Video: Book Trailer for ‘Prodigy’ by Marie Lu, sequel to ‘Legend’


The book trailer for the upcoming novel Prodigy by Marie Lu has hit the web (Thanks Just Jared, Jr.!). The book, the sequel to the film Legend, lets us see what Day and June are up to since the end of the first book (no spoilers here!). The book will be on shelves on January 29, 2013.

Legend will be adapted for the big screen and director Jonathan Levine (50/50, Warm Bodies) is set to direct. Check out the synopsis for the first book in the series below.

What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. Born into an elite family in one of the Republic’s wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic’s highest military circles. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country’s most wanted criminal. But his motives may not be as malicious as they seem.

From very different worlds, June and Day have no reason to cross paths – until the day June’s brother, Metias, is murdered and Day becomes the prime suspect. Caught in the ultimate game of cat and mouse, Day is in a race for his family’s survival, while June seeks to avenge Metias’s death. But in a shocking turn of events, the two uncover the truth of what has really brought them together, and the sinister lengths their country will go to keep its secrets.