07/08/2016

Girl of Myth and Legend - Giselle Simlett

Title: Girl of Myth and Legend 
Author: Giselle Simlett
Series: The Chosen Saga #1
Publisher: WWS Publishing
Date Published: 29th December 2015
Pages: 363
Source: NetGalley
A girl with a past she tries to forget, and a future she can’t even imagine.
Leonie Woodville wants to live an unremarkable life. She wants routine, she wants repetition, she wants predictability. So when she explodes in a blaze of light one morning on the way to her college, it’s enough to put a real crimp in her day.
And things only get weirder…
Leonie learns from her father that she is last of the Pulsar, a phenomenally powerful member of a magical species called the Chosen. It will be her sole duty to protect the Imperium, a governing hierarchy, from all enemies, and to exceed the reputation of the Pulsar before her. So – no pressure there, then.
Leonie is swept away from her rigorous normality and taken to a world of magic. There, she is forced into a ceremony to join her soul to a guardian, Korren, who is both incredibly handsome and intensely troubled, a relationship for which ‘it’s complicated’ just really doesn’t cut it.
But Leonie is soon to learn that this ancient world is no paradise. With violent dissidents intent to overthrow the Imperium, and dark entities with their own agenda, she and Korren find themselves caught in a war where they will have to overcome their differences if they are to survive - Goodreads

Yeah... no. This book would have been amazing when I was 13 and just got into YA Fantasy. It had a kind of The Mortal Instruments vibe that I've kind of now outgrown. It was interesting at the beginning, I thought it was cliche but definitely could have been going somewhere different. Towards the end it fell really flat for me, and to be honest I can't even remember what happened. 

Leonie was an okay character - she had her issues, major ones: selfish, bratty etc but she was alright for the most part. I really really liked Korren, he was my favourite. But he was also like every other male love interest in YA fantasy books too. Hates the girl --> loves the girl. It's just so bloody typical. 

I really liked the world that this was set in, it was really interesting and the whole 'kytaen slave' thing had so so SO much potential, I'm kind of disappointed that it didn't go where I was hoping it would (if that makes any sense). There was a lot of potential, but it just wasn't for me. I rated this book 2* on Goodreads! 

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