Champion by Marie Lu
It seems as if an era is coming to an end in June and Day’s world of the Republic. A treaty is being signed, the people are no longer rebelling and June and Day are leading happy, fulfilling lives in their government positions. However, the Republic’s good fortune would not last long. When peace finally seems imminent, a mysterious and abrupt plague causes the war to recommence, and it’s up to June and Day to find the cure for this puzzling epidemic. But that’s not the only problem. Before solving the mystery, they are going to have to forgive and forget the mistakes in their past.
What I Thought of Champion
Although nothing can compare to Legend, Champion was a sensational end to a terrific trilogy. In Prodigy, I found a few of the characters to be quite annoying so I was pleased with how many of the characters matured into caring, likable individuals. Additionally, June and Day played stellar main roles and they both felt very relatable and realistic, at least on an emotional level. The plot, as always, was action-packed, passionate and suspense-driven. The mystery was well crafted and Marie Lu pulled it off well. Fortunately, this was not another “Allegiant” ending and was a stunning, but touching end to the trilogy.
A common favorite part of Champion was when Tess and Day made up and settled on just being friends. Not only was it heartwarming, but I was glad that the annoying Tess from Prodigy had matured into an agreeable friend for Day. To it is the reason I gave this novel five stars.