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3.90  ·  Rating details ·  2,058 ratings  ·  231 reviews
This is not the time for the fight to end. Now is when the fight will begin. This is the time to regain what has been lost.Alera

Queen of a fallen kingdom, secretly in love with the enemy.


Daughter of a murdered father, rebel with a cause.

One lives behind the former Hytanican palace walls and walks the razor's edge to keep the fragile peace in her beloved homeland. T
Paperback, 438 pages
Published October 23rd 2012 by Harlequin Teen
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Leslie Vasquez
Oct 05, 2012 rated it it was ok
Crossing my fingers that Alera will stop being a dumbass n go back to steldor!
Fani *loves angst*
Considering this was my most anticipated read in 2012, I feel I have a right to feel so slighted and disappointed by the way it turned out, so bear with me if I get a little too harsh on my criticims:)

Not only did it not continue in the venue of the second book, where Alera finally turned from a hesitant girl to a decisive leader, not only did she became once again as impassive as she was in the first book, she even betrayed her country and friends in favor of her beloved!

Alera is the Grand Pro
Catherine Curak
Jun 04, 2012 rated it did not like it
My god. That's all I can say. This book took me an ENTIRE MONTH to complete - that's how much I didn't like it. Don't get me wrong, I finished the other 2 in a day each, and I enjoyed both novels, but oh god, this was just terrible!

First off, with all these novels with empowering women coming out, I feel like this one is a step back. I mean Alera, she just sits around hoping for the best, doing everything she can for Narian, and I cannot take it. I mean if something invaded my country, I'd be do
Alright, I said when I read this book that I would review it. I am now, after months of stalling, writing it. I love Legacy. It is my favorite series. But I don't love this book. I don't hate it, but I am seriously disappointed with it, and there are some things about it that just make me angry. And worst of all, my opinion of it soured a lot the more I thought about it, which is not good in a book.

Alera When she wasn’t drooling over Narian (something she never did in the earlier books) she was
Cover love! This is the most PERFECT cover! This girl actually looks like my Alera ( you know the one I picture in my head) Love the dress. Can't wait for the book to be in my greedy little hands and devouring it's pages.:D

Alera, Narian, Steldor, London, Cannon and Shaselle, Yay they are all in the final book to this amazing series. I was so glad to see Narian back in full force commanding Hytanican with Alera by his side. Narian is just so wise and smart beyond his years. Steldor is back in all
Aug 28, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2012
First Thoughts: This was the perfect middle ground between the slow pace of Legacy and the quick action-packed scenes of Allegiance. With a fitting ending and a story I found myself absorbed in, I could forgive the few things that annoyed me and enjoy the conclusion to one of the best series I've read.

(Review originally posted on Alexa Loves Books)

I’m an ardent lover of the Legacy trilogy. I absolutely adore Cayla Kluver's writing style, the incredible world she’s managed to create, and the char
Christina (A Reader of Fictions)
Originally posted on A Reader of Fictions.

The Legacy Trilogy has not garnered immense acclaim from most of my blogger friends. In fact, a full three of them rated the first book one star on Goodreads. So yeah, these books aren't for everyone, and I know that, but, despite them being imperfect, I really love this series. Sacrifice was one of my most desired ARCs of 2012, and that's why it was my first ARC request as a YABC staff reviewer. I'm happy to have been able to read it early, because, yet
Tiffany (About to Read)
Dec 11, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Sacrifice is a phenomenal conclusion to the Legacy trilogy. The second novel in the series, Allegiance, had so many twists and turns that I wasn’t really sure what to expect in Sacrifice. I am happy to say that it was just as engaging as the previous novels and had a lot of action, despite the conquest of Hytanica in the previous novel.

