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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

The Prodigy Blog Tour!

Welcome to today's Penguin Teen PRODIGY blog tour. Excuse for just a moment as I celebrate one of this year's most anticipated releases... PRODIGY IS FINALLY OUT and today we're having a release day celebration! Today's stop features an excerpt, and Marie's thoughts on the book. Please excuse me as I run out the door to pick up my copy of PRODIGY.

An Excerpt:
My guards lead me into my own private railcar, a car so luxurious that I know I’m in here only because Anden insisted on it. It’s twice as long as the standard railcars (a good nine hundred square feet, with six velvet curtains and Anden’s ever present portrait hanging against the right wall). The guards lead me to the center table of the car, then pull out a seat for me. I feel a strange detachment from it all, like none of it is quite real – it’s as if I were exactly where I used to be, a wealthy girl taking her rightful place amongst the Republic’s elite. – June, page 209

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Marie’s thoughts
Legend was more June’s arc, I think—it was the story of her coming of age, her revelation of the truth around her. Prodigy, on the other hand, is meant to be more Day’s arc, where he must go from hating the Republic to understanding the Republic. I think both Day and June have to overcome huge mental hurdles to understand where the other is coming from. I don’t even think they can ever fully bridge that gap.

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About the book
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

Don't miss tomorrow's stop on GreenBeanTeenQueen.


  1. I was lucky enough to get an ARC and loved it. I think Marie has done a great job forcing June and Day to confront their beliefs and make huge decisions.

  2. eeeek!!! I just started reading Legend because of the Prodigy's buzz and so far it's been really good. Can't wait to get to this one!

    1. Legend is so good! I'm so glad you're enjoying it!

  3. I totally agree with Marie Lu!! I loved June better than Day in Legend and Day was my favorite in Prodigy. Thanks for sharing this and I thought Prodigy was amazing as well!


    1. I can't wait to read more about both characters in Prodigy!