king Arthur retelling but awesomer

Legendborn – Tracy Deonn

Secret societies, genealogy, demonology, African Americans, fraternities, college, university, magic, young adult, fantasy, fiction. 

Rating 9/10

Bree just experienced her mother’s death and she is sent off to a college at a young age for her bright and brilliant mind. During a party, she notices some sort of demonic creature and a group of people proclaiming themselves as Legendborns. One of them tries to wipe her memory but fails to do so. She can remember and this makes her a target towards the Legendborn society. Unless she joins the society and plays along with the role. Nick, someone who self-exiled himself from this society to help her find the truth of what really happened to her mother. He informs her that the trials are dangerous and she must be ensuring that no one knows that she is different because if anyone found out about her, it is a death sentence. Bree takes her own destiny and wields it to her liking. 

I had waited to read this novel for a few reasons. One of them being I wanted a paperback version and couldn’t handle how thick and heavy the hardcover was. This novel really caught me off guard. I simply enjoyed reading this one. I found myself getting angry at the beginning and throughout the book. The author implanted reality truths within the work of this novel. She took the lore and the myth of King Arthur and his Knights at the Round Table and made them different. Deonn incorporated important subjects about the African American community and how society views them into this work that made me have to pause and reflect. I loved the writing and the plot along with the characters. I enjoyed this and definitely recommend to anyone who is into the tales of King Arthur but wants a spin on the story. 


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