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Goddess Legacy

(Goddess #1)

3.61  ·  Rating details ·  1,694 ratings  ·  130 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 Feng
Aug 12, 2013 rated it did not like it
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
Mar 18, 2013 rated it it was ok
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
Mar 22, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: for-blog-review
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
Feb 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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
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
Cydamarie Pedersen
May 13, 2014 rated it it was ok
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.
Yianna Yiannacou
Jun 03, 2013 rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: No one
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
May 10, 2013 rated it it was ok
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.
Haley Keller
Aug 04, 2013 rated it did not like it
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
Aug 14, 2014 rated it liked it
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
*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
Full Review posted on Book Lovin' Mamas
I love Greek mythology so when I read the synopsis of this book; I knew I needed to check it out.
M.W. Muse tells the story of a girl named Legacy, whose 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.
I give this book 3.5 moons, and I look forward to the second book. I hope I find out a little bit more
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
Aug 28, 2013 rated it liked it
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
Emilie Mcdonald
Apr 01, 2013 rated it did not like it
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. ...more
Regina Beckford
Sep 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
Great storyline. Something for people that are fascinated with Greek Mythology to enjoy
Linda Hamonou
Jun 03, 2015 rated it it was ok
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
Kristi Davis
Jul 02, 2017 rated it liked it
Eh. The names. The silliness. All the longing looks and craziness. I read the whole thing but didn't love it. Interesting premise though. ...more
Aug 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Goddess Legacy keeps you on your toes throughout the whole book. It keeps you interested without seeming obvious and it makes you want to grab the second book right away!!
Jan 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing

I liked seeing how that puzzle if a life could make sense. SPOILER ALERT, The end where we find out who Yale really is and that Adin knows everything.
kalee pope
Jul 16, 2018 rated it really liked it

The story had plenty of twist and turns. It was times even a bit confusing in regard to myths and legends being entertwined with same deities but all in all a good read.
Aug 17, 2018 rated it did not like it
DNF - too tedious at 20%
Nov 11, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: mythology
Reminiscing on what 14 year old Eva used to read...

The good old days
Feb 21, 2017 added it
I received this book free in return for an honest review.

I did not like this book at all. The idea of having a girl find out that she was the daughter of a Greek goddess sounded really interesting, like a female heroine version of The Lightning Thief, Percy Jackson series, but it was nothing like it. It doesn't explain anything about the world they are in or what/how the Greek god/goddess thing works.

Mostly the book is about the main girl Legacy liking the boy Aiden, although I don't know why a
Erin  Koiso
Apr 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: greek-mythology
Goddess Legacy
Goddess Series Book One
MW Muse

Goddess Legacy is the first book in the Goddess Series by MW Muse.
High school is over for the summer and Legacy Kore is wondering if and when she will see her high school crush, newly graduated Adin Shepard again.
Until he shows up at her surprise seventeenth birthday party - acting very friendly. It's then that she realizes that he may feel more for her than just friends.
Her excitement is short lived when after the party her guardian, Lissa informs
May 08, 2013 rated it liked it
I'm really disappointed with this book.

I really hated starting my review this way.

What I don't understand is how an author who says they are award winning, can publish a book with so many grammatical errors. The "she said this and then she said that" was too much. I was so confused by which female was talking that I gave up most of the time and just continued to read along hoping I picked the right character for the sentence.

Okay now that was my biggest issue and took 1 stars away just for that
Jun 07, 2013 rated it liked it

Let me guess. You didn't read the synopsis. Wait a minute, I'm slightly incorrect. You don't know what is the synopsis. (It's the paragraph above.) Most people are too lazy to read a very short paragraph about this size (This paragraph size).

My thoughts before reading: "Oooo! A book to read before the next book in the Percy Jackson Timeline comes out!" and "Greek Gods and Goddess? Sign me up!" and "I love Greek mythology. I'm definitely reading this book."

My thoughts during readin
Emily Ellison
May 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
Pretty good goddess book. I am really into god and goddess books. I have read most of not all of the big Greek god series including Percy Jackson. This book is pretty good. More like a 3.5, but you can't rate with half starts on this site. I will read the next book in the series for sure. There are a few things that became somewhat boring. There were some parts that seemed to drag on. I would be pretty upset if I were Legacy because no one would tell her what was going on! I really liked the Adi ...more
Feb 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing

It's not often I will give up my sleep for reading, being the dedicated bookworm that I am I still love a good night's sleep more, but I could NOT put this book down. I absolutely, positively could not resist it. I was up until 2am finishing it. Love, LOVE, LOVED it!!!!

The character, relationship, and plot development are a nearly perfect balance of mystery and satisfying a bit of your curiosity at the same time to keep you entertained and wanting
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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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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