Monday, June 10, 2019

Review: The Legacy Series (Books #1-4)

I am Levy Michaels. Once my kind were the hunters—now we are the hunted.

The Legacy series by Mckenzie Hunter contains four books: Double-Sided Magic, Obsidian Magic, Renegade Magic, and Rogue Magic.

Double-Sided Magic is the first novel in the Legacy series. Supernaturals have become public to the world, but Levy Michaels has to remain hidden and pretend to be human because of the type of magic she possesses. Levy is a Legacy, one of the most powerful beings on the planet. It sounds like the title that should come with reverence, but it actually comes with a death sentence.

Levy has so far stayed under the radar--living a simple life with a simple job and a human roommate. You might ask, what could possibly go wrong in this scenario? Everything’s going fine until a dangerous and enchanted dagger that was once in Levy's possession is stolen. Then she wakes up next to a dead shapeshifter, fae, and mage, without any memory of the past twenty-four hours. Considered guilty of murder by most of the magical community and humans, Levy must work with Gareth, the sexy and dangerous leader of the Supernatural Guild. If he’s as good as rumored, it’s only a matter of time until he discovers the truth about her Legacy power.

Obsidian Magic is the second novel in the Legacy series. levy is a Legacy, a secret that she had originally planned to keep to her grave. She has revealed her identity to Gareth, the enigmatic leader of the Supernatural Guild. The next question is, can Levy trust Gareth with such dangerous information? But that becomes the least of Levy's worries. When mysterious deaths occur as a result of magic that mimics a Legacy, Levy no longer has to worry about Gareth exposing her. Another Legacy is causing the chaos, and Levy is forced to hunt her own kind.

Renegade Magic is the third novel in the Legacy series. Levy's identity as a Legacy has been exposed, and there's nothing that she can do about it but deal with the aftermath. As a result, the city is in chaos and she has more enemies than allies. Even the allies quickly become betrayers. Just when things couldn't get any worse, a former arch-nemesis resurfaces and is ready for everyone to pay.

Meanwhile, a supernatural assassin has been brought in to kill all the Legacy—and he’s good at his job. One by one we are being killed off. Gareth, my only true ally, has his own problems dealing with another group that is set on eliminating the world of supernaturals. The stakes are high, and Levy and Gareth must avoid a xenophobic destruction. Their survival depends on it.

Rogue Magic is the fourth novel in the Legacy series. Levy's best friend has been abducted by a madman who seems to have returned from the dead with the sole purpose of seeking revenge. Worse, her best friend is essential to finding a cure that has the potential to destroy the supernatural community. On top of that, there's a war emerging between humans and supernaturals. The Legacy were responsible for the first supernatural war, and now Levy is tasked with preventing the second war. See what lies ahead for Levy and Gareth in this thrilling finale.

This was my first book series by shapeshifter author Mackenzie Hunter. It had everything that I like -- vampires, fae, shifters, magic, romance, and mystery. I started this series with an open mind, and it exceeded my expectations. Levy, an orphan from the first supernatural world, must learn to blend in human society so that her identity as Legacy stays hidden. The Legacy are so despised that they are hunted so that their power can never again destroy human lives. But Levy isn't the destructive type -- she actually wants to help people and stay out of trouble. Nonetheless, trouble comes her way with mysterious supernatural deaths and another figure who can't seem to let her go. She must do everything within her power to protect the lives of those dear to her while avoiding near-death experiences. Gareth and Levy make such a wonderful team and couple, and I hope to learn more about them in short stories or spinoff series if Hunter decides to create a spin-off series. I highly recommend this series.

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