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Spirited Legacy

(Lost Library #2)

4.05  ·  Rating details ·  555 ratings  ·  46 reviews
Lizzie receives an offer she can't refuse—an internship at the Lost Library, home to hundreds of magical books. And to make the deal even sweeter, her prospective boss has offered to act as her magic mentor. What’s a girl to say, but yes? Except…there are the questions of her unresolved love affair, her recently acquired arch enemy, and a haunting past.

Can Lizzie tackle a
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Published July 5th 2014 by Smashwords Edition
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Tricia Varosky It's not actually a young adult novel even though the synopsis may make it seem that way. All of the characters are, in fact, adults.
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I am really enjoying this series. Lots of interesting paranormal stuff, a magical library, and hunky guys who change into other things, wolves, dragons, etc. What's not to like?

This second book in the trilogy held my attention just as much as the first did. There is more magic in this book than the first, as Lizzie starts to use her newly discovered magic. We also find out a bit more about the library, and the books it contains.

This book also adds some additional magical "people" into to the mix
Book Junky Girls
Jul 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
Did someone just call her Mrs. Braxton? Yup that definitely happened, but she'd remember getting married right? Allot has happened in the last couple of weeks, but a wedding to her hunky Lycan is something she would remember doing. While the two of them try to sort out their relationship, an offer Lizzie can't refuse comes up and it could ruin their fragile relationship before it has a chance to really go anywhere.

Now in Prague and getting a chance to study the amazing library more craziness com
Nov 03, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Difficult to get into.

Never able to get into any type of plot. I don't know what the story is about other than a 38 year old woman acting like she is 15. What the heck, it's great to have friends to depend on that you can tell your most intimate secrets to. Yet can't they be adult secrets? Not 15 year old love struck teenager baloney. 6 chapters and nothing. Quite boring. Really a ware wolf in charge of the "Pack".
So, I Read This Book Today
Jul 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Urban Fantasy lovers!
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The library, with its Daedalian labyrinth, mysterious hush, and faintly ominous aroma of knowledge . . . – P. J. O’Rourke

I understood right from the start that every set of library doors were the sort of magic portals that lead to other lands. My God, right within reach there were dinosaurs and planets and presidents and girl detectives! – Deb Caletti

When I first met Lizzy in Lost Library, the first in Kate Baray’s wonderful Urban Fantasy Romance series, I was, in a word, charmed. As I said in m
Giovana (laBOOK'S Blog)
Jul 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This review was originally posted at Corazones Literarios... I recived this book from the author in exchange for a honest review...

This was an excited read. I just could control my emotions reading it. Was wonderful, funny, and trapped since the beginning.

Spirited Legacy is the second book of the Lost Library Series, continuous the story of Lizzie and John. Lizzie finally awakes her magic and is trying to work with it; John, after his absent from the pack territory, is trying to set the thing do
Jul 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
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Kate Baray knocks it out of the park once again with Spirited Legacy, book two of the Lost Library series. Our heroine, Lizzie Smith, is back, unwittingly mated to her boyfriend—and Lycan Alpha—John Braxton. She’s been offered a dream job: cataloging the magical Lost Library. Despite just recently being held prisoner there and barely defeating her enemy, Zach Worth, Lizzie is anxious to return, pushing her fear of facing him again to the bac
My Secret Book Spot
Jul 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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“Spirited Legacy (Lost Library #2)” by Kate Baray
5 out of 5 stars