Cayla Kluver is amazing at character development. The cast of characters we have grown to know in Hytanica are smart, cunning, and persistent—which means they won
Sep 26, 2012 marked it as to-read
Very excited for this book. I have only read allegience , have not yet obtained the first book as i did not realise that alegience was the second. in the second book i was dissapointed by the relationship outcome between steldor and Alera - i felt that there was actually a lot of chemistry between them and if she could just stop mooning over narian she could be really really happy with him - maybe this is just becuse i didn't see her relationship with Narian in the first book? but as much as i w ...more
Apr 17, 2013 rated it did not like it
That is hours I will never get back of my life. If I had known how this series would end I would never have picked it up!
Throughout the fist two novels Allera was growing as a character and the the third book she completely reverts into a spoiled, selfish brat. She took no care for her people's welfare and continually put all of her trust into her boyfriend. She is a terrible heroine.
Shaselle is our other heroine in this story. She could have offered a different perspective on the story but di
Jun 09, 2013 rated it it was ok
I was hoping for more with this third book. The author fell back into the over descriptive trance from the first book. The dissolution of Alera's marriage was way too easy and convenient. Her undying love for this man who destroyed her country is so unbelievable. It seemed like the author was trying to make a statement about women being able to lead, but Alera is not a good example of a woman in charge. This series could have been great, but instead just fell flat.

Shashelle was a terrible additi
Nov 09, 2012 rated it it was ok
Honestly, this book kinda dissapointed. I had high expectations for this considering the previous book but... well it didn't reach them. Mostly what annoyed me the most was the ending (don't worry I'm not going to spoil it). I mean it just ended! There were so many things left unaddresses but did the author put in an epiloge? No! Instead there's discussion questions!! I mean COME ON! And this is the last book right? I mean its a triology. I don't know, maybe if the author makes a whole epiloge t ...more
Sep 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs, for-review
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I like how the red colour of the girl's dress stands out from the background. Although, I think I prefer the US cover because it reflects the story more, compared to the Aussie cover.


In war, for peace, sacrifice is always necessary...

If you remember reading my review of Legacy and Allegiance, then you'll know how much I enjoyed Cayla's books. This historical series, combined with a touch of fantasy is really entranc
Dec 29, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley-books
Sacrifice was a great ending to the Legacy series. This last novel did leave me heartbroken for Steldor, but really, I guess this whole series has left my heart bleeding for this beautiful guy. I knew by the second book Allegiance that Steldor wasn't going to get Alera—the girl he loved with all his heart. I accepted that. I accepted that Narian was the guy Alera loved, but I was hoping that in this final book I would at least get the ending I wanted for Steldor. And the one he deserved. But Ste ...more
Brittany Rehage
Sep 06, 2012 rated it liked it
I'm not really sure how I feel about Sacrifice. Was it a good book? Yes. Was it engaging? Yes. But things were missing, and I didn't find myself enjoying Sacrifice as much as I had hoped.

First, the romance. In the previous two books, I felt it. I was swooning as much as Alera was. In Sacrifice, I didn't feel it. Sure, Kluver told me about how amazing Narian was and how sweet, but she didn't show me like she did in the previous books. I feel like there needs to be more than kissing to make me fal
Blah. Not impressed with either Alera or Shaselle. Shaselle's POV wasn't necessary at all, and I don't quite understand why every other chapter was told from her viewpoint. And Alera drove me crazy! (view spoiler) ...more
Dec 22, 2012 rated it it was ok
I enjoyed the first two in the series because the writing was very good and the story decent, but the third and final chapter fell far short of my expectations. More than half of the book contains very little action, a new character is introduced as a spoken lead (and contains far more depth than Alera, who is way more subservient and meek than she has ever been before) which was okay, but a little confusing, and the ending takes all of the previous topics and runs around in circles until sudden ...more
Teya Teya
Oct 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing
OH MY HECK!! I loved and hated the end! It just feels like their could be another yet it closed well. AAAAHHHHH!!!!!!!! Excellent book great series, great character development. Endearing, clean, I am impressed! I think one of the reasons I love this book, is reality. It has a taste of reality to it. Not everyone gets their Happily ever after or what they want, they get what they need, type of thing. It's subtle but there and underlining of the books. A must read!
Kayla Ashley
Oct 31, 2012 marked it as did-not-finish
I won this book from a first reads giveaway here on Goodreads. Unfortunately, this series doesn't appeal to me anymore and I have decided not to read or review it. I'm marking this book as DNF in order to keep track of my giveaway wins, but I will be passing my copy on to someone who actually wants to read it.
Jun 16, 2019 rated it did not like it
While the first book in this series wasn't great, it was at least readable, so I gave it two stars. The second book was considerably worse than the first, so I gave it one star. The third book is by far the worst of the bunch, filled with turgid writing and insipid characters, but regrettably, I have no more stars to take away.
Sandie Mixa
Dec 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this final book in the series. It was so hard to put down. The plot was intriguing and I liked the way things wrapped up. I highly recommend this series.
Jun 26, 2012 rated it did not like it
Shelves: romance, fantasy, 1-star
Cover Blurb: Yes or No? Definitely not. I love the curlicues and even the dress (though the sleeves are not my favorite), but I dislike the character impersonator - a lot. And like Allegiance, it looks like a cheap Christian romance.

