Rating: ***** Suggested Age: 12
Summary: “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 found on Goodreads).
Champion, the final Legend book by Marie Lu was epic. I could not put this book down. The violence was again higher, as was the romance. My only complaint was the swearing. They weren’t terribly bad words, but it was the frequency that they were used that really bothered me. The suspense kept me reading and I have to say that the ending was quite maddening. The ending did make me cry, but I didn’t sob for hours. The characters are so strong that I feel their pain when they were sad and feel their anger at the antagonists. Marie Lu did an excellent job with this book. I recommend this book to anyone who has stayed with both of the main characters since the beginning.