Published by Self-Published on February 14, 2013
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult
Ren and Axel are caught between two powerful magical races: one destined to end the bloodshed, the other out for vengeance.
Seventeen-year-old Ren Pernell is prophesied to end the war between the Dracians and the Telalians. So when a Dracian, Axel Knight, is sent to find and bring back the prophesied one before she turns eighteen and Telalians discover of her existence, unexpected sparks start to fly between the two. Once Ren finds the truth behind Axel’s arrival, she wants everything to do with him and nothing to do with his mission.
Things prove to become difficult as Ren’s life is constantly threatened by the Goarders, humans who sold their souls, a Proxy Succubi, and the leader of the Telalians, who has been searching for her as well.
With the clock ticking and Ren’s life in jeopardy, it is no longer just a mission for Axel. It becomes a personal endeavor to save the only one he’s ever loved. In a heart racing ending, they must find a way to evade the preordained war that won’t also end Ren’s life.
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I might be called horrible for making you guys wait so long (er, since February 24…) for my thoughts to come out but… it’s March 15. Thoughts about the book can now come out. ^_^
Have I mentioned I hate books that are full of gushy romances throughout the entire story? I probably have. Sometime earlier this month. But I’ll leave that for you to ponder on what the title is. >:) Maybe you already know. But… Dracian Legacy is full of gushy romances. Oh wait, not gushy. Swoon-worthy. Along with a few others that makes it… supercalifragilisticexpialidocious-awesomous.
What can I say? I like romances (YA though) with a bit of other elements, especially action. Hence why I liked Divergent (at least the 1st of the trilogy) and many other YA books that are similar so much (with a few exceptions).
But what makes Dracian Legacy so… awesome in it’s own way? It’s unique, the main character (Ren) is completely believable with her thoughts and emotions, the writing style is just bleeping amazing, and the cover, is awesome. Talk about awesomous rolled into a bookrito. Apparently I didn’t read it until around February, so you should probably hear about the hoopla that was going on in Twitterland. Let’s just say I was in “good hands” with all the tweets popping here and there *holds up famous All-State motto*.
I pretty much finished it in about a week. Definitely less than my typical 3-4 weeks of reading a book. Which landed in the Top 3 Books I Finished Fastest In All Time. I think I’ve done enough babbling, right? Or am I seeing tiny invisible popcorn all over the blog? ;p
Anyhoo… does Tyler, by any chance to Iron Fey fans reading this or have read it, remind you of Puck? Not really, but his overall character throughout Dracian Legacy. I couldn’t think of a better prankster/joker. Of course… Tyler can’t exactly beat Puck. Anything worse than a Donkey Head exist yet in A Midsummer Night’s Dream? Nope… not that I remember. But Shakespeare isn’t there to change it. Puck still gains upper hand there. Sorry Tyler. :p
I personally thought the banters between Dean and Ren were cute. Apparently the best idea is in the epilogue (not my idea…). I also though Dimitri reminded me of a certain Russian dude in another series…
After the “torturous” last few chapters, (oh hey, cliffhangers are torturous. You literally have to wait for the sequel… not that I really mind…) I have a lot of predictions about a few of the characters already. What I’m scared of? I’ll hit bull’s eye dead on. Or close to it. Dx Should I list them? No way… just no way… I’ll just leave the rest of you to ponder on what my possible predictions might be. x)