Book Review: Legacy by Teresa Roman
Author: Teresa Roman
Published: January 24, 2017
Number of Pages: 204
Source: I received a copy of this book from Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest, and unbiased review.
Rating: 2 Stars
Tags: #COYER, Received for Review, YA, Xpresso Book Tours
Synopsis: All Jordana wants is to be like her friends instead of her shapeshifter mother who died when she was a kid. So when a stranger claiming to be a scientist offers her a “cure,” she jumps in with no questions.
Christian, a shapeshifter who’s mysteriously shown up at school to befriend her, is furious when he learns that Jordana is rejecting her kind. He doesn’t trust the scientist, either, but all he can do is watch helplessly as the stubborn girl he’s fallen for gets sicker and sicker.
When Jordana finally realizes she is slowly being poisoned, she confronts the man who deceived her. He’s not the scientist he claimed to be, but a powerful warlock. An antidote in his possession can save Jordana’s life, but can she or Christian outwit the warlock in time?
I wanted to like this story, I really did, but I just ended up leaving this book feeling, "meh." It seemed like every other YA paranormal that I've read. I was expecting something more, and this one just didn't live up to what I was expecting.
Let's start off with the plot. It was predictable. I was expecting everything that happened, and that made the book quite boring for me. Normally this alone wouldn't cause me to rate a book so low. Usually the characters or action, something makes up for it. But, there really wasn't anything else in the story for me to enjoy.
The only other thing about this book noticeable to mention were the characters, and that includes a rant. So, you've been warned? Christian was okay, I even liked him at times, but I couldn't help but completely disliked Jordana. It might have jut been me, but I thought that she could be extremely selfish. I hated how she was perfectly healthy, able to go to school, and actually have friends (they might not have been the greatest...), and yet she hated who she was, and wanted to become human. Are you serious? Do you know what I would give to be in your situation? To be able to go to a normal school everyday? You can change into different animals. That's incredible! There are kids currently sitting at home, or in the hospital, that are sick, and dreaming about being like you. Wishing that they could go to a normal school for a day. But no, you just had to become human because "nobody would like you otherwise." She was gullible, and made stupid, stupid decisions. Jordana spent the first 50% of this book whining about wanting to become human, then spent the other 50% of the book whining about her decision. And in the end, I was extremely fed up with her, and her decisions.
So overall, this book just didn't work for me. I disliked Jordana enough that I wouldn't have minded if she were run over by a semi-truck, and the plot did nothing to help save the book for me. But what do I know? This book has a pretty high rating on Goodreads, so maybe you'll want to give it a try. All that I know is that this book and I did not get along.