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After her mother dies in an accident, sixteen-year-old Bree Matthews wants nothing to do with her family memories or childhood home. A residential program for bright high schoolers at UNC–Chapel Hill seems like the perfect escape—until Bree witnesses a magical attack her very first night on campus.

A flying demon feeding on human energies.

A secret society of so called “Legendborn” students that hunt the creatures down.

And a mysterious teenage mage who calls himself a “Merlin” and who attempts—and fails—to wipe Bree’s memory of everything she saw.

The mage’s failure unlocks Bree’s own unique magic and a buried memory with a hidden connection: the night her mother died, another Merlin was at the hospital. Now that Bree knows there’s more to her mother’s death than what’s on the police report, she’ll do whatever it takes to find out the truth, even if that means infiltrating the Legendborn as one of their initiates.

She recruits Nick, a self-exiled Legendborn with his own grudge against the group, and their reluctant partnership pulls them deeper into the society’s secrets—and closer to each other. But when the Legendborn reveal themselves as the descendants of King Arthur’s knights and explain that a magical war is coming, Bree has to decide how far she’ll go for the truth and whether she should use her magic to take the society down—or join the fight.

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    Legendborn Reviews

  • Hailey (Hailey in Bookland)

    This took me approximately a million years to listen to the audiobook, but that's not the book's fault that's just me being lazy. But this was such an interesting and layered fantasy story. It dealt w...

  • chan ?

    the best book i've read in a really long time. 2020 was sort of a fail on all fronts for me, so finding such a good book so early in 2021 feels like a good omen.PICK THIS UP!...

  • jenny?

    ⚔️⚔️⚔️ 9/15/2020: THIS. BOOK. IS. OUT! ⚔️⚔️⚔️Before we dive in, let me ask you this:Did Clary ever have to think about the dangers of being picked up by police while at a p...

  • megs_bookrack

    Hot dang, this book is incredible. That's how you write a YA Contemporary Fantasy! ((applause for dayssss))Believe the hype, Legendborn is next level. I am so impressed with Tracy Deonn and cannot wai...

  • Bookishrealm

    Where should I even begin?!? Listen, I’m quite familiar with the legend of King Arthur but never in my life have I seen it done in this way. There is so much to unpack in this novel. The character d...

  • Samantha

    tw: death of a parent; generational trauma (depictions of slavery, abuse, rape); gore; possession; demons; racism and micro-aggressionsThis was one of the most outstanding debuts I have ever read. I w...

  • Miranda Reads

    OHMYGOSH. Goodreads Choice Nominees are up and I just couldn't resist A Reaction Video ! Don't forget to vote!Here's the original video review! This month's October OwlCrate Unboxing and Revie...

  • Marzuqa

    Wow, I did not expect this to be so intense and deep. This is such a robust and gripping modern day fantasy tale. So thoroughly entertaining. This author deserves a lot of acclaim for the complex and ...

  • Bhavya

    “Don’t make your life about the loss. Make it about the love.” ~Rating- 1.25 stars~(Content/ Trigger Warnings)-Mention of most of these in the review-Legendborn, by Tracy Deonn is the...

  • Nenia ? I yeet my books back and forth ? Campbell

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || PinterestSome of my friends were saying that this is like The Mortal Instruments, and while I can kind of see what they mean, I also think that LEGEND...