Thursday, January 16, 2014
Books 2&3/50: Legend and Prodigy by Marie Lu
Books 2 and 3 for the year were Legend and Prodigy by Marie Lu. These are the first two books of a young adult trilogy. I like reading young adult books, and I like trilogies, but I wish I'd been able to read the third book as well, but Champion is still on hold at the library.
These books are about June and Day, two teenagers in a dystopian USA, on either side of the law. June is a prodigy being groomed for the military while Day is a misfit from the poor part of town. They would never have met except Day is accused of killing June's brother and June is tasked with hunting him down.
I don't want to ruin the books if anyone is interested in reading them so I won't say any more about the plot, but I will say that I enjoyed the books. Young adult fiction is such an escape: quick reads with decent storylines. I get caught up in the stories and want to know what's going to happen next.
I'm not normally very good at guessing endings. I don't catch any foreshadowing and instead just focus on the words. My issue with Legend was that I knew what was going to happen. Not everything and I still enjoyed the story, but a big part of it was obvious to me. I'm not sure why - am I getting better at figuring out the story or was it supposed to be obvious? Either way, I was a bit annoyed. Also the fact that the font for both characters was different seemed a bit overkill.
But things like bad editing annoy me more, and the editing in this book was great. If you're looking for a quick escape, I would recommend Legend and Prodigy, and I look forward to reading Champion.
What's up next: I'm reading Someday, Someday, Maybe by Lauren Graham.