Thursday, December 10, 2015

Review: Champion (Legend #3) by Marie Lu

Champion by Marie Lu
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.


Publishes in US: November 5th 2013 by Putnam Juvenile
Genre: ya dystopia
Source: library
Series? Yes. Legend #3
 my review of Legend #1Legend #2

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    I wanted to read this one because I am invested in the series, and June and Day. They doubted each other and made hard decisions about their future together, their own obligations, and what they would do in order for the government to be rebuilt and reshaped from the corruption. 

    I really enjoy it when I have time to read a series and all of the books have already released. Yes, some of the anticipation of waiting for the next book is fun, but sometimes its just nice to not have to wait for the next and binge read. 

   This one picked up months after Prodigy, but unfortunately Day and June are still cities apart, and their romance is left in the last place we found it. So I was sad that they were apart, because I know why Day wanted to stay away, and I understand June's desire to guide the nation into a new peace and in a different direction than it was under the last Elector. 

   Day is with Eden finally, and for this I was glad, but the republic really wasn't done with Eden because the plague has hit the colonies and it is threatening the peace that they were working towards. And with a new and young elector in place and the colonies scared, they are at a very vital and tough position. But that isn't the only thing that Day has to worry about. He is having the issues with his health that stemmed from the experiments done to him under the last elector.

   Champion is fast paced and engaging just like the previous two. There were a lot of high risk situations that put both main characters in danger. They have to make hard decisions and a lot is hanging in the balance. 

    It was bittersweet to say goodbye to Day, June and the other secondary characters like Tess and Eden. It was wrapped up pretty well, and had a lot of hope for the future for both the leaders, the military and for the common people. The epilogue was nice, and I am glad that it gave that hope as well, but I do wish for a more solid sense of knowing how they would be. 

Bottom Line: Good ending for the series.

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Do you think you could hide a serious illness from someone you love?

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