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Legacy (Anna Strong Chronicles #4)

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Anna has struggled to adapt to her supernatural status while clinging to the vestiges of her humanity. Now she must deal with her legacy. The sinister vampire who transformed her is dead, and Anna is entitled to his vast fortune. But a predatory werewolf comes forward, claiming the inheritance as her own?and she?ll kill to get what she wants most: blo
Paperback, 296 pages
Published August 26th 2008 by Ace (first published August 1st 2008)
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Julie (jjmachshev)
Sep 20, 2008 Julie (jjmachshev) rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2008-reads
Why do I like Anna so much? "Legacy" is Jeanne C. Stein's fourth book in her Anna Strong series and I'm still asking myself that question. Anna's not overly nice, she denies what she is, and trouble follows her like white on a skunk. But every time I open the next book, by the end of the first chapter I'm sucked into Anna's life. She's not stupid. She's trying to do what she believes is best for herself and those she loves...yet some of her decisions make me want to shake her into next week!

Feb 20, 2013 Jessica rated it did not like it
Shelves: did-not-finish
I feel like I'm spinning my wheels with this series. This one keeps all the annoying parts of previous books and adds a heaping dose of boring to the mix. Anna is increasingly self-righteous and intolerant (especially of other women), David's an idiot, if Gloria has any redeeming qualities I can't see them, the tertiary characters are at their most interesting when they (repeatedly) tell Anna to grow up. Not that she listens, of course, because she's on a mission... to deny reality, as far as I ...more
Mar 10, 2011 Hobart rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2011-reads
I was almost disappointed by this one, on second thought, maybe I was disappointed by this installment in the Anna Strong series.

Stein introduces us to her version of werewolves (different, a la Meyer, than the shapechangers we've already met). Her take on the species isn't my favorite, but I dig what she's doing with them and the backstory for vamps/werewolves/demons she worked up.

I wasn't crazy about how Anna "solved" the real world job (which she really didn't do), but I thought she handled
Brandy *Ahviel*
Feb 19, 2009 Brandy *Ahviel* rated it it was ok
I wanted so bad to really like this book but in the end I was disapointed. I was hoping that we would finally see Anna maybe settle down or at least choose someone or maybe Max would come back to her. I was really rooting for that, but in the end nothing happened there.
We hear nothing if Avery is really gone, there is no end. So does that mean the author is going to write another book letting us know what happens.
I am not sure about the rest of you but I would like to know what happens and if An
Fangs for the Fantasy
May 30, 2012 Fangs for the Fantasy rated it did not like it
Anna has now been a vampire for about six months and the riff between her and chief Williams at the end of the last book, has lead her to believe that she will finally be able to live her human life. Gloria, her partner David's girlfriend, seems to exited his life, thrilling Anna. Trish, the young girl that her parents believe to be their grandchild, who we met in Blood Drive, has settled into their family. Only Anna knows that Trish is not a blood relation, but she keeps the secret because she ...more
Anna Strong, a bounty hunter and newly formed vampire with attitude, is back. The more she comes into her own as a vampire, the more she resists the expectations being placed upon her to fully embrace her vampiric side. For Anna is not like any other vampire.

In the meantime, Gloria Estrella, a successful model/actress/co-owner of a high class restaurant in San Diego (who is also the girlfriend of her colleague) is implicated in a murder and enliste Anna's help to find the real killer. Anna (who
Oct 01, 2008 Cameron rated it really liked it
Shelves: urban-fantasy
Another solid entry into the Anna Strong mythos. With less than eighty pages left in the book, I wondered how the wrap up could possibly happen in this book, and the fact that, though things are not perfectly tied off, the conclusion I thought to expect in a cliff-hanging successor actually gets resolved more or less leaves me feeling like it all happened too fast. I can't believe I am actually wishing for a book that left me hanging! Despite this ending however, I continue to relish spending ti ...more
Jan 01, 2009 Jodi rated it really liked it
I really like this series. This is the 4th book. Anna is still struggling, not with being a vampire, she's accepted that. But she hasn't accepted that she has to give up her family. She loves them. Which is why she's very suspicious when her family receives a windfall that will take them far away from her. Little did she realize how suspicious she should be. This wasn't as good as the previous novels but I couldn't have started the new year with a more enjoyable book. They are light (but not flu ...more
Jan 20, 2014 Daisa rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
*sighs* I honestly don't what the hell. I don't even know what to write. Legacy wasn't bad, not by a long just lacked...soul?

I didn't read the synopsis for this book, so I had no idea what it was going to be about going into it. I wanted to be surprised...It wasn't til I was 61% done with the book that I realized it was about absolutely nothing.

