by Marie Lu

overview and setting

In the novel Prodigy, the main characters are Day and June. they are complete polar opposites as far as their background such as where they grew up and familial situation. They fall in love and in Day's best interest both June and Day join the patriots. A resistance group against the corruption of the republic. They live in the republic of the united states, a country that seceded from the colonies side of america. More specifically in los angeles .

reviews for "prodigy" and "legend"

good reads rated the book: 4.5 stars

Barnes & Noble: 4.5 stars

“Legend” doesn’t merely survive the hype, it deserves it.

-new york times

about the author

I write young adult novels, and have a special love for dystopian books. Ironically, I was born in 1984. I like food, fighter jets, afternoon tea, happy people, electronics, the interwebz, cupcakes, pianos, bright colors, rain, Christmas lights, sketches, animation, dogs, farmers' markets, video games, and of course, books. I suck at working out. I also get lost very easily, but am a halfway decent driver. At least, I like to think so. :)

I left Beijing for the States in 1989 and went off to college at the University of Southern California. California weather sweet-talked me into sticking around, so I'm currently in Pasadena with my boyfriend, two Pembroke Welsh Corgis, and a chihuahua mix. In my past life, I was an art director in the video game industry, but now I write full-time.

possability of a movie

although the movie hasn't been made yet, there was some talk about it. however, it is not likely. however, CBS does own the movie rights to the novel and may deside to produce a movie.


although this movie is most likely not going to be made, here is a fan-made trailer
Legend by Marie Lu Movie Trailer

why I chose this song

because the song describes the idea of loss and war which throughout the book is a recurring theme. because of the fact that the point of the patriot group was supposed to be the spark of a war. In the song it states "Mama we're all gonna die", in the book many of the loved ones of both June and Day end up dieing.
My Chemical Romance - Mama // lyrics