I've been reading quite a bit of YA literature lately. As anyone who reads this genre knows, it's full of cliches that happen over and over again. This is why I'm pleased to report that The Lynburn Legacy
is not formulaic in the least!
Kami, the heroine is funny and self deprecating. She's independent and definitely not interested in relying on the men in her life to fix things. She does have a love interest, but I would't say it's the focus of the novel (the situation is complicated - I won't spoil it!)
I have one complaint, and that's the enormous cliffhanger at the ending. Up to the very end I was prepared for this to get five stars, but I had to knock off a point for the complete lack of closure. I don't mind a sequel, but for some reason this one seems especially unfinished.