Legendary

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date: 09 Mar 2018

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Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for a free copy of this e-book in exchange for an honest review.

Once I read the synopsis on this book, I knew I had to have it. This was published back in 2014 but I did not find it until I seen it on Netgalley. Huge thanks to them for approving my request for this book. I truly enjoyed this book.

We start with Alaina. She is an eighteen year old girl in London and on her own. Her parents tragically died two years ago in the US. This left her feeling incomplete.

She has a passion for Avalon and wants to pick up her father's research and dive in where he left off.

On a photo shoot in the country she accidentally enters Avalon and meets...

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When I chose to read Legendary, I read it in the hopes that it would take a old and well known legend and give it a fun, modern twist similar to the Grimm sisters series. Boy was I wrong! The writing of this novel wasn't elementary level at best. In 5th grade I feel like I could have done a better job at writing this book! The backstory is confusing and weak with plot holes. Initially the main character says that she can't remember her parents, but later she is fondly remembering her mother's laugh which was confusing. The author goes for the good old "parents killed in a car crash when MC was young" trope in a weak attempt to create depth in this one dimensional...

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I loved this story! I love pretty much anything Arthurian and when I saw the synopsis for this book I knew I wanted to read it. The adventure is non stop and I adored the romance! I can't wait til the next book comes out bc there are some things that are left unexplained and I can't help but think there's a reason.

Alaina is eighteen in London and on her own. Her parents died tragically two years ago in the US leaving her feeling incomplete. She has a dream that reignites her passion for Avalon and to pick up her father's research and dive in where he left off. On a photo shoot in the country she accidentally enters Avalon and meets the Lady of the Lake. She is the...

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“‘Not a single one of your tough-guy, know-it-all egos would even come close to fitting through the door.’”

I received a free e-ARC through NetGalley from the publishers at Omnific Publishing. Trigger warning: attempted rape.

Two years after the death of her parents, Aliana Fagan accidentally stumbles into a magical realm while she’s on a photoshoot in an obscure part of the English countryside. All her life, her parents chased down legends of Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, and now the story is coming to life before her eyes. Aliana is destined to wake King Arthur so his knights reincarnated can once again join forces to defeat the evil sorcerer, Mordrid. A couple of...

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This had such a cool concept and it was an enjoyable book but not really a work of literature.
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Hands up: who loves Arthurian lore yet, too? I loved the Arthurian lore and when I read the summary for Legendary by LH Nicole I was stoked. Not only was the cover gorgeous but it involved the medieval in a modern setting. I still don't get why the heck there was Greek mythology and Shakespeare mixed into it. I'm really hoping the next book explains it better. I was hoping for more from the knights but cheers to medievalism (anything after the medieval ages. Presumably what people thought the medieval was like.) they were all super hot knights without any real flaws that would make them different from being typical knights. I had a hard time believing I was in Avalon after being...

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Legendary is a book by a new to me author and it’s a story about one of my weaknesses: Arthurian themes. So when I saw this book on Netgalley, I just couldn’t not request it. After reading it, it would have been better if I did. It wasn’t that the book was terribly horrible, but rather that it has a lot to live up to and failed live up to expectations.

In short, there is a great big hero (in this case the Destined One) who has a quest, instant love and a perfect character and the pitfall of every Young Adult story: a love triangle.

Our main character is Aliana who’s grown up on stories of King Arthur and his knights and a desire to find Avalon. The story really starts when she does find...

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I wasn't a fan of the writing style. Certain things bothered me like the excessive use of exclamation points. It also bothered me that the main character spoke and acted a lot younger than her actual age. She's supposed to be a responsible, independent kid who has learned to rely on herself but she didn't feel like she was. I really did love the storyline though! I'm a huge fan of retellings, so I really enjoyed the plot line of the story.
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I was immediately drawn in by the gorgeous cover. The prologue was absolutely amazing and drew me in immediately, but unfortunately I found myself not as entranced as I was before once we switched to Aliana. She just read a lot younger than her age so that made it difficult for me to read. The storyline overall is incredibly intriguing and fun though. I loved the twist on the King Arthur story. I think that this would be a perfect fantasy story for younger audiences. Thank you Netgalley for the opportunity to read this book!
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I expected to love this book. The cover is gorgeous, and I adore the premise. But I was so disappointed with the book itself.

