Friday, January 17, 2014

Review: Champion by Marie Lu

Genre: YA Dystopia
Series: Legend #3
Publication Date: 5th November 2013
Pages: 369
Book Source: Own purchase

Synopsis: 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.

My Thoughts: 

Now that's how you finish a series! I ran out of time to review Champion in 2013 and we can't have that ... after all I reviewed Allegiant, the disappointing conclusion to the Divergent trilogy.

So, back to Champion ... the action and suspense is still high voltage, the injustices and political badassery continue and Marie Lu's writing continues to evolve along with her cast of characters. June and Day grow; I love their courage and selflessness, Anden proves himself a worthy leader and Tess grows up in this installment; I didn't want to kill her ;) 

Marie Lu deserves a round of applause for maintaining momentum and integrity throughout the trilogy, it's seriously addictive from start to finish and overall one of my favourite dystopian series. I'm not going to gush and say this was the most brilliant conclusion ever but it felt right. And right is good. Right is great even.  

Recommend: Champion kicks ass

See my reviews of LEGEND & PRODIGY

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  1. So glad that it was this amazing for you! LOVING the round of applause! LOL!!!!!

  2. The library has bought the series. yay

  3. I agree, this third book was just a good as the first two. It was a relief after reading a couple of disappointing third books.

    1. glad you thought so too Nise. I didn't want to get too excited after a run of disappointing 3rd books but *phew* big relief this wasn't one of them!

  4. Nice to know a trilogy finally delivered on all three!

  5. This sounds like a great dystopian series, and as you say one that ends in a way that feels right. Very tempting to try!

    1. Definitely recommending this trilogy Kathryn, no annoying 2nd book syndrome and no dud conclusion ;)

  6. Its always nice to read a review when the reader is so excited about the result…glad you enjoyed this one.

    1. and with the series complete you don't have to suffer evil cliffies, you can just enjoy the awesomeness lol


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