Book: Wynter Chelsea: The Legacy
Author: Becca Ritchie
Release date: October 19, 2008
Publisher: Outskirts Press
Four hundred years ago a creature descended upon the Earth. The supernatural hunted innocent lives wanting blood and vengeance. Two families, the Wynters and the Chelseas, knew of the darkness that reigned over the world. For thousands of years they hunted and killed to protect those who knew nothing of the dangers.
Amanda Chelsea vies to be a part of the Wynter Chelsea legacy, constantly craving the thrill of a lifetime that her older brother, Jack, and the two Wynter boys experience. At seventeen, Amanda’s passion to fight is overwhelming, and she cannot come to grips with why the boys are protecting her. Abilities are cast upon the new generation of Wynters and Chelseas, only in hopes of guiding them to vanquish the impenetrable creature. Even as Amanda Chelsea receives the power of empathy, feeling other people’s emotions, it brings more harm than a vital potency. Through the turmoil in New Jersey, Dustin Wynter is the only one able to relate to Amanda with a similar gift. As Jack’s rage boils over the edge, Dustin must put the pieces back together and hold the legacy up with a shaking arm and a quirky brother by his side.
When the world couldn’t seem to become anymore dangerous, both parents of each family go missing. Now with no choice but to bring Amanda along, she finally is able to fight without hassle, but is it worth it? Is the disappearance of the ones she loved a price that she has to pay for her dream to join the legacy? Traveling across the United States, the four young adults must confront their hidden emotions and ultimate reason for living.
Wynter Chelsea: The Legacy is unlike anything I have read. It’s a unique new paranormal that I think will appeal to a bunch of readers.
Amanda Chelsea has always known she was meant to be part of the Wynter Chelsea legacy but she also knew that for some reason her family was trying to keep her out of it. All that changes when her parents and Killian Wynter go missing and she must help her brother and the Wynter boys find them. Things heat up really quickly on their search not just with the demons but also between Amanda and Dustin Wynter. Could the guy she has always been perfect for finally realize it? And what does it mean for the legacy if he does?
So this was a mixed book for me. There were some things that I loved but there were also some things that I did not love. I’ll start with the good. Every page of this book was packed with emotion. Becca Ritchie knows how to write it so you feel for her characters. I kept reading because I really wanted to know what happened with them. And I found myself tearing up a few times at what was happening. The emotions were all over the place and were tearing me apart.
Now for the not-so-good: Amanda. She was my biggest problem with the book. She spent a lot of her time whining and crying. And she kept talking about how she could take care of herself but then she needed one of the boys to come save her. I understand why she was upset but I just really wanted her to take control. The rest of the characters were better. Trevor cracked me up. He was my favorite.
Overall, Wynter Chelsea: The Legacy is a great paranormal but just not the best for me. I definitely think others will enjoy it though which is why I am giving away my copy to one of you guys!
First line: Our family legacy is very simple.