Champion by Marie Lu Book Review

Hello dearest readers, I hope you are doing well. I should leave a secret code in these opening lines one time to give people a million dollars or something and the one person who actually reads it will be happy.

We are almost at an end for our Legend series by Marie Lu. We’ve covered both Legend and Prodigy so far, and all we have left is Rebel, which will be coming next month!

This was another YA action/adventure novel, and from a series that I had read through high school and early University. It’s been a lot of fun following the story since then, and I have yet to be disappointed from it.

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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.

Title: Champion
Author: Marie Lu
Rating: ★★★.5☆☆


The End of a Trilogy

Champion: The Graphic Novel ebook by Marie Lu

It’s tough to get a complete story in one book. It’s even more difficult to create a story that spans three books and gives readers a complete and satisfactory ending.

With Champion, we see and end for Day and June, as well as all their friends. They’ve fought to bring peace to the their country, and to themselves, and we see it come to an end in this book.

They still struggle, because their lives are never easy, but together and with a bit of loss, they will push through it and find that peace they have so wanted.


The End of Their Stories?

Though we have one more book to follow Champion, this seems like an end to a lot of their stories. Day get’s a bit of happiness after all of his suffering and loss. June is serving the country she grew up loving, even through their faults and hardships. Tess goes further than we ever thought she would.

I don’t think anyone was scared of June’s story not getting the ending she wanted. I think everyone was worried about Day, and if he could push through all the obstacles being constantly thrown in his way.

Could he make it from the streets into the hearts and minds of the people he has been fighting for? Yes, yes he does.


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The Twists

The main competition isn’t who we think it might be. This book is filled with unexpected twists that we don’t expect right away, but they are a bit obvious.

I think Marie Lu does a good job of throwing the unexpected in our faces, adding a new thrill to the story, I think some of them might be too blunt and obvious.

Maybe it was something I just happened to realize too often, but it seemed like I could tell you what was going to happen before it did.

I’m not saying that it is a bad job, but a story isn’t as interesting when you can see the end of it before you’ve even made it to the middle.


What did you think of Champion, and the rest of the Legend series? Let’s talk about it in the comments, or let’s chat on social media.
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