Blog Tour: Prodigy by Marie Lu and Giveaway

6 February, 2013 Blog Tours, Giveaways 55 comments

Today we are pleased to host a stop on the Prodigy blog tour, where you can check out an excerpt, Marie’s thoughts and other goodies! If you didn’t already know, Marie Lu completely blew me away with her sequel, turning me into a serious puddle of FEELS.  Prodigy hit stores Jan. 29th, so *psst* if you’re curious about this mysterious “bathtub scene” some of us have been whispering about, the wait is officially over. Spoiler: That was me enabling you. Or… you can enter for a chance to win one of two Prodigy ARCs at the end of this post!


Add to GoodReads!

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: 

Now’s as good a time as any, I think. I reach up and pull my cap off, letting my white-blond hair tumble loose. One of the soldiers turns his head up fast enough to see me dart out of the window crevice and turn the corner from the second-floor ledge. “Did you see that?” someone shouts incredulously. “Was that Day?” As I jam my feet into the spaces of old bricks and pull myself up to the third floor, the soldiers’ tones go from confused to angry. – Day, page 197

Marie’s thoughts: 

Day really has no intention of becoming some sort of symbol to the people, but his actions to protect his own family have far-reaching effects. With him (as well as with June), I wanted to make a point that our actions do not happen in a vacuum. Every decision we make—who we befriend, what we eat, what we do for a living, what we say, what we stand up for—creates ripples that affect and influence others, whether we intend it or not.

Other Goodies


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

Kindle | Nook | iBookstore


Kindle | Nook

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


Thanks to PenguinTeen, we have two ARCs of Prodigy available to give away!

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Steph Sinclair

Steph Sinclair

Co-blogger at Cuddlebuggery
I'm a bibliophile trying to make it through my never-ending To-Be-Read list, equal opportunity snarker, fangirl and co-blogger here at Cuddlebuggery. Find me on GoodReads.

55 Responses to “Blog Tour: Prodigy by Marie Lu and Giveaway”

  1. HarleyBearBooks

    I read Legend and I loved it.  Day is such a fun unique character right down to his name.  And June is a really strong female lead character.  Can’t wait to read Prodigy!

  2. LeeLou

    Thank you for this giveaway. I read Legend in one sitting. I just couldn’t put it down. I thought Marie Lu did a great job of telling parts of the story from a boys perspective. I have been very excited for Prodigy to come out.

  3. herondalesduck

    Thank you for the giveaway!  I loved Legend and am looking forward to reading Prodigy.

  4. 14110108

    I LOVE Legend but I only have the ebook version so it would be AMAZING if i had a paper copy of Prodigy!! 🙂

  5. Erin K

    I’ve read Legend and really liked it. I’m really looking forward to Prodigy. Thanks for the giveaway!

  6. Kate

    I read Legend and really enjoyed it. There’s flaws, but not enough to dissuade me. I’m pretty excited for Prodigy.

  7. christinafiorio

    Legend was awesome! Awesome characters and a definitely creepy world:)

    Thank you:)

  8. Wendy Darling

    I thought Prodigy was so fun and so strong–and I agree with Marie’s note about how our actions have ripple effects on those around us. 
    No need to enter me in the contest, but how awesome you have ARCs to give away! Can’t wait for #3.

  9. Mona6014

    I LOVED Prodigy, it was even better than Legend. I’m so excited for the third book, and oh that ending! Marie Lu definitely had me with this one.

  10. Bookie565

    I loved Legend, haven’t gotten to Prodigy yet, but I’m very excited for it. Thanks for the giveaway. <3

  11. KeganHorse

    I have been meaning to read Legend for a while and finally got to it last week. It was amazing! I can’t wait to read the Prodigy 😀

  12. lyricalwriter17

    I read Legend in one sitting because I couldn’t put it down. It’s similar to the Hunger Games and Divergent series, both of which I’m in love with, but totally different at the same time. Can’t wait to read Legend!

  13. GiaochauNguyen

    Read Legend once for fun and again for school then I read Prodigy when it came out recently and OMG!!!!! THE ENDING!!! NEED THE NEXT BOOK! TT.TT 
    Stupid Day! Thanks for the giveaway

  14. deedeegriffin

    I read Legend and LOVED it!  I was amazed at some of the emotions I was feeling while reading it.  It reminded me a little of Divergent, not that the stories are similar, but I guess it was the feel of the society and the characters’ struggles.

  15. teenysez

    I read Legend and it easily became one of my favorite reads. Haven’t read Prodigy yet, but I’m DYING to!!!

  16. ashleychatt

    I loved Legend when I read it last year! Fast paced and suspenseful – definitely can’t wait to read Prodigy!

  17. ashleychatt

    I loved Legend when I read it last year! Fast paced and suspenseful – definitely can’t wait to read Prodigy!

  18. erinf1

    thanks for the fun post and giveaway! I’m bad… I have Legend in my Kindle TBR pile… gotta go dig it out 🙂

  19. mariya

    what a great post and I am so excited about the giveaway – I really hope I get a chance to read it soon!

  20. Angela

    I haven’t read either yet… I’m sort of broke at the moment. :/ I’ll definitely get to it soon! Thanks for the giveaway (:

  21. JeepinJaime

    I have read Legend and I loved it so very much. Much more than I though that I would! I am so very excited about reading Prodigy, I can hardly wait for it!

  22. thushanihemasiri

    I have read either but I’ve only heard good things! My library has LEGEND but I’m sure it’ll be a good year until PRODIGY enters the system, so it’ll be nice to have it.

  23. Tia

    I have Legend but have not gotten to it yet. I have heard wonderful things about these books and this author

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