Friday, November 15, 2013


Champion (Legend, #3)Book Review:  Champion

Author:  Marie Lu
Published:  November 2013
Series:  Legend #3
Genre:  YA Dystopia

The Setting - Taken from Goodreads
June and Day have sacrificed so much for the people of the Republic—and each other—and now their country is on the brink of a new existence. June is back in the good graces of the Republic, working within the government’s elite circles as Princeps Elect while Day has been assigned a high level military position. But neither could have predicted the circumstances that will reunite them once again. Just when a peace treaty is imminent, a plague outbreak causes panic in the Colonies, and war threatens the Republic’s border cities. This new strain of plague is deadlier than ever, and June is the only one who knows the key to her country’s defense. But saving the lives of thousands will mean asking the one she loves to give up everything he has.

My Two Cents 
Finally, a trilogy with a third book that's as good as the first.  These are hard to come by folks.  And let's talk about that second book...amazing!  That alone is a major feat itself.  But when Lu ended Prodigy the way she did I wasn't so sure there was going to be a happy ending, or even an acceptable one.  Boy was I wrong!  Now don't get me wrong.  Lu doesn't tie up everything in the end in a neat little bow.  But my mind can imagine, and that's the best sort of ending.

June and Day are at it again.  Trying to save the Republic with their usual fighting spirit and explosives.  Both carry a little too much pride, and we see how that affects the other person throughout the whole book.  The only issue I had with Champion was June.  She still can't seem to say no to Anden.  I thought she would have learned her lesson in Prodigy, but I do realize a lot has happened since then.  Overall you won't be disappointed with Champion.  There's plenty more fighting, strategy, romance and heartbreak.  4.5 out of 5 stars.  Now if only Lu could have helped Roth with the ending to Allegiant...

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