*RC provided by Netgalley in exchange of an honest review*
She smiles. “I like black because it reminds me of night. You can only see all the stars when the sky’s black”.
Author: Giselle Simlett
Release Date: December 29th, 2015
Genres: Science Fiction, Fantasy
Series: The Chosen Saga,#1
Followed by: Order of Dust
A girl with a past she tries to forget, and a future she can’t even imagine.
Leonie Woodville wants to live an unremarkable life. She wants routine, she wants repetition, she wants predictability. So when she explodes in a blaze of light one morning on the way to her college, it’s enough to put a real crimp in her day.
And things only get weirder…
Leonie learns from her father that she is last of the Pulsar, a phenomenally powerful member of a magical species called the Chosen. It will be her sole duty to protect the Imperium, a governing hierarchy, from all enemies, and to exceed the reputation of the Pulsar before her. So – no pressure there, then.
Leonie is swept away from her rigorous normality and taken to a world of magic. There, she is forced into a ceremony to join her soul to a guardian, Korren, who is both incredibly handsome and intensely troubled, a relationship for which ‘it’s complicated’ just really doesn’t cut it.
But Leonie is soon to learn that this ancient world is no paradise. With violent dissidents intent to overthrow the Imperium, and dark entities with their own agenda, she and Korren find themselves caught in a war where they will have to overcome their differences if they are to survive.
Dare to dream.
Dare to hope.
Dare to be a legend.
“Oh, right. I doubt this place has any delicious, fattening fast-food places, and maybe the Imperium doesn’t either. Yup, no McDonald’s, no Burger King, no Gino’s Pizza… Dear God, have I made a mistake coming here? I may be of small stature, but make no mistake: I am a glutton. On the other hand – possible franchise opportunity.”
Super quick confession: I skipped through some bits as I did not feel particularly engaged.
The content of Girl of Myth and Legend did not manage to capture my attention as much as its cover, then again I’m a Taurus and we all know that bulls are (supposedly) attracted to red.
A solid world building and an intriguing (yet overly complicated) social system don’t make a book if the story is superficial and generic, all rush and redundancy, too focused on unimportant details.
The characters are contraddictory and cliched – I get character growth but never in my life have I looked forward to whip-lash and it’s clear from the beginning that at some point of the story (sooner rather than later) the main characters are gonna fall in luuuurve – and their the banter-dialogue is witty but oh so predictable and repetitive .
This just wasn’t up my alley…