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Parents' Guide to

Legacy and the Queen

By Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Tennis and magic mix in solid fantasy series start.

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This fantasy series created by Kobe Bryant is off to a pretty solid start as it intriguingly mixes fantasy, magic, dystopia, and tennis with a strong, determined heroine. Author Annie Matthew does very well at creating a world that's easy to picture in your mind while keeping the story of Legacy and the Queen moving right along. Big kids and tweens will admire Legacy's determination and relate to her struggles to understand and manage some strong emotions. More experienced readers will see some of the plot twists coming, or at least suspect what's likely to happen, but not so much that they won't enjoy immersing themselves in the magical story.

Not nearly as charming as Harry Potter, or nearly as intense as The Hunger Games, it still works as an interesting mash-up of a lot of elements from both. The open ending leaves room for more of everything, and fantasy fans will want to find out what happens next.

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