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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Book Review: Legacy by Cayla Kluver

Legacy by Cayla Kluver [Young Adult]
Release Date: August 18, 2009
Publisher: AmazonEncore
Pages: 464
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Summary: An award-winning YA fantasy debut, 16-year-old novelist Cayla Kluver brings a magical touch to an unrelentingly suspenseful coming-of-age tale. Duty-bound to wed her father’s choice in successor to the throne, Princess Alera of Hytanica believes that she is being forced into the worst of all possible fates—a marriage to the arrogant and hot-tempered suitor, Steldor. When a mysterious boy from enemy Cokyri appears bearing secrets and an entirely different view of what's appropriate behavior for a young lady, Alera learns that her private desires threaten to destroy the kingdom. When Narian’s shocking past comes to light, Alera finds herself in a shadowy world of palace intrigue and ancient blood feuds, facing an uncertain future with dwindling options—and must learn to decide between right and wrong all alone. Marked by witty, rapid-fire dialogue and dramatic complexity that belie the writer’s age, Legacy brings a fresh, new sensibility to age-old questions of duty and inheritance and to a young heroine’s quest to find her true voice.
My Review: First let me just say wow. I am in love with this book and with Cayla's beautiful writing. Cayla wrote this book when she was only 14 years old! I know, can you believe it? I am so impressed with the storyline, it kept me at the edge of my seat. I loved the descriptive details which helped me imagine the life of Princess Alera. I enjoyed most of the characters, with the exception of one, Steldor, which was her father's choice for suitor, he was an arrogant son of a gun. I don't want to say a lot about the story since I want everyone to experience it for themselves. Legacy is a mix of King Arthur and Romeo and Juliet in a way. I honestly will say it's now on my top five favorite books with Twilight and The Hunger Games. The ending left me wanting more and I can't wait to continue the story with book 2, Allegiance. So, as you can all see I thoroughly enjoyed it and I recommend it to everyone.
My Rating: 4.8 out of 5
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I also will be having an interview with Cayla Kluver, coming up soon, so look out for that!


Sheila DeChantal (bookjourney) said...

I am in love with the cover. Gorgeous. Great review! :)

Mandi said...

Wow, great review! Wrote it at 14? That is crazy. I am keeping my eye out for it!

Zombie Girrrl said...

Wow, I feel old.
I am totally impressed that she made it into your top 5, alongside The Hunger Games no less! That book is awesome! I'll be looking for Legacy in the future. Great review!

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