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3.6 of 5 stars 3.60  ·  rating details  ·  1,332 ratings  ·  116 reviews
Legacy Kore is an average seventeen year old with your basic insane crush on the hottest guy in school... rather Adin Shepard was the hottest guy in school before he graduated a couple of weeks ago. Now it’s summer vacation and she’s not sure when she’ll get to see him again. Until he shows up at her surprise seventeenth birthday party. Cue saliva glands--it’s time to droo ...more
Kindle Edition, 340 pages
Published January 31st 2013 by Penning Princess Publishing
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Maggie
This book was so bad that I can't even bring myself to write a review pointing out all the things I found bad about it. Let me just preface by saying that by the halfway point, I was seriously annoyed at all the characters and the lack of anything happening, but I wanted to finish for the sake of being able to write a review without anyone saying that not finishing a book is a caveat to writing a credible review.

This ebook was provided for free from Amazon.

I had three issues with this book, thre
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Cat
I'm a huge fan Greek mythology and thus a huge fan of books about Greek myths/gods and goddesses. Unfortunately this book is geared towards those who have little (to no) knowledge of Greek myths OR their gods and goddesses. Because the main character is practically the only one who lacks the aforementioned knowledge, any characters she meets that have any ties to said myths are spelled out. This was frustrating because I was able to put clues together so much faster/earlier than Legacy was told ...more
Aki
To be honest, it's a really good thing this book was free. I really think goodreads needs to update the site and allow for zero stars, too, but what do I know?

This book wasn't just bad, it was horrendous. I don't think I got fifty pages in before I deleted this from every device that has a nook app or is my nook.

Let's start with the girl's name. Legacy.

What. The. Flying. Fuck.

The author couldn't give her a more normal, and please believe me, I use that word stringently, name? Madison, maybe? A
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Cydamarie Pedersen
I bought this series for $.99 because my daughter and I love Percy Jackson. This series is about a girl who finds out she is Persephone and all her other friends find out secrets about themselves related to Greek mythology. At least, that's what the blurb said.

In fact this book promotes rape culture, teenage sex, and pornography.
1) 85% of the book talks about how Legacy and her boyfriend Adin touch each other; how she keeps trying to push his limits; how good it feels. It is extremely graphic.
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Erin
This was a sweet take on Greek mythology mixed in with teen love. Legacy lived her life like the typical high school girl, right down to the mad crush on long-time friend and local hottie Adin. She was completely in the dark about who she really is and what fate has in store for her. That is, until her seventeenth birthday rolled around and suddenly her guardian Lissa was talking gods and goddesses like it's everyday conversation. Thus began the whirlwind discovery of secrets and truths for Lega ...more
Elsa Carrion
I love stories that incorporate the ancient God’s and this story wasn’t a disappointment. I love the plot and loved the characters, Adin more than Legacy but I’m a female so that’s a given. I can’t wait to get my hands on the second book!

The characters were great. The love / puppy love scenes were great. Heck the overall descriptions of the scenes were great. In fact, I could clearly see the scenes. I could feel the butterflies, the overall feeling the two were having on their first date. It bro
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Yianna Yiannacou
I had to stop reading this book because it was just... I don't even know. I love the mention of Greek Gods in books but this one took it way over the top and confused the hell out of me.

The plot was basically a girl, Legacy, stuck in a love triangle. Her childhood sweetheart finally asked her out but there is always the other guy who loves her. On Legacy's seventeenth birthday, her guardian told her that her mother was alive. She thought her parents died in a car crash. Also, her mother is a Gr
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Kalla
The cover of this book drew me in. It's pretty, it's magical, it's got a glow to it. Sadly, this was the only thing about the book that I thought was magical.

I DNF'd this, you guys. I'm really getting bad at this. I don't like to leave a book unfinished, but I couldn't read this any longer. It was torture.

