The Hawkweed Legacy

The Hawkweed Legacy

by Irena Brignull


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From screenwriter Irena Brignull comes the stunning sequel to her critically acclaimed YA debut, The Hawkweed Prophecy ("Full of romance, heart and suspense...completely absorb[ing]." -Madeleine Roux) about a young witch forced to choose between love and magic.

Poppy Hooper doesn't want to be queen of the witches, but some problems can't be left behind. Some love stories can't be forgotten. Some friendships won't be broken. And some enemies won't stay dead...

The battle for the throne isn't over yet.

Poppy has only just discovered her position and power as queen of the covens. Tormented by the loss of her would-be lover, Leo, to her best friend, Ember, and a past that's shadowed by secrets, she's left her dangerous world of witches and flown to Africa. But Poppy never stops longing for Leo. When she feels his magic begin to spark, she will do anything to be reunited with him.

Now as the girls come of age and Poppy's powers grow stronger, her mother, desperate for her daughter's return and forgiveness, sets into motion a plan that puts Poppy, Ember, the boy they love, and the world as they know it at risk.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781602863378
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 08/14/2018
Series: Hawkweed Series , #2
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 1,264,843
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 12 - 18 Years

About the Author

Irena Brignull is an acclaimed screenwriter whose credits include The Boxtrolls and The Little Prince. Previously, Irena was a Script Executive at the BBC and then Head of Development at Dogstar Films, working on Shakespeare in Love, I Capture the Castle, and Bravo Two Zero among other films. She holds a BA in English Literature from the University of Oxford.

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The Hawkweed Legacy 2.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
JadedStar 6 months ago
The Hawkweed Legacy was an adequate sequel. I did, however, struggle with the alternating point of view and past/present transitions. I enjoy the writing style, characters and world building even if the story can be slow moving at times.
Morgan_S_M More than 1 year ago
I had mixed feelings about the first book but ultimately I was entranced by the story of friendship and witchy sisterhood. Unfortunately the qualities which drew me to The Hawkweed Prophecy were missing for me in The Hawkweed Legacy. I really missed the friendship between Poppy and Ember and didn’t understand why Ember’s story was shunted to the side in favor of the older generation. Poppy’s mother Charlock gets her own POV, as does her friend Betony, as do younger versions of themselves (essentially flashbacks). I just didn’t find them as compelling as the story of Poppy and Ember in the first book. Ember was treated so poorly and it bothered me. I also didn’t fully understand Poppy’s storyline in Africa, the nastiness of a new character named Nick, or the connection between Poppy and Leo. Ultimately, I really enjoyed the writing style and the atmosphere but the story itself made me vaguely uncomfortable at times (especially with matters of consent) and I still didn’t feel an emotional connection to the characters or their motives.