Cayla Kluver was born on October 2, , in Wisconsin. She has cats, dogs and horses, and watches more crime shows than is probably healthy. Her office is. Legacy is a series of novels by Cayla Kluver that follow a young princess that must decide between a forbidden love and her obligations to her kingdom. Kluver . Legacy by Cayla Kluver, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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In her seventeenth year, Princess Alera of Hytanica faces one duty: But her father’s choice of suitor fills her with des. But her father’s choice of suitor fills her with despair. But she could not have guessed that their clandestine meetings would unveil the dark legacy shadowing both their lands. In this mystical world of court conspiracies and blood magic, loyalties will be tested. Courage won’t be enough. And as the battle begins for everything Alera holds dear, love may be the downfall of a kingdom.

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Return to Book Page. Preview — Legacy by Cayla Kluver. I noticed his eyes. They were blue, sharp and intense. Despite the youthful glows of his suntanned face, his eyes were cold and unfriendly, suggesting he had great experience in the world and was now expecting the worst.

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But her father’s choice of suitor fills her with des I noticed his eyes. Paperbackpages. Published June 28th by HarlequinTeen first published August 4th To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Legacy lrgacy, please sign up. Lists with This Book.

Jun 20, Vinaya rated it lefacy not like it Shelves: Then I made my bed by folding my quilt, and squaring the corners.

After that, I squeezed my fresh, minty-smelling green toothpaste onto my blue-and-white toothbrush and brushed my teeth. Then I went into the kitchen where I used my favourite 1 litre saucepan to make tea. I brewed my tea for about two minutes before straining it and adding milk. Then I added sugar and drank my tea slo [image error] So I woke up this morning, and I used a red rubberband to tie up my brown hair with gold highlights.

Then I added sugar and drank my tea slowly, flicking through the morning paper. I was wearing blue and yellow striped pajamas, and pink bunny slippers. Cayla Kluver is a debut author with little to no experience, and it shows. For some unfathomable reason, Harlequin Teen appears to have picked up a self-pubbed teen author and given her a book contract, subsequently releasing an ARC, all without ever editing the book!!!

I don’t get it. This is very clearly a book written by a novice, and one that has never been edited. Why, oh why, would you put it out into the world? To be honest, I read about a quarter of the book and then just sort of skimmed. Nothing I read later led me to believe the book got any better, so I feel no guilt about my speed-reading.

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I’m going to give you the synopsis of the book, and someone who actually reads the book can tell me if I’ve gotten any part of it wrong. Alera, Princess of Hytanica, is a very boring seventeen year old who can’t stop moaning about how her father expects her to choose her husband within the next year. Her troubles are compounded by the fact that her only suitable “suitor” is Steldor, a caricature of a narcissist who can’t stop talking about himself.

As a Princess she is taught to wander around the palace aimlessly for the most part, occassionally relieving the tedium by attending birthday and tea parties. Then an enemy from the neighbouring oluver of Cokyria attacks her, and suddenly she discovers that- yes! Oh wait, no that was a minor manuscript malfunction, let’s go back to agonizing about marriage.

Oh the poor words, they were writhing in pain on the page, overflowing with abundant sorrow. Like every rookie, Kluver feels the need to describe Every. Of course, this is not necessarily a failure unique to rookies.

For example, no one ever walks from the ballroom to the garden, oh no! They always have to leave the ballroom, turn right at the corridor, which will then bring them to the main corridor which bisects the East and West Wing; the East wing contains the Throne Room, while the West Wing is the royal family’s private rooms.

Then they go through the gates guarded by two Palace Guards, who announce them to the other palace guards in the garden, and finally you are out in the garden, filled with the scent of jasmine and rose.

The characters are flat and uni-dimensional, for the most part. There’s no life to them, with the possible exception of London, Alera’s bodyguard and the only person who seems to be less of a caricature and more of a human being. The plot has more holes that Swiss cheese. Firstly, there is a completely unnecessary prologue that sort of smacks you in the face with all the info required to read the book.

Forget working the backstory into the plot, you can just dump it all into two pages of prologue- easy peasy! Then there’s the fact that the heroine is a snooze-fest rolled in a sleeping pill.

Also, stupid and pretty selfish. The language is stilted and unnatural, struggling to balance an archaic turn of phrase with relatably-modern idioms. It’s all just one big holy mess. To be honest, I cannot blame the author for this book; I’m fairly sure my writing wasn’t much better when I was fifteen. The problem, however, is that Harlequin Teen seems to think this creative writing school project is something people ought to spend their money on- Sorry Cayla, but my response to that is an equivocal ‘Hell No’.

Someday, with time, and effort and maturity, this will be a book worthy of being published. As it stands, it is obviously the product of a young, unformed mind with neither the technical skills nor the life experience required to write a largely palatable book. I think it’s beyond time the publishing industry stopped enabling the Adornetto-wannabes of the world! View all 38 comments.


Feb 02, Krystle rated it did not like it. And this book produced the same reaction. After reading this book I understand how awesome editors are and damn, did this book need it. I skimmed through the whole thing a lot! As soon as I started reading a description my eyeballs just raced over the words like I was having a brand being burned on my ass, but even then I could not escape its evil clutches! It felt like my brain was leaking out through my face and I had the biggest headache you could ever imagine!

The only reason I persevered and forced myself to read this thing was because I liked one character. The only who was decent and had any semblance of depth. Landon fits the whole soldier in a royal setting thing I have going on. Alera is a whiny, selfish, immature bitch and I hate her! If I had to hear her complaining about how much she has to choose a husband for the kingdom I think I would have smacked her in the face. I really hated how she ratted out one of the characters when she should have just ASKED them about it first.

She totally should not have been forgiven! I hate him too! Everything about him is YUCK. I swear, every time he came into the scene I thought he was a condescending, pompous jerk who thought himself too good for the place. The way he talks, acts, and what not is just annoying to the max. Damn, I hope he gets shot in the face with his own poison darts!

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When he ran off at the end, I was so excited. This book needed a shit ton more editing. Maybe if I was a twelve-year-old without a now more critical view of writing, I would have enjoyed this. But for me, at my age, this book makes me want to rip it up into a million shreds.


The premise of this book is so awesome. Props to whoever wrote it.

And the cover is gorgeous. There are very faint glimmers of talent and potential but this is so few and far in between. I’m sure with a lot, lot more practice the author could legacu a good writer. View all 9 comments. Jun 18, Wendy Darling rated it did not like it Shelves: Could not get through this one–needed a lot more editing.

View all 14 comments. When I found out a young author in my state — near the city in which I live — had succeeded in writing and publishing a book, I was ecstatic.

I read it the whole way through, hoping I’d find a redeeming star hidden in the pages