A demon that feeds on human energy has attacked a student at Legendborne—a residential program for bright high schoolers at UNC–Chapel Hill. With her roommate killed and her classmates as scared as she is, Bree Matthews wants nothing to do with her family memories or childhood home. But when a frightening extra-curricular activity turns out to be far more sinister than anyone suspected, she wonders if there’s anything left for her at Legendborne…or anywhere else in the world.
Somewhere in North Carolina, a dark and hungry spirit is loose. This creature hunts at night, needing the energy of humans to sustain its existence. And its feeding frenzy has left me craving more. It wants me to follow the paths of my ancestors, those who held power within their veins and then used it to battle its evil.
In legend Bore by Tracy Deonn, sixteen-year-old Bree Matthews doesn’t want anything to do with her family memories or her childhood home. A residential program for bright high schoolers at UNC–Chapel Hill seems perfect—until she witnesses a magical attack, the first night she steps on campus. Mustering up all of her courage, Bree goes to the school’s mayor to ask him questions about her new hometown. As Bree learns more about the mysterious Carrington Hotel, one thing becomes clear: She can’t escape the past forever.
Bree Matthews is starting to put her life back together when she gets taken to a school for troubled teens. But months before, Bree witnessed a magical attack that led to her mother’s death. Now, at sixteen and trying to escape her traumatic past, she finds herself confronted by an ancient evil with unusual powers.
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After her mother dies in an accident, sixteen-year-old Bree Matthews wants nothing to do with her family memories or childhood home. A residential program for bright high schoolers at UNC–Chapel Hill seems like the perfect escape—until Bree witnesses a magical attack on her first night on campus.
A flying demon feeding on human energies.
A secret society of so-called “Legendborn” students that hunt the creatures down.
And a mysterious teenage mage who calls himself a “Merlin” and who attempts—and fails—to wipe Bree’s memory of everything she saw.
The mage’s failure unlocks Bree’s unique magic and a buried memory with a hidden connection: the night her mother died, another Merlin was at the hospital. Now that Bree knows there’s more to her mother’s death than what’s on the police report, she’ll do whatever it takes to find out the truth, even if that means infiltrating the Legendborn as one of their initiates.
She recruits Nick, a self-exiled Legendborn with a grudge against the group, and their reluctant partnership pulls them deeper into the society’s secrets—and closer to each other. But when the Legendborn reveals themselves as the descendants of King Arthur’s knights and explains that a magical war is coming, Bree has to decide how far she’ll go for the truth and whether she should use her magic to take the society down—or join the fight.