Legacy ( Legacy #1 by Cayla Kluver)

Legacy (Legacy, #1)

Legacy (Legacy #1)

The first boy disappeared on the day of his birth, on a night when the pale yellow moon of the nighttime sky turned red and bathed the heavens in the ghastly color of blood, on the same night the Kingdom of Cokyri abruptly ceased its merciless attack. Across the land of Hytanica, under the shadow of the crimson moon, infant boys continued to vanish. Not until the blood had faded from the sky did the disappearances stop and the bodies of the murdered infants were found outside the gates of the city, a final word from the greatest enemy Hytanica had ever known. For the next sixteen years, peace reigned, but one mystery remained unsolved. The Cokyrians had abducted forty-nine newborns, but returned only forty-eight bodies.
Now, as seventeen-year-old Princess Alera of Hytanica is besieged from all sides by suitors vying for the Throne, a teenage Cokyrian boy, Narian, is encountered within the walls of her Kingdom, a boy who will show Alera a world where women serve a purpose and not just a husband. As Narian helps Alera find her voice, she struggles against an arranged marriage that will shatter the life she has scarcely begun to live. And when Narian's shocking past is uncovered, and war with Cokyri looms once more, he must fight to defy a fate ordained at his birth.
Paperback, 304 pages
Expected publication: June 21st 2011 by HarlequinTeen  

(My Thoughts)     5    STARS!!!!!
First, I’d like to praise author Cayla Kluver. She’s only is sixteen years old. For such a young person, she’s an amazing writer. Heck, for any age she’s an amazing author. The world-building is outstanding in this novel. I was easily drawn into these two kingdoms with the Hytanicans and Cokyrians. The detail in which Cayla Kluver uses to describe the characters and world was awesome. It was like standing in the background watching a story play out in front of me as I read. All the characters in Legacy are clearly described and strong in their own personality. I liked Princess Alera. She’s seventeen and strong-willed and independent young lady, which is not good in this world where women live in submission to men. Alera"s father, King Adrik, feels the time has come for Alera to wed. He picks the prefect guy for Alera, Steldor, who is a twenty-year-old, handsome military field commander. But Alera can’t stand to even look at him. Then there is Narian, who is a gorgeous and sixteen. Blond hair and blue eyes. Alera begins to have feels for Narian, but he was kidnaped at birth and raised by their most hated enemy, the Cokyrians, whose men are submissive to their women. There’s definitely a love triangle going on between these three. I have to say I fell in love with Steldor and Narian. They’re both bad boys, but in different ways. Steldor is conceded—thinks he’s a gift to women, and Narian is rebellious, but respects women. The story line in Legacy is incredibly intriguing. It has it all: humor, drama, action, and heart-melting romance. The ending was totally fantastic, and leaves you on a cliffhanger. It will leave you holding your breath in anticipation for the second book in this series. Legacy is a must, must read!

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