Thursday, January 31, 2013

A Great Recommendation

I've always said that I'll take a good book recommendation any day of the week!  It's how I've found so many of my favorite titles and fantastic authors...there's just too much out there for us to really believe that we can possibly find all the precious gems in the literary world on our own.  So when I got an email from one of my all time favorite authors, Jennifer Murgia, with a book and series recommendation I jumped right on it. I headed over to Goodreads to get the scoop on this new (to me) series to see what it was all about and if sounded like something that I'd like.  And here's what I found...

Legacy (Legacy, #1) by Molly Cochran

When her widowed father dumps 16-year-old Katy Jessevar in a boarding school in Whitfield, Massachusetts, she has no idea that fate has just opened the door to both her future and her past. Nearly everyone in Whitfield is a witch, as is Katy herself, although she has struggled all her life to hide her unusual talents. 

Stuck at a boarding school where her fellow students seem to despise her, Katy soon discovers that Whitfield is the place where her mother committed suicide under mysterious circumstances when Katy was just a small child. With dark forces converging on Whitfield, it's up to Katy to unravel her family's many secrets to save the boy she loves and the town itself from destruction.

**And the series obviously doesn't stop there...

Poison (Legacy, #2) by Molly Cochran

Arthurian legend mixes with modern-day witchcraft in this haunting sequel to Legacy, which Publishers Weekly said “should please the legions of paranormal fans looking for a sophisticated supernatural thriller.” After the riveting—and romantic—events of Legacy, Katy has won Peter’s heart and is nowclaiming her place in the magical world. Though half the students at her boarding school come from witching lines, the use of magic is expressly forbidden at Ainsworth, so as to keep the witching world hidden from the blue-blooded preppies, aka Muffies, who also walk the halls.

     But the Muffies have at least a notion of magic, because Katy catches them staging a made-up ritual—and to her astonishment, the girls collapse at Katy’s feet and fall into comas. When Katy is blamed, she becomes desperate to clear her name and finds herself battling all odds to harness her growing magical powers in order to save the Muffies and dispel the Darkness once more.

**So what do you guys think?  Doesn't it sound great?  I can't believe that I haven't come across this series before but regardless I'm glad I've got friends like Jennifer looking out for me and sending these great recommendations my way!  I've been told by Cochran that the third installment in the series has been picked up and will be hitting shelves in December of this year so I'm glad that I've got some time to catch up on the series before it's release.  It's also nice to know in the back of my mind that when I finish up with the first two titles that I won't have to wait for what feels like forever before being able to dive right into the next installment!

Have you guys read anything by Cochran before?  If you did what did you think?  If you're new to all this like me, head over to Molly's website to check things out.  Like always, if anyone else has any good recommendations please send them my way...I'm always on the lookout and appreciate the helpful hints!


  1. I've been wanting to read this series for a while and am excited to find the time to do so. Also, Jennifer is such a fantastic author and person! :-)

  2. Molly Cochran has been a favorite of mine for a long time; she has written thrillers for years, successful ones that have sold well. Now, her take on teens is impeccable, and the sheer quality of her technique is a refreshing alternative to sloppier work by pess-skilled writers. This is a satisfying, entertaining series. I enjoy it because it gives dignity to readers, assuming they're intelligent.

  3. Molly wrote The Forever King, The Temple Dogs, both great books. This new young adult series has more depth and thoughtfulness than a lot of the genre exhibits.



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