I must admit, I’ve had remarkably good luck recently with finding an awful lot of really good books as of late, and this novel is another one to add to that list of fantastic novels. It is the first of three books, The Goddess Legacy, the first in The Goddess Series by M.W. Muse is a fast paced book that will grab a reader from the beginning and draw them in, and will just not let go until the very end. The characters are wholly engaging, and will capture a reader’s heart just as they did mine. This book was a true delight to read and review, and I am quite eager to read and review the next two in the series. I know readers will love it as much as I did.
A teenage girl’s life is hard enough, right? Boys, high school, not to mention all kinds of social pressures. So when Legacy Kore, a sweet 17 year old girl who has always thought she was an orphan, suddenly finds out on her 17th birthday that her life may not be exactly what she thought, what is a girl to do? Why, turn to her best friend, of course! And when that best friend brings in not just one but two incredibly gorgeous boys who have secrets of their own, what will Legacy do? Who can she trust? And when her past comes back to haunt her and reveals itself in a mix of Grecian deities, murderous legends, ancient myths, and a mother come back from the dead (who really never died), it’s ultimately up to Legacy herself to figure out how to survive to her 18th birthday and ascend to her birthright….that of an actual Goddess.
Legacy Kore is an average seventeen year old with your basic insane crush on the hottest guy in school... rather Adin Shepard was the hottest guy in school before he graduated a couple of weeks ago. Now it’s summer vacation and she’s not sure when she’ll get to see him again. Until he shows up at her surprise seventeenth birthday party. Cue saliva glands--it’s time to drool.
But her giddiness is cut short when her guardian delivers an emotional blow, telling Legacy her mother hadn’t died when she was baby, but that she’d left for Legacy’s protection all those years ago. After the initial shock, she expects some story about how her mother was in the Witness Protection Program or something else just as crazy, but when she’s told that her mother is a Greek Goddess and that Legacy is changing into one too, she thinks her guardian needs a trip to a mental hospital. Legacy a goddess? Um, yeah. Right. And her BFF is the Easter Bunny.
While trying to make sense out of something that was impossible to believe, Adin asks Legacy out on a date. She is thrilled that her fantasy might become a reality, but when she meets the new guy in town, River, she discovers everything isn’t always as it seems, and the legacy she wants just might not be the legacy she is destined to have.