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When a letter from her uncle Henrik arrives on Bryn Roth's eighteenth birthday, summoning her back to Bastian, Bryn is eager to prove herself and finally take her place in her long-lost family. Henrik has plans for Bryn, but she must win everyone’s trust if she wants to hold any power in the delicate architecture of the family. It doesn’t take long for her to see that the R When a letter from her uncle Henrik arrives on Bryn Roth's eighteenth birthday, summoning her back to Bastian, Bryn is eager to prove herself and finally take her place in her long-lost family. Henrik has plans for Bryn, but she must win everyone’s trust if she wants to hold any power in the delicate architecture of the family. It doesn’t take long for her to see that the Roths are entangled in shadows. Despite their growing influence in upscale Bastian, their hands are still in the kind of dirty business that got Bryn’s parents killed years ago. With a forbidden romance to contend with and dangerous work ahead, the cost of being accepted into the Roths may be more than Bryn can pay. New York Times bestselling author Adrienne Young returns with The Last Legacy, a captivating standalone about family and blood ties, reinventing yourself, and controlling your own destiny.


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When a letter from her uncle Henrik arrives on Bryn Roth's eighteenth birthday, summoning her back to Bastian, Bryn is eager to prove herself and finally take her place in her long-lost family. Henrik has plans for Bryn, but she must win everyone’s trust if she wants to hold any power in the delicate architecture of the family. It doesn’t take long for her to see that the R When a letter from her uncle Henrik arrives on Bryn Roth's eighteenth birthday, summoning her back to Bastian, Bryn is eager to prove herself and finally take her place in her long-lost family. Henrik has plans for Bryn, but she must win everyone’s trust if she wants to hold any power in the delicate architecture of the family. It doesn’t take long for her to see that the Roths are entangled in shadows. Despite their growing influence in upscale Bastian, their hands are still in the kind of dirty business that got Bryn’s parents killed years ago. With a forbidden romance to contend with and dangerous work ahead, the cost of being accepted into the Roths may be more than Bryn can pay. New York Times bestselling author Adrienne Young returns with The Last Legacy, a captivating standalone about family and blood ties, reinventing yourself, and controlling your own destiny.

30 review for The Last Legacy

  1. 4 out of 5

    Adrienne Young

    Welcome back to the Unnamed Sea! I'm SO excited to take readers deeper into this treacherous world with a new stand alone novel, THE LAST LEGACY. Bastian is the largest, most influential city in the Unnamed Sea, but with the Narrows rising in influence, there's a shift happening. Where FABLE explored the trading crew aspect of the Narrows and NAMESAKE explored more of the merchant and guild realm, THE LAST LEGACY takes readers into the notorious home of the Roths, a crime family that has made it Welcome back to the Unnamed Sea! I'm SO excited to take readers deeper into this treacherous world with a new stand alone novel, THE LAST LEGACY. Bastian is the largest, most influential city in the Unnamed Sea, but with the Narrows rising in influence, there's a shift happening. Where FABLE explored the trading crew aspect of the Narrows and NAMESAKE explored more of the merchant and guild realm, THE LAST LEGACY takes readers into the notorious home of the Roths, a crime family that has made its mark on both the Narrows and the Unnamed Sea with its fake gem trade. As soon as these characters came onto the page in NAMESAKE, I knew I had to follow them into another book. Bryn and Ezra's story is one of breaking tradition, defying expectation, and making your own fate. It's also about identity and taking back your power. I really, really hope you love it! Happy Reading, Adrienne

  2. 4 out of 5

    jessica

    this would have easily been 5 stars if it had been longer. the story itself definitely gives off novella vibes and i wanted a full and completely developed novel. im wondering if thats because this is a kind of spin-off, set in the same world as the fable series, so maybe AY didnt feel the needs to really dive deep into the world building. but regardless, i still wanted more in terms of plot and character development and just overall depth. because this story is soooo good! even 50 more pages wo this would have easily been 5 stars if it had been longer. the story itself definitely gives off novella vibes and i wanted a full and completely developed novel. im wondering if thats because this is a kind of spin-off, set in the same world as the fable series, so maybe AY didnt feel the needs to really dive deep into the world building. but regardless, i still wanted more in terms of plot and character development and just overall depth. because this story is soooo good! even 50 more pages would have been a gift. even though this isnt a pirate story like ‘fable,’ i really enjoyed getting to see more of the guilds. i think its a great avenue to explore in the world and it was interesting seeing how bryn and her family vie for patronage. bryn is also a great character, a definite #girlboss. and i love her bond with ezra. oh, sweet, brooding and scarred ezra. a man after my own heart. lol. i found the two of them navigating their places within the family, as well as balancing their own wants, to be a great storyline. i know this is a standalone, but i wouldnt mind getting a second book to see where their adventure takes them. overall, a great addition to the world of fable. it was fun to be back and see a different side of it. i loved the characters, the plot, and the setting - i just wish it was a tad bit longer so things could feel a little more developed. ↠ 4.5 stars

