Thursday, February 5, 2015

Champion by Marie Lu


This is the third and final book in the Legend trilogy.  It's a great dystopia society trilogy, but I was VERY disappointed in that the author knew her target audience was young adult and still included them having "relations" (I'm on a work computer and can't type the s word - ha).  There are 3 pages I would like to tear out of this book simply because I have some 5th graders who would LOVE this series, but now I can't recommend it to them.  Makes me sad.  FYI, if you are a parent who monitors what your child reads, it doesn't just beat around the bush, it gives flat out details down to them knocking over a vase on the table in their "passion".  Ewww...I don't want to read about teenagers doing all that.  Save it for an adult novel.  Just my opinion!!  Great series, but I wouldn't recommend to young adult unless much, much older.

Summary from

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: 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.

With heart-pounding action and suspense, Marie Lu’s bestselling trilogy draws to a stunning conclusion.

1 comment:

Vader's Mom said...

Really? I can't believe that she would so that. It's so sad when they think they have to so they can sell a book.