I received this book for free from FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Champion by Marie Lu
Published by Penguin Young Readers on August 11, 2015
Genres: Young Adult- Dystopian
Source: FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Publisher
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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.
I remember when reading Legend, as it was one of the first ARC’s I reviewed and I knew I had gotten myself into a trilogy that was going to break my heart. There is always a risk for readers who jump into a new series on whether it will break your heart or not, and in regards to how many times Marie Lu has broken my heart well it is definitely more times than I can count with just my hands.
This is the final installment in this trilogy and June and Day have a lot of problems to deal with especially since the Colonies are deciding to attack the Republic. But besides that Day has his own problems himself, and worrying about Eden is not doing help. Decisions have to be made, lives will be lost, but it must all come to an end.
Day and June are characters that you just hope the best for. Besides their pasts and their differences you just love them. You know they love each other because they find it hard to admit and they are always trying to find excuses to keep away from each other. Day is on a time limit and June is afraid of losing the person she has come to love the most.
The book swept me away. I took my time with it because I didn’t want it to end. I was afraid to see how Marie Lu would end the story, I was afraid to see what Day and June’s outcome would be. I took my time because I needed the time to say goodbye.
The ending was what made me “ugly” cry. There is no doubt about it that nobody should not be able to hold back their tears to the events that took place. However, she did a brilliant ending and this is a series that I will not forget.
I highly encourage people to check out this trilogy and get on the bandwagon of falling in love with June and Day! An explosive ending.