  3. 5 out of 5

    Nilufer Ozmekik

    Oh my goodness! I couldn’t be so happy to return back to Fable universe with very powerful, dangerous family story with forbidden love vibes. It’s quite smart, twisty, intriguing journey you never forget! A powerful, direct, bold, smart, assertive 18 years old orphan heroine Bryn is summoned to Bastian to reconnect with the rest of her long-lost family ( mostly consisted of uncles and cousins leading by her charismatic and threatening eldest uncle Henrik) Henrik is the patriarch of generations- Oh my goodness! I couldn’t be so happy to return back to Fable universe with very powerful, dangerous family story with forbidden love vibes. It’s quite smart, twisty, intriguing journey you never forget! A powerful, direct, bold, smart, assertive 18 years old orphan heroine Bryn is summoned to Bastian to reconnect with the rest of her long-lost family ( mostly consisted of uncles and cousins leading by her charismatic and threatening eldest uncle Henrik) Henrik is the patriarch of generations- old trade in fake gemstones. He’d inherited the business from his father. When Bryn’s parents killed in a scheme gone wrong, Bryn’s aunt Sariah struck a deal with her uncle Hendrix to raise Bryn in Nimsmire, away from danger of family business. Hendrik may have Bryn back on her eighteenth birthday and he kept his part of deal. But right now: A family scheme- secrets-lies- power games expecting young Bryn in Bastian. She has to adjust awkward family routines, mood swings of uncle Henrik, scrutinizing gazes of her relatives. She has to be tested several times to earn their trust even it means she will get humiliated, hurt or punished. But his threatening uncle or his mischievous, trickster cousin Murrow or way too much mature little cousins are not the only problems she deals with. She also has to deal with the hostility of very crafted silversmith Ezra who is working for his uncle nearly for a decade. Ezra doesn’t want him in the family mansion and he watches her every move carefully. But what if the relationship between them slowly turn into something unexpected as they learn more about each other’s pasts. Could they be ally against the cruelty of Roth clan? And now his uncle wants to have merchant’s ring for Unnamed Sea. With the power of ring Henrik would be allowed to trade as a merchant, building his inventory outside of Ceros. And he’s adamant to use Bryn as a pawn to allure his possible ally Simon’s son Coen and spy around their study to learn more secret about their trades to use it as his leverage. But he made a mistake to underestimate Bryn. She’s not frilly, pampered girl her aunt Sariah raised, she carries Roth blood and she has threatening temper which makes her more unpredictable. Could she outsmart her own family to get benefited from this situation to earn her own freedom? Well, this book is action packed, intelligent, riveting, unputdownable journey! I’m giving my five ship ahoy, brave heroine, reserved- talented hero, a family reminding you of Succession’s Roys and GOT’s Lannisters stars! Special thanks to NetGalley and St. Martin’s Press/ Wednesday Books for sharing this digital reviewer copy with me in exchange my honest opinions.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Helena Paris

    I received this complimentary ARC from the publisher, courtesy of NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review. ANOTHER BOOK SET IN THE WORLD OF Fable!!! YES! YES! YES! Now, if only we can get one about Saint and Isolde, too ;) I received this complimentary ARC from the publisher, courtesy of NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review. ANOTHER BOOK SET IN THE WORLD OF Fable!!! YES! YES! YES! Now, if only we can get one about Saint and Isolde, too ;)

  5. 4 out of 5

    ⭐Navier Empress⭐

    I will read everything this lady has to offer until I die. (I'm sorry lol. I am currently trying to figure out how to make images the size I want. I didn't realize it was this big.) Bryn's birthday markes the date when she must go back to her family and look into the family business, the business being making fake jewels and selling them, the Roths are a crime family. There Bryn is expected to hold her own, and she is ready for this but the Roths are far from perfect, and even they don't have her I will read everything this lady has to offer until I die. (I'm sorry lol. I am currently trying to figure out how to make images the size I want. I didn't realize it was this big.) Bryn's birthday markes the date when she must go back to her family and look into the family business, the business being making fake jewels and selling them, the Roths are a crime family. There Bryn is expected to hold her own, and she is ready for this but the Roths are far from perfect, and even they don't have her full loyalty. The Roths are also not the only family at the top of the hierarchy. (I love family hierarchies!)

