Friday, September 13, 2013

Friday Reads: Prodigy



Genre: YA Dystopian

By: Marie Lu

What's it about?  Picking up where the first book in the series left off, Day and June are now working together toward fomenting rebellion...at least, at first they're on the same page.

Why did I pick it? I really enjoyed Lu's Legend, especially how it was told in alternating viewpoints.  I wanted to see what happened next--could this unlikely duo really make a difference in the bleak world Lu had created?  Also, I wanted to pick something at the library, and they had this in.

Who will like it?  The alternating viewpoints are unique, and the storyline crisp though in many ways typical of a dystopian (typical in a "fits the type" way, not "boring" way).   Dysttopia and soft sci-fi fans will probably enjoy this, and the rich relationships in the book make it appealing to less diehard genre fans.

Judging a book by its cover: Can you for this book?  It certainly carries the flavor of the first book, but I admit--it's a little static and vague in terms of capturing the tone, storyline, and active characters of the book.

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