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Monday, September 14, 2020

Secret Legacy by Carissa Andrews

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  • Publication date: September 15, 2020
  • Genres: Adult, Paranormal
  • Edition: Kindle
  • Pages: 277
  • Rating: 3.5 stars

Nestled in the woods of Windhaven, Blackwood Manor waits to unleash a dark and deadly legacy…

When Autumn Blackwood shows up at Windhaven Academy for the Witching Stick Orientation, she hopes to find out what dormant powers she could possibly possess to have been accepted to the elite supernatural school. Instead, the academy is in chaos as everyone frantically hunts for two missing girls.

But as school begins with Autumn no closer to figuring out her powers, strange occurrences start to follow her everywhere. Even at home, Blackwood Manor keeps many secrets, and Autumn can’t escape its haunting past.

New friends urge her to learn more about her family’s history in order to unlock her powers and make sense of what’s happening at Blackwood Manor, but Autumn’s not so sure. Once an accident brings Autumn face-to-face with death, however, she realizes her gifts are tied to a legacy that can either save or doom them all…

Andrews has created a haunting atmosphere that will provide the perfect escape for readers who enjoy the works of authors like Shirley Jackson and Joe Hill. I found myself engulfed in this book and at under three-hundred pages, it wasn't that hard to do! 

In a scenario similar to Harry Potter receiving his Hogwarts letter, the main character Autumn receives an acceptance letter to the Windhaven Academy despite not having applied. Although this news excites her, she is reluctant to confirm her enrollment. However, she takes the leap of faith and begins her journey into discovering her magical talents.

Autumn quickly befriends several fellow students that end up playing a more vital role in her life than she could have imagined at the start of the school year as they help her uncover dark family secrets from her childhood. It isn't long until she finds herself confronting her parents for answers and not a moment too soon as the past becomes the present.

Does Autumn already know what her powers are? Is there truth to the stories her friends are telling her and helping her to discover? Will she have what it takes to save the day? You'll have to read this one to find out!

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She lives in central Minnesota with her husband and brood of five kids. Not to mention, her insane husky puppies, Aztec and Pharaoh.

Carissa is also a freelance graphic designer, writer and content creator, social media manager, and marketing professional. She writes consistently on topics of science, technology, art, writing, photography, graphic design, health, self-improvement, and more. Her articles can be found published across the interwebs. Carissa is also a Top-Rated Freelancer on Upwork, and can be contacted for freelancing opportunities:


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  1. Thank you so much for being a part of the tour and for your review! <3

  2. I love academy books and this sounds like a really entertaining read! Glad you liked it! :)

  3. Hi again, Courtney! I thought I'd swing back around to see if you caught the new live-action book trailer we just launched for Secret Legacy. Hopefully you and your audience like it. Here's the 40-second one, if you want to check it out!


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