2020 has been a very bad year pretty much on all fronts, and the ongoing lockdowns have severely curtailed our social lives, but if there is any silver lining to this horrendous situation, it’s that the stay-at-home orders have vastly increased the amounts of time we have for reading. Personally I can say I have completed more than fourteen books already, and that’s a feat, given that I’m not such a fast reader, and my lack for time, particularly when things are normal, is legendary. Audio books have offered help to an extent, in that I can listen while driving—mostly—but these days having nowhere to go during my off days has greatly given me the time to hold on to a physical book and indulge in one of my favorite pastimes.
Of late I’ve been checking out a lot of YA—used to totally ignore it—and I’ve since discovered some of the stories do really pack a punch and should not be dismissed out of hand. My eyes have therefore been open to take a peek at what’s coming in that genre and one book that has caught my eye, and which I can’t wait to give it a try, is Legendborn by Tracey Deonn, a series actually.
According to Goodreads, Legendborn starts when sixteen-year-old Bree Mathews suffers a loss after her mother dies in an accident, and she must join a residential school—where on her first night she witness a magical attack. And while this attack does not succeed, it has the effect of unlocking Bree’s own magical powers and she will surprisingly learn that her mother’s death is not quite what it seemed.
The book sounds a lot like an Urban Fantasy, and I haven’t read those in a while and so I should enjoy it when I finally get hold of this one. How about you; does this title intrigue you?