Sunday, April 28, 2013
Prodigy- Book Review
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. (Review from Goodreads.com)
I liked this book. It broke my heart as June tired to figure out where she truly belonged. June spent her entire life in the republic training to be one of it's top soldiers, and although she knows that members in the republic are responsible for the death of her family, she can't quite turn away from all she's ever known. When she learns about Anden's plans for the future it should make life easier, the man in charge wants to make big changes, but with Day's intense hatred for the republic and a lack of solid proof in Anden's intentions, life for June just becomes more complicated. I felt so bad for her.
Okay so can we just flash forward to the end. Day's dying! What he heck, I bet that's the only reason he told June to take the electors offer, but I think that was dumb. Day and Eden are all that's left of their family and Eden is mostly blind, if Day really is dying (which I refuse to believe) he's going to need someone to look after Eden. At his point I'm just grasping at straws, I think they make a great couple. they compliment each other very well. They're both tough and independent but they balance each other as well. Together the two of them could really turn the republic around. I can't wait for book three.