Legend of Me by Rebekah L. Purdy

Legend of Me

No one should ever go into the woods alone.Brielle has grown up listening to tales of a beast that attacks humans, leaving behind only a scattering of bones and limbs. It’s probably the elders’ way of keeping little children in line, but it doesn’t explain her grisly premonitions of blood, claws, and severed heads.But when Brielle finds a mangled body in the woods, she begins to wonder if the grim stories may actually be true. Soon, Lord Ke...


Details Legend of Me

TitleLegend of Me
ISBN9781946700896
Author
Release DateJul 24th, 2018
Publisher Month9Books
LanguageEnglish
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, Retellings, Paranormal, Romance
Rating

Reviews Legend of Me

  • Emm - Stories for Ghouls
    2018-02-20
    “All around me were pieces of his body, scattered like breadcrumbs. I shielded my eyes with my hands, until I bumped into something else. With another scream, I whipped around only to find myself faced with an oak tree covered in dried blood and claw marks.My vision darkened and I prayed I wouldn’t faint, that I wouldn’t be stuck in the woods. Because somewhere out here, a monster lurked. If I didn’t believe it before, I did now. The Beas...
  • D.M.
    2018-07-19
    Legend of me is an original fairytale. It has the magic, the legend, the fantasy and the romance to awaken the inner beast. I loved every minute of this story. Some books you can tell are going to be good from the first page and I was addicted to every word. I didn't want to put this down. Brielle lives with her Gram in a desolate cottage. They have always lived on the outside of town and Brielle struggles to fit in. She's a kind, sweet girl, but...
  • Rebecca McNutt
    2016-01-29
    This adventure fantasy was really great, with a creative style and characters with a lot of depth and personality.
  • Mandie
    2018-07-26
    I enjoyed this fantasy! I was immediately drawn to Brielle, and thought this book was entertaining and well written. I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own
  • Carol (StarAngel's Reviews) Allen
    2018-10-07
    This was a decent story that incorporated darkness with innocence. A few things were off with the story and I did find myself skimming ahead when things slowed down but then finding the story too fast in other parts.
  • Cassandra
    2018-11-05
    My Thoughts - 4 out of 5 Unicorns - I really liked it!!! ***I choose what I read and review based on what intrigues me!! Yes, I got a review copy of this book, but no one tells me what to think, feel, or write about any book!The cover is pretty, but it doesn’t really let you know that this is a paranormal book. This is a labeled as a YA book, but I would recommend that caution is used and that readers should be aware that there is blood and gor...
  • Aila
    2018-08-02
    You can find my review of this book on Happy Indulgence, over here!Legend of Me and I had a rocky start. The writing was easy enough to get into and I ended up getting into the story, but there were small details that really hindered my enjoyment of the book. All in all, it was a decent fantasy that, although predictable, provided a nice escape from reality. It has a pretty dark atmosphere though, I would warn, and deals with intense subjects suc...
  • Meghan H.
    2018-09-08
    I was so annoyed by the main character. She ruined it for me. I hated that she was made into the nice and virtuous one but was just as selfish as her "enemy", Sarah. And why was she the center of THREE men’s world?? It was so annoying and infuriating to witness her playing with those poor men and making stupid decisions. Also, there was some kind of problem with the execution...some things happened way too fast and it didn’t make any sense......
  • Tressa (Wishful Endings)
    2018-08-04
    I had such high hopes for this story. The cover is gorgeous, I generally enjoy books from this publisher, and the premise sounded really good. It's kind of a paranormal twist on Little Red Riding Hood. However, as I read I found it to be trite in places where I felt it should be more serious, things were glossed over, explanations were stretched out, the characters didn't feel realistic or consistent, and the dialogue felt forced. It just didn't ...
  • Stephanie Ward
    2018-07-26
    4.5 Stars'Legend of Me' is a fantastic new young adult fantasy novel that will leave readers breathless and wanting more. I'm happy to say that I ended up loving this book a lot more than I had anticipated. Pretty much every aspect of the story is great - just one little detail had me yelling at the characters. But that's all me and doesn't reflect on the book itself.This is a well known fairy tale/fantasy and one that I love. The author took the...
  • Eunice
    2018-06-08
    Star Rating: 3.5 out of 5The only reason that this book did not get a solid 4 stars is because the first half of the book took a little long to really get going. Honestly, it almost seemed like the first half and the second half could have had been two different books. The book revolves around a 16 year old girl by the name of Brielle who lives in a town where a beast is killing people. A knight by the name of Kendrik comes in to town and everyt...
