Author: Theresa DaLayne
Genre: Sci Fi and Fantasy, Teens and Young Adults, Action, Adventure
Series, if any: Stone Legacy series, Book 1
Publisher: Limitless Publishing
Date of publication: December 29, 2015
No. of pages: 357
Their empires have fallen, but their mythology lives on…
Zanya Coreandero is a 17-year old orphan who can only count one thing as her own. Her red-haired roommate Tara. Haunted and hunted in her nightmares, she knows deep inside that she can never have a normal life. She had no clue how prophetic her assumptions were going to be.
Drawn into adventure based on world that she always considered as part of mythology, Zanya is now in a race against time and evil to protect her own life and of her loved ones.
The Sci-Fi and Fantasy genre of the teens and young adults is seriously going strong. I love mythological histories, and an extinct culture brought to life through fictional character definitely tops the reading chart for me.
With the whole evil vs good plot, the author has beautifully brought out characters who live upto the name of the book and bring back the mythology of Mayan civilization. Being the first of the Stone Legacy series, I can safely say that this is definitely my favorite book in this genre and will definitely appeal to Harry Potter and LOTR deprived teens on this generation. The promise of a new series highlights the potential for character development; I really hope the author lives up to that task since the character of Zanya definitely needs more depth and personality beyong the whole stubbon and reckless portrayal. The plot lives upto the name and manages to deliver in terms of action, adventure, romance and mythology.
Except for the few grammatical errors, the simple style of narrating the story through the Zanya and Arawan not only helped in plot development for future installments, but also maintained a smooth flow of the story while engaging the attention of the readers and keeping them hooked.
My opinion: I am definitely looking forward to reading rest of the series. This will be one book I can safely recommend to my brother.
My rating: 4.5 out of 5