  6. 4 out of 5

    Darcey

    i just want to know what happened to lead from the cover of Fable to the cover of this... :((

  7. 4 out of 5

    Ashley

    MMMMMMKKKK I. AM. DEAD. I just read namesake a couple days ago and I have been feeling the fable-worlddrawal— BAD. So. FREAKING OUT RN! CAN'T BELIEVE THIS IS COMING OUT IN SEPT OF THIS YEAR! ADRIENNE, YOU GODDESS, YOU! WOOOOOO! Today is an exciting day in books. Haha. MMMMMMKKKK I. AM. DEAD. I just read namesake a couple days ago and I have been feeling the fable-worlddrawal— BAD. So. FREAKING OUT RN! CAN'T BELIEVE THIS IS COMING OUT IN SEPT OF THIS YEAR! ADRIENNE, YOU GODDESS, YOU! WOOOOOO! Today is an exciting day in books. Haha.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Beary Into Books

    Rating 5 If you ask me who my auto-buy author is I will always say @Adrienne Young. She has literally never let me down. Her book “Fable” is a book I still think about and have read three times. That’s why when I heard about “The Last Legacy”, a book that takes place in the same universe, I knew I had to read it! I am pleased to say this book lived up to my hype. I absolutely loved it. The world this author creates is one I never want to leave. I really hope more books following other character Rating 5 If you ask me who my auto-buy author is I will always say @Adrienne Young. She has literally never let me down. Her book “Fable” is a book I still think about and have read three times. That’s why when I heard about “The Last Legacy”, a book that takes place in the same universe, I knew I had to read it! I am pleased to say this book lived up to my hype. I absolutely loved it. The world this author creates is one I never want to leave. I really hope more books following other characters in this universe are published. I read this book in two days because I was completely consumed by the story and characters. I love the strong female main character who is tough but knows when she needs help. She is smart and will go after what she wants and is very open to advice from those she cares about. The romance in this book was very lite. I liked that it is focused on building a deeper relationship and not so much on just looks. They shared multiple sweet moments that made me swoon. This story is fast paced and filled with drama that will make you read to the end. Honestly, I hope you enjoy this book as much as I did. **Received an advanced copy through NetGalley in return for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. **

  9. 4 out of 5

    Helen Power

    TLDR: I recommend this book to those who love a mystical young adult mystery set in a dynamic fantasy world. ~My Review~ In The Last Legacy we’re whisked back to the imaginative and fantastical world of Fable and Namesake! Readers don’t need to have read the Fable duology in order to enjoy this book. Yes, some characters cross over, but Young has done a wonderful job of making this book stand on its own. The worldbuilding is far from skeletal, and if I hadn’t immediately r TLDR: I recommend this book to those who love a mystical young adult mystery set in a dynamic fantasy world. ~My Review~ In The Last Legacy we’re whisked back to the imaginative and fantastical world of Fable and Namesake! Readers don’t need to have read the Fable duology in order to enjoy this book. Yes, some characters cross over, but Young has done a wonderful job of making this book stand on its own. The worldbuilding is far from skeletal, and if I hadn’t immediately recognized the names of cities and some of the peripheral characters from Fable, I wouldn’t have realized that this book was written after that duology. The Last Legacy has an intriguing plot that’s not at all predictable. I jumped into this book without reading the description, since Young has quickly become a “read without questioning anything” author for me. As usual, Young has made good use of her lyrical writing style, immediately capturing my attention. That said, the plot isn’t quite as gripping as the plot in her other books, and it took me a little while to get into the swing of what was going on. The atmosphere is foreboding and mysterious, and for the first forty percent of the story, I wasn't sure where the story was going, or even what type of story it was going to be. Young has created characters that are incredibly compelling. I love the protagonist, Bryn. She’s a strong--albeit quite ordinary--young woman. I absolutely love books set in magical settings where the protagonist is seemingly ordinary, and she has to use her wits and other strengths to persevere against whatever life or the book's antagonist throws in her direction. Bryn seems to be the picture of etiquette and what a proper young lady should be--which she should, since she was brought up to be that way. But it quickly becomes obvious that there's much more to Bryn than meets the eye. Other characters are just as interesting, especially her family members and the mysterious Ezra. *Thank you to the publisher, Netgalley, and the author for the ebook to review* This review appeared first on https://powerlibrarian.wordpress.com/ Instagram | Blog | Website | Twitter My 2021 Reading Challenge

  10. 4 out of 5

    Lisa

    Is this really our last adventure in the world of Fable?? Because I loved this new story featuring Bryn, the recently returned Roth family member who must navigate the world of this brutal yet strangely warm family. Adrienne Young has a way of writing that makes reading effortless. I’m instantly transported to wherever she’s taking me. And I’m ready to be shipped off again (pun intended). Mystery, romance and scheming come together to form another unforgettable book. More please!

