Monday, January 23, 2012

Review of Legacy by Molly Cochran

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.

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                               About Legacy
                       Available as: Paperback $11.22 from,  
                                E-book $9.99 from's Kindle Edition 
Recommended Ages: 15 and Up
Hardcover: 432 pgs.
Published: December 20th 2011 by Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books

For This Review: *Advance Reader Copy Provided by Simon & Schuster's E-galley Grab Newsletter *

Legacy takes us into the life of Katy Ainsworth. Katy upon opening to the story mentions through certain key decisions made by her father what would eventually lead him to ship her off to boarding school. It is there she discovers who she truly is. Along with her heritage. Its a heritage that involves a deep ground battle against the Darkness. A Force that ultimately might have its hand in  killing her mother. 

Katy teams up with Peter a local townie who may or may not be a witch. From first appearances he seems to despise her. Katy's curiosity about Peter and her new home highly piqued my interest throughout.

In the novel readers are sure to encounter a fascinating story that has this nice tight-knit community of witches. The romance is worthwhile to read into which has such an intricacy to it. Legacy has nice detailed reading passages that can compell any reader to read far into the night. Also expect some mixture of occasional flashbacks and intense magic struggles. Legacy's ending was eerie but allows for hopefully a sequel. So let's hope there's more to come.
Overall: Amazing read!
Genre: Witches, Young Adult, Paranormal, Supernatural

                                   About the Author
Born in Tokyo, Japan, Molly Cochran lived in Europe and was educated at the University of Pittsburgh and the Sorbonne in France. She has written 26 books, including 12 ghosted novels, and the non-fiction bestseller, Dressing Thin, before her own first novel, Grandmaster, was a New York Times Bestseller. 

Since then, she has written almost a dozen other suspense and fantasy thrillers, including the international best-seller, The Forever King.

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