by Adrienne Young
Published by Wednesday Books
Release Date: September 7th, 2021
Genres: Fantasy, Romance, YA
Format Read: ARC
New York Times bestselling author Adrienne Young returns with The Last Legacy, a captivating standalone about family and blood ties, reinventing yourself, and controlling your own destiny.
When a letter from her uncle Henrick arrives on Bryn Roth's eighteenth birthday, summoning her back to Bastian, Bryn is eager to prove herself and finally take her place in her long-lost family.
Henrik has plans for Bryn, but she must win everyone’s trust if she wants to hold any power in the delicate architecture of the family. It doesn’t take long for her to see that the Roths are entangled in shadows. Despite their growing influence in upscale Bastian, their hands are still in the kind of dirty business that got Bryn’s parents killed years ago. With a forbidden romance to contend with and dangerous work ahead, the cost of being accepted into the Roths may be more than Bryn can pay.
I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Back to Bastian we go!
Adrienne has ushered us back to Bastian with a protagonist so clever and cunning I couldn’t put this book down!
I have always had a deep love for Adrienne’s strong female characters and Bryn Roth is no exception. She is a fierce, intelligent chameleon, able to meld herself into whatever role she needs to play to get what she needs.
Her awkward family dynamic only becomes more of a drive for her independence and growth as her story progresses and I was in awe of how Adrienne navigated the waters of estranged relatives and shady backdoor businesses. Not to mention the luxurious tension that builds as a slow burn romance scorches its way across the pages.
The world building of Bastian and the Unnamed Sea is a lush and vivid experience. It makes me want to pack my bags and buy passage on the Jasper.
I’m Diane, I suffer from wanderlust and am from Toronto, Ontario.
Since I was a wee bairn I was obsessed with reading and the fantastical worlds books would sweep my away in. Flash forward 28 years, I can now be seen running through the trees in hopes of being carried to a world far far away, but mostly just tripping over tree roots.
When I’m not reading or watching What We Do In The Shadows on repeat, I can be found tracing my lineage to the ancient Vikings and Scots. Oh! And making organic dog treats for my high-maintenance pets.