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Review: Champion

ChampionTitle: Champion
Author: Marie Lu
Series: Legend, #3
Genre: Young Adult – Dystopian
Publication Date: 2013
Age Recommendation: Middle School & High School

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.

(Summary from Goodreads)

I have no idea where to even start with this one because I have so many feelings. While it started slow, once things got going, THEY WENT DOWN. Especially toward the end. Which I have a lot of feelings about. SO MANY FEELINGS.

I loved seeing how some of the relationships played out. Now that Day and Eden could openly spend time together, it was nice to see them interact, each trying to protect the other while at the same time giving each other a hard time, as brothers do. I also liked seeing how June and Tess’s relationship played out, and seeing how each girl came to terms with the other’s role in Day’s life.

Another thing I really loved was the world building. We learn a lot about this world in Champion, and it was cool seeing some of the other places in the world. I also loved how we got to see how the different governments controlled access to information in order to keep people in line, as well as how behind in technology the Republic really was.

I have a love/hate relationship with the ending. It’s probably one of my favorite endings in recent memory, and I think it did the series justice. But again, I had lots of Feelings. So be prepared for that.

Rating: 4.5/5 Stars

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