Prodigy (Legend #2)
After escaping the Republic’s stronghold of Los Angeles, 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 pair joins a group of Patriot rebels eager to help Day rescue his brother and who offer them passage to the Colonies. The Patriots have only one request- June and Day must assassinate the new Elector. It’s the 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 is 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?
Excerpt taken from book flap.
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Alcohol, Drugs, Smoking
A young man pretends to be drunk.
Multiple groups of soldiers are drunk.
A man makes and drinks a glass of most likely alcohol.
Intimacy, Sex, Immodesty
A young woman sleeps next to a young man. He has many nightmares so she strokes his hair and kisses his eyelids when he falls asleep.
A young woman remembers a kiss and the hunger in it.
A young woman pretends to be an escort. Other real escorts are seen. A man on an escort’s side tries to fondle a young woman’s bare midriff. The escorts are common.
A woman suggests a young man and young woman shower together to be faster.
A man takes his shirt off for a young woman to help him in the bath. He grabs her and pulls her onto his lap kissing her. She gasps. He touches her face and neck and kisses from her lips to her jaw. He exposes her neck and kisses it, and his kisses get harder and more urgent. She needs to help him in the bath now so he undresses under a towel and slowly lowers him in. He washes and she helps him stand but the thought of peeking out of her covered eyes to see him naked send blood coursing. She wonders what naked boys look like.
A young woman fantasizes about a young man kissing her.
A sister realizes her brother was in love with a man.
A man kisses a young woman lightly on the lips.
A young woman kisses a young man. She has her hand in his bare chest.
While a young woman sleeps, a young man smooths her hair and kisses her face and lips.
A young man kisses a young woman hard on the lips.
A young man passionately kisses a young woman as they wrap their arms around each other.
Violence, Weapons, Crime, Blood
A young man shoves a man when he tries to touch the young woman he’s with.
A young woman steals some escort clothes.
A young woman carries knives.
Two teens have been tasked with killing a leader. The plans for this are repeated many times.
A young man dreams of a young girl coming to arrest him then shooting his mom and his brother. He then dreams of being strapped to a gurney and having a Dr scrape into his knee, he tries to scream then his head explodes in pain. He then dreams of people passing him off for dead so he plays dead till he can escape.
Many soldiers have permanent injuries such as metal limbs, missing ears, burn scars.
A young woman jumps on a man, wanting to break his neck. Multiple soldiers hold her down and arrest her. A gun is pointed at her head.
A soldier threatens to withhold food and water for a few days to get a prisoner to talk. The soldier admits to killing the prisoner’s brother. She throws a table and lunges for him, knowing she’s in restraints. She wants to kill him. Multiple soldiers pin her down and shackle her more.
A man tries to push a woman off an airship. In retaliation, she later hit him in the head and knocked him out. He died.
Three guns are pointed at a couple. One says she will shoot faster than they can blink if they make sudden moves.
A young boy is hit with a rifle butt.
A young woman dreams of a young man getting dragged into the street and shot in the chest.
Many people are arrested for protesting.
A group of guys are going to steal supplies and destroy some grenades.
A young man throws a dust bomb and it explodes leaving a cloud of dust. Someone yells to shoot him down. Shots are fired but miss. A bomb goes off.
A man tells a story about protestors dragging soldiers and policemen out of cars and beating them to death or lighting them on fire. Looting was rampant. Soldiers killed freely, especially after seeing their comrades killed and or tortured in the streets.
A man intentionally runs into a young man, causing him to stumble. Then he shoves him, throwing insults. A young woman shoves him, he shoves her back and the young man jumps in, punching the man in the face. He falls to the ground and the young man jumps on him, punching him again. The man retaliates and throws him off him, then shoves him against the wall. He then punches him hard in the stomach and rams a knee into his side. The young man kicks him in the chest but he’s thrown to the ground.
A grenade explodes some distance away. Two more. A young man throws his, stopping a car. The blast throws him off his feet. Another two grenades explode. A cement block hits a young man in the shoulder. A shot goes over his head. Another soldier is shot in the leg. Gun shots are all around. A man is shot in the arm. A man lurches for a young woman but is knocked out before he can. Another grenade explodes. A young man throws another grenade. He yells to people chasing him that he’s throwing another and they keep their distance. The blast throws the young man and young woman he’s with off their feet.
A young man searches a room with his gun drawn. He talks about wanting to put a knife through a man’s neck.
A mom slaps her son for saying he ate the only food in the house.
A young woman remembers a soldier killed and the blood on the ground.
A soldier points a gun at a young woman. She is bound and gagged. She escapes and kicks something knocking soldiers over, a soldier grabs her and knocks her down. She bites a soldier trying to put cuffs on her. Another woman comes and kicks a soldier in the neck, a young man knocks a soldier on the ground. The woman tackles a soldier. A soldier grabs a young man, he punches him below his rib cage. More grab at him but they are shot. A woman is shot in the side. In jets, they fire at each other, one exploding from a hit to the gas tank. They can hear explosions from a war front. They worry about missiles launched at them. Jets shoot at them, but explode upon accidentally hitting a warship with bombs. The chase is intense, passengers on the jet black out, altitude changes multiple times. They worry they will hit a wall and explode. They crash and are shot at. The captain has been shot, blood and vacant eyes are seen.
During a riot, people are throwing Molotov cocktails at police. A young woman trips a soldier. Fights between civilians and soldiers break out. Soldiers are beating people with batons. Soldiers aim their guns at a young man. Some shoot but they are called off.
Potentially Intense Themes
A young man collapses and almost passes out. Later, he looks at a wound that is oozing and swelling.
A 9 year old girl is left outside at night. Her family kicked her out because they couldn’t afford to feed her. She banged on the door for days.
A young boy is being experimented on. He was taken from his family and they don’t know where he is. The plague ends up taking a lot of his vision.
Young children are forced to take a test. If they don’t get a required grade, some are killed in the name of controlling the population.
A young woman is sick and passes out a few times.
A young man has a mass in his brain that is killing him.