Book Review: Prodigy: The Graphic Novel (Legend: The Graphic Novel #2) by Marie Lu

Artist: Kaari
Type: Graphic Novel
Genre: Dystopian, Young Adult
Publication Date: April 26, 2016
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Where To Get It: Amazon | Book Depository | Barnes and Noble

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Summary:  The second book in the best-selling Legend trilogy comes to life in this vibrant graphic novel adaptation.

After escaping from the Republic's stronghold, Day and June are on the run in Vegas when the country learns that their Elector Primo has died and his son has stepped in to take his place. They meet up with the rebel stronghold of the Patriots—a large organization straddling the line between the Republic and its warring neighbor, the Colonies—and learn about an assassination plot against the Elector. Using threats and blackmail to get what he wants, the Patriots' leader, Razor, convinces June to let herself be captured by Republic soldiers so she can win over the Elector and feed him a decoy assassination plan. But when June realizes that the new Elector is nothing like his father, she must work with Day to try to stop the Patriots' plot before Razor can fulfill his own devastating plans.


From what I've noticed with the Legend graphic novels, the artwork is amazing, but the overall plot was...ehh. Although it was very true to the original story, everything was quite rushed. I pretty much finished it in less than half an hour. It wasn't an exciting experience like I had when reading the actual book. 

The plot was toned down and doesn't have that level of pizzazz that the books definitely had. Although that it the case, I still enjoyed it. It gave me a little refresher as to what happened in the books since it has been a while since I've read it, and I can't wait to see the final book in graphic novel form. 

If I were to rate this as an adaptation, I would give it a 3, but, if I were to look on this solely as a graphic novel, I would give it a 2. It was a quick read and I would recommend it to those that have read the books and enjoyed it. However, if you want to read this without any knowledge of the series, I wouldn't bother picking this up.

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