In Legacy, we find Anna Strong, newly turned vampire, in the midst of a murder scandal, a set up, werewolf issues, and the same pro
Oct 23, 2014 Jim rated it liked it
This is the 4th book in the series & I have the 5th whenever I get to it. This isn't my favorite paranormal series, but it's a good enough read; entertaining & quick. I liked this book a bit better than the previous two. Werewolves are introduced & the mystery is pretty well done.
Feb 28, 2009 Tashie rated it liked it
I finished this morning after a night of drinking. So I guess that means something, huh? This had a couple of unexpected twists that didn't have any closure. So I am assuming we will learn more about that in the next one. God, I love a series.
Nov 22, 2013 Stinkerjo rated it really liked it
Anna Strong is a strong, hard-core character. The is no bullshit about this chick. She has flaws but that doesn't hold her back. I am already reading Retribution and I lovvvve it. Can't wait for more.
Mar 19, 2015 Nemoskull rated it it was ok
okay, so first off, i love anything with a strong female lead, even more so if its a supernatural female lead.
jeanne stein has a was of writing that is new to me and i love.

but really, any story i read, i do so for the romance.

i loved pretty much every book in the series so far, but i lost intrest. three books building the tension, and the way it ends just left me kinda meh.

really what bugs me, is the max in this book feels totally different from the max who wanted to have a family with anna. i
Whoa, this book is full of repeat material and the new material is dull.

I wrote this when I made it to CHapter 51. "Ready to finish this book. I read to travel and to escape this life, but this book has been humanly boring. Family drama, friend drama, co-worker drama, eatting drama, ex-boyfriend drama, and on top of all this she is ignoring she is a vampire, like it will go-a-way. So hence reason I give a three star to all this humanly boring drama. I was hoping by the fourth book she would have
Wendy Hines
Jun 20, 2013 Wendy Hines rated it liked it
Anna Strong is still coming to terms with being a vampire. Turned against her will, she wishes to live among humans, despite her new restrictions. Granted, she takes care of her blood-lust inconspicuously, but she still hasn't let her family know about her nightlife.

Anna is also a bounty hunter, but in this installation, she isn't hunting. Instead, her partner David's ex-girlfriend Gloria needs her help. Gloria is being framed for murder and she wants Anna to figure out who actually did the crim
Jun 10, 2011 Paris rated it liked it
Shelves: urban-fantasy
The Anna Strong series is a lot like the Mercy Thompson series, fun, light reading with characters that I just hadn’t found myself fully invested in until late in the series. It wasn’t until book six, Chosen, that I finally found myself carrying about Anna and the people around her (a lot like with the Mercy series where I didn’t feel like I cared much until book five, Silver Borne). It seems like the first 5 books were filled with world building and situations that finally got Anna to where the ...more
Titis Wardhana
Sep 11, 2012 Titis Wardhana rated it liked it
getting better, man...

As usual, ada dua cerita lagi di Legacy. Pertama Gloria, pacar David, dituduh membunuh rekan bisnisnya. Gloria dan Rory, bankir, membuka usaha restoran bersama. Namun, suatu hari Rory tewas ditembak. Gloria dituduh oleh Laura, istri Rory, sebagai pembunuhnya karena mereka sempat punya affair walau hanya sekali. Ternyata Rory jadi ketagihan setelah sekali itu dan dia terus meneror Gloria supaya mereka berhubungan lagi, kalau tidak Rory akan mengungkap semuanya. David yang ci
Oct 08, 2012 Yulia rated it liked it
/Anna Strong, #4/ by Jeanne C.Stein

Genre: Urban Fantasy
Heroes: Vampires, Shapeshifters, werewolf
For whom:
How we met: the next in series

What I expected:
1. Want to know who is this wolf at cover!
2. Does she find herself someone? sure hope so, because she looks lonely. so many problems and no reliable shoulder.

What I got:
1. well. all so confusing and difficult.
2. answer to this question is more complicated. ther
Feb 24, 2010 Leslie rated it really liked it
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Oct 17, 2011 Katy rated it liked it
It has been awhile since I read this Anna Strong Vampire Bounty Hunter series so I can't go into detail. I read the first 5 books while on summer vacation traveling in the car. They were quick easy reads and interesting enough to keep me wanting to keep going. However, I was repeatedly irritated with the main character Anna Strong. I felt she was repeatedly making stupid mistakes due to her pride. She was always out to prove how she could do it on her own, never accepting help, and of course alw ...more
Martina the Book Fairy
This is an urban fantasy series featuring Anna Strong, a bounty-hunter, recently turned vampire.

In this book, Anna is stretched pretty thin. She's hired to help one of her worst enemies in a murder investigation, a werewolf is in town claiming to be Avery's wife, she discovers that her so-called "friends" in the paranormal world are keeping secrets from her, and she's under pressure from her family to be around more for the holiday season.

