Welcome to my tour stop on the Touched Series by Nancy Straight! I have read the first 2 books in this series and I have thoroughly enjoyed this take on a paranormal romance with Centaurs. Check out my review on Blood Debt (here) and Centaur Legacy below and enter the giveaway!
Touched Series: Blood Debt, Centaur Legacy, Centaur Rivalry, Centaur Redemption
Author: Nancy Straight
Age Group: Young Adult
Genre: Paranormal Romance / Greek Mythology
Blood Debt, Book 1 Synopsis:
Her whole life, it had just been the two of them. Before her mother’s last breath, she gave Camille the information she had craved her entire life: the identity of her father. Daring to contact him, Camille was welcomed by an entire family she never knew existed. But nothing comes without a price, as she discovers when her family claims a legendary heritage tracing back to a Centaur touched by Zeus.
As she learns the secrets of her Centaur bloodline, she is drawn into a forbidden love with Drake. Her family acknowledges her life may be the blood debt required to pay for her mother’s transgressions. The same person who once held her mother captive, and forced her into decades of hiding, now controls Camille. Her only chance is to seek a piece of her mother’s past that will win her freedom and the life she desperately desires.
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Centaur Legacy, Book 2 Synopsis:
Camille and Drake are on the run from the head of the Centaur Council, seeking the mythical pasture of Thessaly and a family heirloom that may keep them safe. As their journey progresses from the rolling hills of Ireland to the snow covered forests of South Dakota, Cami learns more about her mother’s secrets, including a twin brother and a Centaur legacy that puts a death warrant on her entire family.
Camille and Drake don’t know who to trust or where to hide. Camille’s family is quick to come to her aid, but who among them can be trusted?
A supernatural benefactor forces Drake to choose between being the man he wants to be and the Centaur warrior Camille needs him to be.
Centaur Rivalry, Book 3 Synopsis:
The Centaur world is rocked as news spreads of the Lost Herd, Camille’s existence, and her Centaur protector. A death order against Camille’s father and family sends all into hiding.
Camille and Drake leave the country pursued by the Lost Herd as well as by Centaur Council enforcers. Camille’s twin brother Cameron is manipulated by the Council Head and is quickly becoming her newest enemy.
Amid unexpected new protectors, enemies, and romances, Camille and Drake make their plans to travel to Africa to confront the Centaur Council. They hope acceptance of Camille as Chiron’s heir, yet knowing that her link to the Lost Herd could require them to kill or to be killed.
Centaur Redemption, Book 4 Synopsis:
Cami and Drake’s honeymoon is cut short as they escape attacks by the Council Enforcers and head to South Africa for the meeting of the Centaur Council, which has ordered a death sentence on Cami and all members of the Lost Herd. The Council Chairman is her grandmother, her most dangerous foe. Surrounded by family and friends, Drake and Cami face the Council, Cami’s power-hungry uncles, an ambitious twin, taking the battle all the way to Zeus to attempt to win the freedom of the Tak herd.
My review – Centaur Legacy (Touched #2)
I really enjoyed the sequel to Blood Debt, a paranormal romance series with Centaurs hidden in our midst. These Centaurs look like humans, but they have strict rules and traditions when it comes to choosing a partner to pass down their bloodline. In this book, Cami learns more about her responsibilities as a Centauride and one of the last remaining heirs to the Chiron blood line.
Cami and Drake have really grown together since the last book, and they are slowly deciding what boundaries they can and cannot cross while sticking to Centaur traditions. They made a really cute couple with honour, respect and chemistry, and even though everyone tries to break them apart or stand in their way, their loyalty and bond for each other never falters. I have to admit I did have my doubts about Drake during certain events in the book, because everyone seems to be against them, but I was glad I didn’t need to worry.
Cami really grows on her own too, with her use of Centauride powers being explored here and being able to telepathically speak to Drake through their bond. For someone who was completely oblivious to the Centaur world, she is admirably independent, loyal and strong. She will find out more about her past in this book and learn how she wants to command the future, especially with her newfound responsibilities and romance with Drake.
The world building in this series is excellent, with the centaurs and their bloodlines explored as they’re direct descendants from Zeus. There is also a hint of gods and goddesses as well which I enjoyed. Each character from different bloodlines has their own motivations for keeping the bloodlines pure, which is where a lot of the action from the book will stem from. There’s quite a bit of the “I will leave you to keep you safe” trope here but not to an annoying point.
Secondary characters are developed well, including Drake, the sinister grandmother Zandra, Cami’s best friend and half Centaur Daniel plus a few surprise characters along the way.
Centaur Legacy is an action-packed paranormal romance which delves into the uncharted world of centaurs and their customs. At is center is a beautiful romance and a strong lead who grows into her role. I recommend it for lovers of YA paranormal romance who are looking for something different.
Rating: 4 out of 5
Read my review on Blood Debt, the first book in the Touched series here.
I received a review copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.
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About the Author:
I LOVE Starbucks’ White Mocha Latte and Mountain Dew, (but not together). I have a lead foot so I set cruise control when I drive, even in 25 MPH zones. I almost never win when I play Angry Birds, but have my 9 year old close, so he can clear the hard levels for me. I grew up on a farm and am opposed to eating fresh chicken (not opposed to meat – just opposed to any meat that was alive a few hours before lunch). I am a huge fan of the show, Big Bang Theory, on CBS. I share my life with two fantastic sons, three rotten dogs and a husband that I adore.