Filled with mystery and an intriguingly rich magic system, Tracy Deonn’s YA contemporary fantasy Legendborn offers the dark allure of City of Bones with a modern-day twist on a classic legend and a lot of Southern Black Girl Magic.

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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  • Miranda Reads

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  • 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...

  • Nenia ?? Socially Awkward Trash Panda ?? 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 LEGENDB...

  • 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...

  • The Artisan Geek

    18/7/20Still waiting for this beauty the drop! 😍5/2/20That cover is just TOO STUNNING!! Gosh, I love my people27/11/19'King Arthur retelling with Southern Black Girl Magic.' This is the book I didn...

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  • Lauren Lanz

    Happy publication day to the wonderful Legendborn!! ❤️This book was phenomenal!Legendborn was everything I never knew I needed. My first time delving into Arthurian mythology. My first time experi...

  • Ashley

    Star Rating: —> 5 Stars[Buddy read with my bby Darceeeee !]This is a novel of Arthurian legends retold & re-vamped, and amazing as hell Southern Black Girl Magic.(It kinda gave off some hunger games...

  • Mika Auguste

    maybe i’ll review this when i have actual clear thoughts to form words....but for now i’m just gonna settle with I NEED THE NEXT BOOK AND I NEED IT NOW...

  • Lia Carstairs

    Many thanks to Netgalley and Simon & Schuster Canada for sharing this ARC in exchange for an honest review. All quotes in this review are subject to change upon release date. Hold up.Did it serious...