Apr 232013
 
Review: The Mackenzie LegacyThe Mackenzie Legacy (The Athena Effect #2) by Derrolyn Anderson
Published by Self published on Apr 4, 2013
Genres: Paranormal, Romance, YA
Format: eBook from Author
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Rating: three-stars

As their story continues, Calvin and Caledonia find themselves madly in love, on the run, and nearly out of money. When Cal stumbles upon a way to cash in on Cali’s powers, their life on the road becomes a life of leisure. Despite the easy money and newfound luxury, Caledonia’s conscience begins to trouble her.

A disturbing warning only serves to confirm her misgivings, making her question her purpose in life. Finally, a shocking discovery about the true nature of her powers points the way forward, sending the two Cals on a dangerous rescue mission.

Caledonia tries her best to right the wrongs of the past, but will she only end up provoking new and even more dangerous enemies?

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

This was a fast and entertaining YA read. It starts right after the first book ends, with Cal and Cali on the run towards Cali’s home. From there it branches out to include Layla and Michael, and their struggles. Things escalate quite quickly for all the characters, culminating in an ending that was a bit easy, but still relatively satisfying.

While Cal and Cali are both sweet characters, my favourite is Layla. She is much more complex than any of the others. She has been raised to intentionally use her power without mercy, and it will be very interesting to see how her thoughts, feelings and usage of this power will change as she learns to live in the real world.

While this story seems to mostly be a build up towards the next book, it does have it’s own storyline. It couldn’t stand independent from the first book, but is still a great addition to the series. The book made for a great weekend read, and I look forward to the next one.

  One Response to “Review: The Mackenzie Legacy”

  1. Hi Sarah!

    Thank you so much for reading & reviewing – I always love hearing your thoughts 🙂
    Layla will definitely be featured more prominently in book #3, and I can’t wait to see where her character takes me!

    I hope the giveaway gets lots of entries!!!
    Derrolyn

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