Book Review: Champion by Marie Lu

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Title: Champion (Legend #3)
Author: Marie Lu
Release Date: November 5th 2013
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
Source: Bought
Rating: ★★
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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: 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. 

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

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My Review: 



*Spoilers below for Champion*

FEELS. SO MANY FEELINGS.


What's good about it:

Writing: The writing for Champion is excellent as always, and Marie Lu writes amazing action and personal scenes that are engrossing and engaging.

Politics: Champion explores not only the politics of the Republic, but international politics and diplomacy. Learning about the new ruling superpowers in the world and how all the nations work with each other was really interesting to read.    

What's bad about it:

Ending: *Spoilers* I appreciate the ending as being bittersweet, since the endings for each installment in this series are bittersweet, but if you're going to kill a main character, just kill them. 

The ending of making Day lose all of his memories of June, and only June, didn't make much scientific sense, and June not telling Day who she was, and them meeting up 10 years later and introducing each other again and having it end there wasn't impressive and very melodramatic.

It's insinuated that June and Day do end up together at the end, which is nice, I guess.


Final Thoughts:

Champion was a good ending to the series. Good not great. The story dragged a a little at the beginning, but the ending feels like a cop-out. It's still an enjoyable read! 

Champion by Marie Lu is available here.


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