Here's why:
- The writing is bad. It's amateurish, uninspired, and there's way too much telling. Not to mention the piles and piles of info dumping. And overuse of exclamation marks...
- The plot is very rushed and boring. It's untidy, and loose.
- The romance is eye-roll worthy. Galahad talks of "claiming" and "possessing" Aliana, which I do not call love, and for her part she spends the majority of her time with him oogling his obviously flawless bod and just about having a heart attack every time he's shirtless...

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An interesting modern take on an ancient legend. Overall not a bad read. I liked the characters, I rather wished this was an RH though, it would have made the entire thing so much better if that was the case. The guys could have used a little more description other than being "big warrior cute guy" - not an exact quote but I couldn't tell you who was blond or whether their hair was  floppy apart from Arthur didn't have as many scars and Lancelot wasn't that tall. It was good, especially the descriptions of Avalon and her using the camera to "see the truth". I would happily read more in the series.
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I used to be a sucker for King Arthur/Round Table stuff. Total sucker. Watched all the TV shows/movies that I could. Loved reading the stories in English class. But, sad to say, I think I've moved past that point, now.

It wasn't a bad book, even if it was a little cliched at times. The writing, at times, felt a little juvenile, but I know no author is perfect. I'm a pretty lenient reader. But after reading about the Destined One and our MC's antics once she reaches Camelot (not to mention the sort-of love triangle? that ensues...), I was confused as to how to rate this. I'm sure I would've adored it when I was in junior high. Now, I can't make myself give...

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I received an ARC copy from netgalley for my honest review,  so thank you netgalley and publishers for offering me this book! ♡




This story is a about



Before the darkest hour strikes the Destined One shall come forth

Avalon’s lost daughter must thrice and alone prove her worth

Then can she fully possess the power to awaken the King

It shall become her destiny to reunite the Round Table

Unearth and reclaim their lost relics

Become the key to undoing the evil Mordrid has wrought

Only with her can the Once and Future King prevail

Aliana Fagan spent her childhood traveling the world, dreaming of legendary heroes and mythical lands. But after the sudden death of her parents, she hides...

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This is the first book I have read by this author but won't be the last.  I really loved the reinvention Camelot and the knights of the round table mythology and how she adds a unique modern twist.  An interesting cover peaked my interest but the story line and writing kept me captivated right to the end.
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I’m not gonna lie, I skimmed through the majority of the second half of the book. I just couldn’t do it; it was a fight to keep my eyes open.

Aliana is 18 years old, speaks like a 10 year old (“Son of a biscuit!”) and is obsessed with finding Avalon.

Spoiler alert: she finds it.

So now she’s in Avalon, she’s found out that she’s the Destined One (that’s literally what she’s called, I’m not being sarcastic), and she’s met the Lady of the Lake. She’s told explicitly NOT to venture off the set path for the fear of death.

So what does our heroine do? She wanders off the freaking path and gets shot at by goblins.

At this point, I sort of knew that I wasn’t really into a winner. This was...

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It was a really good, quick read and the cover is gorgeous!
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I received a copy of Legendary by LH Nicole from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I was a little leery to read this because the legend of King Arthur has always been a favorite and works that butcher it just send me into a bad mood. With LH Nicole's novel, I was pleasantly surprised, however.

The good: a novel plot that moves swiftly, a well woven story that keeps the reader engaged, and a likeable protagonist (Aliana) that you want to root for. The not-so-good: the supporting character development could have been stronger and with the swiftly-moving pace of the story, some threads of the plot weren't fully explored/explained.

All in all, reading...

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Holy Cow! This was a fantastic fast paced book. Descriptive and keeping in tune with the legends. I can't wait to get my hands on the next book in the series. This book was hard to put down to eat.
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