In YA Book Reviews on November 21, 2013 at 5:02 am


by Marie Lu (Book 3 of the Legend Trilogy)*

YA Dystopian Novel/©2013/369 pages/Recommended 7th grade and up

Publisher’s Blurb (Amazon):

The explosive finale to Marie Lu’s New York Times bestselling LEGEND trilogy—perfect for fans of THE HUNGER GAMES and DIVERGENT!

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 once again. 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 he has. With heart-pounding action and suspense, Marie Lu’s bestselling trilogy draws to a stunning conclusion.

My Thoughts:

The epic Legend series comes to a very satisfying conclusion with Champion. It has heart-stopping action, a wild roller-coaster ride of emotions, and twists and turns you don’t see coming. I couldn’t put it down. That is high praise for any book, but especially for the last book in a trilogy. By the time you get there, you have a lot of time invested and you have an idea of how you want things to go. Sometimes that third book is a total let-down. Not so with Champion. I won’t spoil it for you, but suffice it to say it is worth your time to read it. You will not be disappointed.

My Rating: 5/5 Stars

Similar Books: If you liked this series, you might also like the Razorland series (Enclave) by Ann Aguirre, Dust Land series by Moira Young

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