Legend Unleashed by M. Latimer-Ridley

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Book Synopsis:
Page 236 | Publication Date: October 23, 2012
When an infamous criminal is unleashed from his prison, it has consequences for everyone in Carwick. Temperance Levinthal in particular…
Temperance is satisfied with her ordinary life. Dealing with her eccentric, childlike parents is all the excitement she needs. That changes when Alastair Byron returns home.
After a failed matchmaking attempt by her father, sparks fly between her and Alastair-just not the good kind.
They are forced together though, when they are implicated in a grisly murder. Their search for the truth leads them to a secret world beneath Carwick, filled with werewolves, wizards and other magical faey.
However, uncovering the truth is far more dangerous than they’d ever imagined.
There are secrets within secrets.
Even Alastair may be more than he seems…

Review: 4 stars

“He liked my smell?” She swallowed. She didn’t know whether to feel a little flattered by it or very uncomfortable.

M. Latimer-Ridley | Legend Unleashed

Legend Unleashed contained everything that I love in a book! There was mystery and intrigue, adventure with blood pumping battle scenes and lets not forget a touch of romance.

This book, in my opinion, was incredibly well written. So well in fact that I had no trouble imagining the surrounding of the underground city (yes underground city…how cool is that!) The pace of the book was excellent! However there were moments where I thought certain events just happened too easily. Although I adored this story I just couldn’t help but wonder why Temperance just accepted certain realities and events without really questioning or disagreeing with them. Like running of with a ‘stranger’ after just witnessing him use magic to fend of several werewolves….although he is smexy, I think i’d be a little bit more hesitant. Maybe try escaping a few more times. I did pin it down, however, to her always having a little inkling that she was different because of her inner need to take her pills. And she did question reality a lot, just not enough in my opinion.

I absolutely adored Adora and Pratchett, and wished that my parents would show more of a childish and eccentric side. Who wouldn’t love a Wiccan mother who made hash brownies and threw nudist parties…okay maybe not the nudest part, but a secret stash of fun times and a predictor of good fortune right in your house. It would be like Christmas everyday. I can’t wait to learn more about Temperance’s parents for there is sure to be a great story there.

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Let’s talk about the plot. I honestly can’t complain or shake my fist at anyone for the way this book turned out. I was hooked. So hooked that I didn’t want to get up off the couch to use the loo. Let’s all raise a hand if you have ever been frustrated when the two male leads are both perfect for the protagonist, and yet you know that she only picks one? Well this book has a unique way of dealing with that problem. Cue Halvard and Alastair. As male leads their up there with the most profound. Who doesn’t love a guy who isn’t afraid to throw a fist or swing a witty response. Best of both worlds right here (wink, wink) The only thing that bugged me about Alastair was that he would leave Temperance at the most inconvenient times…maybe I so desperately wanted them to get all mushy mushy that I was blinded by his need to save their butts due to the impending black spot on their hands.

If you enjoy the idea of opposing forces battling to the death, secrets within secrets within clocks, and witty characters that leave you chuckling out loud – stop what you are doing now and pick up this book. ‘Tick-Tock, Tick-Tock’ no time to waist. Slip into this rabbit whole young Alice, you won’t be disappointed with this Wonderland. Happy Reading!

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2 thoughts on “Legend Unleashed by M. Latimer-Ridley

  1. Thank you so much for this!! What a wonderful review!! We’re really glad you liked the book! (Particularly chuffed that you liked Adora and Pratchett, we’ve real soft spots for them, we were wondering if anyone else would like them too! 😀 )

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