Book Trailer Thursday (93)–Legend & Prodigy by Marie Lu

This book trailer is more of a “combo” trailer than an individual trailer for Prodigy, and I have no idea if an individual trailer for Prodigy will be made, but I like how both books are combined in this trailer.  I like this angle of advertising because it allows readers who haven’t started the trilogy the chance to see what the story is about and where it’s going.

Yesterday I saw someone tweeting about the Prodigy trailer which is why I was looking it up.  I’m not sure if that person was watching this trailer or another one, but either way the comment made applies.  The person tweeting mentioned that she thought Day is Asian, which he is.   Since Day is of Asian descent, shouldn’t the actor portraying him in the trailer be as well?  This is timely considering the article from The Hub (YALSA) that just released on Monday.  Any thoughts on this?  Is this another example of whitewashing?

LegendSummary of Legend (From Goodreads): 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.

Full of nonstop action, suspense, and romance, this novel is sure to move readers as much as it thrills.

ProdigySummary of Prodigy (From 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.


  1. Hmmm, a couple of thoughts about the trailer: (1) Yes, I agree that the actor portraying Day should be of Asian descent. (2) I don’t remember June ever letting Day pull her along like the guy in the trailer does. She’s strong and in-control…I think that she would be there by his side sneaking through tunnels, not needing to be pulled along as she looks over her shoulder. (3) I feel like this trailer needed…more. The books are so full of action and intensity, but that didn’t come through to me here. Still absolutely love the series!

    • Hey! I’m Charlie I’m the actor from the trailer ! I am actually half Chinese I know I don’t look it but I promise you I am! Regarding the leading June side of things it’s more to do with prodigy when they are on the run and June is vulnerable for the first time day being of the streets is in control!

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