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The Last Legacy by Adrienne Young

coffee_while_reading's review

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5.0

I received an ARC in a Goodreads Giveaway. I love Adrienne Young's writing and she does not disappoint with this new book. Set in the same world as Fable, we follow Bryn Roth as she is reintroduced to the Roth family and as she struggles to create her own path that only she dictates.

This book was really hard for me to put down and I found myself thinking about it even when not reading. The character development is excellent and I really enjoyed seeing the world through another's point of view. The only downside to finishing the book is that now I have to wait awhile for Adrienne Young's next book.

jorievi's review against another edition

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adventurous dark 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

4.5

heyokah's review

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dark emotional sad tense medium-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? It's complicated

5.0

Spoilers, proceed with caution!


Bryn and Ezra. I was a little nervous about reading this installment in the Narrows world, because it was about characters that we barely got a glimpse of in the previous books. I wasn't sure how I was going to feel about the Roth family. What I'll say is this....my feelings are just complicated! I love Bryn, the main character. I love Ezra. The world they live in is brutal and harsh. I love the ending, and it is a happy ending. It left me craving more story, in the best possible way. I need to know what happens to these characters from here! Especially given the snippets of information you get from the book Saint. Like I just feel there is so much more story to tell in this world! Characters that need to meet! Please?

hello_kara's review against another edition

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adventurous medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No

4.0

An enjoyable story, but not as compelling as the other books set in Adrienne Young's "The World of the Narrows."
The romance was undeveloped in my opinion, given the short time frame. It made the ultimate ending fall a little flat to me. I almost wish the romance wasn't a thing at all, and that the moves Bryn made throughout the book were motivated by her ambition alone. The same story trajectory could have occurred (proving herself a worthy member of the family, then charting her own course) but I think it would have been more empowering without the additional motivator of a potential romantic partner.
 
I was SO disappointed that she put in all this work into the tea house (to me, that was the legacy!) and then abandoned it. I wish she had leaned into her cunning and ability to make connections. She made some HUGE power moves at the end... and then left it all. Like, I think those moves would have really pushed her influence in the family and in the city. She could have been poised to be a major persona in the area. But ~romance~


THAT SAID, I did enjoy the book. I think it's something Netflix could cast Millie Bobby Brown in and get several weeks of "top ten movies watched" lol

mrsa2z's review

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

3.5

eap157's review against another edition

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adventurous

3.75

I love the way AY writes. This was fun, light, quick. Felt like a novella. I love a strong female character and I loved the ending.

ricaax's review

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adventurous medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? N/A
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? N/A

3.75

dblanch's review

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

3.5

nicoledm's review against another edition

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adventurous emotional medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character

4.0

bethfern04's review against another edition

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adventurous challenging dark sad tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? N/A
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.0