Happy book birthday to Champion!

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ChampionIT’S HERE! It’s here! It’s finally here!

I’m going to give you all a moment. Deep breathing, guys. Don’t freak out. Visualise. Imagine you are holding the book in your hands. Your wait is over. It’s going to be okay. You lasted, and now you have your reward!

We here at Pub Crawl number amongst the super talented Marie Lu’s very, very many fans, and we’re SO excited to welcome CHAMPION into the world! Congratulations, Marie!

Trilogy achievement: unlocked!

It’s been such a journey with Day and June — and the host of incredible characters Marie’s brought to life — that there’s something bittersweet about it all ending. But I, for one, can’t wait to dive into this story!

For those of you impatiently watching the mailbox, or camped in tents outside your local bookshop, I give you Five Awesome True Facts About Champion, to help pass the time. What’s that? No really, it’s my pleasure. We’re all in this together, I’ll do whatever I can.

Here we go:

FACT ONE: Champion won a game of chess against the Encyclopaedia Britannica. Twice.

FACT TWO: Champion’s spine is capable of bearing a fifteen tonne load.

FACT THREE: Reading Champion cures influenza.

FACT FOUR: The ink on Champion’s pages will give you telepathy.1

FACT FIVE: When Champion’s pages are turned, the page is actually staying still, and the rest of reality is shifting.

To celebrate the release of CHAMPION, we’re offering one lucky reader the opportunity to go back to where it all began, and win a copy of LEGEND. To enter, share your own amazing CHAMPION fact in the comments!

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  1. Do not lick Champion’s pages.

24 Responses to Happy book birthday to Champion!

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    SharonS Nov 5 2013 at 4:57 am #

    It absorbs calories from your body as you hold it.

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      Emma Wortman Nov 5 2013 at 7:05 am #

      It burns your eyes upon finishimg because you witnessed its awesome

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    Brooke Nov 5 2013 at 7:21 am #

    Gosh, I don’t have a fact, but I will say that the cover is totally awesome! How about it makes your heart leap out of your chest?

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    Natalie Aguirre Nov 5 2013 at 7:25 am #

    So can’t wait to read this!

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    Riayn Nov 5 2013 at 7:32 am #

    Champion has the ability to alter the course of human evolution

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    Catalina Torres Nov 5 2013 at 8:47 am #

    if you ever have the ability to get out of this amazing world , you are a champion.

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    Erin Bowman Nov 5 2013 at 9:13 am #

    I hear that bullet hole on the cover is where CHAMPION was shot during production. Penguin was going to have to reprint, but then the book healed itself… like a Terminator.


    CONGRATS MARIE!!!!!!!!!!! So, so excited/proud/thrilled for you. I cannot wait to have this bad boy on my bookshelf and, of course, discover the final chapter in Day and June’s story. <333

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    Bhavik Nov 5 2013 at 9:17 am #

    Champion is going to make tears flow from my eyes several times throughout the book

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    Vivien Nov 5 2013 at 10:55 am #

    It bakes you a pie!

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    Ellie Nov 5 2013 at 11:13 am #

    whooohoooo!!! I was so stoked when I refreshed my kindle and there was champion!!! Luvs this storryyyy

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    Danielle Nov 5 2013 at 11:24 am #

    Be careful while reading Champion it’s is known to take you to different dimensions like the TARDIS. You have been warned 🙂

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    dajely Nov 5 2013 at 12:56 pm #

    godness! finally! i love champion already i need to read it!

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    Whitney Sostarich Nov 5 2013 at 3:30 pm #

    While reading it, you’re somehow able to keep living even though you’re not breathing.

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    Mary BookHounds Nov 5 2013 at 4:19 pm #

    I adore this series — I actually bought the first book! That is one awesome fact!

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    Peggy Eddleman Nov 5 2013 at 10:07 pm #

    It’ll make your 16 year old son aware of (and salivate for) a book release date for the first time ever.

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    Jessica Nov 6 2013 at 5:18 am #

    You didn’t choose the Champion life, the Champion life chose you.

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    Christina Nov 6 2013 at 7:52 am #

    I hear that once you turn the last pages of this book, super-hot Day is going to walk straight out of the story. Just saying. 😛

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    Joni Nov 6 2013 at 7:53 am #

    The book’s release has the ability to make me giddily excited- does that count? ^^ Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Miss Wisp Nov 6 2013 at 9:02 am #

    Just finished Champion. I cannot even. So so good.

    Thanks for this opportunity for a physical copy of Legend!

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    Shae/Shelver Nov 7 2013 at 1:52 pm #

    CHAMPION once arm-wrestled Chuck Norris. It won by forfeit. Chuck Norris called off the match to find out what happened to Day and June.

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    Carriebelle Nov 8 2013 at 2:07 am #

    I need this book right now. Oh my goodness.

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    Nina Nov 11 2013 at 11:30 am #

    I think I know why the title is Champion…because it’s already won my heart (><)

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    Lynn K. Nov 16 2013 at 10:28 pm #

    Holding Champion will give you the power to emerge victorious in a battle against reading slumps. 😀

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    Ariel T Nov 18 2013 at 9:41 pm #

    It will leave you with tons of feels that you won’t even know what to do afterwards.

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