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Series: Lagacy #1
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release Date: June 21, 2011
I have to admit that I did pick this book because of the cover. We all say "Don't judge a book by it's cover" but sometimes I kind of do. Since I loved the cover I decided to poke around a little about the book. One thing I found that was really neat was that Cayla Kluver wrote this book around the age of 14! She is now 18 and is being published by Harlequin Teen. From learning that bit of fact I had to have this book.
Legacy was the first book I picked up for this summer and it was perfect! At the moment I'm all about fantasy and the whole princess with an arrange marriage thing. Alera is a head strong princess who wants to be treated as equal as men. In the beginning, I didn't like Alera because instead of coming off as bold she came off too strong and was bossy and controlling. But as pages past Alera began to grow into the queen she would soon become. Steldor is the gentleman that is the most favored to be Alera's husband, but Alera does not favor him. Honestly, I don't favor him either because I'm a bit confused by his personalities. He's cocky and arrogant but at the same time he has these small moments where I'd look at him differently. With the stressed out life Alera is living she finds an escape being with Narian. I'm not sure what to think of Narian since he rarely shows his true self. What I do know about Narian is that he's at moments kind hearted and respectful. He's also my favorite character of the book.
I just loved the story overall and how Cayla slips in more obstacles through out without making it seem too much. From the struggle of an arrange marriage to the desperation of a new king to support their kingdom. They all fit perfectly and I wasn't left with as many dull moments. Although I loved the story I felt as though there was a bit too much detail that wasn't needed which stretched the book out to almost 500 pages.
Legacy was really enjoyable and that ending has me waiting on Allegiance which will be the sequel that'd be published in 2011.
Overall Rating: 3.5