Blog Tour: Prodigy by Marie Lu
I am so excited to be participating in the blog tour for Marie Lu’s PRODIGY!! I loved book one, Legend and am so excited to be promoting this title! Prodigy will be hitting shelves January 29, be sure to mark your calendars!!
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.
Then I picture the new Elector’s portrait and an older June standing beside him as the future Princeps of the Senate. On the arm of the wealthiest man in the Republic. And what am I, some dirty street con with two Notes in his pocket, thinking I’ll actually be able to hand on to this girl after spending a few weeks with her? Besides, have I already forgotten that June one belonged to an elite family – that she was mingling with people like the young Elector at fancy dinner parties and banquets back when I was still hunting for food in Lake’s trash bins? – Day, page 51
Due to the bad hand of cards dealt to him, Day becomes a parental figure to his family very early in life. He worries about the safety of his brothers and mother in a way that most teenagers fortunately never need to. I think being thrust into adulthood like this is part of the reason why Day puts on an air of arrogance, as if to convince everyone that he’s tough enough to handle life on the streets. Behind it all, though, he’s still a teenager and feels all the same insecurities that a normal teen would. Does the girl of his dreams love him back? Why would she pick a dirty street rat like him when she comes from the upper class and can attract men as powerful as the country’s young Elector? Day struggles with his insecurities a great deal in Prodigy, and it really affects his decision-making.