Author: Marie Lu
Publication Date: November 5th 2013
My Rating: 3 Starfish
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. - Summary and cover image from Goodreads
"Champion" was definitely my least favorite of the "Legend" trilogy. While it did have a lot of redeeming qualities, I still took some issue with it.
The plot was slower compared to the first two books. I lost interest part way through, and had to really push to finish it. I thought that everything wrapped up nicely. There weren't any lose ends that I can think of.
I LOVED Antarctica. Their technology was insane, and I also liked the fact that they were obsessed with games.
I liked June in this book, but Day was just super annoying. His chapters still bored me, but his little brother helped me to soldier on. Eden was still cute as a button, and let me tell you, he was so brave in this book. I couldn't help but love him even more. I liked Anden a lot more than Day. He tried to fix everything as best as he could, and even though he had moments where he was cold, I could understand his struggle.
I had no compassion for Thomas, but I was glad when he finally told the truth about that night. The villains didn't die like I was hoping they would. I was a little disappointed with that.
The ending surprised me the most. In a way, it was predictable. But a twist was thrown in at the last second. I didn't exactly like the way things turned out, but the unexpected twist made up for that.
I would still recommend the "Legend" trilogy to fans of dystopias, even though I had a hard time with it. It really was a great read, just not the best.