Books | Young Adult Fiction / Fantasy / Contemporary
SPLINTERED BLOODLINES. UNBREAKABLE BARGAINS. A LEGACY OF BETRAYAL. The powerful sequel to the instant New York Times bestselling and award-winning Legendborn that's taking TikTok by storm. Perfect for fans of Cassandra Clare, Leigh Bardugo, Sarah J. Maas and Cinderella is Dead!The shadows have risen, and the line is law. All Bree wanted was to uncover the truth behind her mother’s death. So she infiltrated the Legendborn Order, a secret society descended from King Arthur’s knights – only to discover her own ancestral power. Now, Bree has become someone new: A Medium. A Bloodcrafter. A Scion. But the ancient war between demons and the Order is rising to a deadly peak. And Nick, the Legendborn boy Bree fell in love with, has been kidnapped. When the Regents reveal they will do whatever it takes to hide the war, Bree and her friends must go on the run to rescue Nick themselves. But enemies are everywhere, Bree’s own powers are unpredictable and dangerous, and she can’t escape her growing attraction to Selwyn, the mage sworn to protect Nick until death. If Bree has any hope of saving herself and the people she loves, she must learn to control her powers from the ancestors who wielded them first – without losing herself in the process.Praise for Legendborn: "I love the feeling of a magical world existing just beneath the surface of our own and this story gave me everything I wanted: incredible characters, ancient lore and secret societies – all grounded in our very real, very flawed world . . ." – Leigh Bardugo, author of Shadow and Bone "Tracy Deonn’s Legendborn braids southern folk traditions and Black Girl Magic into a searing modern tale of grief, power and self-discovery." – Dhonielle Clayton, New York Times bestselling author of The Belles
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"A fun follow up to the first book,just too good!"
"I love the Black history and power of the ancestors in this series. Bloodmarked really illustrated generational curses. We talk about it often in the Black community but the Bloodmark is the manifestation of a generational curse, following the women in Bree’s family. The author also does a beautiful job of depicting the pain that’s been following the bloodlines of Black families since slavery. The book has positive Black women representation, as well as a few 2SLGBTQIA+ characters. This is a series that I wish I had when I was a teen and I can’t wait to share it with my niece. Until then I’ll be patiently waiting for the third book. 5 ⭐️’s for this series. "
"This is the second book in the Legendborn series, this book did not disappoint at all!! I loved all the action, the political aspects, and the overall world building that has been created in this book. This story still follows the descendants of Arthur as they fight demons but it is so much more than that. The story contains multiple magic systems as well as a great explanation of each one. The characters, both main and side characters, grow so much as well as add substantially to the overall plot. I’m usually really bad at keeping up with new characters but because this story was action packed and explained each characters role so well, it kept me entranced in the storyline. Bree, the main character, ****** me off the entire book. She’s very stubborn and often times picks the exact opposite decision than what I want her to choose and then the consequences hit her like a wall. But her decisions allow her to learn, grow, and create this amazing series that it is. I think that her personality and rash decisions help to keep me on my toes because I know her decisions will get her in trouble. She has an amazing support system that you can really see as they travel through this adventure of basically trying to save the world. This book has some deep topics as it deals with generational trauma, striving to be the first in family, and being able to find yourself in all the expectations. I think this book in that way can reach audiences of younger and older and they can both enjoy the lessons that this book teaches. The topics are beautifully interwoven into the story, but it’s not hidden— it’s wide out open, facing problems head on. I think this book was actually better than the first. I feel like the characters gained more depth and I’m starting to understand the characters and the world they live in. It is all coming together. This book STRESSED ME OUT in a good way and I had to keep taking a break to really prepare myself to keep reading!"
"Hate me, but I don’t like it. I wouldn’t recommend it to some who isn’t very into fantasy. I feel like the first one was more character focused while this one is more plot focused which I where it lost me. I’m not super into fantasy so I think the reason I really liked the first book was because it was so much about the relationship between the characters while this one is a lot about super natural stuff."