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Prodigy: Legend, Book 2

By Michael Berry, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Action-packed dystopian sci-fi sequel keeps suspense high.

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age 12+

Based on 1 parent review

age 12+

Better than it's Predecessor

I really enjoyed this book. The first half was a bit slow, but once you hit the 250 mark, it really picks up. I loved the airplane chase scene and couldn't rip my eyes from the pages until it was complete, and the speech Day gives slapped a smile on my face. And then the ending came along... I'm going to be completely honest here. I cried. A lot. The fact that this book could pull those emotions from me is amazing, especially since I wasn't the biggest fan of Legend. Marie Lu's writing is spectacular. You can easily tell who's perspective your reading from, you connect with the characters and feel their emotions, and you can see every little detail in your mind. Sex: The romance is a bit more descriptive and is a bigger part of the story than it was in Legend. Violence: There is a plan in place to assassinate the new Elector, but otherwise much less violence than in the first book. Language: A few uses of damn and ass. Final Complaint: TESS WAS SO ANNOYING.

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Too much sex
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Is It Any Good?

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Prodigy avoids the sophomore slump, maintaining the narrative energy of Legend, the first volume in this sci-fi series. Author Marie Lu excels in choreographing the action scenes, keeps the level of suspense high, and pulls off a couple of neat plot twists. Some readers may lose patience with Day's and June's fits of jealousy, expecting seasoned freedom fighters to be a little less neurotic and insecure. Others will find the romantic subplots sufficiently compelling.

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