URBAN MAGIC WITH AN ARTHURIAN TWIST
For a debut novel, Legendborn is truly amazing!
After I heard about it, via the BookTube community, it was so hyped up that I was afraid to read it. However, when I took the plunge I was totally blown away by every aspect of the novel: the writing, the plot, the characters! I can honestly say that it’s one of my favorite books and the best ever written.
What I loved most about this novel was the writing. Tracy Deonn is a new author with a fresh voice, and I guarantee that from the opening lines you’ll be totally gripped by the words and the fast pace of the narrative. This novel reminds me of V. E. Schwab who tells a story in such a way that you keep turning the pages without being able to stop. I’d never heard of Tracey Deonn before and neither have most of the readers in my circle, and the fact that she has achieved so much with her first novel makes her talent all the more remarkable.
I found the plot really interesting – an Arthurian tale in modern times with a magic spin – and the main character – an African American girl on campus – really unique, and like I said before, the writing will keep you turning those pages. The only thing I wasn’t so crazy about was the twist at the end, but that’s only because I’ve seen it before. In spite of that this book is truly unique and definitely worth the read.
Legendborn is one of the best written books I have ever read, and believe me I have read quite a few in my time. I recommend it to anyone who likes magic and urban fantasy in their stories.
Reviewed by Violeta Nedkova