Friday, 8 August 2014

Prodigy by Marie Lu

★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ 
Marie Lu
Synopsis (goodreads)
Injured and on the run, it has been seven days since June and Day barely escaped Los Angeles and the Republic with their lives. Day is believed dead having lost his own brother to an execution squad who thought they were assassinating him. June is now the Republic's most wanted traitor. Desperate for help, they turn to the Patriots - a vigilante rebel group sworn to bring down the Republic. But can they trust them or have they unwittingly become pawns in the most terrifying of political games?

Day and June have escaped from the Republic, and Day is understandably depressed about his brother, John who was sacrificed in Legend.

They meet up with the Patriots and they agree to help Day and June, but in return they must assassinate the new elector.

This book annoyed me constantly. Firstly the excessive use of, "Yeah?"

"Eat something, yeah?"
"Not too shabby, yeah?"
"Its been bombed, yeah?"

Then there was this.

"Me, Pascao and the other runners spend a full half day above ground..."

Apart from that, yeah. It was an okay book. June had even more likeable traits than before. She wasn't lovesick, she didn't need to have Day with her all the time. She was a strong, independent heroine. And I can only imagine how betraying what she's known her whole life would feel. I was pleased she got her dog, Ollie back though. :) Small things count.

Now, Day. Goodness. How do I describe you?
He was annoying. Definitely. There were a lot of times he did stupid stuff and I'd be like

Minus Emily and the axe of course. Tess. I am so proud of Tess. She wasn't the cute, sweet little girl who followed Day around anymore. She had definitely had a lot of character growth.
Thomas... I had mixed feelings to be honest. Not sure how I think of him...
Razor I just hated from page 20. Or whatever page it was he first appeared. He seemed untrustable.
Anden. Oh, Anden... Very Prince Maxon, I thought. He was so sweet. Therefore I ship him and June and Tess and Day.

And that ending..... Marie, that is why this book gets 4\5. That beautiful, poetic, tragic and life ruining ending... those last words.
Will definitely read Champion.

What did you think? Was it good? Was it bad? Should #TAY be a thing? (Tess and Day)
AND the big question: Will things ever be sorted out with the Republic?
Thanks for reading :)
And sorry for the gif bomb.