Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Legacies by Mercedes Lackey and Rosemary Edghill

The novel Legacies by Mercedes Lackey and Rosemary Edghill is an enticing novel about a young teenage girl named Spirit who loses her family in a terrible car accident. It was a miracle that she had even lived. When spirit is transferred to Oakhurst Academy - a boarding school for orphans - she figures out that this is no ordinary orphanage, including the students, who are far from ordinary. All the students there are Legacies, children who have special powers relating to a certain element. When spirit and her friends figure out that something strange is happening that could endanger the future of all the students at the academy, they plot and plan, then fight to the death. This novel is extremely exciting, with a nice twist on the supernatural world.

Reviewed by Kera.
Reviewed from an advanced reader copy.

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Legacies by Mercedes Lackey and Rosemary Edghill is overall a good novel. Spirit White, a girl who just had her parents and sister die in a car accident, is called upon by a special school for her unknown talents. This school, Oakhurst, is for children who are legacies of magic. Spirit faces many problems at Oakhurst because she can't do magic and students are mysteriously disappearing. She and her friends try to find out who is behind the horrendous acts. It takes spying, sneaking, and a lot of bravery to defeat the monsters.

I enjoyed this book a lot. The characters had a lot of great qualities which made the book a good read. The mystery behind Oakhurst leaves readers on the edge of their seats and eager to turn the page. However, some aspects of Legacies could have been better. The novel had many minor characters which made the book confusing at times. Overall, Legacies: A Shadow Grail Novel by Mercedes Lackey and Rosemary Edghill was a good book and is highly recommended to the young adult readers who enjoy fiction and fantasy books about magic.

Reviewed by Kaitlin.
Reviewed from an advanced reader copy.

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