Today I have a review of Legacy of the Queen by Annie Matthew and Kobe Bryant. You read that right! Kobe Bryant! A big thank you to Granity Studios for the complimentary copy.
Did you see Kobe Bryant co-authored this book? It’s not his first book either!
Legacy of the Queen is a fantasy involving tennis. In the kingdom of Nova, tennis is literally life and death. Legacy is twelve years old and living in an orphanage. She is a caretaker, and the other children depend on her.
Silla, ruler of Nova, is hosting a tournament for the underprivileged to earn entrance into the Academy, where they can then compete in the big tournaments. It also includes a cash prize, which Legacy plans to use to help keep the orphanage open.
Unfortunately, Legacy learns quickly her competitors have more than just better tennis skills. They are using magic as well, and it’s to help them win.
Legacy doesn’t lose hope, though. She is passionate about tennis and plays with her whole heart and sheer determination. Will Legacy be able to win and save the orphanage?
Oh, this is such a good story! Legacy’s character gave me chills with her drive and natural ability with tennis. I loved her friends, Javi and Pippa, also. I think this is a book for everyone. Teens could read and love it, and I know this adult was charmed too!
I received a complimentary copy. All opinions are my own.
About the Book:
From the mind of basketball legend and Academy Award–winning storyteller Kobe Bryant comes a new tale of finding your inner magic against all odds.
GAME. SET. MAGIC.
Game – Tennis means life and death for the residents of the magical kingdom of Nova, and for twelve-year-old Legacy, it’s the only thing getting her through the long days taking care of the other kids at the orphanage. That’s all about to change when she hears about Silla’s tournament.
Set – Silla, the ruler of Nova, hosts an annual tournament for the less fortunate of her citizens to come and prove themselves and win entrance to the Academy, where they can train to compete at nationals. The prize is Silla’s favor and enough cash to keep open the orphanage, and Legacy has her heart set on both.
Magic – What Legacy has yet to know is that the other players have something besides better skills and more money than she does. In Nova, tennis can unlock magic. Magic that Silla used to save the kingdom long ago and magic that her competitors have been training in for months already.
Now, with the world turned against her and the orphanage at stake, Legacy has to learn to use her passion for the game to rise above those around her and shine.
Have you read Legacy and the Queen, or is it on your TBR? Happy Reading! ~ Jennifer THR