Thursday, December 15, 2011

Review: Legacy by Molly Cochran


Title: Legacy
Author: Molly Cochran
Pages: 464
Format: Net Galley eARC
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Published: December 20th
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When her widowed father dumps 16-year-old Katy Jessevar in a boarding school in Whitfield, Massachusetts, she has no idea that fate has just opened the door to both her future and her past.
Nearly everyone in Whitfield is a witch, as is Katy herself, although she has struggled all her life to hide her unusual talents.
Stuck at a boarding school where her fellow studens seem to despise her, Katy soon discovers that Whitfield is the place where her mother commited suicide under mysterious circumstances when Katy was just a small child. With dark forces converging on Whitfield, it’s up to Katy to unravel her family’s many secrets to save the boy she loves and the town itself from destruction.
I was really excited to get my hands on Legacy, so I was really happy when I recieved the eARC via Net Galley!

I think that this is going to be a tough review to write, because although I really enjoyed Legacy, some parts in the book made me rage something chronic!

I'm partial to anything with a witchy tale and magic involved, so as soon as I read the synopsis and saw the intriguing cover, I fell in love.

Katy is our typical heroine, she's thrown into a situation and is expected to know things that she doesn't understand, after her (asshole) father dumps her in a boarding school after shacking up with his new bimbo bitch girlfriend, Katy discovers that she may not be the normal girl that she thought she was.

Everyone at Katy's new school seems to know not only that she is a witch, but about something dark in her past, that she herself doesn't even know and has something to do with her mother.

In all honesty I hated her father for being an asshole and keeping her in the dark about her mother, her mothers family and the potential powers that Katy herself may have, he treated her like shit and in the end had a cry and pretended to be a good Dad, after being completely selfish and unreliable.

Then there was Peter, the complete and utter douchebag at the start, he also had a cry: 'oh I'm so attracted to her but hate her cause I hate her mother, and she doesn't deserve a chance', then when he gets a clue that its not her fault he's all 'lets make out, but don't come near me because something big and nasty wants to destroy the world and I love you so much that I don't want you to be in danger.'

Yes, my bitch-switch was flicked quite a few times while reading Legacy, but I actually loved Peter haha, even though he was a major douche at the start of the book... you could understand why... eventually. It was also was worth it watching his and Katy's relationship evolve from hate to a more warm and squishy feeling.

I really enjoyed reading Legacy, even if I had to put it down a few times so I could cool down, it evoked so much emotion from me, in good and bad ways.

I recommend this book for everyone who likes the boarding school twist thrown in with yummy scenes, magic and mayhem and a world threatening plot thrown in for good measure!

I'm pretty sure that Legacy is meant to be a standalone, but I'm kind of hoping for more, if not I'll definitely be looking forward to more of Molly Cochran's books in the future!

Legacy
by Molly Cochran

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