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I absolutely love historical fiction and read a lot of it; I love to learn history this way.  I also enjoy reading science fiction, fantasy, horror, thriller and non-fiction science.

Dark Legend: The Supernatural Chronicles

Dark Legend (The Supernatural Chronicles, #1) - R.A. Reene'

Fifteen year old Alexandria Grimaldi is a hybrid; her mother was a fairy and her father was half demon/ half warlock.  Her father was also heir to the Underworld.  After her birth, there was a power struggle in the Underworld and her father's brother, Sama'el gained power.  Alexandria's parents both died, but not before her father cursed Sama'el to stay in the Underworld. Alexandria was raised by her Grandmother and Aunts in the human realm, believing that she was simply a witch.  However, when Sama'el believes that Alexandria is the key to removing the curse, he sends demons after her.  Alexandria and her Grandmother find asylum in a supernatural realm.  Alexandria must attend a magic school, where she isn't exactly welcome as a demon and where she finds out even more secrets about her past.  

 
The premise of this book was interesting, and as a young adult paranormal adventure, there was definitely potential with the story line.  Alex's character grew on me as she learned about her powers, past and her potential as a fairy/demon hybrid.  However, this was an early reviewers copy and there were significant editing errors that affected my enjoyment of the story.  Usually, a small error here or there in an ARC can be overlooked, but there were many in here.  For example, there were words missing from sentences: "But for some reason my mother lied to the man and told him all she about was the baby(pg 177)."  Even within the context of the story I did not really know what this sentence meant.  There was wrong usage of words: " You're so insecure that you feel like you have to pick on people who you wrongly thing you're better than (pg 68)." I got what this was saying, but I had to do a double take.  In addition, there was just poor sentence structure: "Well, at least you're convinced. Even my tutoring Mr. Dekker aren't helping. I reply (pg 65)." In the story Alex is receiving tutoring from Mr. Dekker, the sentence makes it seem like she is the tutor.  Overall, this had the makings of a decent story; I did read it all the way through since I wanted to know what would happen.  The ending picks up as Alex figures out how she must fight her Uncle Sama'el, but after that the ending is quite abrupt, it seems like it could use an epilogue or even just a good concluding sentence.   
 
This book was received for free in return for an honest review. 
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