Prodigy is the long-awaited sequel to Legend, THE must-read dystopian thriller novel for all YA readers.
Perfect for all fans of The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins and Divergent by Veronica Roth. A brilliant re-imagining of Les Miserables, the series is set to be a global film sensation as CBS films have acquired rights to the trilogy. The Twilight Saga producers, Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey, will produce.
Injured and on the run, it has been seven days since June and Day barely escaped Los Angeles and the Republic with their lives. Day is believed dead having lost his own brother to an execution squad who thought they were assassinating him. June is now the Republic's most wanted traitor.
Desperate for help, they turn to the Patriots - a vigilante rebel group sworn to bring down the Republic. But can they trust them or have they unwittingly become pawns in the most terrifying of political games?
Dystopian fiction at its very best in this thrilling instalment in the Legend trilogy.
Praise for Legend:
'If you loved The Hunger Games, you'll love this.' - Sarah Rees-Brennan, author of The Demon's Lexicon
'A fine example of commercial fiction with razor-sharp plotting, depth of character and emotional arc, 'Legend' doesn't merely survive the hype, it deserves it.' - New York Times
'Marie Lu's dystopian novel is a 'Legend' in the making.' - USA Today
'Legend is impossible to put down and even harder to forget.' - Kami Garcia, New York Times bestselling author of film sensation, Beautiful Creatures
The characters are known, world-building is complete, and readers know the destination is still out of reach. It's the second book of a trilogy how will the author handle it? Lu opts for a high simmer of intrigue in her sequel to Legend. June and Day are crucial pawns in the game of political plot and counterplot as power at the top of the Republic changes hands. Love must take a backseat: for Day, to family and friends; and for June, to the greater good that is her lodestone now that her family is dead. The pair is separated for much of the book, and talk dominates action the world-shaping machinations are the means to bring about a more personal, subtle pivot in the story. June and Day were once divided by ignorance and circumstance; now they are held apart by principle and choice. The portrayal of their dilemma is taut and insightful, and while the story line resembles a high plateau of tension rather than a conventional arc, there are enough unfolding questions to propel the narrative to its aching ending. Ages 12 up.
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This is the best book I have ever read and seriously cant wait for the last one,