Sunday, January 26, 2014

Reveiw Champion

Champion by Marie Lu

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Book 3 (Last) in Legend Trilogy

Bookologist Analysis: This book was hot, steamy, breathtaking, nailbiting, and  heartbreaking- overall a great conclusion!

The explosive finale to Marie Lu’s New York Times bestselling LEGEND trilogy—perfect for fans of THE HUNGER GAMES and DIVERGENT!

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.

This book was on fire (sing that to the tune of this girl is on fire by Alicia Keys). This was really the book where everybody's life is on the line (SPOILER ALERT: everybody comes out alive, but not the way you want to think) there is no turning back- it's your country, your family, and your home.

The main character (Eden, Anden, June, and Day) are all linked. Anden likes June. Day likes June. June likes Day. June works with Anden. Eden is Day's brother. The problem in this book is that Eden is such a vocal point for all of Day's problems (I probably don't understand because I don't have a sibling) not any of his other friends like Pascao, Tess, or June. In this book Day and June are not dating, but they still have some pretty weird chemistry.  I feel like Anden was never really serious in this book to Day he is just a fly that is in charge of him (bad analogy).  Anden to June is just a thing that she can just fling out because she can control him at a whim. Anden is underdeveloped. The main character all pull at each other that is kind of tense and pushy.

I never will cease to be amazed by the world and human spirit.  Antarctica has its own language how cool is that (besides the fact there a state without real social heirachy that is determined by the state it reeks of control)!?! I mean also the fact is that they refuse to help the Republic (despite all its flaws is still a great country). The Colonies is like Panem with a horrible government, non helpful policeish people, extreme proverty, and not addressing the basic problems with its control (corporate state anybody??). Internationlism in this book is different because of the fact the countries are so big. It means more people and more land to govern that makes larger countries that much more powerful on the uneven power scale.Who is really more American the Colonies or the Republic (leave a comment below)?

How about what I loved:
1) Ending - We leave off at a realistic ending, it wasn't a firey the world will die in flames (mwahahha) kind of ending it was more realistic with the I am going to leave you and get on with my life kind of ending. June is 17 she isn't going to have happy every after, she has a career in the military, friends, and grief with her brother to deal with.The epilouge shows that just because life in the future is  not so gong-ho; she makes mistakes and has bad relationships- maybe when Day comes back she can make peace, maybe. Day on the other hand has a brother, medical problems, and ambassador to the people role to lead. He has too much on his plate already.The ending left me at peace, I could deal that we wouldn't be bound to hear the rest of the story and that was okay. It really reminded of The Fray song How to Save a Life.

2) Fight - The Colonies and the Republic were once part of the glorious US. Now they're warring countries at each end of the spectrum, one is pure commercialism and one is militaristic and isloated. I think we have to learn a lesson from this. There are small countries like that (North Korea) and we have to learn that maybe everything we view as bad isn't so bad they are just fighting for something they believe in. War isn't fair. The Colonies attack because of something the Republic did by accident. Always be prepared. I like the fight scenes they're just really ampy.

Champion is a brilliant conclusion to the seires. The love, the bittersweetness, the reality (as much as you can get in a sci-fi book), and the choices are just so real along with the lessons. I realy loved the book it was just really touching and I learned that you should look at a person's chest if you are fighting- so many lessons! :P

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