Champion by Marie Lu Review

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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: 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.”

With every beginning, there is an end and Champion completes the Legend trilogy with an exciting and fast-paced novel that keeps you reading until the end.

It was extremely satisfying to see June and Day go through their respective arcs and for the most part, it pays off. It was quite refreshing to see June in a more political mindset and as a result, becomes a much more mature person that realizes there is more than one point of view to every situation and also be the badass heroine she is by the end. Day goes through a lot throughout the entire trilogy and probably loses the most. And it shows by this novel. He is battered, bruised, and beaten and it was nice to see him broken down, yet still continue to be the symbol he is to the people. To see him tortured and quite protective of Eden was also quite relatable to those who have a brother or a sibling. I did feel the “thing” that he has hindered his character arc a bit as it feels a bit unnecessary, really serving as a way to serve up drama when the plot needs it to be. I really liked Anden throughout this novel. His struggle to become the leader that he expects himself to be and others want him to be was well done. Tess was not in the novel very much, but she is much better in this novel compared to Prodigy where I felt she did not do much except cause more drama. I found Pascao to be a fun and entertaining character whenever he was included in the scene and complemented Day well.

The plot of the novel is predictable, but still effective. The pace this novel moves at is fantastic. It moves at a fast enough rate to where you cannot stop reading, yet the plot moves along with it. It never feels like there is any filler and every scene serves a purpose which was refreshing and quite interesting even when there is no action happening.  Now let’s talk about the ending. The ending to a series can make or break the entire trilogy and could render previous novels useless. I have heard mixed things about the ending, but I quite liked it. It was nice to see Lu be a bit bold with the ending which I felt wrapped the trilogy quite nicely.

In conclusion, Champion wraps up the Legend trilogy with an exciting and nicely paced novel that leaves fans feeling satisfied.

Rating: Must Buy (For the entire series as well)

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