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Prodigy (Legend Series #2)

Prodigy - Marie Lu Seen at Scott Reads It!Legend is one of all my time favorite books and so once I heard that my library had Prodigy had to go get it. I wasted no time and I started almost immediately after getting Prodigy. Prodigy is one emotional roller coaster ride that will leave you desperate for more. The 2nd installment in the Legend Trilogy is extremely fast-paced with cinematic action packed scenes. Marie Lu's writing ability is unparalleled . Once you start Legend or Prodigy, you'll forget about the world around you because you'll be so engaged. If you need to go to school that day, it doesn't matter because the Republic is at stake. Day and June are perfect and they could do no wrong in my mind. I have such a strong emotional connection with the characters Lu created. Between Legend and the end of Prodigy I feel like June and Day have grown and matured so much. June and Day are The romance isn't a a major component of Prodigy but it's very essential to the story. There is a love triangle but it didn't bother me at all. I actually really enjoyed the love triangle because it was complex and extremely developed. A perfect love triangle isn't just about which character you like better, it's about the stakes that come with each character. Anden was such an intriguing and interesting character to read about but the whole thing with him and June can't work out. Day and June are star-crossed lovers because they were destined to be together. Romance is usually the downfall of most YA novels for me but in Prodigy it's one of my favorite attributes. From chapter one I was enthralled in the exciting but terrifying world of the Republic. There were tons of awesome action scenes in addition to the fantastic romantic scenes. The fighter jet scene was unadulterated awesome and it reminded me of the X-Wing scenes from Star Wars. Another scene that really stood out in my mind was of course the bath tub scene. I could rant all day about how much I loved Prodigy but I don't want to spoil a plot point by accident. The ending was such an emotional cliff hanger and I couldn't stop bawling when I finished reading. I can count on one hand the number of times I have cried while reading a book. The only other time I remember crying while reading was The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. I was an emotional train wreck and all I could think about was how 2014 was way too far away. You must read Prodigy! Prodigy is an absolutely perfect book and I highly recommend reading it. If there's anything I want you to get out of this post is that you should go to your closest library/bookstore and get Prodigy right now. Marie Lu is a literary prodigy and words can't express how much I loved Prodigy.