"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
Prodigy (Legend #2)
by Marie Lu
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?
In this highly-anticipated sequel, Lu delivers a breathtaking thriller with high stakes and cinematic action.
Why Am I Excited?:
1. I absolutely loved Legend. I thought it was gripping, that June and Day were both great characters and that the plot held my attention very well. If I love a first book, I'm usually pretty eager to get the next one.
2. In the first book, June is driven to get revenge for the loss of her brother. She is not a completely unsympathetic character, but she has an edge to her because of her goal in the story. Here, we are seeing a situation where June is thinking rather then reacting, but which is likely going to cause people to question here if she acts on it or says anything about it, thanks to her background. We also don't see how Day is dealing with this (especially with the life of his brother in jeopardy), which leaves some serious questions hanging in the air.
I can say this much: my money says this won't be dull! So, are you looking forward to Prodigy? Did you like Legend? I'd love to know.
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