Wednesday, April 25, 2018

The Rose Legacy by Jessica Day George - ESSENTIAL

George, Jessica Day The Rose Legacy, 260 pages. Bloomsbury, 2018. $17. Content: Language: G; Mature Content: G; Violence: PG.  

Anthea has been moved from relative to relative ever since she was orphaned, until she is invited by a distant uncle to come and live with him.  Anthea is hesitant to live with this uncle because he lives on the other side of the Wall and Anthea has been raised to think only outlaws live on the other side.  When Anthea gets to her uncle's, she is further perplexed because he also owns forbidden horses.  Anthea seems to have a deep bond with one of the powerful stallions and starts to realize that there are many mysteries surrounding her life.  

I loved this story because Anthea is a strong character who is easy to empathize with.  The minor characters are also amusing and the plot moves along at a quick and interesting pace.  I imagine there will be more in this series because the ending left a few bigger questions open.  

EL, MS – ESSENTIAL.  Reviewer, C. Peterson.

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