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The Last Legacy, by Adrienne Young

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steffanieer13's review

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challenging dark emotional fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

5.0

Adrienne Young is just an instant five-star read for me. This one did not disappoint either.
When I went into this book, I thought it would be about a fantasy story in which the FMC must find her place within the family, maybe having some lords and ladies in it, in a fantasy world, you know. Instead, this could also be seen as a historical story, because while reading it, I thought I was watching Peaky Blinders. Although the world itself is not earth, at least names of cities and so on were not from earth, I imagined it plays in an English city, because TEA was everything and the clothes suggested it plays, maybe, late 19th century/early 20th century.
We follow the story of Bryn, the FMC, returning home to her family, after growing up at her great-aunts place in another city. She has to find her place within the family, a merchant family that is in shady business, but wealthy, and would like to do honest business instead and trying to get a ring for the merchant guild.
Sounds like Peaky Blinders, right? Loved it.
Strong FMC, enemies to lovers, what do you need more.

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aspoonfuloflanguage's review

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adventurous dark tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated

4.0

I know a lot of people are comparing this book to the Fable duology, and while they’re set in the same universe I really dont think it’s fair to try and compare them. They’re both good in their own right, and they are quite different from each other. I actually really appreciated how the tone of the book was darker and helped plunge me into a world I had grown to know and love in a completely new way. This book almost felt more like a psychological mystery than a story of adventure, which was really refreshing. I will say that if you’ve read Fable and are familiar with how Young sets up reveals in her writing, it does take away some of the suspense. It would have been nice if her unpredictability was a little less… predictable. It also felt like the relationship and ending of the book was super rushed. All of that should have been revealed more slowly I think… or at least shouldn’t have happened right at the end. It was good don’t get me wrong but I finished the last chapter and was like ‘epilogue?’ ‘another 100 pages maybe?’ but nope. Overall I enjoyed this a lot and I’m excited that she’s publishing another book in this universe later this year!

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lit_with_lauren's review against another edition

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adventurous emotional mysterious fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.5


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fool_ofabook's review

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dark emotional hopeful sad fast-paced

4.0


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