Title: Prodigy (Legend #2)
Author: Marie Lu
Pub: April 2014
Genre: Science Fiction, Dystopia, Romance
I had to push myself to finish this book. I was just not feeling it. It just dragged on and on and I wasn’t even too sure what was going on. Everyone seems to have loved this book so I’m conflicted on how I feel about it.
June and Day have arrived and Vegas. To receive aid from the Patriots, they must agree to join the Patriots in their attempts to assasinate the new Elector Primo, Anden. Day makes maneuvers underground with the Patriots and June is thrust into innerworkings of the Republic to get closer and hopefully kill Anden. However, her interactions with him make her question his resolve and the Patriot’s own mission to kill him.
The plot and action was boring and it didn’t feel like it progressed in a way that made sense. The conflict was weak. The antagonists made no real appearance and there was no chance for the reader to feel tension or mounting tension.
Legend was action-packed and fast paced, but Prodigy felt like a drag. Nothing really happens in the first half of the book. Interactions between characters don’t feel that authentic because there aren’t very many moments where we can see them interacting in a meaningful way.
I was reluctant to pick up Champion, considering how a bore Prodigy was. But, I’m glad I picked it up anyway (review for that one coming soon).
So, unfortunately, I didn’t like Prodigy at all. There’s no real character development (which is okay), but the conflict is weak, the plot is all over the place and nowhere at the same time.
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