Waiting on Wednesday: Champion

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases.

Champion (Legend #3)
by Marie Lu
Coming November 5, 2013
Putnam Juvenile

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.

Why I want it:
I've really enjoyed this series so far, and for me, I think it gets better with every installment. Her twists are so twisty that I never quite know what to expect. The end of Prodigy took my breath away. CLIFFIE! I need resolution, dangit!

Why I think you should want it:
Marie Lu is a spectacular writer. She has captured so much in only two books: action, romance, friendship, family, loss, betrayal... And it's all set in a crazy world that is falling apart in so many ways. For a series that came out at the height of the dystopian wave, Legend has done really well to set itself apart. I definitely recommend it!


  1. I am eagerly waiting for Champion as well! great pick!
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    Janhvi @ The Readdicts

  2. Great pick! I just recently finished Prodigy and I can't wait for Champion to see how it all ends!
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  3. Interesting choice indeed. Haven't read the Legend trilogy (or Hunger Games... or Divergent...) but I like that the threat in this one is a biological one and not a people one.
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  4. Yes, I definitely want to get my hands on this as well! Especially to see how things will turn out because of that ending in the sequel :) Great pick and thanks for stopping by My WW!

  5. I am so excited for this book to come out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. AHHHHH! I CAN'T WAIT FOR THIS BOOK! But sadly, I must :(
    I loved Legend and Prodigy! PRODIGY. THAT ENDING. CAN'T. NO. I can't wait to find out what happens in Champion!!!!! 13 MORE DAYS. ARGGGHHHH!!!

  7. I LOVE THESE COVERS but I never had the time to read Prodigy!

  8. This sounds like a really awesome series! Another one I've been meaning to start!

  9. So excited for this one to come out. Haven't read Legend yet, but I plan to marathon through the whole series. Such pretty covers and I absolutely love the colored type.

  10. I have yet to read Prodigy but i read Legend and it was pretty good i need to hurry up and read the 2nd book so i can prepare for Champion!

  11. I need this!!!

    Thanks for stopping by ;)

    Leydy @ OUaT & Redcarpetendings

  12. YESS so excited for this! Only a few days left (Y) Thanks for stopping by :)

  13. NEED THIS!! The ending of Prodigy ripped my heart out :(

  14. SO many people love this series and I really need to read Legend soon!

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives