Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Legend Unleashed by M. Latimer-Ridley

When an infamous criminal is unleashed from his prison, it has consequences for everyone in Carwick. Temperance Levinthal in particular…

Temperance is satisfied with her ordinary life. Dealing with her eccentric, childlike parents is all the excitement she needs. That changes when Alastair Byron returns home.

After a failed matchmaking attempt by her father, sparks fly between her and Alastair-just not the good kind.

They are forced together though, when they are implicated in a grisly murder. Their search for the truth leads them to a secret world beneath Carwick, filled with werewolves, wizards and other magical faey.
However, uncovering the truth is far more dangerous than they’d ever imagined.
There are secrets within secrets.
Even Alastair may be more than he seems…

If you enjoy well-written unorthodox young adult novels, then you will adore Legend Unleashed.  With well-developed characters to gritty heart-thumping action sequences, Legend Unleashed will entrance you.  Forget doing the dishes or going to sleep because once you start reading, you won't be able to put it down.

Imagine an underground city filled with supernatural creatures.  A boy who has been pushed in your direction for romance, even though you're not interested.  Then that same boy is implicated with you on a murder.  So, Temperance and Alistair begin to work together to clear their name.  Their journey takes them to the most unexpected of places and they meet eccentric characters who may have their best interests at heart, and then again, they may not.  

I really enjoyed this novel.  It's fast paced, has a vividly drawn world and the characters are memorable.   Magic, mayhem, romance, stellar dialogue and impeccable writing mesh together into a phenomenal read.  Highly recommend!

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

1 comment:

  1. This sounds really interesting! Thanks for the review -- I'll be adding to my TBR shelf :)


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