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Legendborn: 01/01/21

Legendborn

Legendborn by Tracy Deonn takes place at the University of North Carolina in a world where magic is real, demons are real, and the heirs to the original round table are fighting to save the world. Bree Matthews is a high school student there for a summer residential program. Her first night there she witnesses a magical fight. She also almost gets expelled.

Instead, though, Bree finds herself being mentored by a man in the secret society she wants to investigate. Like Malik in A Song of Wraits & Ruin by Roseanne A. Brown (2020), Bree ends up competing to join the society she doesn't trust.

What's different, though, is Bree is a Black girl in Chapel Hill. She has an unknown heritage because of slavery. She has a mixture of magical skills too because of it: access to both aether and root.

The book is a wild ride. I'm normally not a fan of competition heavy plots, but this one has enough other things going on to keep things moving. There's also an ongoing mystery as to who the mole is.

Five stars

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