Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release Date: TODAY!
Source: Net Galley
Summary: The first boy disappeared on the day of his birth, on a night when the pale yellow moon of the nighttime sky turned red and bathed the heavens in the ghastly color of blood, on the same night the Kingdom of Cokyri abruptly ceased its merciless attack.
Across the land of Hytanica, under the shadow of the crimson moon, infant boys continued to vanish. Not until the blood had faded from the sky did the disappearances stop and the bodies of the murdered infants were found outside the gates of the city, a final word from the greatest enemy Hytanica had ever known. For the next sixteen years, peace reigned, but one mystery remained unsolved. The Cokyrians had abducted forty-nine newborns, but returned only forty-eight bodies.
Now, as seventeen-year-old Princess Alera of Hytanica is besieged from all sides by suitors vying for the Throne, a teenage Cokyrian boy, Narian, is encountered within the walls of her Kingdom, a boy who will show Alera a world where women serve a purpose and not just a husband. As Narian helps Alera find her voice, she struggles against an arranged marriage that will shatter the life she has scarcely begun to live. And when Narian's shocking past is uncovered, and war with Cokyri looms once more, he must fight to defy a fate ordained at his birth. (Summary from Goodreads)
Review: Princesses, royalty, action, mystery and romance. How can you get any better then that? Once I started reading Legacy I couldn't stop. Cayla's writing just captures you from page one. Not only did she create this amazing new world, she also filled it with incredible details. I never had trouble picturing anything that was happening in the story, from the dresses to the palace and fight scenes.
Alera was a strong character. She knew what she wanted and what she had to do. However her father is determined to marry her off by her 18th birthday so he can step down from the thrown. Sadly the one person that her father approves of is the one guy she loathes. At the same time she's also falling for a guy she barley knows, and was raised by her kingdoms mortal enemy.
While the plot was at sometimes a little bit slow I could never stop reading. Last night I couldn't sleep until I finished. I stayed up until 2 in the morning reading. Just when I thought I had figured out what was going to happen, I was thrown for a loop. Legacy kept me on my toes the whole entire time. This is one book you don't want to miss and I highly recommend picking up.
-Fun fact: Cayla Kluver released Legacy for the first time when she was 15. To anyone who says teens can't write and publish a book I dare you to pick up Legacy.