This one has been sitting on my shelf for awhile and af
Aug 07, 2012 April rated it it was ok
This Anna Strong novel is basically a continuation of the previous three novels, even more than usual… if that makes any sense. The side story in this book, Gloria being arrested for the murder of her partner and David finding out about her true personality, was really not that interesting to me. I’m not intrigued at all by Gloria’s character and David just annoys me because he blames Anna for Gloria being a ‘witch’. So that’s really all there is to the side story this time.

The main storyline, h
Dec 30, 2010 Karissa rated it it was ok
This is the fourth book in the Anna Strong Chronicles by Stein. I think the best thing this book has going for it is that it is a quick read.

Anna finds herself in the middle of a soap opera in this book. David's girlfriend Gloria has contacted Anna for help. Gloria's business relationship with the co-owner of her restaurant has gone south and Gloria wants Anna to help we sort it out. Shortly after this things really get out of hand for Gloria. Other than that there is a pack of werewolves in tow
Mar 10, 2011 sabisteb rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
Es ist Weihnachten (14. Dezember , also 6 Monate nach Band 1), Anna versucht ein so normales, menschliches Leben wie möglich zu führen, was ihr auch halbwegs gelingt, mit Ausnahme der Einladungen zum Essen ,die sie immer irgendwie umgehen muss. Insgesamt ist sie mir in diesem Teil zu menschlich, sogar der Fall ist menschlich: Gloria hat Mist gebaut und gerade Anna soll ihr aus der Patsche helfen.
Die Übernatürliche Welt kommt zu kurz, kaum Chief Williams, fast kein Max aber dafür ein paar Werwölf
Shelley aka Gizmo's Reviews
**Synopsis** Anna has struggled to adapt to her supernatural status while clinging to the vestiges of her humanity. Now she must deal with her legacy. Avery, is dead, and Anna is entitled to his vast fortune under vampire laws. But a predatory werewolf comes forward, claiming the inheritance is hers, and that she’ll kill Anna to get what she wants.

**Review** Anna has been a vampire for six months now and she believed that Avery was dead and gone by her own hands. She wants nothing to do with hi
Dec 12, 2009 Vickie rated it it was amazing
Each Anna Strong books gets even better. I started to read this one last month, found that it takes place over Christmas, so held off until December for my Holiday reading. Granted, not exactly 'Peace Love Dove' Christmas, but I rarely read the PLD Christmas books during December. No, I meander off and read mysteries of all nature..paranormals prevail...set in December.
Anna is still dealing with her vampire-ness and that includes keeping it from her family and friends. It gets difficult how to c
Aug 27, 2008 Sarah rated it it was ok
Shelves: reviewed, traded
This series is okay but it just doesn't do enough for me. The best one so far was Watcher, so I had hopes that the series was finally starting to take off and things were really going to start happening in Anna Strong's world. This book left me disappointed. The author just seems to have no direction for the series, or is trying to draw out revelations and relationships and storylines so long that I am just losing interest. I want to know the other characters better. I want more significant thin ...more
Jan 17, 2015 Jodie rated it liked it
Shelves: para-romance
This one was definitely written better than the others but the whole story revolves around who killed Rory O'sullivan and pointing the finger at Gloria but I felt the story just fell apart towards the end. The Avery bit was interesting as was werewolf lore but to just sweep the muder mystery under the rug and say oh well Dna was found so I'm off the hook..the end annoyed me
Jun 22, 2012 Anne rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2012
I really enjoy this series and I was lucky to find the library had the ebook. I finished Book 3 and 5 minutes later had downloaded this one. Yes, I was a bit devourish of books yesterday.

I like the series, the characters, especially the moral fiber of Anna the main heroine. I have some things I wish would happen but they are kind of spoilerish. Let's just say I wish she was honest with David and I kind of would like to see her have more of a relationship with Culebra. There's something about him
Yolanda Sfetsos
Dec 30, 2010 Yolanda Sfetsos rated it it was amazing
This is the fourth Anna Strong book. Man, do I love this series! It's totally engrossing and kick ass. Anna's one tough vamp. I love her cocky attitude - with a little thread of fear and vulnerability beneath it all.

A lot has changed for her in this book, and she gets herself caught up in an ordeal she never expected - helping Gloria. David's girlfriend and Anna have never seen eye-to-eye, but now she needs Anna's help to prove her innocence. And boy, what a ride!

Loved it! Kept me guessing unti
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Jeanne C. Stein is an American Urban Fantasy author living in Colorado. She now lives in Colorado, but was raised and educated in San Diego, which is the setting for her contemporary vampire fantasy.

Jeanne is active in the writing community, belonging to Sisters in Crime both nationally and in San Diego and Los Angeles. She also belongs to Horror Writers of America, RWA and Rocky Mountain Fiction
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Anna Strong Chronicles (9 books)
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  • Retribution (Anna Strong Chronicles, #5)
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