Champion

Champion

Book - 2014
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Anika_Singh
Jul 28, 2020

June and Day have taken very different paths. June is second-in-command to Anden whose father recently passed away, while Day is with Eden who has gone partially blind due to the illness.

Champion has a fierce plot and an emotionally touching climax.

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maryam3370
Apr 27, 2020

Great book! Unexpected ending. Originally I had not planned on reading Rebel, but the ending is so open-ended that you have to continue the story to see what will happen.

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GoodBooksNow
Jan 23, 2020

If you have read the first 3 books, you must read the final book "Rebel"! The ending is sure to please if you didn't like the previous ending.

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HebahMemon
Nov 01, 2019

One of the best series I ever read!!!

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kaedanawesomeguy
Jul 25, 2019

I personally loved this book it is probably one of my favorite books I read. I found it very thrilling and suspenseful. I didn't know what was going to happen. I love the plot twists a lot. I wanted to stay up all night reading Champion. The end of the book made me sad though. But overall I loved the book.

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Who_
Apr 27, 2019

This series blew me away! There were so many surprising plot twists, and the concepts were amazing! Definitely would recommend the series even if the ending could be better. I liked how there were no major coincidences. A lot of books like this are like: The people come up with a plan, they carry out the plan, everything goes perfectly and surprise! They also found a hundred dollar bill or something, oh and of course no one died or was majorly injured. With this series, you hang off of every word because you don't know what will happen. The ending was surprising and overall it was a marvelous series. (Also there is another book named Rebel being released sometime).

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Train356
Apr 16, 2019

So, many of you did not like this book. What you didn’t know was that THERE IS ANOTHER BOOK COMING OUT IN THE SERIES!!! REBEL IS SUPPOSED TO BE RELEASED ON OCTOBER 1 2019. Champion was still an excellent book with you wanting to read more. It could have ended wayyy worse, she pulled it off pretty well and the ending was still really good. I’m legit wanting to read Rebel. EEKKKK IM SOO EXCITED!!!!

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kmobuckeye
Feb 16, 2019

I liked this series and this was a good last book.

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blue_dog_31717
Jan 28, 2019

Obviously, anybody who gave this book a 10/10(or anything higher than an 8) did not read the ending. If you read my previous reviews on this series, you will see I gave both Legend and Prodigy and 10/10, and raved about it. And until the end of Champion, I fully planned to give this book a 10/10 as well. Then I read the ending. And it was one of the most CLIQUE and flat out STUPID endings I've ever read in a book. Without getting into spoilers, this ending was only surprising because I didn't expect such a talented author like Marie Lu to end a stellar trilogy in such a way. The buildup to the end was enormous, and as I got closer to the ending, my anticipation grew. "What's going to happen?" I keep asking myself. But nothing ever happened. Lu just threw everything out; all the politics, battle, and strategy, out the window for a "Go to the climax, skip three weeks, and just say you were saved. Readers love that!" mentality. Overall, the first 95% of this book deserves a 10/10, and you should definitely read. However, after the June-Commander "interaction"(word used to reduce spoilers), I strongly suggest you stop reading, and imagine the rest in your head. However, if you want to read the whole thing, then this book completely deserves it's 6/10 and a "Would Not Recommend Reading" review.

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ConnorN
Jan 21, 2019

SO GOOD

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Gwen904
Nov 25, 2018

Lu's trilogy has been both good and bad. I loved the story. I loved (most) of the characters. I loved the world-building. I loved the twists. I loved the writing. I didn't love the love triangle or the gay relationship.
So, overall the Legend trilogy was good, but it could've been better. It packed a punch of potency and some great messages too. But there were a few things that irritated me, and because of those things I can't completely say that I loved Legend.

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LUKE ZHANG
May 01, 2018

I loved this series in general and it kept me busy and on the edge of my seat. There were definitely some surprising plot twists in the story and the series in general. I liked this book but I think it was the worst (but all of them were super good) book of the series. I didn't like the ending that much and was disappointed and sad. However I liked the great resolve not leaving us with that many big questions.

