Book Reviews, Young Adult

Review: The Belgrave Legacy by Zara Hoffman

Fawn doesn’t believe in magic. But when she is unexpectedly thrust into the middle of an ancient feud, she must learn to control her powers.

Caleb is sick of Hell. But when a simple seduction becomes complicated by real feelings, he is forced to pick between keeping his past or fighting for his future.

Can this young witch navigate a dangerous world with the dark angel assigned to romance and seduce her by her side?

The Belgrave Legacy is an upper-young adult paranormal romance novel with a feminist twist. Filled with magic, witches, angels, demons, Zara Hoffman’s “coming of age” story will keep you turning the pages until the very end.

–back cover of The Belgrave Legacy by Zara Hoffman

I received this book in exchange for an honest review.

Generally, when receiving an ebook it can take me up to a month to read it because I really hate reading off of my laptop, but I finished this book in a week. That is saying a lot for me.

In one word, this story was addicting. It was hard to put down.

Part of this is because of Hoffman’s writing style. She has a way of pulling you into her world. Her writing style is vivid enough that you always know what is happening but simple enough that you are never distracted from the story. I wish that all authors would use a similar voice, but her style was unique enough to be her own.

I really loved the characters too. Fawn was easy to relate too, because I think most people become in love with the idea of someone at some point. Caleb was clever and I loved everything from his backstory to what he became in the book.

The plot was interesting and the pace was great. I spent most of the story excited for what was going to happen next.

Now, there are a couple of reasons that I am giving this book 4 out of 5 stars instead of 5 out of 5 stars.

First of all, there were times where the plot could’ve been more suspenseful or we were told something earlier in the story that, if kept hidden, might have turned out to be a huge plot twist partway through. The characters, although I liked them, could have been developed better. It seemed like they were only developed enough to fit in with the story, not enough to be real, vivid people. It could’ve been a lot worse but it could’ve been better too. I also feel like the love aspect of this story was a little bit rushed.

Overall, this book was a good read, and I would recommend it if you enjoy paranormal fiction.

I give it four out of five stars.