  11. 5 out of 5

    Arundhati

    I would have just rated it 2 stars and moved ahead, but for that ending...I am gonna bring down one more star. I don't want to go on a negative rant and waste my energy, so I will be brief. I was confused while reading as to what the story aimed to achieve. Nothing really happens during the whole duration of the story. The story ends up exactly how it started plus some character development. Romance was forced and so dull. There were no sparks whatsoever. Bryn as MC just seemed really whiny to me I would have just rated it 2 stars and moved ahead, but for that ending...I am gonna bring down one more star. I don't want to go on a negative rant and waste my energy, so I will be brief. I was confused while reading as to what the story aimed to achieve. Nothing really happens during the whole duration of the story. The story ends up exactly how it started plus some character development. Romance was forced and so dull. There were no sparks whatsoever. Bryn as MC just seemed really whiny to me. I did not understand her character motivation. Roth family atleast had some good characters, but they were left unexplored. I kept on reading hoping something will happen, atleast watch Henrik pay for what he did...but well I didn't get what I was hoping for. There were so many questionable actions characters did and the hypocrisy they displayed. Nothing got better. JUST NOTHING HAPPENED. Overall this book frustrated me to no end. I would have dnfed it, infact I should have but my curiosity got the best of me. For the fans of Fable, they might like it. Even though I wasn't a big fan of Fable, I could see objectively why people would like it, but this...I just couldn't see any positives here.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Booktastically Amazing

    OH. MY. GOD. BRING IT ON.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Jay G

    Want to see more bookish things from me? Check out my Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfer... *I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review* Since the death of her parents many years ago Bryn Roth has lived with her sophisticated Aunt Sariah, away from her other relatives. After receiving a letter from her Uncle Henrik on her 18th birthday, Bryn is finally being summoned to join her long-lost family in Bastian. Looking to make her claim in th Want to see more bookish things from me? Check out my Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfer... *I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review* Since the death of her parents many years ago Bryn Roth has lived with her sophisticated Aunt Sariah, away from her other relatives. After receiving a letter from her Uncle Henrik on her 18th birthday, Bryn is finally being summoned to join her long-lost family in Bastian. Looking to make her claim in the family business, Bryn embarks on a journey to re-open her late mother's tea house. But as she spends more time learning the family trade, she discovers that they are tangled up in several shady secrets, lies, and deception. Throw in a forbidden romance, and Bryn may have bitten off more than she can chew. I really enjoyed this story, set in the same world as Fable, also by this author. I loved how you could never tell who was trustworthy in the Roth family, and who was lying and being deceitful to keep the upper hand. I really liked Bryn as a character. She never loses who she is in her battle to claim a spot in the family. She doesn't back down and continuously fights for what she believes in, whether that be not having a loveless marriage, or being able to wear pants instead of the frilly dresses her uncle expects of her. Ezra was an intriguing character, and I definitely wanted to know more about him and what he was hiding as I continued to read. Although the romance was enjoyable, it seemed almost too rushed. It did take a while for it to actually develop into a romance, as for the majority of the book Bryn wasn't the biggest fan of Ezra and vice versa, but then very quickly they fell into bed together claiming to love one another. Just seemed a it off on the pacing. I listened to this on audio, and I really enjoyed the narrator's voice. I think my biggest complaint was the ending, it seemed a bit abrupt and far to convenient. It is understandable as it is a standalone... but I just wanted more from it. Overall, I did enjoy this story, but in order to understand the context behind the why the merchant ring is up for grabs and why they are important I recommend reading Namesake (which I didn't do so I was definitely confused at times - oops).

  14. 4 out of 5

    ACourtOfKayla

    A beautiful novel about going against tradition, the strain of duty, and finding love in the most unlikely of places. When I picked up The Last Legacy I was expecting a fast-paced novel stepping back into the wide world of the Fable universe. I got that... and SO MUCH MORE. Not only does this book dive deep into the Roth family home and crime, but it dives deep into duty and tradition in this very twisted city. Young expertly takes our hands as a reader and pulls us into a world of brilliant fac A beautiful novel about going against tradition, the strain of duty, and finding love in the most unlikely of places. When I picked up The Last Legacy I was expecting a fast-paced novel stepping back into the wide world of the Fable universe. I got that... and SO MUCH MORE. Not only does this book dive deep into the Roth family home and crime, but it dives deep into duty and tradition in this very twisted city. Young expertly takes our hands as a reader and pulls us into a world of brilliant facades, forbidden romance, and defying that in which society places before us. The Last Legacy brings you back into the wonderful Fable universe. This time, however, you get to explore Bastian and the Roths, a prominent crime family. Bryn Roth returns to her family home when she turns 18. There, she finds glittering lies, forbidden love, and a very, very dirty business. Three Things I Loved: 1) Exploring Bastian. Every time Bryn went out to explore I found myself on the edge of my seat. 2) Bryn and Ezra's dynamic. THE TENSION DID NOT DISAPPOINT. 3) The ending. (I can't explain it because of spoilers but dang did I love it) Overall, 4 out of 5 stars! Highly recommend!

