Thursday, January 16, 2014

Review: Champion

Legend #3
Marie Lu

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.

My Rating: 4/5

“You drive me insane June. You're the scariest, most clever, bravest person I know, and sometimes I can't catch my breath because I'm trying so hard to keep up. There will never be another like you. You realize that, don't you? Billions of people will come and go in this world, but there will never be another like you.”

“It hurts every day, the absence of someone who was once there.”

“I feel so out of place here. No matter how much money the Republic throws at me, I will forever be the boy from the streets.”

My Thoughts:
      Champion is the final book in the Legend Trilogy. I really liked the first book Legend, and Prodigy was also good, so when I picked up Champion I was expecting to really like it. And I was quite impressed. Obviously I can't say too much about the plot with out ruining the first two books. What I will say is that this book was just as action-packed and adventure-filled as the first two. It was a bit slow at times, but not enough to make me want to stop reading.
      I still love the dual point of view. June and Day have very distinct voices and actions, so it is cool to see scences from both of thier perspectives because they analzye them in such differnt ways.  My favorite part of this book was the ending, by far. I must admit I teared up a bit. The way she ended the story was just perfect for the series. This is a dystopian book so the ending can't just be all rainbows and butterflies. She found a way to show the pain and sacrifice, but still end on a light, hopeful note. In all, this was a great ending to a really good series. If you are a dystopian fan, I would definitely recommend the Legend Trilogy to you.

1 comment:

  1. I teared up a bit on the ending too, I thought it was absolutely perfect! I could totally see it happening in my head, too. Loved it so much, glad you did too.

    Jeann @ Happy Indulgence


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