Author: Cayla Kluver
Genre: YA Fiction, Fantasy
Publisher: HarlequinTeen ( June 21st 2011)
Available on: Amazon | Barnes&Noble | TheBookDepository
My Rating: 4/5
Description from GoodReads:
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.
Princess Alera has to choose the next King of Hytanica by deciding who to marry. Not only does she have to worry about her happiness but the future of her kingdom. Like dating isn't hard enough? Her decision seems simple to everyone, she should choose Lord Steldor because he is of a good family, strong military background, and her father's favorite. The only problem is that everything about him repulses her. She believes she might find a solution to her problem when Narian comes into her life and she finally seems to find someone that sees her for who she is not as a way to the throne. Or does he? Is he worth her trust? Why is he in Hyatanica? Where does his loyalty lie? This is what Alera has to struggle in Legacy.
I cannot believe that the author was 14 years old when she wrote this story. The action was a little slow but overall it was a very enjoyable read. I am looking forward to see where this story takes us in Allegiance.
*Disclosure: This e-ARC was provided by the publisher (Harlequin Teen via NetGalley) for free in exchange for an honest review.