Lizzie, John, and company are back in action in this second installment of the Lost Library series. So many changes are happening in Lizzie’s life a little too quickly for her liking. In an effort to slow things down she takes a temporary internship at the newly discovered Lost Library. Unfortunately, trouble seems to follow her wherever she goes and this adventure is no exception. Will she find the strength to defeat her enemies b
Jul 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Book 2 in the Spirited Legacy saga takes place right after the traumatic experience that Lizzie has gone through. Suddenly full of seeping uncontrollable magic and the mate to a werewolf Alpha, Lizzie’s life has gone from your average run of the mill normal to downright unbelievable. With the politics of her new mate’s pack Lizzie has no idea what she has gotten herself into and soon before she can even figure it out she gets the opportunity of her “new” life. A chance to intern with one of the ...more
Kylie Lacovich (The Reading Cow)
In all honesty, I was in a ‘book funk’ when I started my ARC of Spirited Legacy. No matter what book I picked up and started, I just couldn’t concentrate on it. Due to my book mood, I started this book at a slow pace – it was holding my attention, and I was invested in reading it, but I was reading small amounts at a time. A chapter here and there. It doesn’t help when ‘real life’ gets in the way either. Once I hit around the 35% mark, my book funk was completely gone! I was totally engrossed in ...more
Nov 18, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
After reading the first book in the Lost Library series and finding it moderately entertaining, "Spirited Legacy's" lack luster installment made it hard to want to finish it. So what went wrong? There is little to no action, the characters are mediocre, the relationship between the two main characters has no sizzle or passion and this book in a word was 'boring.'

I was truly hoping that the author would put a little sizzle in this second book, instead the 'newly' form love affair between John and
Eye Candy Bookstore
Jul 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Upon receiving a offer she can't refuse Lizzie is granted a internship at the Lost Library. Its a home to hundreds of magical books. Lizzie always had a love for books. The person that runs the library makes the deal even more endearing by offering to help as her mentor of magic. What is she to do but say yes. But there are unanswered questions about her affair with her new boss and her haunting past..Not to mention her arch enemy.

Can she take on the new job and learn the ropes of spell casting
Jul 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
After devouring the first book in this series, I dived right into this one. For me, this one surpassed its predecessor with even more thrills and chills. John Braxton has almost won Lizzie’s heart, but she is angry with him for leaving out and glossing over a few pertinent points about their relationship. Accepting an internship overseas for a few weeks gives her a chance to sort out her turbulent thoughts – or so she believes. John tries to give Lizzie a little space but is also determined to p ...more
Andrea Adams
Jul 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fun, great plot/pace, Lovable characters

I had such an enjoyable time with this book. Honestly I couldn't put it down but didn't want it to end. The plot is easy to follow and engaging. The pace was just right to give me details without any slow or boring parts. It also feels very believable, even though the magic and fantasy are the focus. As a normally non-fantasy reader, I am enjoying this series much more than expected. Kate does a remarkable job of bringing the characters to life, and I'm st
Heather Webb
Spirited Legacy covers all the paranormal romance bases. Seriously, pretty much every basic mythical group is covered. I enjoyed the first book in the series, Lost Library, but I really could see the writer has gained experience and maybe a little confidence, and not only did I enjoy the plot more, I felt the book flowed better. The conversation and characters seemed more natural than the first book, which is saying a lot, with the characters and subject matter. ;)
I'm still thinking of all the
Jul 21, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A unique plot and interesting characters make this for a quick, enjoyable read. I particularly enjoyed the conflict between the main characters - I thought it was realistic. The heroine is a modern woman, used to making her own decisions. The hero is a werewolf accustomed to getting his way. I like how the author went beyond the usual romance trope. It's hard for these two characters to find middle ground on their expectations and they don't lose their personalities in the process. All too often ...more
Apr 21, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thankfully I was able to get into this book even though I didn't read book 1. I accidentally downloaded the sample instead of the book:( I love the mix of personalities and characters. The story is fun and entertaining and I can't wait to start reading book 3 and 4. The main character, Lizzie, seems to be a magnet for trouble while trying to get use to applying magic and being the mate to a Lycan. I love the Dragons!! Looking forward to reading more about them- there seems to be a love story bre ...more
Oct 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A great follow up to book one, Spirited Legacy delves into the magical world that Lizzie is just discovering. I loved learning more about the mythology of this world and its characters and watching Lizzie and John's relationship start to develop. Lots of action and magic makes for a very entertaining read!
Nov 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This was a really solid, entertaining follow-up to the first book. These books are a quick and engaging read, the characters are fun, and I love all of the creative world-building.
May 09, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read this in a bit less than 2 hours, after immediately buying it for my kindle after finishing the 1st book. I am hooked and couldn't wait or be rational or anything similar. So I devoured this in less than 2 hours and loved it!
Jennifer Hill
Enjoyable quick read, really interesting seeing Lizzie learning more about her magic and as her position as John's mate. I really liked the interactions between the two of them, felt pretty realistic. I was slightly annoyed by what I feel is an inconsistent's only been a few weeks since she met John (from what I can tell), and in the first book she said it had been 2 months since she received the book before she met him.; but at one point she says she had the book for years. So I'm ...more
Sheila Walker
Feb 24, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not just magic but special clever magic

