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Apr 24, 2014

Mini-review: Champion by Marie Lu

Champion (Legend #3)
Author: Marie Lu
Pages: 369
My rating: 6 stars/ special rating
Buy it: Amazon/ B&N/ TBD
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. 


One of my favorite reviewers (Ari @ Reading After Midnight) said about this book:

“Perfect books are just perfect”

And I couldn’t agree more.
This ending was perfect. These books were perfect.
After reading Champion, the Legend Trilogy became my favorite dystopia. I feel like these books have their own heart.
I don’t even know what to say. I can’t find the words to tell you how good Champion was.
Lately I’ve been reading a bunch of disappointing endings, and I was utterly scared that Champion was one of those… but it wasn’t.
I had to “schedule” this book to read it. Because I was able to feel the heartbreak even when I read the synopsis. I was scared, I was terrified, and I didn’t want to say goodbye.
That was the worst part: I didn’t want to say goodbye. It took me three days to read this book; it was because I savored every line, every single word. I forced myself to read slowly, to stop.

If there’s one thing I have to highlight about Champion is that it was unexpected. I was totally wrong about everything. It surprised me and it makes me so sad and so happy.
This book created balance. This book was full of hope. This book made me see things I didn’t see before.
Champion broke and heart, Champion made me cry and smile at the same time.

Champion by Marie Lu is the best ending I’ve ever read. Simply like that!



  1. Hey Lis! I just want to tell you that you're nominated on my Sunshine Blog Award! Feel free to check it out if you choose to accept:

  2. I loved this ending. I loved the fact that it was unexpected and I thought it really worked for the characters. It was just perfect :)
    Thanks so much for stopping by! Jen @ YA Romantics


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