Champion by Marie Lu
Publication date: 5 Nov 2013 by Putnam Juvenile
ISBN 10/13: 0399256776 | 9780399256776
Category: Young Adult Fiction/Dystopia
Format: Hardcover, Audiobook
Keywords: Freedom, Choice, Dystopia, Love, War
June and Day struggle to find their places in their new roles. They haven't spoken to each other since their last goodbye. But all of that will change when new threats swarm around their homes, engulfing them in a war that is now on their doorstep. Tensions mount as June and Day try to keep what is important to them safe, but sacrifice knows no bounds and June and Day may give up more than they ever thought possible.
I have been at the edge of my seat since Prodigy left off. June and Day continue to do what they feel is right and each sets off on their own path, sadly away from each other. That is until the war becomes inevitable. Old familiar faces emerge from the past, and all of the secondary characters have a role to play. Day is handsome, brave and striking in his severe determination to save his brother and do what's right. I love his heroism, even when he's almost ready to collapse. June is still smart, conflicted and can be seen as cold. But in this book, I saw more of a girl, more emotion, more feeling, more struggles, especially with her feelings towards her brother's killer.
Champion is fast paced, pulls you in and breaks your heart. I loved every second of it. June and Day cement themselves into favorite characters for me. Lu does a great job keeping everyone guessing the plot, throwing twists in there that tighten the noose around their necks, catching the reader's breath and begging for one more chapter.
I did re-read certain parts of the book again and again, especially the ending, after I had finished it. It. Just. Stays. With. You.
Overall, a solid, exciting ending to a favorite series.
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