Review: The Last Legacy by Adrienne Young

⭐⭐⭐ 3 stars | The Last Legacy is a standalone novel set in the Fable world and like every other book Adrienne Young has ever written, it's compulsively readable and sets the stage for her cast of characters really well. 

On Bryn Roth's eighteenth birthday, she receives a letter from her uncle Henrik saying it's time to return home to Bastian and take her place among their family. We (and Bryn) quickly realize what this means as Henrik rules the family with an iron-fist and demands that each person play their role and show their loyalty as their dealings certainly fall on the murkier side. Bryn is eager to prove her worth, which leads her down an interesting road of self-discovery and what it means to be family. Of course, there's one person in this whole scheme who isn't related to her and as you can imagine, forbidden romance is on the horizon. 

I was certainly intrigued by all the characters and I rooted for Bryn to outsmart her uncle and just about everyone in her path. But given this was a standalone, I did feel it needed to be longer because everything happened and resolved itself fairly quickly. I'd even go as far to say this could've been a duology. There was just so much history in their family, particularly Bryn's upbringing and parents, to unpack that it left me wanting to understand and know more. 

Do I recommend?
If you're a fan of Adrienne Young's books, it's fair to say you'll enjoy this one too. I'd recommend borrowing it though, as it isn't the strongest book in her backlog (IMHO!).

pub 9/7/21 by Wednesday Books
Young Adult - Fantasy
Received e-ARC from pub for review


with love,