Title: The Mackenzie Legacy
Author: Derrolyn Anderson
Series: The Athena Effect #2
Genre: YA Fantasy/Paranormal Romance
Published: April 4th 2013
Read my review of The Athena Effect HERE.
The Mackenzie Legacy continues directly after the end of The Athena Effect with both Cali and Cal on the run with the few possessions that the bike can carry. They spend a lot of time camping in the wilderness to save whatever money they have. When Cal comes up with the plan to use Cali’s powers, I was a little disappointed in him. He couldn’t see past the money to see how it was affecting Cali. But deep down I know that Cal is only doing what he thinks is best and he is still deeply in love with Cali.
Cali is still the shy girl that she was from the first book except now she has Cal. She likes to keep him happy and goes along with anything that he wants. When some new twists are unearthed, Cali decides that it is time to face the problems that she is running from to set things back on track. They are both still amazing characters and have the usual floors that people have and that is why they are believable characters. Sometimes it is hard to see that the things you want are affecting those who matter to you.
Again, Derrolyn has done a beautiful job at telling this story. The Mackenzie Legacy follows Cal and Cali but we also touch in with some other characters as well. It is a fast paced sequel with plenty of twists and turns. The second half of the book picked up in the action department and I found it hard to pull myself away from the building plot. The characters face dangerous people on multiple occasions and have to form plans to get themselves out of it. The effects of what the Athena research did was a pleasant surprise that I didn’t see coming but it enables Cali to become closer with other people. I didn’t think that it was as emotionally charged as the first book but overall I still enjoyed it! The Epilogue had me on the edge of my seat and I am excited to see what Derrolyn has in store for us with the Caledonian Inheritance.
I received a copy of this book from the Author in exchange for an honest review.
About the Author
Derrolyn Anderson is a visual artist and writer of fiction. The creator of the four part "Marina's Tales" series and the YA romance, "The Athena Effect", she's currently hard at work on her next book, "The Mackenzie Legacy".
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