Genre: Teens/YA, Fantasy

Age: 16+

Recommendation: Yes, to those who enjoy reading about a once normal girl who is thrown into the world of magic and witchcraft.

Type: Series, this is Lost Legacies book one, I am unsure when the second installment is to be released.

Summary: + Interesting plot +heroine with a backbone -could be more developed -minimal detail in certain areas – confusing love/hate relationship between mains +interesting ending +available on kindle unlimited

Description:

Finn Adams thought she knew what her life had in store for her; a mundane existence of day to day life. The arrival of a stranger in town turns her world upside down. When her mother goes missing, Finn soon discovers that she is a witch and she is being hunted for her power. Ripped from the only life she’s ever known, Finn is transported across the country to Broadhaven, Maine to discover the secrets she never knew about herself, her heritage, and the tremendous power that’s been kept from her for so long. Her loyalties are tested when she learns of her true parentage and discovers she is part of a prophecy, destined to awaken an ancient power that has been lost for centuries. As she struggles to learn from her mother’s past, she is faced with the ultimate struggle of good and evil, family or friends, she must learn who she can trust and find the power within herself to stop the prophecy from coming true.

This YA Fantasy story is a journey of witches and magic. Can Finn navigate her way through paranormal and faerie life before it’s too late?

 A Lost Legacy: Awakening by C. E. Diamond is the story of Finn, a once normal girl that is suddenly uprooted from her mundane life and tossed into the world of warring witches, good and evil and long lost royalty. As the first book in the A Lost Legacy series, one would expect for this book to lay down the foundation for the series and set up not only a basic knowledge of what is going on but also set up the questions that future books will answer and it does, sort of.  There are a few holes in the plot that I am still confused about, but it did a decent job of setting it up so I didn’t have too much trouble following.

I have to admit, I was originally intrigued by the book because I am a total sucker for the ‘normal girl finds out she is actually a total BA’ style YA books.  While I did enjoy this book and am looking forward to the next one, I am a bit disappointed and was hoping for more development and detail. We find out that Finn is not your average girl, she is in fact someone very unique and special, perhaps one of the most powerful witches ever born but has been hidden away from her magic and the only real family she has. Awesome, now we get to see the cool training and get to follow her as she blows up stuff and kicks total butt right? Not really. The book is lacking a lot of the cool descriptive details you want to see and feel when watching your heroine grow. It touches on her training etc but we don’t really get to experience anything with her.

So this mysterious stranger that has entered town and began the abrupt upheaval of Finn’s normal life, who is he? Well, unfortunately this is another area that I really was hoping for more..well everything.  Eamon is his name, and brooding is his game. Well, sort of. One thing that I always enjoy is the electricity that is built up between two people, even if they hate each other, that undeniable pull that sucks me in and keeps me fueled ( even if it gets boring, repetitive or just drags on), is my favorite part. It really didn’t exist in this book. Our tall, dark and handsome really isn’t built up as a swoon worthy object of affection. He is just there. The romantic aspect of their relationship felt bland. I am intrigued by the plot and I want to know if something does develop between them but it isn’t because of their dynamic. It is because I enjoyed the heroine and her spirit.

There are a lot of questions that aren’t really answered in this book. Most of it actually is sort of given basic acknowledgment but not fully explored. At risk of divulging too much, I won’t list all the questions I still have. Just know, even though this book does a decent job of explaining some things, it skims over a lot of them. But in it’s defense it is part of a series so they very well may be answered at a later time.

Despite the things that I wanted and didn’t get ( I am a needy reader can’t you tell?) I did read this book easily and I am looking forward to the next one. I didn’t get super involved so I am not cliffhangry and won’t be stressing until it is released.

On Amazon: A Lost Legacy: Awakening

On Goodreads: A Lost Legacy

Disclaimer: I obtained a free copy of this book in exchange for a honest review. Thank you C.E. Dimond and Write Addictions.