Champion by Marie Lu

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Author: Marie Lu

Format: Paperback

Publication date: November 5, 2013

Publisher: Penguin

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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.

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My thoughts

It was inevitable. Every win comes with a sacrifice.

As I continue to read the third book of the Legend trilogy; the Champion by Marie Lu continues with more anticipated and action packed scenes were June, Day and the whole Republic was in edge of danger… again. The Colonies warned the Republic that it will have an all-out-war until the Republic gave a cure for another virus spreading in the entire boarder of Colonies. Will June and Day escape at the new challenges they’d encounter? Is there a chance for their epic love story? Well, I don’t know all the answers, until I finished reading the final book one night and my feelings were like…

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Yeah, this was my face looks like after I read this. Sweet-bitter ending but I still L-O-V-E it! I can’t explain further whatsoever feelings I have right now. I just want a moment of silence…

(After 2 minutes…) LOL!

In this freaking fantastic book of Marie “The Great” Lu, she made the characters braver, giving a great impressions and unforgettable heroines. June, never failed to develop her character until to the last. There were still weaknesses; but she used it as part of her strengths. While Day “my ultimate golden hair boy” Wing was a kind of person that I will never forget. His traits, brokenness were the one completed the whole puzzle of the book.

To the whole story–I liked how it starts and end with explosion. It would keep you reading and reading until your heart hurts because of the intense scenes. But, there still something that I wished Marie Lu did—the battle between Colonies and the Republic. I just wished she gave emphasis to it; because I just noticed that it jumps out so fast without little highlights in the battlefield. I think that’s how dystopian story works right? Well, it didn’t diminish my love for Champion. And the ending, I was dumbstruck. Ugh. I never expected that to happen. You’re a genius Marie Lu.

Anyway, all in all it was a great pleasure for me to read a kind of book that doesn’t offered me an annoyance rather, it gave me a balance combination of all the features that a reader likes me still searching. And now, I found one—and this is written by Marie Lu. Thank you for this.

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5 Stars

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