~ Book Review: Champion (Legend #3) by Marie Lu ~

Champion (Legend, #3)Title:  Champion (Legend #3)
Author:  Marie Lu
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Release Date: November 5, 2013
Pages: 369
Format: Paperback ARC
 Source: Publisher
Age Group:  Young Adult
Genre:  Dystopian 

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.

* Spoilers if you haven’t read Legend or Prodigy *

Champion has to be the best YA book I have read all year by far!  The emotions and feels that I had throughout the whole book were amazing.  Marie Lu really nailed it when it came to ending this series.  It was perfect in every way. 

Champion picks up right where Prodigy ended – breaking my heart.  Yes, in the first chapter we are reminded that Day is sick and his chances for surviving are slim.  I love Day and June.  They are so different, yet so alike.  They both believe in a better country where everyone should be treated equally.  Day has been through a lot in his life and I can see in Prodigy that he has this old soul and wise beyond his years.  He always puts his country and its people and his family and friends first before himself.   And even though he is sick and feels weak, he keeps pushing no matter what.   That makes me admire and love him so much.

June has grown into this smart, strong and amazing girl which makes me love her even more.  She still carries the burden of Day’s mom and older brother death, but she is a different person now and I think Day sees that.
I can understand that when ending a series an author must balance how they want their story to end and how to please their readers.  Well, Marie Lu did exactly that.  I cried like a baby and there were times that I felt like my heart was being ripped out.  *bows to Marie Lu* Well, done my friend, well done. 

So if you haven’t started this series, I STRONGLY, STRONGLY suggest you so.  This is by far my favorite dystopian series EVER!  So go out and get the books!  They are all out now so no waiting.  Make sure to come back and let us know just how much you love this series! Happy reading my dear friends.  


  1. *Also posted her Champion review today* Apparently great minds read the same books at similar times, lol.

    This is definitely one of the best books I've read this year and it might be my favorite YA dystopian ever as well. *attempts to mind control people into reading the series*

    Once Upon A Dream Books

  2. I am glad to hear you loved this series. It is on my TBR list. :)


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