Between the Lines and Prodigy

May 11, 2018

Prodigy (Legend #2) - Marie Lu

Blurb: That's what the Republic wants their people to think. That's I'm 'missing.'  
What they don't say is they want me dead. I helped Day, the country's most notorious criminal, escape his execution, aided the rebel Patriots in a staged uprising and turned my back on the republic.
But I won't turn my back on Day...

As expected, this was a very intriguing sequel. And since it was such a fast paced read, I wasn't super disappointed that it wasn't really 'my' kind of book. Also, this was one of the 'old' dystopias so clichés could not be avoided.

Anden (the Elector's son) had such a fascinating personality. Unlike his father, he seemed to be a more soft spoken and caring individual. However, my one problem with him was his fondness for June. 

Anden nods. "The administration kept my identity a secret. I was seventeen -a sophomore- when you came to Drake at twelve."

A five year difference between him and June. This means that this 20 year old LIKES a 15 year old.

And all the over-exaggeration with the romance. There's no way June and Day could be in love so quickly.

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Between the Lines (Between the Lines #1) - Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer

Blurb: Delilah knows it's weird, but she can't stop reading her favourite fairy tale. Other girls her age are dating and cheerleading. But then, other girls are popular.

Delilah loves the comfort of the happy ending, and knowing there will be no surprises.

Until she gets the biggest surprise of all, when Prince Oliver looks out from the page and speaks to her.

Now Delilah must decide: will she do as Oliver asks, and help him to break out of the book? Or is this her chance to escape into happily ever after?

Like other readers of this novel, I haven't actually read something like this before, especially since I thought this was going to be a contemporary. However it had more Urban Fantasy/Magical Realism elements to it.

Of course, the first encounter between Oliver and Delilah was strange, but eventually Delilah found herself enjoying conversations with the handsome and strange bookish character.

"You can't be real," Delilah murmurs."Says who?" I ask. "Did you really think that a story exists only when you're reading it?"

There are illustrations in the novel which were simply fantastic.

At first, I wanted Oliver and Delilah together, then I got sick of Oliver and felt disheartened when Delilah's feelings got a little bit overdramatic. I know this is a novel, but Delilah, your man's an illustration.

3.5 stars out of 5

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  1. I've read both of these and I totally get where youre coming from. Between the Lines was just ridiculous tbh and I liked Prodigy at the time but I've never felt compelled to go back to it.

  2. Glad we feel similarly on these issues! xD

  3. "Delilah, your man's an illustration!" LOL, I love these reviews!

    I've read both of these, though it's been much longer since Prodigy. Overall, I think I liked Prodigy because the plot was so intriguing, but I don't remember liking most of the characters very much. And I'm glad you liked Between the Lines overall! I thought it was really sweet.


    1. Thank you xD

      Yeah, we seem to have similar opinions on Prodigy. Between the Lines was interesting as well.

  4. I read the first Prodigy one (is that one the first one? Idk) and it was good and fast-paced and stuff but maaaan I am so sick of romance at this point, especially YA romance. Like yeah nah. I never did finish that series.

    1. I can see what you mean. Maybe when I become too sick of romance, I'll head on over to my non romance Goodreads shelf.


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