  15. 5 out of 5

    Leah

    There's a million dollar question answered in this review, and that question starts with "I" and ends with "-s it better than Fable?" Full review at A Book Shrew Bryn has lived with her aunt since her parents died, away from the port city of Bastian and her Roth relatives. When a letter arrives from her uncle calling her back to take her place in the Roth family, she goes without question. But Bryn quickly learns that her "place" in this ruthless family comes at a great cost. She must contribute t There's a million dollar question answered in this review, and that question starts with "I" and ends with "-s it better than Fable?" Full review at A Book Shrew Bryn has lived with her aunt since her parents died, away from the port city of Bastian and her Roth relatives. When a letter arrives from her uncle calling her back to take her place in the Roth family, she goes without question. But Bryn quickly learns that her "place" in this ruthless family comes at a great cost. She must contribute to their less than savoury enterprises in order for Henrik to obtain the newly available gem guild seat. Raised as a proper lady, her contribution involves her teaching her family how to act as higher members of society, all with the threat of a loveless match waiting on her horizon. But she's not backing down, and Bryn does her best to find her own place in this family without sacrificing who she is at heart. While I did receive an e-ARC of this, I also received an early audio copy from the publisher and read that instead. It made for a quick read, and Suzy Jackson did a phenomenal job in bringing these characters to life. As you've no doubt heard, this is a standalone set in the world of Fable, in the bustling port city of Bastian. However, where Fable set sail back and forth across the Unnamed Sea, Legacy takes place exclusively on land. Bryn arrives in Bastian shortly after the events that happened in Namesake, thus why a gem guild ring is available for the taking. A few of the characters we already know because we met them in that fabulous duology, namely Henrik Roth and his formidable silversmith, Ezra. Bryn is a great new character. Immediately it's clear that she does not fit in with this cutthroat family. For instance, she is suitably outraged that her younger cousins are slapped by the older ones for mistakes made on ledgers, but is quieted when she realizes that if the older ones don't do it, the younger ones will get it worse from Uncle Henrik. Sad state of affairs, really. Bryn quickly learns to have both eyes open when around her family, and it's obvious she doesn't know who to trust. She wants more from life than being matched to a respectable boy, but carving out a place of her own within the Roth family does not come easy. She has to tread carefully, choose her allies well, and figure out how to be wanted by her uncle for what she can bring to the table. And it has to be more than knowing how to dress pretty and eat with the right fork. She's got a lot to prove and not a lot of time to do it. The romance here didn't quite do it for me. Personally, I think it moved too fast. Or at least, too fast with too little left in the book. I shipped it, don't get me wrong, but we went from I despise him for half of the book, then very quickly to I like him, I love him, I kiss you once, we have sex now. I really wanted it to be a more structured slow-burn that would have had me begging for them to kiss by page 100 after a single glance. This relationship felt more half-hearted than I would have wanted, and that kind of sucked. Okay, I promised the answer to a million dollar question, so here it is. No, this wasn't as good as Fable. I still really enjoyed it, but I think it being a standalone made the story suffer because there wasn't enough time to really carve out enough of a story for Bryn. Especially where the ending is concerned. The ending alone lost a star for me because it felt rather rushed and neat. Far too easy, and I've come to expect much more from Adrienne Young It pains me to rate this as three stars, especially since Adrienne Young is one of my absolute favourite authors and the Fable duology was such an incredible masterpiece. This standalone was a nice addition, but it didn't actually add anything for me. It was published in a rush and that showed in how under-developed and somewhat mediocre this felt in comparison to her previous works. That said, I know her new books will blow me away as the others have.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Brittany

    4 Stars!! First off- If you haven't read Fable and Namesake by this author- do that first! Its not required but I highly recommend it if you want to really understand this world. I feel like if I wouldn't have read them first, I might not have really enjoyed this as much as I did. Bryn Roth receives a letter from her uncle to return to Bastian. After living and growing up with her aunt, she is ready to return and to prove herself a true Roth and fulfill her legacy. Her uncle has plans for Bryn, 4 Stars!! First off- If you haven't read Fable and Namesake by this author- do that first! Its not required but I highly recommend it if you want to really understand this world. I feel like if I wouldn't have read them first, I might not have really enjoyed this as much as I did. Bryn Roth receives a letter from her uncle to return to Bastian. After living and growing up with her aunt, she is ready to return and to prove herself a true Roth and fulfill her legacy. Her uncle has plans for Bryn, but before he gives her anything with the Roth Family Name- she must first prove herself trustworthy to her family. It doesn't take long for Bryn to realize this family is not what she thought it would be. Forbidden Romance and dangerous tests- Bryn has to decide if she's willing to pay the high price of being a true Roth. Oh how I loved being back in the world of Bastian. It felt just like it did when I left it in Namesake. This book for me felt a little bit like the family from Peaky Blinders minus all the murder. LOL All the plotting and scheming and family schedules- Idk it was a peaky vibe. Bryn was a likable character and I loved her character growth throughout the book. I also liked the forbidden romance aspect and Ezra was full of intrigue and mystery. This authors writing style is so refreshing and I truly appreciate the way she weaves a story. She is definitely high on my list of Go To authors. Highly Recommend if you like family drama, forbidden romance and scheming plots.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Jessica Marsh

    I literally just added this and now there is a cover AND a blurb!? Adrienne, you are too good to us!

