Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Champion by Marie Lu

Legend #3
"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."

Along with this beautiful cover comes a beautiful, and sweet ending to the Legend series.
I'm not gonna lie, I was very nervous about reading this book. I was scared that I was going to be reading an ending close to what I read in Allegiant. I do believe that the Legend series is my favorite Dystopian series. It is the only one where the author bothers to tell us what the hell is going on in the rest of the world.

Day and June haven't seen each other in eight months. While Day struggles with his health, June is sitting on as a politician. Neither seems to be terribly thrilled at their situation. Day constantly thinks of June, and there isn't a doubt in my mind that June thinks of Day as well. Their love for each other is so damn heartbreaking and bittersweet. June feeling responsible and guilty for what happened to his family. And Day, knowing that he's dying can't bare to tell June how he feels because he doesn't want her to hurt over his health.

I liked how their first meeting after such a long span of time as awkward, that they weren't able to easily fall back into their old selves. But their feelings were bubbling just below the surface. But when they finally expose all of what they feel for one another, it just pours out of them. Even though they live in a fictional world, dealing with things people their age will never have to deal with. The raw emotion they show is so realistic.

Nearing the end of the book, and the frequent batches of Days waning health I grew more nervous as to what was going to happen with Day and June. For a spell I was concerned that June was going to die and not Day.... but thankfully we were given possibly the most beautiful ending to the series. I couldn't have asked for a better ending.

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