The Compulsive Reader: Prodigy Blog Tour

Monday, February 4, 2013

Prodigy Blog Tour

Welcome to the Prodigy blog tour! Prodigy is the sequel to Legend (read my review here), written by Marie Lu. To celebrate the release, you can read a short excerpt of scenes from the book and take a look at Marie's thought process behind the writing.

First, more about Prodigy:
"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."
Prodigy Excerpt: I look around in surprise. I’ve never been inside a real Republic barrack before, but this one must be reserved for officers – there’s no way they’d use this to house regular soldiers. First off, it’s not a long room with rows of bunk beds. It could be an upscale apartment for one or two officials. There are electric lights on the ceiling and in the lamps. Marble tiles of silver and cream cover the floor, the walls are painted in alternating shades of off-white and a deep wine color, and the couches and tables have thick red rugs cushioning their legs. A small monitor sits flush against one of the walls, mutely showing the same newsreel that’s playing on the JumboTrons outside. – Day, page 23

Marie’s thoughts: I wanted the Republic to feel like a combination of the familiar and the strange. As Prodigy opens, for example, we arrive in Las Vegas and see what it would look like if it became a military city. The Luxor (that iconic black pyramid hotel) still exists, but it’s now a docking base for airships. Those sorts of details were fun to play with. Other tidbits, like the fact that everyone in the Republic wears white to a funeral, were pulled from other cultures. In China, you traditionally wear white instead of black to a funeral, as white in Asian culture represents death.

Download the FREE Marie Lu digital sampler to your e-reader and start reading Legend and Prodigy right now!


Watch the Prodigy book trailer!

Read more from Prodigy and Marie Lu on these blogs!

Mon, 1/21: The Story Siren
Tues, 1/22: Forever Young Adult
Wed, 1/23: Book Chic
Thurs, 1/24: Books with Bite
Fri, 1/25: Alice Marvels

Mon, 1/28: Presenting Lenore
Tues, 1/29: Mundie Moms
Wed, 1/30: GreenBeanTeenQueen
Thurs, 1/31: Pure Imagination
Fri, 2/1: Bookalicious

Mon, 2/4: The Compulsive Reader
Tues, 2/5: The Book Cellar
Wed, 2/6: Cuddlebuggery
Thurs, 2/7: Anna Reads
Fri, 2/8: Tales of the Ravenous Reader

1 comment:

LinWash said...

Woot! I've been waiting for this sequel! I'll need to buy three copies: one for me, one for my niece, and one for the daughter of a friend, since I don't want to have to loan mine!