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Legendborn, by Tracy Deonn

8 reviews

nxs06's review

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challenging mysterious medium-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? It's complicated

5.0


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andromeda_1998's review

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

4.75

After reading the Witcher I lost my flow and I couldn’t find a book to read after. A couple of friends recommended Legendborn to me in the hope that I wouldn’t fall in a readingslump if I read something I enjoyed. Well did book did help me through it. I read it in 1,5 days and I loved it. 

This book has great worldbuilding, some good characters and an enjoyable plot. The worldbuilding is based on arthurion legends but it is done in a very unique way. I am not a fan of taking mythology and shipping it to America though. But I can lead it slide since it was done respectfully. 

The characters are typically ya, the story focuses on Bree, a girl and twee guys. And as you can imagine with a ya novel there is a possibility for a love triangle. The characters are well put together though. The grieve that Bree goes through is done well but can also be very triggering.

I would recommend this book to almost everyone but before you decide it check the triggerwarnings. 

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tis_bee_me's review

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adventurous inspiring reflective 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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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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megplant's review

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adventurous dark mysterious 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? Yes

5.0


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chaosreads's review

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adventurous emotional informative reflective tense 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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pseudoliterature's review

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adventurous emotional reflective medium-paced
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes

4.0

 Sometimes you dnf a book after a rocky start, but its plot and characters linger in your mind for longer than expected, and you start to wonder, what did I miss? what am I missing? Luckily, my will power is rather weak. And I was missing a lot!
This book explores the Arthurian mythos and its magic in a surprisingly realistic way, exploring themes that are unfortunately overlooked in most contemporary set fantasy related stories.
I loved the conversations, the characters and specially the relationships they built, rebuilt, and improved. I really enjoyed the magic system, the conversations related to it, how it worked, and the different connections with ancestors; it is also refreshing to see some not Eurocentric magic for once.
I can't wait to read more from this series. 

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thebookadvocate's review

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adventurous challenging dark emotional funny mysterious reflective tense medium-paced
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.25

A diverse and queer cast of characters, deals trauma and grief, both current and intergenerational, confronts racism and sexism in old legends, draws in Arthurian legend and African magic practices. Such a great world! 

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