July 27, 2018

Legend of Me Blog Tour: Review + Giveaway

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Legend of Me
Author: Rebekah L. Purdy 
Release Date: September 4, 2018 
Publisher: Month9Books 

Description:

No one should ever go into the woods alone. 

Brielle has grown up listening to tales of a beast that attacks humans, leaving behind only a scattering of bones and limbs. It’s probably the elders’ way of keeping little children in line, but it doesn’t explain her grisly premonitions of blood, claws, and severed heads. 

But when Brielle finds a mangled body in the woods, she begins to wonder if the grim stories may actually be true. Soon, Lord Kenrick, Knight of the Crowhurst Order, arrives asking questions about the legendary monster. Brielle’s attraction to him is immediate and undeniable. She volunteers to help him search for clues to the creature’s existence, despite her suspicions about his timing. 

As her seventeenth birthday approaches, Brielle’s nightmares worsen and more villagers go missing. If Brielle doesn’t figure out the connection between Kenrick, the beast, and her visions, more people will die. As Brielle falls deeper in love with Kenrick and deeper into the snares of the abominable beast, she’ll become part of a legend so great, no one will ever question its validity again. 

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Legend of Me is a fantastic new young adult fantasy novel that will leave readers breathless and wanting more. I'm happy to say that I ended up loving this book a lot more than I had anticipated. Pretty much every aspect of the story is great - just one little detail had me yelling at the characters. But that's all me and doesn't reflect on the book itself.

This is a well known fairy tale/fantasy and one that I love. The author took the basic story and gave it a breath of fresh air with some great twists, wonderful characters, and a serious love triangle. The story was told with such attention to detail and vivid imagery that it came to life in my mind with ease. I felt like I was there beside Brielle throughout the entire book. Speaking of characters - I thought they were all complex and rounded, especially our main character, Brielle. She's a great heroine - kind, a loving friend and granddaughter, determined, and very brave. She has her flaws though, like all of us, which made her very realistic and easy to connect with right from the beginning. We get to know Brielle on a deeply personal level throughout the book - her fears, hopes, dreams, nightmares, and everything in between. The author used the first person point of view to tell the story from Brielle's perspective, which I thought was the perfect choice. It wouldn't have been as good if it had been done in another way.

The plot was familiar with some differences that I really loved. I can't say too much without giving anything away, but there's magic at work and a handful of people trapped in the nightmare that is the Beast. There's also a pretty intense love triangle, which I normally don't like at all, but I didn't mind it with this story. It made the plot more complicated and interesting - not knowing who will win Brielle's heart. The romance plays a pretty big part in the book and I think the author did a great job mixing the different aspects of the plot so it didn't overwhelm the main plot of the Beast. I highly recommend this book for fans of YA fantasy, fairy tales, retellings, paranormal fiction, and romance. Give this one a shot - I don't think you'll regret it.
 

Rebekah was born and raised in Michigan where she spent many late nights armed with a good book and a flashlight. She’s lived in Michigan most of her life other than the few years she spent in the U.S. Army. At which time she got a chance to experience Missouri, Kansas, South Carolina, and California.Rebekah has a business degree from University of Phoenix and currently works full time for the court system. In her free time she writes YA stories, anything from YA Fantasy to YA Contemporary Romance. Rebekah also has a big family (6 kids)—she likes to consider her family as the modern day Brady Bunch complete with crazy road trips and game nights.When not hiding at her computer, Rebekah enjoys reading, singing, soccer, swimming, football, camping, playing video games, traveling, and hanging out with her family and gazillion pets.

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