YA Book Review

Heirs of Power by Kay MacLeod (The Constellation Saga #1)

The Book:

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Book Title: Heirs of Power

Book Author: Kay MacLeod

Page Count: 363

Publishing Date: November 2017

Publisher: Amazon Digital Services

Date Read: February 15th, 2018

Synopsis: After stumbling upon an otherworldly ritual, Kitty Fairlow discovers that her own incredible hunting skills are not merely due to a lifetime of training. She has been gifted powers from an ancient spirit, passed down by her father. She is a Constellation.
And she’s not the only one.
A new generation of heroes have each inherited unique abilities in order to prevent the corruption of their world by the Tenebri, a race that thrives on life energy. Kitty, along with a high-born dancer and a snarky juggler, must find their allies before the Tenebri army picks them off.
With the powerful enemy emerging, can the Constellations gather in time to put an end to the threat for good, or will their foe succeed and wreak the same destruction they have unleashed on their own world?

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The Review:

Heirs of Power is exciting and vivid! It is packed with fast paced action, magic, and danger! For those who love a good ya story full of adventure and inherent power, this one is for you!

I found this one to be very unique and adventurous! I thoroughly enjoyed the idea of the constellations being passed their abilities from their parents because of ancient spirits inhabiting their bodies. It was a new magic system that worked really well with the vivid world that MacLeod built. The writing was vivacious, and the characters were very dynamic.

I was quite fond of the fact that each constellation character was different. They weren’t all bad-ass teenagers that quickly adjusted to their fates and the dangers thrown in their faces. Each one handled things differently. Each one had their own personality and their own magic about them. With very different backgrounds, MacLeod was able to create a wide range of young adults that each stood out, making their gifts very easy to remember while reading.

Though the beginning had me mildly confused with the intense pace, I quickly fell in with the flow and had a fun time at it. There was never a dull moment. The plot had fire and gripped me the entire time. I really loved that the diversity of the characters’ backgrounds allowed for several conflicts to arise in the story so that the book stood out from other ya fantasies where all the characters always over power the enemies and never seem to face hardships. The characters were varied enough that they didn’t always see eye to eye, which gave the story a little realism and was refreshing.

I’d definitely recommend this one to ya fantasy lovers. It was dramatic and unique and had a refreshing complexity to it. I finished it in once sitting and was already craving book 2 by the end.


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