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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 best-selling trilogy draws to a stunning conclusion.

©2013 Marie Lu (P)2013 Penguin Audio

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  • Bee
  • United States
  • 02-20-14

I stand alone.

Overall this series is a pretty good one. If you're looking for a distopian that is actually well written, not completely predictable (and GASP no love triangle, well not really) then I totally recommend this one.

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I seem to be the only one who didn't love the ending. I don't know... June just got so self-sacrificing and melodramatic there towards the end. Other then being a little frustrated with our heroine this conclusion was a wild ride that I am so glad I got on.

So I stand alone in not "loving" the ending but I didn't and hate it and most days thats all a girl can really ask for.

I recommend this series to lovers of "The Hunger Games" and "Divergent" obviously..

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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The ending

I loved the hole series but I didn't like the ending that much. That's all

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  • Joki
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  • 11-20-13

Close of a Very Underrated Series

Champion was a satisfying ending to a solid dystopian trilogy - one of the most underrated in the last few years, in my opinion. Author Marie Lu manages to sidestep a lot of the cliches of the genre and end with a satisfying but not pat ending. But she also stays true to the Les Miserable inspiration as well.

June has returned to help Anden run the Repulic as a Princeps Elect while Day grapples with a tumor slowly destroying his brain. Separated by situation, both are grappling with the deaths and grief in their lives. But Anden is losing control of the government, the Colonies have a new, dangerous ally, and everything begins to fall apart as one of the previous plagues mutates. June has to hold the government and senate together, Day has to hold his own failing health and small family together, and the only cure to the plague could very well cost him the last family member he has left alive - his younger brother Eden.

Champion is a slow burn - much more about the politics and the pathos than in action (though the finale offers quite a punch). Both June and Day have matured greatly and I really appreciated that author Lu kept their voices unique and distinct (June's obsession with numbers, Day's gutter-rat colloquialisms) yet also gave them further depth as befitting what they went through in the first two novels.

Thomas, Jameson, Tess, and others all make appearances and their stories are discretely finished in addition to Day and June's emotional arc. This really is a layered book - a study in loss, grief, hopelessness, and at the center, hope. Both Day and June ended up being very against the cliches of the genre and the depth of their journey is extremely well written.

I listened to the audible version and both narrators were excellent - really giving life and energy to the characters.

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Amazing!

This book and the whole triology quickly became one of my favorite books ever! Very emotional, thought provoking, action packed story! I cried a lot!
I loved the characters, especially Day! I hope these books will be made into a movie!

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Awesome!

The whole series is amazing but this last book is awesome. The ending was bitter sweet. I loved it but I was somewhat hoping they would encounter each other on the street with her holding the hand of a 9 year old version of Day.
That I think would have really shocked his memory into focus.

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Enjoyable Series

I finished this series a couple of weeks ago, but I never wrote a review. I overall enjoyed the plot and the books themselves. It felt slow every once in a while, but that was a rare occasion. The double narration was just amazing. Perfect balance of romance and action for me. I'm excited to see the take of the series in film.

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One of my best reads

I would of loved it if he would of remembered her at the end, if everything that happened would of come back to him.

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A fabulous ending to the Legend series

The battle between the Republic and the Colonies comes to a head in this story, with more players added. June also struggles in defining her relationship with Dae and Andon's affections. Not only is it a wonderful story, but the narrators are amazing. I enjoyed them both throughout the series and will look for other titles they've narrated. I was in tears during the last two chapters, but the ending was immensely satisfying.

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Loved

Loved this entire Trilogy!!! I will probably read this again & again. LOVED IT LOTS!!!

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Awesome way to end a book!

I loved this book! I really enjoyed the ending. I was worried that Marie Lu was going to pull a Veronica Roth and crush my dreams at the end, but she left me hopeful and satisfied.

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