Characters: I really wish that I could say Alera has improved in some minuscule way. I wish I could say that I managed to like her toward the end of the book. I wish I could say that she has become something of a character and has begun to learn what it means to be a
Misty Baker
Jun 13, 2013 rated it liked it
I will be the first to admit that being a blogger comes with some pretty awesome perks. I won't got into detail, because sounding like a superficial blow-hard is no fun for anyone, but let's just say that among other wallet is very happy. BUT...being a blogger also comes with a significant amount of stress. For example: making sure you post enough content to keep your readers happy, or agreeing to review a book by a certain date, and then realizing (3 days before the review is due) t ...more
Jan 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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Dark Faerie Tales
Dec 31, 2012 rated it really liked it
Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales

Quick & Dirty: In this series finale, a young queen must find it in herself to free her people. But at what price will it cost her?

Opening Sentence: The Captain of the guard instinctively glanced behind, scanning the palace’s third-floor corridor for enemies who might be monitoring him.

The Review:

It’s not a secret that I’m a fan of Cayla Kluver and her Legacy series. When I was given a copy of Sacrifice, the third and final book in the series, I jumped for joy
Fantasy Writer 4 Life
May 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Loved the whole entire series.
Dec 15, 2012 rated it liked it
I didn’t think I’d end up liking Sacrifice, considering half the book was terrible and my opinion of Alera went from grudging respect to intense loathing over the course of the story, but somehow, I did. Still, it’s kind of strange, because I really liked the first two books and her character is the same as it ever was - I guess I’m pissed at where Cayla Kluver took her story. At least Kluver decided to write this one in alternating chapters between Alera’s and former minor character Shaselle’s ...more
Aug 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
Tip top bop until the end
Oct 18, 2012 rated it liked it
Posted on Dark Faerie Tales.

It’s not a secret that I’m a fan of Cayla Kluver and her Legacy series. When I was given a copy of Sacrifice, the third and final book in the series, I jumped for joy. I couldn’t wait to see where Alera would take me next, in her not so normal life, built around a fantastic world filled with wonder and amazement. Reading Sacrifice was a little bittersweet. I didn’t want the series to end, but on the other hand I wanted to know the answers to my questions, and i wanted
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Cayla Kluver is the author of the Legacy Series (LEGACY, 2011; ALLEGIANCE, 2012; SACRIFICE, 2012). Her new book THE QUEEN'S CHOICE will be published by HarlequinTEEN in winter 2013/spring 2014.

Cayla spends her free time singing, reading, dancing, and horseback riding. Her office is filled with twinkly lights. She travels frequently to speak at middle and high schools, libraries, and book conventio

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“He was strength and safety; fire and desire; comfort and happiness. In short, he was the man I loved.” 17 likes
“He took a breath, then proclaimed, 'Lady Shaselle of Hytanica, I am in love with you.'
I burst into laughter, pulling my legs up to ease my aching stomach muscles. He rolled onto his side to look at me, propping his head up with his hand.
'I'm serious,' he insisted, grinning foolishly at me.
'You're drunk.'
'True, but even drunks can be in love.”
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