  18. 5 out of 5

    Aly

    I love that the author decided to give us another book in the Fable universe, this time focusing more on the Roths who rule the gem trade. Things are shaken after Holland was taken down, so the family brings in Bryn to help them win patronage as gem masters. Bryn has lived a quiet life until now and is trying to adapt to the Roth's brutal life and avoid an arranged marriage to a wealthy merchant's son. I liked Bryn and how she became cunning in this new ruthless world. She's a girl with plans an I love that the author decided to give us another book in the Fable universe, this time focusing more on the Roths who rule the gem trade. Things are shaken after Holland was taken down, so the family brings in Bryn to help them win patronage as gem masters. Bryn has lived a quiet life until now and is trying to adapt to the Roth's brutal life and avoid an arranged marriage to a wealthy merchant's son. I liked Bryn and how she became cunning in this new ruthless world. She's a girl with plans and wasn't willing to give up her future because men told her to. Her romance with Ezra was sweet, though I think it felt a bit rushed in some parts. The book itself is pretty short and I would have loved another 100 pages to really show Bryn and Ezra getting closer and stretch the final plan out. The ending went down to the wire and it's almost like the author had to keep it under so many pages because it was crammed in. This flew by and was a fun story, it just would have benefitted from being a bit longer.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Alaina

    Heck yes! I'm ready for another adventure in this universe! Just like the Fable books, I devoured The Last Legacy in one sitting. It was kind of hard not to. Especially after getting to meet the crazy characters. I loved all things Bryn but at times she felt a bit naïve or maybe just a smidge to easy to manipulate. Which, I get it... her family sucks. And by family I mean her crazy uncle. Then there's Ezra, who I absolutely adored. Even though I went through some moments of pure suspicion. It is Heck yes! I'm ready for another adventure in this universe! Just like the Fable books, I devoured The Last Legacy in one sitting. It was kind of hard not to. Especially after getting to meet the crazy characters. I loved all things Bryn but at times she felt a bit naïve or maybe just a smidge to easy to manipulate. Which, I get it... her family sucks. And by family I mean her crazy uncle. Then there's Ezra, who I absolutely adored. Even though I went through some moments of pure suspicion. It is definitely all on me but I don't regret any of it. Mostly because of how much I really liked this. Although, I would have liked for things to be more spaced out instead of having all of it cluster towards the end. Not that I'm mad any of it happened but it definitely gave me some nail biting moments. In the end, they sailed off into the sunset like Jack and Rose.. if only she shared the damn door with him.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Ashley Haas

    Another book in the world of Fable?! Yes, please!!! So Fable is definitely one of my top favorite books and being able to dive back into that world was so exciting! Now, this book was amazing but not “Fable amazing” but I would still totally recommend it. It has betrayal, mystery and romance so a pretty typical YA fantasy book. I had to give it five stars though because I just love the author so much. I mean she gave me Fable and West!!! 😍😍😍😍 Sadly, I could not write this review without mentioning Another book in the world of Fable?! Yes, please!!! So Fable is definitely one of my top favorite books and being able to dive back into that world was so exciting! Now, this book was amazing but not “Fable amazing” but I would still totally recommend it. It has betrayal, mystery and romance so a pretty typical YA fantasy book. I had to give it five stars though because I just love the author so much. I mean she gave me Fable and West!!! 😍😍😍😍 Sadly, I could not write this review without mentioning the obvious. How can anyone go from the beautiful covers from Fable to THIS cover?!?! I hate to say it because I love the author but that was a real bummer.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Rebecca

    Thank you to Adrienne Young, Wednesday Book and St Martian Press for an Advanced Copy in Return for and Honest Review. I loved getting to meet Bryn Roth. She is the kind of main character I love, well spoken, cunning and smart! We follow Bryn as she tries to find her way in the Roth family. I loved getting to see this side of Bastian, and the new characters involved in Bryn’s story. If you have read Fable this is a MUST read. If you haven’t read Fable, you must be new here cause it’s one of my most Thank you to Adrienne Young, Wednesday Book and St Martian Press for an Advanced Copy in Return for and Honest Review. I loved getting to meet Bryn Roth. She is the kind of main character I love, well spoken, cunning and smart! We follow Bryn as she tries to find her way in the Roth family. I loved getting to see this side of Bastian, and the new characters involved in Bryn’s story. If you have read Fable this is a MUST read. If you haven’t read Fable, you must be new here cause it’s one of my most recommended books 😂 But in all seriousness, this is one of my favourite stories from the past year! I highly recommend any of Adrienne’s books 💕

  22. 5 out of 5

    Sylvie

    I had no idea this book was going to set in the same world as Fable. How exciting!

