“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
This week’s pre-publication “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is:
Release Date: January 29, 2013 | Series: Legend (Trilogy – Hardcover) (Book 2)
“Prodigy” is the long-awaited sequel to “Legend”, the must-read dystopian novel for all YA fans of “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins and “Divergent” by Veronica Roth. A brilliant re-imagining of “Les Miserables”, the series is set to be a global film sensation as CBS films have acquired rights to the trilogy. The “Twilight Saga” producers, Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey, will produce. 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? Dystopian fiction at its very best in this thrilling instalment in the Legend trilogy. Praise for Legend: “If you liked “The Hunger Games”, you’ll love this”. (Sarah Rees-Brennan, author of “The Demon’s Lexicon”). “Legend is impossible to put down and even harder to forget”. (Kami Garcia, author of “New York Times” bestselling author of “Beautiful Creatures”). “A fine example of commercial fiction with razor-sharp plotting, depth of character and emotional arc, ‘Legend’ doesn’t merely survive the hype, it deserves it”. (“New York Times”). “Marie Lu’s dystopian novel is a ‘Legend’ in the making”. (“USA Today”). Marie Lu works as an art director for a video game company. Legend and Prodigy were built round the world that Marie Lu created for a popular Facebook game also called Legend. She was born near Shanghai but currently lives in California.
About the Author
Marie Lu (www.marielu.org) is the author of Legend. After graduating from the University of Southern California, she jumped into the video game industry, working for Disney Interactive Studios as a Flash artist. Now a full-time writer, she spends her spare time reading, drawing, playing Assassin’s Creed, and getting stuck in traffic. She lives in Los Angeles, California (see above: traffic), with one boyfriend, one Chihuahua mix, and two Pembroke Welsh corgis.
- Reading level: Ages 12 and up
- Hardcover: 288 pages
- Publisher: Putnam Juvenile (January 29, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0399256768
- ISBN-13: 978-0399256769
Karina A. says
I haven’t read the first book yet but I’ve seen the series everywhere so it seems good. Great pick!
Here’s my Waiting on Wednesday
Karina @ Couchpotatoreader
Dani @ Refracted Light says
Yup, yup! Very much looking forward to this book! 🙂 Cannot wait to find out what happens to June & Day!
I’ve heard nothing but good things about this series – I really need to read Legend ASAP. Great pick! 🙂
New follower – here’s my WoW. 🙂
Squeee!! Prodigy! I absolutely LOVED Legend! I can’t wait to see what happens next. I hope Prodigy is awesome. I’ve read some great reviews for it already.
My Waiting on Wednesday
I can’t wait for this one either. So excited!!
Beneath the Moon and Stars says
Great pick. I am dying to read this one! I loved Legend with all my heart :). I’m hoping Feb comes fast <3