Girl of Myth and Legend (The Chosen Saga 1) by Giselle Simlett

girl of myth and legendSynopsis: Leonie Woodville wants to live an unremarkable life. She wants routine, she wants repetition, and she wants predictability. So when she explodes in a blaze of light one morning on the way to her college, it’s enough to put a real crimp in her day.

And things only get weirder…

Leonie learns from her father that she is last of the Pulsar, a phenomenally powerful member of a magical species called the Chosen. It will be her sole duty to protect the Imperium, a governing hierarchy, from all enemies, and to exceed the reputation of the Pulsar before her. So – no pressure there, then.

Leonie is swept away from her rigorous normality and taken to a world of magic. There, she is forced into a ceremony to join her soul to a guardian, Korren, who is both incredibly handsome and intensely troubled; a relationship for which ‘it’s complicated’ just really doesn’t cut it.

But Leonie is soon to learn that this ancient world is no paradise. With violent dissidents intent to overthrow the Imperium, and dark entities with their own agenda, she and Korren find themselves caught in a war where they will have to overcome their differences if they are to survive.

Dare to dream. Dare to hope. Dare to be a legend.

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5 Stars

I received this copy from NetGalley and this book is amazing.  The main character is a teenager in every sense of the word. She is stubborn, hardheaded, she bucks authority.  She is contrary just to be contrary.  Doesn’t think things through and is pretty immature.  She definitely is a teenager and the author wrote her perfectly, it was just brilliant.  And her counterpart is written really well.  The whole book is just written flawlessly. It had a great balance of dialogue vs action vs internal and external struggle. It had it all.

And I’m kind of upset, honestly because this book isn’t even out yet and I want to read the next one  already so now I gotta put it on this list of authors that I follow so I can find out when the next book comes out.  🙂 There was a lot of intrigue in this book.  It had a lot of political aspects to it with regards to the government power versus the rebels and it threw a nice layer into the book.  For a book that is not romantic in any way I still felt some undertones to it.  The flashbacks and the visions were some of the best parts of the book.  While you don’t see them come to fruition it sits in the back of your mind.  I tried my hardest to try and put it together and figure out how it’s going to come to be but in all honesty I couldn’t.

The characters were very developed and I think the plot is complex.  But it wasn’t so complex that you can’t figure it out which I like, because I can be a bit dense sometimes.  I predict this series to have many side stories and twists in it.  I highly recommend it. I can’t wait till the next book comes out. I’m would go snatch up all her other books but this is her first one!!!!!  I have found that authors writing tend to progress the more they write.  I’m kinda floored because I can’t imagine it getting any better.

This is one to watch guys.

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5 thoughts on “Girl of Myth and Legend (The Chosen Saga 1) by Giselle Simlett

  1. Hey, I stumbled upon this because Girl of Myth and Legend was tagged as a similar book to mine.

    I especially enjoyed what you wrote about the level of complexity in Giselle’s book. My story doesn’t involve politics, but there’s lots of Celtic mythological history that’s referred to. I’m hoping I got the balance right of introducing just enough of the back story!

    I was wondering if you might be interested reading my novel and also giving a review? You can find a free copy of the book on my website:

    Cheers and many thanks for your blog!


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