  23. 4 out of 5

    Raven

    3.5 Thank you to Wednesday Books for providing me an early eARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. I definitely enjoyed this read but not as much as Fable. Speaking of Fable, I highly recommend reading that do Ology before reading this one it helps you understand this world better. This book follows Bryan Roth who has grown up away from the Roth family until now. She is eager to prove herself to her uncle Hendrick and the rest of her family. She quickly learns that her family deals with 3.5 Thank you to Wednesday Books for providing me an early eARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. I definitely enjoyed this read but not as much as Fable. Speaking of Fable, I highly recommend reading that do Ology before reading this one it helps you understand this world better. This book follows Bryan Roth who has grown up away from the Roth family until now. She is eager to prove herself to her uncle Hendrick and the rest of her family. She quickly learns that her family deals with a lot of underground business. They deal with secrets and perform lots of illegal acts to have the power that they have in Bastian. She wants to prove that she is valuable to the family, but at what cost? Especially when she starts to fall for Ezra, a man who works for her uncle. I read this book in three days and clearly enjoyed it enough to continue reading. This author is writing style is definitely one of my favourite it is very easy to get sucked into the story and the way she ends her chapters makes you want to keep on reading. Sadly, the story as a whole was just not completely captivating. Although there is some character growth the characters are interesting and the relationships are complicated and enjoyable it just wasn’t enough. I feel like this book tried to do too much for how short it is. The romance was not as exciting as other books by this author. Considering it’s classified as a forbidden romance it didn’t really feel like it for bidden romance to me. And when the characters began exploring their feelings I felt it was very rushed and I wasn’t completely invested in their relationship which made the romance at the end not super enjoyable. I really like the politics in the story and the trading of power and schemes I thought that was really interesting I just wish there was more. I almost feel like this book either needed to be longer or it needed to be a duology. It try to do too much which left a lot of the book lacking for me. I still really enjoyed the story and I cannot wait to read more from this author because her writing style is consuming.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Xia ✻.

    ★★★★✩  / 4.5 Loving this book came as an unexpected surprise. I dig into it expecting to have a good time. Instead I got an amazing one. I can’t really say what worked so well for me in this story to the point of devouring the book in two days. It’s more of a bundle of small things. I found Bryn, the main character, refreshing and very interesting. She was a junior business-woman thrown in a cutthroat world of pirates and shady merchants, but a very feisty and determined one. Watching her trying ★★★★✩  / 4.5 Loving this book came as an unexpected surprise. I dig into it expecting to have a good time. Instead I got an amazing one. I can’t really say what worked so well for me in this story to the point of devouring the book in two days. It’s more of a bundle of small things. I found Bryn, the main character, refreshing and very interesting. She was a junior business-woman thrown in a cutthroat world of pirates and shady merchants, but a very feisty and determined one. Watching her trying to take the full lead of her life was very stimulating and I was totally cheering for her. In contrast, Ezra was the quiet and withdrawn one, shackled by his own gifts. I shipped Bryn hard with Ezra and I didn’t feel the romantic part to be forced or bad paced as some other people said in their reviews. I actually enjoyed it a lot and I was dying for them to finally kiss. I just wish the family was explored a little more, as it is something I really love in my stories. Definitely one of my best reads of 2021.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Grace A

    The Last Legacy was a cozy and easy read, the beat was steady, I enjoyed it very much. Brin, the main character, was smart and well groomed for a mafia-like life. But the lines between loyalty and survival blurred, and she had to choose to direct her destiny or be subject to the whims, cunningness, and sometimes ruthless rule of her uncle. I liked that she used her wit to not only save herself but her beloved, Ezra. It was a fast and beautiful weekend read for me. I had a great time with this book. The Last Legacy was a cozy and easy read, the beat was steady, I enjoyed it very much. Brin, the main character, was smart and well groomed for a mafia-like life. But the lines between loyalty and survival blurred, and she had to choose to direct her destiny or be subject to the whims, cunningness, and sometimes ruthless rule of her uncle. I liked that she used her wit to not only save herself but her beloved, Ezra. It was a fast and beautiful weekend read for me. I had a great time with this book. Four stars.