The characters were shallow and one dimensional. The plot was... well, what was the plot? Because I read 60 pages and still hadn't learned anything about what was happening to Legacy. (view sp
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Staisha
While the plot was interesting, the main character was just like Bella in Twilight; unable to do anything but mope unless she had her man around. Infact, this novel was alot like Twilight, except for Greek Mythology.
Graham
The book is a very good idea, based on Greek mythology, unfortunately the character are extremely annoying with the main character, Legacy, being extremely so. A brief outline of the story is Legacy is a seventeen year old girl who until her birthday believed her parents had been killed in a car accident when she was young, Lissa is her guardian who has brought her up alongside her adopted daughter Olivia. After her seventeenth birthday Lissa advises Legacy that her mother wasn’t dead and that s ...more
Haley Keller
I'm going to preface the rest of this review by saying that I didn't finish this book. I made it to the 56 percent mark before completely giving up on it. It was a hard decision as I hate giving up on books, but I had been struggling through the entire thing. The problem is that even if I have a large problem with a book, I can typically make it through it. However, I had multiple major problems with this book, and they all piled on top of each other and became too much.

Let's start with what's t
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Chelsea
*This is my honest review in exchange for the free kindle copy of Goddess Legacy*

So in short Goddess Legacy is basicly a retelling of a Greek Myth (view spoiler). It's a neat little package of love and mystery.


....What I didn't like so much
So what I didn't like where the characters, by themselves they are OK kind of 2 dimensional and transparent but I guess you could say that they have admirable traits... mabye too admirable. They have pretty much perfec
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Franjessca
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I love Greek mythology so when I read the synopsis of this book, I definitely knew I needed to check it out.

M.W. Muse tells a story of a girl named Legacy, who's life is changed the minute her guardian tells her the truth about her parents and what is going to happen to her when she turns 18. She does not believe her at first until she starts having strange dreams.
Everything is about to fall in place though for Legacy. The hot boy she grew up with, Adin, as
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Julie Darley (Never judge a Book by its Movie)
I was excited to read this book after reading the premise. I absolutely love Greek mythology so I sat down hoping I'd found a gem. The story was okay, it was hard to buy her guardian 'casually' telling her the mother she thought was dead was actually alive and that she was to become a goddess on her 18th birthday. Then she upped and disappeared!!
I also couldn't quite get into the fact ALL of the characters were so super perfect. Granted Greek Gods in my opinion are all perfect but it took away f
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Sabrina
Omfg. That is all. I got really fed up with this book, even though I liked it. Up until the end, Legacy and Adin were like "WERE IN LOVE AND WE'RE GOING TO GET MARRIED AND blahh, blahh, BLAHHH", then there was some drama with River and how they (Legacy and River) were meant to be and more "blahh, blahh, BLAHH". Then at the end she figures it allllll out. What annoyed me the most was that most of the time, Adin was sweet and amazing, but in the end he kept it all from Legacy. And he was telling h ...more
Faye
I’m a huge fan of greek mythology especially about Persephone/Hades’ relationship. But then I’m a bit disappointed with how the story goes despite it being intriguing.

I’m not sure on what to say about the characters in Goddess Legacy but except that they need more character development especially Legacy. Even if she is a teenager I find that her character is too selfish and too immature. Plus her relationship with Adin seemed to be unrealistic in terms of how there feelings for each other came t
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Melanie
I really wanted to like this book. I pushed through it and every time I wanted to quit reading it, I kept going. I just felt like it had to get better, but it got worse. I am loving Greek myth retellings--especially the Persephone and Hades myth--but this was one of the worst I've read.

The mythology of the book makes little sense. Though it's explained multiple times, I still walked away from it scratching my head and wondering how in the world that works. In this series, gods and goddess not on
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J. Else
This book is very boring. I've gotten 32% through it, and there is still no interesting Greek mythology stuff. There are a few hints, but its mostly teeny-bop romance. The only character moments written for the main character, Legacy, includes crushing on guys and picking out outfits. I just read a very long section involving her choice in an outfit for an upcoming date, deciding on how to style her hair, picking out accessories, thinking about the weather, eating cereal, and I could not help bu ...more
Emilie Mcdonald
Ugh this book was so hard to get through that I wasn't even able to finish it! The author spent way too much tie focusing on the clothing choices of the teenagers along with the immature style of the "sexual scenes" that never really got farther than caressing each other's legs under clothing and how it took Adin all day to "calm down". Granted, things might have heated up in the last half of the book but it was just painful to read and made me feel dumber for reading it than when I started.
Linda Hamonou
This book could have been awesome except it wasn't! I have to say I had to force myself to finish reading it, because I hate letting things unfinished and I was expecting something, anything to happen, it didn't.

