I reviewed Mrs. Hunt's first book, Endlessly, back in May right around the same time I was reading Amanda Hocking's Switched. If you've read my review, you know that I found Hunt's book to be a much more engaging read. She certainly does not disappoint with Book 2, Legacy.
Book 2 picks up just days after where Book 1 ended. Ashley and Verloren are seeking refuge in a large underground dwelling in the Olympic National Forest amongst many other supernaturals.
The book is told completely from Ashley's point of view as she attempts to make friends with some of the other girls there who encourage her to explore the powers she possesses by being part dragon/part vampire - mainly the control of fire.
I enjoyed Book 1 so much because of the array of supernatural characters which Hunt uses to her advantage - vampires, werewolves, dragons, witches, fairies, angels, demons, and the like. While many of our Book 1 characters reappear here, we are also introduced to supernaturals called grotesques and a few gargoyles. We also learn that Ashley's bite can turn her victims into living zombies.
Ashley and Verloren's relationship blooms here as they offer each other safety, but being boarded up underground definitely begins to takes its toll on the couple. Verloren begins to have ominous visions of their future together, and Ashley feels uneasy when Jason, a werewolf, professes his love for her.
Most of the first half of the book has a vacation feel to it as the couple go flying with other supernaturals and lounge on the beach. However, storylines turn 360 and things really pick up half way through the book. And readers who love our unique couple are in for a big surprise.
As I've said, I enjoy Hunt's characters and the uniqueness she gives to the vampire story. Her dialogue also comes very natural and really pushes the story along. There's enough romance, horror, and blood lust here to satisfy an array of vampire fans.
Being the second in a series, it has a slow start but I found it to be just as good as the first book overall and I look forward to seeing where the next book takes us.
During a time when writers are still attempting to take advantage of the vampire craze that readers seem to have, its important to reinvent and give readers something new. C.V. Hunt has definitely done that and readers will be impressed!