  26. 4 out of 5

    ella

    ★★★☆☆ 2.5/5 what a disappointment compared to the masterpiece that was fable

  27. 5 out of 5

    Alexa

    I really liked returning to this world and seeing it through fresh eyes with a new main character. But I did feel like some of the plot points (and the ending as well) felt a touch abrupt, and while I did really like certain moments and enjoyed Bryn as a main character, some aspects of the tale didn’t feel as “earned” as I would have liked.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Jessica Schulz

    Received arc from NetGalley. I loved this. We’re back in the world of the Unnamed Sea, and it was brilliant. I loved the characters, when the Roth’s were introduced in fable/namesake I was already interested in their story. So I was happy they got their own book. This read like a season of my favorite TV show, Peaky Blinders and I absolutely loved it all. Currently I can’t think of any cons of this, maybe I’m still on the high of just finishing it or maybe I just really enjoyed it that much. I a Received arc from NetGalley. I loved this. We’re back in the world of the Unnamed Sea, and it was brilliant. I loved the characters, when the Roth’s were introduced in fable/namesake I was already interested in their story. So I was happy they got their own book. This read like a season of my favorite TV show, Peaky Blinders and I absolutely loved it all. Currently I can’t think of any cons of this, maybe I’m still on the high of just finishing it or maybe I just really enjoyed it that much. I already want to read it again.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Ayushi

    I can definitively say now that The Last Legacy is my favorite book by Adrienne Young. I devoured this book in 5 hours (it's a short, low-commitment read!) because I was super excited to jump back into the world of the Unnamed Sea, first introduced in Fable. I loved learning about the Roth family and seeing the dynamics between all of the family members play out. If you’re looking for a low-fantasy standalone and love movies & TV shows about crime families, this book would be perfect for you! Ov I can definitively say now that The Last Legacy is my favorite book by Adrienne Young. I devoured this book in 5 hours (it's a short, low-commitment read!) because I was super excited to jump back into the world of the Unnamed Sea, first introduced in Fable. I loved learning about the Roth family and seeing the dynamics between all of the family members play out. If you’re looking for a low-fantasy standalone and love movies & TV shows about crime families, this book would be perfect for you! Overall, I’d give it 4.5 stars. The Last Legacy starts off with Bryn arriving in Bastian on her uncle, Henrik’s, demand. I really liked following Bryn as a main character--she’s super confident and smart, but also has moments of vulnerability, which I loved. Because this book is just a snapshot of Bryn’s time in Bastian, we didn’t get to see much of her life before returning to Bastian, which I think could have been cool to see. I love how quickly she was able to pick up on the dynamics of everyone in the family and how she would quietly observe everyone during dinner to figure out the hierarchy of the family. Speaking of the hierarchy of the family, I found Henrik to be such an interesting character. Not even 10 chapters in, I had literal chills from the tasks that he made Bryn do and when Bryn realized his true motives. Every single interaction between him and Bryn had me on the edge of my seat, holding my breath, because I didn’t know if he had found out Bryn’s motive and was about to suddenly explode at her. Another dynamic that I was, of course, super interested to follow along was Ezra and Bryn. Ezra seemed so different in this book than he did when he reunited with Auster a year ago in Namesake, and so I was immediately intrigued to find out what his deal was. I loved his growth from having this cold, condescending exterior in his interactions with Bryn to slowly starting to let her in and eventually team up with her against Henrik. I really liked how even though he wasn’t super outspoken in this novel, you could clearly tell what his thoughts and feelings were with the way Adrienne Young described his body language. All the secrets about him, Henrik, Coen, and Simon were revealed really well, too. I’m honestly so sad that this is a standalone novel. I could read about Bryn and Ezra forever, and I want to know so badly how their lives will look after The Last Legacy. I also have so many questions about the remaining family members in the Roth family, like Murrow, and their true motives as well. I definitely recommend picking this up and I’m excited to see what Adrienne Young has in store next!

  30. 5 out of 5

    Shelley

    *Source* Library *Genre* Young Adult / Fantasy *Rating* 3.5-4 *Thoughts* The Last Legacy, by author Adrienne Young, is set in the same world as the authors Fable duology. In fact, the story takes place right after Namesake. For the past 14 years, Brynn Roth has been living with her great aunt Sariah learning to be the perfect lady while biding her time before she is called back to Bastian. On the day of her 18th birthday, Brynn receives a letter from her uncle Henrik Roth telling her it's time to co *Source* Library *Genre* Young Adult / Fantasy *Rating* 3.5-4 *Thoughts* The Last Legacy, by author Adrienne Young, is set in the same world as the authors Fable duology. In fact, the story takes place right after Namesake. For the past 14 years, Brynn Roth has been living with her great aunt Sariah learning to be the perfect lady while biding her time before she is called back to Bastian. On the day of her 18th birthday, Brynn receives a letter from her uncle Henrik Roth telling her it's time to come back home. Bastian is the largest, most influential city in the Unnamed Sea, but with the Narrows rising in influence, there's a shift happening. *Full Review @ Gizmos Reviews* https://gizmosreviews.blogspot.com/20...

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