Saturday, November 23, 2013

Champion - YA Book Review

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If you haven't read the first two books in the Legend trilogy, I'd highly recommend that you get on it! When I received the third book in the trilogy to review, I immediately went to the library and got the first two books so that I could understand what was happening in the story. I don't know how I haven't heard of this trilogy before, but I guess there are just so many YA trilogies out there right now. If you want to read my reviews of the first two books, Legend and Prodigy, click on the links to be taken to my GoodReads page.

Champion, the third and final book in Marie Lu's trilogy, continues the saga of Day and June and their fight to save their country. This third book starts several months after the second book ended. June has a high-ranking position helping out the Elector Primo, Anden, who still has the hots for June, FYI. And Day is happy to be reunited with his younger brother, vowing to never let anyone or anything separate them again.

But, of course, everyone's happiness is short-lived. When a plague hits the neighboring Colonies, the Colonies threatens war against the Republic unless the Republic can provide a cure for the plague. June and Day are the keys to giving the Republic a fighting chance. June and Anden try to rally support from Antarctica while Day tries to drum up support from the Republic's civilians with the help of the Patriots.

Both June and Day have to be willing to sacrifice in order to save the Republic, but just what do those sacrifices mean?

This was a great ending to the story, and I loved that nothing was tied up in a pretty package at the very end. This whole story was about struggle and love and heartbreak, and I thought the way Marie Lu wrote the ending was just perfect for the story of June and Day. Apparently, CBS Films has acquired film rights to the trilogy, and I'm eager to find out when the movie(s) will come out! I want to see it!!

Champion is published by G.P. Putnam's Sons and is available to purchase now. I received a free review copy for my honest review.

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