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Mara wasn’t just a Legend who survived on human energy, she used to be a dangerous Shadow who wielded more power than she wanted. When she discovered that Alec, the leader of the Shadows and her childhood love, held a dark secret about her past to keep her prisoner until he could use her against the humans, she ran.
As the first Legend to escape the Shadows alive, Mara must keep moving, hiding among the humans that every Legend learned to hate, while she searches to understand her past. Under the alias Kate, she meets Kylan and his way of life challenges everything she used to know. As she falls for Kylan, she finds clues about what happened before she became a Shadow.
But the closer she gets to an answer, the faster Alec can destroy everything she has grown to love.
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With such a pretty cover and an enticing synopsis, Legend Undone by Angie Day easily caught my eye. The description of a Legend was intriguing — were they incubus type creatures, energy vampires? Who were these spooky scary Shadows? Truth be told, even after finishing the book, I don’t think I quite know. The start of the book was very…. complicated. Protagonist Mara goes back and forth numerous times, between explaining what a Legend is, to what is happening, to what happened, to the present again, to what Legends are — just a constant cycle. It made it very difficult to follow. I think what may have worked better would have either been a prologue explaining the creation of Legends, or even an exercise within the Shadows complex breaking down the different levels and abilities. To have Mara go over it, especially as we were in her point-of-view, just didn’t work. That said, once Mara escaped and becomes Kate, things progress so much better. Her character really seems to develop, the pacing calms down, and we actually get to a story! Though it feels heavily influenced by a number of YA novels, it’s still really enjoyable. I still wanted to know what would happen with Kylan and Kate, and was still surprised by the ending. Also, I managed to surprise myself as well by not actually disliking any of the characters which is strange, though it could be because I have a habit of adopting BBEGs. For the sequel (is there a sequel? I hope so!), I’d love to learn more about Legends — what they are, how they’re allowed to exist, who polices them, etc. I want to really dive deep into the world-building which felt tenuous at best in Legend Undone by Angie Day. For a book under 300 pages in length, I think this makes for a good, quick read while traveling. Enjoyable, nothing too serious or thought provoking but still enough to invest in. I think fans of Twilight or possibly ACoTaR might find this enjoyable! // I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this title. //