Book Review: Champion by Marie Lu

Legend #3
Author: Marie Lu
Reading Level: Young Adult
Genre: Dystopian
Released: November 5th 2013
Review Source: Penguin Group

The explosive finale to Marie Lu’s New York Times bestselling LEGEND trilogy—perfect for fans of THE HUNGER GAMES and DIVERGENT!

He is a Legend.
She is a Prodigy.
Who will be Champion?

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. With heart-pounding action and suspense, Marie Lu’s bestselling trilogy draws to a stunning conclusion.

Let me start by saying that I just love the ending of this book. It is bittersweet yet understandable. For a Dystopia book, this is something I would expect with a happy ever after… event if it takes time! Now, the action, HOLY MOTHER OF ALL ACTIONS! I was on edge reading this book! Marie Lu blew me away with all the actions going on! I felt like I was watching a movie, one you cannot blink or else you would miss an important scene. I cried, I laughed, and yeah I enjoyed my time reading.

You know the characters from the previous books of this series. You know you love them, but this book will make you fall hard for Day. The devotion of his love toward June is just to admire. He will do anything she will ask, even if it breaks him.

“Billions of people will come and go in this world,” he says softly, “but there will never be another like you.”

God, Marie Lu broke my heart many times in this book! I love how Day is the one that shows all the emotions (so not typical for a guy) while June is more of a “robotic” type of gal. So when she realizes she is in love with him, I just couldn’t help but grin like a fool!

I know June loves Day, but I just couldn’t understand why she asked so much of him. In my opinion, she went too far, she kind of took advantage of him. I know it was for a good cause, but my heart just couldn’t understand. I did however, loved the part when she cries out to a higher power. That part just twisted my heart.

“I throw this prayer into the sky with every shred of strength I have left”.

I was consumed with grief.

This prayer was everything.

This prayer was perfect.

(And I’m crying again).

In my honest opinion, this is the perfect ending for a dystopian series. There are many ways Marie Lu could've ended this series but I believe she chose the perfect one.

I recommend this book to everyone! Definitely a must read. (Excuse me while I go wipe my tears).

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