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Legendborn, by Tracy Deonn

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scorpioness's review against another edition

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adventurous dark emotional mysterious fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes

5.0


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sierranichole's review against another edition

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adventurous emotional hopeful relaxing medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0


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caoimhe9876's review

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adventurous challenging dark emotional mysterious fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes

5.0

This is one of the best fantasy books I’ve ever read

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e_lace's review against another edition

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adventurous inspiring lighthearted reflective fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

2.0

This book really was not for me. I think I'm really looking for escapism with a black lead but this book is very much about real black trauma existing within a fantasy framework. Like The Mortal Instruments but what if the main character experiences all of the terrible things they can't control on a regular basis just like you do? 

Also Bree is one of the most boring Mary Sue's I've read in a long time. 

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competencefantasy's review

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adventurous challenging emotional mysterious fast-paced

4.5

Thinking about 
The endless complications of hereditary magic.
The cost of magic as portrayed in different systems.
Institutional ghosts. 
Mental health and grief in character arcs verses reality. 

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roseamillerg's review against another edition

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adventurous dark emotional mysterious sad tense slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

a bit too much (very confusing and complex) lore for me. 

almost DNF’d multiple times, but I am happy that I finished the book. 

P.s. William is *chef’s kiss* 😌

P.p.s the cover is so pretty 🥺🥵

Also can I just say SEL🦋🦋🦋💀

 
Spoiler I didn’t like how the deaths of Evan, Whitty and Russ were written because they happened so fast and so close to each other that I feel like they lost their impact, which is really such a shame (especially bc they were TEENAGERS!! :(

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boredomandwordsofbooks's review against another edition

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adventurous dark emotional mysterious reflective sad tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

5.0


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daniwantsalibrary's review against another edition

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adventurous dark emotional mysterious tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

5.0


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fruya's review

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adventurous emotional funny fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0


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fearsparks's review

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adventurous emotional informative inspiring mysterious medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

5.0

This is an urban fantasy, taking place in the current time. We follow 16 year old Bree, a black young girl who recently lost her mother in a car crash. Bree has been accepted into the pre-college program for high school kids at the university of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. 

But already on the first night she witnesses something strange and weird, something that her best friend can’t see. Something magical. And she finds out she is not alone in seeing this, there is a secret society on campus that call themselves Legendborns. After befriending Nick, she has an opening and joins this group, and finds out that there is a whole world she doesn’t know about that lives in our world. 

This book has been compared with City of Bones by Cassandra Clare. But it is not a fair comparison. The similarities is that we follow a young girl, who sees something her best friend doesn’t and her mother has recently died/disappeared. Then the similarities end. And I don’t think they are comparable at all. I like them both, but on entirely different levels. 

The magic system in Legendborn is unique, and we discover and explore it together with Bree. At the same time this book deals with racism and societal norms. Bree is black, but she is the only Black person in her secret society. We see her being cautious around the police. I also learned a bit, where Bree points out how the society pats themselves on the back for including her, even if she’s the only black person. 

This book is exciting, informative and hard to let go of. I can’t wait until I can get my hands on the sequel!

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