  • Lily (latestreads)
    2018-07-19
    Legend of Me was a great read. I was drawn into Brielle’s world quickly and read the book in less than a day. It was impossible to put down! I had never read anything like it, and the visions gave a new perspective to the story.When I first read the description for Legend of Me, I thought it would be somewhat of a Little Red Riding Hood retelling. It wasn’t so much of a retelling, as it was a story with the inspiration of the fairytale. And ...
  • K.L.
    2018-11-10
    Legend of Me is a novel that puts a twist to the classic tale, Little Red Riding Hood. The secrets are deep and the beast is real.The story follows a girl by the name of Brielle, who lives with her grandmother on the outskirts of a small village. A village that is getting stalked by a vicious creature known as the beast. Brielle starts having visions of her dead cousin and images of who’s going to show up dead next. She shares a connection to t...
  • Sunshine Poet
    2018-07-20
    As I Started Reading This Beautiful Prosed Story I Honestly Had No Idea What To Expect As I Had Never Read Any Of Miss Purdy's Previous Books. Without Giving Much Away, This Is The Story Of Brielle Heale, She Is An Apprentice And The Granddaughter Of A Good Witch. She Suffers From Gore Filled Premonitions As An Ancient Beast Returns To Terrorize Dark Pines, The Little Town She's From. Soon After They Start, Lord Kenrick Of Crowhurst Arrives To Da...
  • Lynndell
    2018-07-26
    Legend of Me by Rebekah L. Purdy is a twist on a beloved fairy tale. The prologue grabbed me with shock and fright and built my interest in the book, even more than the synopsis already had. Brielle lives with her grandmother, who’s a healer and is training Brielle to be a healer also. A few deaths have occurred and the victims have been horribly mutilated. Brielle has been having dreams about gruesome murders and when she discovers that those ...
  • Naturalbri (Bri Wignall)
    2018-07-26
    This was a very good read. I felt attached the main character and the story, from very early on, which kept me really intrigued in the book, from start to finish. The author truly wrote and original story of fairytale magic, that brings to life all those magical feelings and intrigue we had growing up, but for a slightly older audience. The book is written very well, and targets both the YA stage and adults alike, with lots of detail, twists, eng...
  • Kat
    2018-07-24
    From the very beginning of this story, I was hooked!It starts off with this mysterious Beast that is tragically targeting villagers who venture off into the woods. The writing immediately captures you in and creates a world that reminds me of Red Riding Hood spun into an awesome fairytale.The characters are well built and make you either want to cheer for them or kick them in the shins. The sassy grandmother was one of my favorite additions to th...
  • Jessica
    2018-08-11
    At the start of reading this, I got the little red riding hood vibe. A young girl living with her grandmother in a cabin, out in the woods. And then let's throw in some murders of people having been ripped to shreds. There's the girl and her best friend, a handsome wanderer, an evil twisted liar of a girl in town, a handsome knight, a little magic thrown into the mix, a curse, and most importantly....the beast. Who is the beast? Where did this mo...
  • Hallie Ralls
    2018-06-21
    For those that love the classic fairy-tales but are tired of predictable plot twists, here is your next read! This twisted tale is familiar enough to be cozy, but different enough that you won't get bored or have that "I've read this same book a thousand times" sense of deja-vu. Purdy did a great job of balancing a bunch of potential romantic interests with actual plot points and a great air of mystery, while still maintaining the classic fairy-t...
  • Cindi
    2018-07-17
    I was drawn into this book immediately! Rebekah Purdy's talent with words is magical. The story moved quickly with wonderful characters and scenes that came alive in my imagination. She didn't waste words over-describing (truly appreciated!) but gave just enough to let my mind create the scenes etc. There is some very disturbing subject matter but nothing that wasn't necessary or relative to the story. This is a book about the power of love - bot...
  • Jessica
    2018-08-08
    This book was beyond what i thought it would be! I was looking for a fairytale (which in its own way it was) but man it blew me away! The twists were absolutely perfect and I will highly recommend this book to a lot of people. One of my fave reads so far this year!
  • Briana Williams
    2018-07-24
    I really enjoyed this retelling of a classic fairytale! The twists and brutality of the story gave it so much life. My only issues were that some parts did not make sense and there were obvious grammatical issues. I received an ARC for my honest review
  • Joyousmoi
    2018-10-15
    It was okay. A bit too dramatic, not very realistic and reminded me of a really, really long fairy tale.
  • kariny v
    2018-08-06
    Whoops forgot to update, my stop on the tour and review is here! http://karinysteenbooxfrenz.blogspot....