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Tracy Deonn

Author of Legendborn

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Includes the names: Tracy Deonn, Tracy Deonn Walker

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Gr 8 Up—Bree is driven to find the truth about her mother's death and its connection to a college secret society
rooted in the centuries-old legends of King Arthur, and she will need to call on her own magic to find answers. The
detailed world-building, fast-paced plot, and richly drawn diverse characters successfully bring to life a world where
medieval magic meets African American root work.
 
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BackstoryBooks | 63 other reviews | Apr 2, 2024 |
I enjoyed this book, but I did not love it as much as the first book. It felt like there was too much going on and too many new characters, and nothing got fully fleshed out. However, I continued to enjoy the magic system, and the romance is great. Bree is a fantastic protagonist as well. Overall, I would recommend it to anyone looking for a fun urban fantasy series.
 
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queenofthebobs | 20 other reviews | Mar 25, 2024 |
Been a while since I’ve been this stoked over a cliffhanger! I can't believe how cool that final plot twist was? I really got those "hoOOOHHH SHIIIITTTT" goosebumps.

This story is a moving, mega-creative modernization of Arthurian Legend, with heaps of history, queer rep, weighty genealogical webs, and best friends who’ve memorized your comfort food when you wake up with a magic hangover.

2/8/2022 update: This book is even better on the second readthrough. Such a powerful reinvention, I'm so glad the sequel comes out this year!… (more)
 
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hannerwell | 63 other reviews | Feb 24, 2024 |
3.5

I’m really not the audience for this book but I did find it pretty fun to read. It’s pretty much like every book these days: badass young woman with hidden magic power tasked to save humanity while also navigating a love triangle with a handsome hero and an equally handsome anti-hero.

There’s a ton of set up here and world building which I found a bit tedious at times but the Arthurian angle was new for me and the similar but different root magic storyline coming through from the heroine’s enslaved ancestors is a nice twist too.

My biggest beef is why did the author choose to make Bree 16 years old and in “early college”. The entire plot revolves around a college campus and it’s history so forcing a teenager into it makes no sense especially when the love interests are regular college students. Just let them all be in college! It’s barely mentioned but I just really don’t understand at all because when it comes up it makes me mad.

The book ends with a pretty big cliff hanger so I will probably dive in to book two since the library has it and I don’t have to wait years to find out what happens next.
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hmonkeyreads | 63 other reviews | Jan 25, 2024 |

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