Looking for a thrilling book to read? Look no further than the Legend series. If you're a fan of the Hunger Games or dystopian novels, this is a must read. And even if you're not -- you're in for a surprise.
Prodigy, the long-awaited second book of the series, comes out in January 2013. From the start, Day and June are thrown into action. June and Day arrive in Vegas (now a military town) 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. However, they have one request: June and Day must assassinate the new Elector, Anden.
Along the way, June realizes this Elector is kind and compassionate -- nothing like his father. She’s haunted by the choice ahead. What if Anden is a new beginning for the Republic?
Although I sat down meaning to read a few chapters at a time, I couldn't resist staying up late to finish it from cover to cover. Prodigy might be confusing if you haven't read the first book, Legend, which is why you're in luck...
Winner: Cordelia Fitzgerald
What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. Born into an elite family, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic's highest military circles. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country's most wanted criminal. June and Day have no reason to cross paths - until the day June's brother, Metias, is murdered and Day becomes the prime suspect. Caught in the ultimate game of cat and mouse, the two uncover the truth of what has really brought them together, and the sinister lengths their country will go to keep its secrets.
About the author
Marie Lu writes young adult novels, and has a special love for dystopian books. She likes food, fighter jets, afternoon tea, happy people, electronics, the interwebz, cupcakes, pianos, bright colors, rain, Christmas lights, sketches, animation, dogs, farmers' markets, video games, and of course, books. She left Beijing for the States in 1989 and went off to college at the University of Southern California. In her past life, she was an art director in the video game industry, but now she writes full-time.