next (which is great!). I'm still crying over the loss of Kaede - one of the most badass fighter pilots I've ever read about - and of course the separation of the Republic's two favs. I have a feeling I know what will happen in the next... 😭😭 #prodigy #legendtrilogy

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LogiKitty
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"The working-class gets shafted everywhere, don't they? My point is this: The Colonies are better than the Republic in some ways. But believe it or not, the reverse is also true. No such thing as a stupid utopia you've been fantasizing about, Day. doesn't exist. There's no point trying to tell you that before. It's just something you had to see for yourself."
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True facts! ?? #prodigy

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LogiKitty

"I never thought about it before, but now I realize just how good Tess is at forming new bonds- I sense that the Patriots' ease around her, the same ease I felt with her on the streets. That's her strength, no doubt. She heals. She's comforting."

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LogiKitty
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"Metias was in love with you," I whisper.
Thomas doesn't reply.
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OMG. CRYING.

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LogiKitty

"No matter what speeches Anden gives to please them, all they're going to see is a wealthy man who has no idea how to heal their suffering." Sounds familiar ?‍♀️

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LogiKitty

I'm in 30 pages already, and this shit has gotten crazy! Wow.

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LogiKitty
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Lucky Christmas Eve for me! Prodigy (sequel to Legend) and Heroin Diaries has come in and I'm SO EXCITED. I do need to start up on Collapse for my book club, but I probably will after Christmas :x I have way too many books in my stack to read this winter.

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ladybrightscales

"I no longer want to destroy the system. I want to change it.

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jmtrivera
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I'd read this book does more in the way of world-building and answering questions than the first, and that's true. It did feel a bit draggy at first, but overall Lu is excellent at pacing the story so that it feels continually in motion even when not. I'm still partial to the characters, but mostly I found this an interesting middle book because the end makes me curious as to where the third book will go. I guess I'll have to pick it up and see!

APLitlife This trilogy is a favorite among my students 5y
jmtrivera @APLitlife That's good to know. I'll be teaching a new lit class this fall and I'm trying to brainstorm books to recommend to them. 5y
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Arvena
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Mehso-so

Somehow this sequel was boring and slow, even dragged out - too much of unnecessary details.
The plot was predictable.
Romance was a mess, but love square situation was pretty catchy.
I think I might have liked this book more if I had read it a few years earlier.

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jmtrivera
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My Litsy app didn't work yesterday! 😭 How was I supposed to know what everyone was reading, or your latest news, or what the best new quizzes and questionnaires were?! How were you all supposed to know my book feels or if I finished Prodigy or not?!
Spoiler alert, I did not. But I still missed you guys! 😂

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MuddyPuddle
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Prodigy was certainly entertaining, fast-paced, and exciting, but I think the author got some of the relationships mixed up! (AND the protagonist's supposed ages still don't work for me very well...)

#ya #dystopia

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