Book Review: Champion by Marie Lu (Spoiler Free!)

Book Review

Finally! Finally!!!  I’ve waited so long to finish the Legend trilogy by Marie Lu and I finally did so today! And aaaaah. ❤ I’m so happy and ecstatic and I just have so many feels about how it all ended! Champion, the last and final instalment in the trilogy, is just perfection! However, since I want all my book reviews here to be spoiler free, I will try my best not spoil anyone here 🙂

Quick Stats

Title: Champion

Author: Marie Lu

Date Published: September 9th 2014

Series: Third and last book in The Legend Trilogy

My book format: Paperback, published by SPEAK 

Goodreads 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 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

Skipping a review on Prodigy ‘coz I think it’s my least favorite in the trilogy. It’s not bad, but I guess I’m thinking that there’s a third book so whatever happens in Prodigy won’t really be what the ending will be. 🙂

Anyway, I just wanted to say that AAAAAHHH. THIS BOOK. IT’S FREAKING. AAAAAH. NO WORDS. IT’S SO PERFECT!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE MARIE LU!!! ❤ I hated, though, that I read it outside, with actual people seeing me actually reading! Ugh. Had I known that the ending was that perfect and heart breaking at the same time, I would have read it inside my room so I can sob, cry, and wail myself ’til I can no longer handle it! 😦 Sigh.

Day and June are my ultimate OTP, guys! They’re like my favorite of all time. Sorry to say, but probably more than I love Tessa and Will from the Infernal Devices – and you guys know how much I love love love Tessa and Will – so with me comparing June and Day to them, it only means that they’re so perfect and siiigh. I have no words. Again. It’s. That. Good.

I love how Marie Lu made the perfect combinations in this book – it’s so fast paced, with all that’s happening in the war between the Republic and the Colonies, and at the same time you don’t know what’s actually going to happen in the end! Are they gonna take away Eden again? WIll the Elector Primo and June be together in the end? And ultimately, IS DAY GOING TO LIVE? 🙂 Aaaah, these questions are all bugging my head until the last chapter and I was surprised how Marie Lu came up with the perfect ending! It’s not the most perfect ending for some, as I have seen reviews that aren’t satisfied with the way it all ended, but for me, it’s the best possible thing that could happen, and I love that it’s how it all wrapped up!

I especially loved the way Marie Lu writes. She’s so direct and she made the two characters relate well with the reader. I also love that each Chapter ends with a mini-cliff hanger that will make you flip the pages faster on to the next ‘coz you’re too intrigued by the last chapter 🙂

I also especially loved Day’s personality – how he is the perfect combination of  man who loves his family, who will fight for June, and who protects his Republic even to the extent of giving up his life ❤ Aaaah, Day. He’s just too perfect ❤

Lastly, my favorite part of the book is the last Chapter, where Marie Lu shows what happens ten years after. ❤ It’s the perfect wrap up and just the perfect ending! Sorry, I know I’ve said “the perfect ending” a million times in this post already, but it just is!!! I could rave about this book for forever but I don’t wanna spoil you guys! 🙂 I definitely recommend it!!!

The Boklander Rating



5 Stars



So that’s it guys, I’ll se ya next post, and happy reading always!