Kendra C. Highley lives in north Texas with her husband and two children. She also serves as staff to two self-important and high-powered cats. This, according to the cats, is her most crucial job. She believes chocolate is a basic human right, running a 10k is harder than it sounds, and that everyone should learn to drive a stick-shift. She loves monsters, vacations, baking and listening to bad electronica.
Matt Archer: Legendby Kendra C. Highley
Now Matt's sixteen and the war has cost him more than he ever thought it would. He's also learned that the
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When Matt Archer was fourteen, he was chosen--by a magic, spirit-inhabited knife--to hunt monsters with a special paranormal division of the Army. When he was fifteen, he was thrown into a global war the rest of the world didn't know existed.
Now Matt's sixteen and the war has cost him more than he ever thought it would. He's also learned that the knife-spirits have an agenda he doesn't totally agree with. The only problem? The spirits have the upper hand, and they plan to control the fight--and Matt.
Then things get worse: the next lunar eclipse cycle is starting, a prominent physicist has gone missing, and Matt's best friend is thinking about quitting the team. If he loses Will--after everyone else he's lost--Matt's not sure how he'll fight alone.
As the source of his nightmares starts to creep out of the shadows, Matt knows he'll need all the help he can get...because being alone could prove deadly.
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Holy crap do I love these Matt Archer books!!! With every installment I'm shocked by the "more-ness" of it all! Kendra Highley brings her A-game every time, but then manages to step it up even .... well, more!!! There's more crazy military action, more freak-tastic monsters, more high school drama (in a good way) and more twists and turns than your fav roller coaster! In Legend, we see even more depth to the characters we've come to adore. Will especially develops and some really exciting things happen with him in the latter part of the book. Some of which I had my suspicions while others totally threw me. Matt is his witty, hilarious self, but with more maturity and world-weariness that really adds to his complexity. He's also given his knife spirit the nickname Tink which is so freakin perfect! The plot continues to thicken with more bumps and turns as we are given more insight into the origins of the monster issue. The action is crazy-sauce intense and plentiful! Just when you think it's all good -- wham! -- the battle burns on!!! And then, right at the end, a huge bomb is dropped on us (no, not a literal one)! My jaw fell open. Just you wait and see what those last sentences hold! I'm stoked to tell you there's two more Matt books to come. I will be emailing the author daily for release updates .... tee hee hee! **evil giggle** I did receive a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. See more of my reviews on my blogspot blog, Known to Read.
4.5 stars Did I enjoy this book: I really did. I started this book thinking I would read it in between tour books and other “required” reading. Yeah. That didn’t work out as planned. I devoured this book in a day. I could not stop reading. I put everything on hold, read every free chance I had, and could not put it down. This is a wonderful installment in the Matt Archer series. It is action-packed, exciting, adrenaline-pumping, funny, sad — you name it, I felt it. There were quite a few laugh out loud moments. A few that stood out were when Matt called Brandt a squib, when Johnson claimed Mamie would smite them, and when Matt narrates: “No, really — the US Army was sending her sixteen-year-old son halfway around the world to investigate supernatural activity and the first concern she voiced was malaria.” These really had me laughing. I loved the name Matt gave to his knife-spirit. I can totally see her as a Tink. Millicent is a sweetheart and I loved how she stood up to Will’s family. Penny and Ella are great matches for Will and Matt. Great girls. So happy what happened with Will happened. I was hoping! The battle scenes had me on the edge of my seat. As I said, I could not put this book down. It was just too much to let go, even for a moment. The ending?!?!? My first word was “No!!!!!!” Then, “WOW!!!!!” I can’t wait to read Bloodlines. You’ve probably read this glowing review and are wondering why I am only giving it 4 1/2 stars. Well, there were quite a few errors (mainly typos) in my copy of the book. The first few books in this series didn’t have these errors; they were pretty clean. Would I recommend it: Absolutely, but with one caveat: Legend departs from the middle grade and is now more suitable for YA audiences (as well as adults, obviously). There is an almost sex scene and the language is definitely not middle grade. Still, a wonderful story! Will I read it again: Yes. I am loving this series. I can’t wait to start Bloodlines. It will be read very soon!
"Matt Archer: Legend" is the third book in the 'Matt Archer Series'. Kendra C. Highley continues her fantastic writing in her third Matt Archer book. Filled with action, more twists/turns and emotions, Matt's character matures in this book along with some new characters introduced and more in depth of the characters we all know from the previous books. I honestly can't wait for the next book to come out and then I heard another one after that will be the final book of the series. I do suggest reading them in order so your not losing any information and highly recommend the whole series to everyone. This review is based on a complimentary copy from the author which was provided for an honest review.