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The Legacy

(Wynter Chelsea #1)

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Amanda Chelsea vies to be a part of the Wynter Chelsea legacy where she'll fight the supernatural alongside the only two families that know of their existence. When the parents of both families go missing, Amanda is thrown into a world that she's not ready for. Hunting with her older brother and her best friend, she learns that the only thing harder than killing the supern ...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published October 19th 2008 by Outskirts Press (first published October 18th 2008)
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Jenn
May 07, 2014 rated it liked it
So, I started reading this series because I just love Becca (and Krista) Ritchie! I'm so addicted to their Addicted series that it's not even funny.

Now, I have to admit that the beginning of this book was really slow for me. The story didn't pick up until about halfway through the book. I think the reason that it was slow is because this is more of an introduction to the Wynters and Chelseas and their legacy. We learn about who they are and what they do. If you've ever seen the TV show "Supernat
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Heather
Jun 28, 2011 rated it it was amazing
The Chelseas and the Wynters are the last line of defense between humans and the paranormal creatures that roam the world seeking to overrun it. From the beginning of time, there have always been Wynters and Chelseas fighting against the evil forces in the world. But something is different in this generation. For the first time, a girl has been born to the Chelsea family. Amanda Chelsea. And this changes the game for everyone.


Amanda may be a Chelsea, but she's not allowed to be part of the legac
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Missy (Missy's Reads & Reviews)
Mar 07, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I went into this book pretty much on blind faith because of the lack of reviews online, but I couldn't really say no when (1) the synopsis of the book was so intriguing, and (2) the author was so courteous and sweet. After reading the book, I was glad I decided to go with it.

This book was completely amazing. There's action from the very beginning and it doesn't let up until the very end. There's demons and other creatures around every bend, each different yet just as evil as the last. When the a
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Melissa (i swim for oceans)
Feb 27, 2011 rated it really liked it
Amanda is the only girl in a legacy of demon hunters, two families destined to fight the dark forces in the world. She's consistently trying to prove to herself and to others that she is every bit a part of her family's history as her brother, but it almost seems to bring her further from that. But the forces of darkness are always there, and Amanda seems to be fighting both inside and out, and as much as she wants to fight and be someone, she's got a lot to live up to. Some of what the Wynter a ...more
Liz
Jan 24, 2011 rated it really liked it
An impressive debut from a young, talented author. Wynter Chelsea is full of action, mysteries, and just the right amount of humor. Becca Ritchie creates a vivid world where supernatural beings live in fear of the Wynters and the Chelseas. Two families whose legacy it is to destroy these creatures of the night. There has never been a female born into this legacy. That is, until now. Amanda has lived her whole life feeling left out because she's a girl and her family doesn't want her to fight. Li ...more
Krista
Wynter Chelsea was a fast-paced action-packed adventure. I was so invested in these characters and these families that I forgot about the demons and the paranormal elements in the book. At it's core, this book is about family...dysfunctional yes, but family nonetheless.

And yes...the author is my sister. So I am biased ;)
Nikki (Wicked Awesome Books)
3.5

Wynter Chelsea: The Legacy is one of those stories that are jam-packed with everything a reader could possibly want. There’s do-or-die action, some mystery involving a legacy and some odd tattoos, unique characters with powers, followed by an interesting plot, and even a little romance thrown in. Becca Ritchie’s take on the paranormal is refreshing. The legacy involving these two families – the Wynter’s and the Chelsea’s – is complex and shrouded in lies. The youngest generation of both famil
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Kristen
Nov 07, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: demons, magical, paranormal, ya
GENRE: YA Fantasy
THEME: Paranormal/Legend
RECEIVED: Review Request for Book Tour
BLOG: http://seeingnight.blogspot.com/

REVIEW:
Wynter Chelsea: The Legacy is a young adult novel that tells an interesting tale about two families. I did really enjoy the beginning but as I went on it was very repetitive but I needed to know what would happen next.

