Author: Cayla Kluver
Release Date: June 2011
Published By: HarlequinTeen
Goodreads Rating: 3.72 stars
Review: Seventeen-year-old Princess Alera of Hytanica has one duty, to marry a suitable heir to the king, but the man her father has chosen is arrogant and intolerable. But no other men she's interested in present themselves - at least, until an intruder from their enemy kingdom is captured. Her secret meetings with Narian, however, prove to be about more than just romance as he reveals a dark legacy surrounding their births.
Now, I'm a fan of romance in general, and I don't mind the whole plot being about that if that's what the book is about, but one of my biggest pet peeves is when a romantic subplot takes over the whole book. Unfortunately, this was the case with LEGACY. Not only was there too much romance and too little about the actual legacy, I also felt the romance with Narian progressed way too fast. It was sweet to read about, but Cayla Kluver sort of skipped over the whole part where they fall in love and went straight to actual love.
I also found that overall the book couldn't really keep my attention too well. There were definitely places where I was absorbed in the story to the point where I didn't pay much attention to my surroundings, but those were few and far between, and it was hard to get into a spot where I could fall easily into the words. For much of the novel, I was somewhat bored and counting down pages - or percent, as it were, since I was on my Kindle - to the end.
I wanted to like this book, and it did have good parts. Alera, although somewhat naive and occasionally annoying, was mostly a strong character, and there were parts here and there where I had to keep turning pages. The romance was also quite well-written, but it went too fast and consumed too much of the novel. Additionally, the ending was far from my favorite. All in all, LEGACY was an okay book, but only something I would recommend to die-hard fans of romance in fantasy.
I received a free copy of this book for review from the publisher. This is no way affected my review.