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iv2202246
Feb 14, 2018

love the book!!!

bittersweet i cant stop reading it

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rachel1127
Jun 12, 2017

I love this book (and this series) so much. It's one of my absolute favorites, and I love the way the author just weaves everything together. I also am amazed at the way the story tugged at my heartstrings the whole way through the trilogy, right up to the very last word (I don't know how many times I cried reading this). I especially loved the bittersweet ending. It's seamless, the way the plot goes, and I was very interested to see what the outcome of the love triangle would be. So satisfying!

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
May 18, 2017

This book is indeed, a Champion in its own right. It was by far the most intense of all three, with the relationships slowly drawing to a point of high altitude. I absolutely loved every page of it, even though I did fly through it in less than 24 hours. I had to show my friend the ending, thereby accidently spoiling a part, but it was worth it for her ability to relate to my pain. Yes, there are lots of books on revolution, change and society, but this series made it interesting. I still love it, although I really wish the whole story was concluded "5 years later rather than 10." It would seem slightly more understandable from my perspective as a teenager. 5/5 stars
- @Siri of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

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ant123
May 11, 2017

LOVED the book. It had a really bittersweet ending to it, but it had action and adventure as well. It had a powerful message and it really made me think. It really made me feel like I was in the book with June and Day. It was a great conclusion to the series, but after I finished the book, I really wanted another one. If you liked the ending of the book, I would recommend Prison Boy by Sharon E. McKay. :D Rating: 5/5

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FeistyGirl9
Mar 09, 2017

I LOVE THIS BOOK!!!!

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starrlit
Aug 24, 2016

Loved the book, but the ending was too bittersweet for me. Sad how Day can't even remember June's name. Wish there was another book from Eden's POV though.

kisanet18 Aug 04, 2016

I am very well satisfied with the ending of this series, and although I still have lots of questions for what will happen in June's future I can fill those gaps with my own imagination. Marie Lu did a wonderful job with this entire series, and ended it in a bittersweet note.

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LIUYANG2012
Aug 04, 2016

Epic conclusion to the series. Although some parts were boring.

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BookNerdoftheWorld
Dec 17, 2015

This book was a total read-until-finish-it book meaning you read until 2 am wake up the next morning crying and be like yeah I stayed up till 2 to finish champion while your family members stare at you like you coughed up a hair ball as you cry to them that the series ended. Welcome to my life. Champion was so good!!!!! Anden I have to admit was awesome plus I felt bad for the poor guy.....can't give any spoilers but poor Anden. Champion's ending was like ahhhhhh!!!!!!! Marie Lu really can ruin your month with her endings. Trust me. Read The Young Elites ending. I almost broke something.

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yorisma
Dec 16, 2015

Enjoyed this series. Highly recommended for all ages!

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b_xy_p
Jul 20, 2015

The book was a thrilling read, despite some unrealistic plot lines and parts in the book that was drawn out and maudlin. The ending was not what I had hoped for, but original and bittersweet. I definitely felt some pain that it ended the way it did. Marie Lu has a great way of telling Day and June's romance that really makes the readers FEEL like they're a part of it - not to mention, the action and suspense scenes were brilliant. I highly recommend this book, and the entire trilogy!

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pushkark
Jul 07, 2015

A bittersweet ending.. I cried :'( but unlike many series, the ending is just as good as the beginning!

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AwesomeGoats
Jul 03, 2015

I'll do my best not to spill any spoilers here for you guys. ;)
I just finished reading this book and... wow. It was amazing, lots of action, and it's abilities to turn me into a roller coaster of feelings was insane! By the end I was so choked up I didn't even know what to say about the reading experience I had just had.
I was so very glad for the epilogue though, if that wasn't included in the book I honestly don't know what I would have done. But still, I wish there was more! I want to know more about Day, June, Tess, Eden, and even Anden!
Speaking of Anden, let me just have a moment here. In the first book, though Anden's scene was very short, I had decided that I didn't like him. But then, as I started to read the second book I realized (along with June) that Anden might not be how I originally thought he was. Still though I was doubtful, part of me seriously thought he was just putting on an act. Heading into the third book though I developed such a strong liking for this character and found myself looking forward to each Anden scene. I would actually skim over the pages sometimes to search for his name. And while he was present quite often in Champion, I wish there was more of him there, especially in the epilogue. I need to know if he got a chance at actual happiness... (Could it be that he's one of my favorite characters from this trilogy?)
Anyways, sorry for my little Anden rant, I will let you go now. I'm done, off to spend some time recovering from what this book did to my feelings.


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