Prodigy Blog Tour With Marie Lu

Posted 01/25/2013 by alicemarvels in Author Guest Post

We’re so excited to have Marie Lu stopping by on her Prodigy Blog Tour today to share an excerpt from the book and her thoughts on it. Prodigy hits stores next Tuesday, and we couldn’t be more excited about it! If you haven’t read book one, Legend, never fear, you still have time to catch up.


Prodigy by Marie Lu
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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:

Day scoots the blanket aside. Underneath, there are plates of smooth metal (steel and titanium) where his wound used to be. The Medic also replaced his bad knee with an artificial one, and now a good third of his leg is metallic. He reminds me of the soldiers who come back from the warfront, with their synthetic hands and arms and legs, metal where skin used to be.

– June, page 66

Marie’s Thoughts:

I wouldn’t mind having access to the fashion of the Republic. I suppose I could just dress like they do, but I’d love to walk down the street wearing a full steampunk military uniform with shiny epaulettes and not get curious stares! Having bionic limbs like this would be pretty cool too. Very FullMetal Alchemist.




Thanks so much for sharing Marie! I wish I could rock the steampunk military chic look too.

If you’d like to see this fashion in action, check out Marie’s gorgeous Legend artwork on DeviantART!

Check out the Prodigy trailer:


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

Kindle | Nook


Check out the other stops on the Prodigy Tour for more excerpts from Marie!

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





    Ahhhh! I still need to read Legend! Why am I so far behind on this series already? I’ve heard amazing things about both books, so I’m actually kind of glad I’m behind so now I can read both at the same time and not have to wait:) I’m not sure I could rock the steampunk military look, but man do I want to try!

    Tiffany D

    Wow, I can’t believe those drawings on deviantart. Gorgeous!! I probably wouldn’t wear them to school, but I’d wear them to a party or something. 🙂


    I am so excited for the release of Prodigy! i wish I had it for this weekend right now!


    I’d totally go around in a steampunk military uniform! And really, who wouldn’t? I’m very excited about Prodigy, I honestly can’t wait to read it. And wow, I totally fell in love with the artwork. 🙂 Thank you so much for sharing.


    I’m all over the steampunk thing and really wouldn’t mind dressing in those really cool outfits, as long as I got the weapons and gadgets to go along with it! Great series.


    Marie Lu is so talented! I can’t believe she wrote this series and drew all that artwork. Geez, I can’t even sign my name legibly.


    I’ve been wanting to read this series so much! I swear it is at the top of the list and thanks so much for giving me the deviant link!


    I have got to read this series. The exceerpt really caught my attention and I have heard so many good things about these books!


    theres a third… right???!

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