I really enjoyed this continuing story however Lizzy does annoy me she’s a dither gets bored too quickly and is not sensible she committed to John then held back she give herself up to rescue her friend who as inexperienced as her would do that any way that’s the down side of this book. John is loyal over and beyond but he’s ignoring his pack not good for an Alpha Harrington I feel is taking advantage, it was great the introduction of dead member of her lo
Bernadette Hutton
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Really enjoyed this book. She us still as head strong, not thinking her actions through and reminds me of a petulant teenager at times. Hes the male alpha and boy does it show. Wanting to take charge and control. Both begin to learn to work together. A continuation from the first book. Lots of new characters and interest to read about.
Although looking at the bio for the next book it looks like everyone is magic but does not know.
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Diana Gagliardi
May 23, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A Ghost of a chance

Inherited magic? Who knew, not Lizzie for sure. It all started with a magical book, led to meeting a lycan, working for a magical peacekeeping organization, being mated, kidnapped three times....what's a girl to do? When she is tutored by a ghost, Lizzie decides to go with th flow, but the flow turns into a flood. Life is changing for Lizzie so hop onboard for a ride.
Dec 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
2nd in the series has magic user Lizzie and lycan John in Prague. This time we add dragons and a ghost to the mix! And the evil spell caster reappears. Lizzie and John have no time of their on as they try to find a cure for a magical coma, stop the bad guy and try to figure out magical books. Lizzie is still very new to the magical world and her relationship with John.
This one didn't quite live up to my expectations. It was still a good book... just not as good as the first one. In the first book, Lizzie is just learning about who (or what) she is, so you expect her to be a little undecided about things. In this second installment, I think I was just ready for her to be a bit more settled. I do want to read the next one, though.
Natasha du Plessis
The second book in the series and just as good as the first one. I love all the fantasy and magical stuff that happens. I would really enjoy living in a world that has all these elements, shifters, dragons, whiches, spell casters etc. I can't wait to see where the next book will take us.
Oct 06, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Never a way to start a marriage

Can’t Lizzie start her life with John calmly and happily—but no! She gets sent back to Germany to find Worth, gets kidnapped again but learns a lot from a ghost and about herself.
Will she and John ever be happy?

Dana Pratt
May 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lizzie finds out she’s John’s mate and is not happy about it. Harrington invites her to Prague to help with the library and he will be her mentor for a month, John goes with her. Shortly after arriving at the library she discovers a ghost there. She creates a home made Ouija board to talk to ghost
Basma Cassidy
Oct 05, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I wasn’t disappointed! It’s a great read. It’s a continuation from the first novel and just as eventful. I couldn’t wait to turn the page.
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Kate Baray writes paranormal and urban fantasy. She writes and lives in Austin, Texas with her pack of pointers and bloodhounds. Kate has worked as an attorney, a manager, a tractor sales person, and a dog trainer, but telling stories is the big winner. When she’s not writing, she sweeps up hairy dust bunnies and watches British mysteries.
Kate also writes sweet romance (The Goode Witch Matchmaker)

Other books in the series

Lost Library (4 books)
  • Lost Library (Lost Library, #1)
  • Defensive Magic (Lost Library, #3)
  • Witch's Diary (Lost Library, #4)