It started "nicely", a girl on her seventeenth birthday discovers that she is to be a goddess and ascent on her 18th birthday aka she has a year to prepare, which I would call total parental failure. Yes, this is just one more book where the parents hide their child any knowledge about w
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Jessica
I like Greek Mythology. I really do. This...was just horrible. It ruined all of the beautiful stories associated with Greek ancestry. Goddess Legacy was not about her being a goddess. It was about her vomit inducing relationship with Adin. I hated him. He was strange, awkward, over bearing, and fake. Would you like a little wine with that cheese? The whole book was "your my everything" blah blah "we just got together but we're connected" puke puke "I love you so much" bang head against wall. The ...more
Regina Beckford
Great storyline. Something for people that are fascinated with Greek Mythology to enjoy
Alexandra  Harris
Review to come!

1/18/14 Review just in!

Sorry, I've been so busy at work I haven't had much time to write my reviews and the little time I do have I like to spend on reading. Hmm, about this book, it was a cool twist on Greek Mythology and the concept could have been awesome had it been executed properly. I feel like the plot and characters were under developed and lacked any major conviction or entertainment, but it wasn't pointless or sleep worthy. I was able to keep my eyes open and finish it
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Aly Pie
This book is bewildering. I thought it had a good plot, but it could've been written in a better way. The plot is what kept me reading and I wasn't dissapointed in that aspect. I liked how Muse took a differect take with the Greek Methology legends. I am well a customed to Greek Methology though some of the differences puzzeled me. The story had so much twists and turns I got confused so many times and had to re-read certain parts to fully understand.

This book was good, but not great. If you wa
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Brianne's Reviews
I was never really into reading about Greek mythology until reading this book. I love how M.W. Muse used all the different gods and goddesses to be different people in Legacy's life. She did an amazing job drawing readers into the book and making it so we wanted to find out more about what would happen. I love how much Legacy changes in this book and how mature she seems to be. This amazing book leaves you hanging with one of the greatest cliff hangers. The boys aren't bad to read about either ; ...more
Margaret
This book was terrible for several reasons. The primary reason I didn't like this book is because it focused on the physical relationship: 3 pages were spent describing the awkwardness of how to hold hands in the car, and one paragraph on the date itself. And this happened with every date, every car ride. For the rest, I generally agree with the other reviewers. The idea of gods and goddesses didn't make sense and the characters fell flat to the point I don't remember what they looked like, othe ...more
Teddy
I really enjoyed it! The author tried to make it seem like a normal life by when Lisa told legacy, legacy thought she was mad! And I think the author succeeded!
I really enjoyed the way the reader mixed the right amount of, love, mystery and fiction into one! I am so glad I found this free book on the App Store!
Anyway I can't take long to right my review as normal because I want to go back to reading the second book now! When u read this book I guarantee u won't be able to stop! Hope u enjoy it a
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Tamla
The story line had really good potential,but it fell kind of flat for me. The story moves very very slow, and the main characters are really good. The kids in this book are 17 and 18. Adin and Legacy start dating and he wants to take slow. He doesn't even kiss her for like a month and any kind of skin to skin touching basically gives him a panic attack. Also he is the best looking boy in school and has never dated. The subject of the book is paranormal but the author didn't even try to make the ...more
Jami Leigh
Plot: 2 stars
Characters: 2 1/2 stars
Style: 2 stars
Pace: 2 stars
(A freebie from Bookrooster. Which, actually, I forgot until I went looking for another one on there that this was from it. Oops!)


The words that kept popping in my mind: Been there, done that, I know how this turns out.

Same concept really as the Goddess Test series, or Oh My Goddess, or pretty much any greek mythology YA in the last 5 years. Torn between two equally hot, mysterious men, trying to uncover the secrets her past hide
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Kaitlin Bevis
This is absolutely the most unique take I've read on a Greek myth. Instead of being the actual gods, or reincarnations of gods, these gods clone themselves, and their little clones are given the opportunity to ascend to full divinity. I also liked that there were monsters in the story. This author is also very good at extracting every possible iota of sexual tension from a situation and getting it all down on the page. There's this one scene where Adin hugs Legacy, just hugs, and I swear those t ...more
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Mandy Harbin is an award-winning, bestselling author of several books across multiple romance genres ranging from contemporary to paranormal erotic romance. She is also the number one bestselling author in teen romance under the pen name M.W. Muse with her popular Goddess Series. She is a Superstar Award recipient, Reader’s Crown and RWA Passionate Plume finalist, and has received Night Owl Review ...more
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