Book #55: Winning the Legend by B. Kristin McMichael

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Arianna has gathered the outside clans to decide her fate in marriage. A tournament will be held, and she is the prize, whether she wants to be or not. The only thing for her to do is watch the clan leaders fight over her, or is it? Thanks to her team’s well-made plans, Arianna has other strategies in place. Hopefully one of those plans will earn her freedom. As the contestants gather and she learns more about the night human world, there are new allies to keep close and more enemies to keep even closer. Some even hold more secrets to her legend and possibly the actual reason to her existence. Now Arianna must decide what to do with the fate she has been dealt. The time has come to step out of the shadows of the men who protect her, and into her own power. The time is now for Arianna to take control, and fight for the destiny she wants to live.

I will have to say that this was far better than the first two books in the Blue Eyes Trilogy. I am happy I decided to finish it after I read the first two.

First, Arianna not only is starting to have a backbone and make her own decisions, she is also becoming three dimensional. I actually wanted to see her win and have that ending she desperately wanted.

The problems of the second book, the falling plot points and the not so twisty twists, are almost nonexistent in this one. I actually didn’t see the biggest twist until it was revealed and boy did I love it! The climax was actually not that bad either.

I would have liked Arianna doing more action and fighting on her own, but for the most part it wasn’t that bad. She isn’t a fighter person. She may be verbal, but physically she doesn’t like the idea of hurting someone.

I found the writing to have evolved as well. There were less repeated statements and I actually felt for the characters. I decided to try more of McMichael’s books because of this evolution.

All in all, it wasn’t a bad story. It was a great change from the first one and I am hopeful about the other books. Especially the Day Human spin off trilogy.

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