Author: Tracy Deonn
Series: Legendborn #1
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Released: September 15th, 2020
Legendborn, written by Tracy Doenn, is a combination of epic fantasy, YA contemporary fantasy, and so much more. I can now understand why people have been talking nonstop about this novel.
Bree Matthews had a plan. She was to apply to UNC, as part of their high school program, and attend alongside her best friend. While the plan didn’t change, her entire world did. The death of her mother split her life into two halves; the before, and the after.
As if that wasn’t enough to deal with, there is more going on at UNC than meets the eye. Something that Bree is forced to acknowledge and handle, as her heritage and power comes to the forefront in response to all the magic and danger lingering in the air.
“Power taken and not returned incurs a debt. And the universe, and the debt, will always come to collect, one way or another.”
Legendborn is an amazing read, simply put. It captivated me from that very first paragraph, as refused to let go of my mind. Even having finished reading it, it still feels like I’m a captive audience. And I likely will be, until Bree’s story comes to its proper conclusion.
There is just so much to love about Legendborn. From the way it is written, to all of the different elements woven into Bree’s story. It’s breathtaking, and absolutely full to the brim of surprises. Seriously, it felt like each chapter sent me reeling – but in a good way.
“Don’t make your life about the loss. Make it about the love.”
The story weaves in Arthurian legend in a way that I have never seen before. It’s fascinating and brilliant, and opened the world (and lore) to a whole new level. Not all of it was kind (to the legend, that is), and honestly, that made it feel even more at home here.
Bree’s story is enchanting, and I cannot get enough of it. While this novel may actually be over five hundred pages, it passed in what felt like a blink of an eye for me. This is an imaginative and creative world, and I cannot thank Tracy Deonn enough for having created it.
Please, please, please, tell me that I’m not the only one out there eagerly awaiting any and all news about the sequel. I cannot wait to see how Legendborn continues after that seriously intense conclusion. I’m waiting on baited breathe.