My Year In Books: Champion by Marie Lu – Book #61

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Title: Champion
Author: Marie Lu
Series: Legend (#3)
Release Date: August 1, 2013
Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks
Medium: Audiobook
Voice Actor: Mariel Stern and Steven Kaplan
Finished Reading: December 17, 2014

About: “June and Day have sacrificed so much for the people of the Republic 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. 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.”

**This is the third in the series, if you have not read Legend and Prodigy, there might be spoilers**

I’ve read that some people thought this was the best one. Some people thought this was the perfect way to end an awesome trilogy. I’m not so sure that I’m one of those people.

First of all, thank you to Stern and Kaplan for continuing to be the voice actors throughout this series. Awesome job in capturing the essence of the characters.

I mentioned in the first few that there was enough of a difference in this trending dystopian trilogy to keep my interest, but after reading the last one, I’m not so sure anymore. I found myself drifting in and out and not really keeping focus. I just wasn’t feeling it, which is a shame. I really wanted to like this one. The second one was so promising, but I’m afraid this last one fell flat for me.

I know I’m probably in the minority in this, but it felt old and tired. I’m not going to lie to you and say that there weren’t moments that held my interest. I’m not going to say that this series is so much like all the other ones and not worth the read. It was a good read, but perhaps this book just wasn’t for me. It’s not written for my age group (I’m an old fart now), so maybe that’s what didn’t keep me on the edge of my seat.

I didn’t mind leaving the car when I had to. I wanted to want to stay in the car even after I’ve reached my destination.

I just don’t really have a lot to say with this one. It was kind of meh for me. Wasn’t horrible. Wasn’t insanely awesome. Just somewhere lost in the middle.

My rating and why: I gave this book three stars! I read it and it was ok. I can still see the appeal for some people. I’m definitely a dystopian fan, but maybe I need to take a break for awhile and come back to this genre when I’m not tired of it. Sorry Lu, but this made me tired of dystopians. Specifically, Lu made me tired of YA dystopian trilogies.

You have the floor! Have you read this series? Have you read anything else by Marie Lu? Are there genres that you need a break from? Let me know in the comments below. Like. Comment. Follow. New book review to come tomorrow. (I promise we’re almost done with 2014 book reviews!)

Until next time my fellow bibliophiles!


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