Saturday, May 28, 2011

Legacy (Legacy, #1) by Cayla Kluver

Two Kingdoms at war...

Hytanica and Cokyri have been at war for years. The last attack took place almost 16 years ago. The fighting ended abruptly, and that is when the kidnappings began. infant sons born during the Bleeding moon suddenly began disappearing from Hytanica. When the kidnappings finally ended, all but the last child was found dead. 

A Legend....

The legend of the Bleeding Moon claims "that the Kingdom of Hytanica was built on sacred ground, and that because of this, she would forever be protected.". "The legend further held that Hytanica can be defeated by one of her sons who bears the mark of the bleeding moon." 

A Forbidden Attraction...

Princess Alera must marry the next King of Hytanica. Her father's choice, Steldor, is not hers.

When a mysterious boy believed to be Cokyrian (Narian) is captured, it is discovered that he is the missing child who's body was never recovered. While most are leery of his return, Princess Alera finds herself attracted to him. Now Princess Alera must choose between the destiny chosen for her or one of her own making.  

The Review:
I have to say, I absolutely loved the book and can't believe I hadn't heard of it before now. This is one of the types of stories I love to read. There is a legend, a mystery, and a little romance. The characters are lovable, the emotions feel real, and the story.... well, it's utterly enchanting and engaging. There is a cliffhanger at the end which will have you wanting the next book ASAP. I will probably need to buy this book because if I love a book the e-book version (which is what I received) just won't do. I'm hoping the next book will be published sooner than Ms. Kluver's website claims. I don't want to wait another year. I wonder if I can start a petition to get it out sooner?  I will be one of the first in line to buy the sequels. This was a total and utter book seduction for me. I gave this one 5 out 5 roses.  

The author first went the self publishing route with this book and it was later picked up by Amazon Encore. It is being released on June 28th by Harlequin Teen in paperback. The other notable thing about the author is that she wrote the story when she was 14 or 15 years old. That in no way swayed my rating for the book. If I don't care for a story, I'll let you know. You can purchase the paperback version of the book next month at Barnes & Noble or The Book Depository. The hardback can be purchased at Barnes & Noble, The Book Depository, as well a at Amazon. I did not see the paperback version being sold on Amazon. FYI The book Depository is selling the paperback version cheaper than Barnes & Noble by two dollars and shipping is free.  

Link to The Book Depository:

Upcoming books in the series:
1. Allegiance (Projected to be released in late 2011 or early 2012)
2. Sacrifice (Projected to be released in late 2012)

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