Two families exists called the Wynter’s and Chelsea’s, they both pass down generation to generation a unique life of hunting harmful paranormal creatures. But
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Candace
Jul 19, 2011 rated it really liked it
This was definitely a book that sucks you in and brings out the emotions full force! It was a creative take on a supernatural story with many unique ideas. I like that the author wasn't afraid to create something new. What is hard for an author is making it believable. Yeah, we may know that these creatures aren't real, but an author needs to be able to convince us that it is real. And while I may have thought a few things far fetched for the most part I was sucked into the story enough that I c ...more
Katie
Feb 23, 2011 rated it really liked it
Wynter Chelsea: The Legacy is unlike anything I have read. It’s a unique new paranormal that I think will appeal to a bunch of readers.

Amanda Chelsea has always known she was meant to be part of the Wynter Chelsea legacy but she also knew that for some reason her family was trying to keep her out of it. All that changes when her parents and Killian Wynter go missing and she must help her brother and the Wynter boys find them. Things heat up really quickly on their search not just with the demons
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Julie
Sep 09, 2011 rated it liked it
Why I read the book: I was sent an invitation to be on the blog tour and the description intrigued me.

What I liked: The concept of two families that have through generations fought the good fight against evil. I liked the secrecy of what they do being kept from the rest of the world. Having them live closely together, the 4 children growing up together felt like a family unit. It reminded me of the tv show Supernatural, but with more kids…and two families. I liked the uniqueness of one of the ma
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Ellz Readz
Feb 16, 2011 rated it really liked it
My thoughts...Welcome to an original world complete with paranormal creatures, magical powers, and magical legends.

In this first book in the series, we meet some interesting characters. First, we get to know the heroine Amanda. Initally, readers experience her frustration. She is treated by her family like a porcelian doll, incapable of making decisions, or defending herself. This causes her to make some decisions that seem irrational and wreckless. Amanda posseses the gift of empathy and she o
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Christy (TheReaderBee)
The world Becca Ritchie created in Wynter Chelsea: The Legacy is filled with action, suspense, paranormal creatures, and a little bit of romance. She wrote this book when she was just fourteen, and I have to say, she did a pretty amazing job with it!

The characters are well thought out and written. The heroine, Amanda, is very interesting. She wants to be a demon hunter like the rest of the people in her family, but they won’t let her fight. All her family wants to do is keep her locked away, saf
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Ivy
Wynter Chelsea: The Legacy by Becca Michelle Ritchie is an interesting read. At times I find myself wanting to put this book down, however, I picked it right back up.

This book is really interesting with a very old legend about the Wynter and Chelsea’s family. I find it intriguing to learn about their families’ legacy and what they do for a living. The way that the legacy and the story is described, it makes me feel like I know what exactly is happening and that I am part of the story too.

I kind
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Ivy
Nov 11, 2011 rated it really liked it
Wynter Chelsea: The Legacy by Becca Michelle Ritchie is an interesting read. At times I find myself wanting to put this book down, however, I picked it right back up.

This book is really interesting with a very old legend about the Wynter and Chelsea’s family. I find it intriguing to learn about their families’ legacy and what they do for a living. The way that the legacy and the story is described, it makes me feel like I know what exactly is happening and that I am part of the story too.

I kind
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The BookWhisperer
Apr 01, 2011 rated it really liked it
The Wynter’s and Chelsea’s are a long line of hunters that protected the world from the danger lurking in the shadows. Although, this generation is very different from those before them. Amanda, Jack, Dustin, and Trevor are trying to live as normal a life as possible; for four young adults with special powers. Amanda leads readers through this story from her perspective. Being the only girl she has lived a life of abandonment when the boys were trained skills to carry out their legacies. It is a ...more
Nicole
Mar 12, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: signed, own
This book follows The Wynters and The Chelseas and how they kill all kinds of creatures. Amanda is the only girl of the four children. The three boys are Jack, Dustin, and Trevor. Amanda is protected and not allowed to fight. When the parents disappear the four of them go on a journey using their powers and their instincts to find them. The trip also uncovers a long hidden affection between Dustin and Amanda. Thet also find the hidden secrets that their parents have kept from them and the reason ...more
Dinogirl12495
omg!!!! such a good book!!!!
it has romance drama and FIGHTING!!!!!! may be a tad bit ......bloody bruising dislocating of body parts colapsing celings & not survivin........my kind of book!!....lol :D
Nickey
Apr 16, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Amazing, loving this! Can't wait to get started on the 2nd book!
Full review to come
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