Thursday, November 14, 2013

Champion (Legend #3) by Marie Lu: Review

Author: Marie Lu
Release date: November 5, 2013
Find it on Goodreads here!
SUMMARY (From Goodreads):
The explosive finale to Marie Lu’s New York Times bestselling LEGEND trilogy—perfect for fans of THE HUNGER GAMES and DIVERGENT!

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.
This book was everything I hoped it to be and more. Oh, so perfect. This is the kind of ending every trilogy needs.

While some trilogy endings have disappointed me lately *cough* ALLEGIANT *cough*, CHAMPION totally surpassed my expectations. The ending to June and Day's story was exactly what I felt it needed to be. Not completely sunshine and rainbows, but not insanely tragic either. It was just perfect.

If you haven't started this trilogy yet, I highly recommend you do so now. You will not regret it!

CONTENT: Kissing, two characters have sex, but it isn't very detailed; swearing and violence is pretty much the same as the first two books.