Prodigy

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How did I get it?:
It was a gift!

Previously reviewed by the same author:
Legend

Synopsis:

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?

Thoughts:

Now, this book is going to be tough to review for two reasons. Firstly, I always find it hard to review a sequel. You’re never quite sure if your readership have read the particular book so you have to be SO careful about spoilers. The second reason I’m going to find this review tough to write is the fact that I’m not enjoying the series as much as I’d hoped. Don’t get me wrong, I am likingthe series. I just expected this book to impress me.

I really enjoyed Legend, the first book in the series, so I was really looking forward to Prodigy. However, as soon as I started Prodigy, I felt lost. I felt like there could have been more of a recap. I also thought it was quite slow going until around halfway through. If you’re not a fan of the love triangle in YA, I don’t think the love square will impress you that much!

However, it’s not all bad. It’s action packed (once it gets going) with plot twists a plenty. It’s what has made me give it a 3.5 star rating. It also wasn’t predictable at all which is always commendable. The ending of this book is quite shocking and I’m sure heartbreaking for many fans of the series. So don’t be put off by the negatives that cropped up for me. Your experience reading it might well be better. I do intend to continue the series as well at some point. I just won’t be rushing to read it.

For some positive reviews, please check out these wonderful reviews:

Stacey’s review– (The Pretty Books)

Chiara’s review– (Books for a Delicate Eternity)

Would I recommend it?:
Yes! 3.5 stars

Not the best sequel in my eyes, but still a decent read and I’m definitely going to continue the series!

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