Date of publication: October 22, 2011
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Series: The Legend of Kimberly
When Kimberly finds a magic sword, she is taken away from Earth and her abusive father to a world called Auviarra, a place she thought her grandfather had invented. Striving to become the kind of hero she has always read about, Kimberly soon discovers growing darkness inside, a darkness that is being cultivated by the evil creatures she is hunting. Will she stay human, or succumb to the magic?
I liked this book, but it was very dark. I know it is geared towards young adults, but I would say that it should say towards young adults 16 and older. I say that because there are some pretty detailed scenes of child abuse. I also want to warn you that those same scenes could be a trigger if you have PTSD or severe anxiety.
The book was well written, and even I missed Hal’s character. He stood up for what was right and the legacy he left her was unbelievable!!!
The world of Auviarra was great too. It came alive in my mind. Kim’s friends (Serra, Trey, Helena, and Ronnee) were diverse. I liked Serra because she connected the most with Kim.
The twists (and there were a couple of BIG ones) were that, twists. One, I didn’t even see coming, and I am good at figuring out stuff like that.
I will tell people to read this book, beware of triggers.