Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Review: The Mackenzie Legacy (The Athena Effect #2) by Derrolyn Anderson

The Mackenzie Legacy (The Athena Effect #2)
Title: The Mackenzie Legacy

Series: The Athena Effect #2

Previous book in this series: The Athena Effect

Author: Derrolyn Anderson

Publication date: April 2013

Published by: Derrolyn Anderson

Source: E-book from the author for review

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As their story continues, Calvin and Caledonia find themselves madly in love, on the run, and nearly out of money. When Cal stumbles upon a way to cash in on Cali’s powers, their life on the road becomes a life of leisure. Despite the easy money and newfound luxury, Caledonia’s conscience begins to trouble her.

A disturbing warning only serves to confirm her misgivings, making her question her purpose in life. Finally, a shocking discovery about the true nature of her powers points the way forward, sending the two Cals on a dangerous rescue mission.

Caledonia tries her best to right the wrongs of the past, but will she only end up provoking new and even more dangerous enemies?

My rating: ★★★★☆

Calvin leaned back on his pillows, watching [Caledonia's] magical eyes dart back and forth as she mastered the keyboard, assimilating information faster than he ever imagined possible. He smiled wryly, thinking that the day he was beaten up in the cemetery was probably the luckiest day of his life. ~The Mackenzie Legacy

Oh man, what an adventure! This is what I love about Derrolyn's writing: there is always something exciting and action-y going on! Oh! And let's not forget about the yummy romance ;)

As you may recall from The Athena Effect, the evil Dr. Reed is now the legal guardian of Cali. But there was no way in hell Cali was gonna stay put there until she was 18. So, Cali escaped with the lovely, gorgeous Cal and have been on the run since then. However, things are far from over!

To begin with Caledonia wont really be (relatively) safe until she turns 18. Second, remember the girl Layla who has the same ability as Cali? Well, she and her twin brother are still being held prisoner, even if they don't believe so. And Cali being the good soul that she is wants to rescue them. But there is so much more to this story than you can imagine! And I am dying to tell you because it was just so surprising! That and the new info we found out about the so called "Athena Effect." But I wont spoil it for you ;) But man it's good stuff!

However, there were some moments where the actions and events were kinda predictable, so I was just a bit disappointed when that happened 'cause I LOVE being surprised!

Anyway, while Cali's big day arrives (her 18th b-day), she and Cal are hiding away, never staying in one place for too long...you know, keeping it on a down-low. And it's SO romantic! They situation they are in is beyond horrible, but Calvin...*swoons* He is just a really sweet guy, very fun, and so protective of Cali! I adore him! And man, Cali? Gone is the shy, quiet, naive girl. In her place is a independent, brave, and fierce young woman! She's amazing!

So far I am really enjoying this series! And even though the book didn't exactly end on a cliffhanger, per se, we know there will be more troubles up ahead for Cali and Layla...and I cannot wait to see what those adventures will have in store for us!

Have you read this book? If so, what did you think about it? If not, what do you think? Does it sound like something you might want to read? Leave me a comment! :)

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