Thursday, June 20, 2013

Review and Giveaway: The Mackenzie Legacy by Derrolyn Anderson

Genre:  YA Paranormal Romance
The Athena Effect Series, Book 2

Description (taken from Goodreads):
As their story continues, Calvin and Caledonia find themselves madly in love, on the run, and nearly out of money. When Cal stumbles upon a way to cash in on Cali’s powers, their life on the road becomes a life of leisure. Despite the easy money and newfound luxury, Caledonia’s conscience begins to trouble her.

A disturbing warning only serves to confirm her misgivings, making her question her purpose in life. Finally, a shocking discovery about the true nature of her powers points the way forward, sending the two Cals on a dangerous rescue mission.

Caledonia tries her best to right the wrongs of the past, but will she only end up provoking new and even more dangerous enemies?

This book picks up right where the last one left off.  Cali and Calvin are on the run from a crazy professor who wants to use Cali as his guinea pig.  But since they're on the run and not really attending school, this book seems to not really have the young adult feel anymore.  Which is perfectly okay because Cali is about eighteen in this book.

Do we remember Cali's ability to read emotions and make you feel certain emotions?  Well, Calvin learns how to capitalize this ability which Cali tends to think is cheating.  And while I agree, I'd certainly be using this ability to the max as well (I guess I'm a little greedy).  But the story about the Athena Effect begins to unfold and things get explained.  And Layla, the girl I wanted to know more about, has quite a few appearances here.  I really enjoyed seeing the mix of Cali and Layla in this book because they're quite the opposites.  And it's refreshing to see different views on their abilities.

I really liked the ending.  Some mistakes made by the characters, but it's still a future happily ever after (unless there's another story).  If you liked the first, you'll like this one as well.  Love stories and happy endings; you must like those if you want to like this one.


Derrolyn Anderson is offering one of my readers a copy of The Athena EffectThe Mackenzie Legacy, and bracelet with charms that tie into the Cal's story.  The books will be in the form of a Smashwords coupon, so the winner can select their preferred format.
  • This giveaway is open internationally.
  • Giveaway ends on Saturday, July 6, 2013. 
  • You can enter via the Rafflecopter form below. 
  • You can enter by doing one of the following: 
    • Free entry. Just click to enter. 
    • Add The Athena Effect to Goodreads List. Leave Goodreads name. 
    • Add The Mackenzie Legacy to Goodreads List. Leave Goodreads name. 
    • Tweet about giveaway. Leave link. 
    • Leave a comment. Answer the following question: What paranormal ability would you have and why?


  1. I would love to have telekinesis! Or being able to feel emotions of those around me. Mind reading would be fun too! Okay, clearly I can't just choose one. :)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. I'd love to have the power of healing, in order to help the ones who cannot stop their pains themselves.

  3. the power to change my appearance temporarily, like a chameleon!! if only...

  4. invisibility cause it would be so much fun : )

  5. The power to read minds or be invisible! It seems like a really fun ability.


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