Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Review: Centaur Legacy

Title - Centaur Legacy
Author - Nancy Straight 
Series - Touched #2 
Genre - Young Adult Paranormal Romance
Publication - November 22nd 2012


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.

Teaser ( I have two)

I needed to make the call: a promise was a promise. I was hoping to get his voicemail, but no luck; he picked up on the third ring. The voice who answered said, “Daniel’s Orphanage. You make ‘em, we take ‘em.” I looked at the phone to make sure I’d dialed the right number. “Uh, Daniel, it’s Beau.” 

“Shit, I didn't recognize your number. Sorry, man.”

 Daniel was a good friend of Cami’s. He’d been driving the whole family crazy trying to get in touch with her the last couple months. As a way to get him to back off, I told him that as soon as I heard anything about Cami, I’d call him. I chuckled, “How many people hang up on you when you answer the phone like that?” He grunted.

 “Usually only friends stay on the line. What’s going on?”

Drake’s ice blue eyes were watching mine as I wiped the sleep from my eyes. We were on the plane bound for Ireland. Our escape from Zandra’s had gone more smoothly than I could have hoped. We were only at Will’s house for a few hours when we heard she was coming after us, and we needed to get somewhere safe. 

When Drake said we needed to find Hercules’ arrow, I wanted to laugh. An absurd idea, but if there happened to be a sliver of a chance that we wouldn’t have to worry about Zandra coming after us, I was all in. 

I’d spent weeks believing Drake was dead. My grandmother Zandra was a devious and powerful Centauride who was accustomed to getting exactly what she wanted. She’d staged the death of Drake and Bianca, leaving me to believe the only way to escape her was to marry Gage Richardson. Gage and Bianca had been breaking Centaur rules for years by secretly dating


I received Centaur Legacy in return for an honest review from the author Nancy Straight. Centaur Legacy jumps right into the story taking off right after Cami and Drake head for Ireland in hopes of finding Hercules arrow which they hope will stop her grandmother. After searching all over Ireland without finding a anyone who knows where Cami’s great uncle is the pair happen to find a centaur family to stay the night with. Fearing that they are on a wild goose chase the pair is shocked to find Cami’s uncle waiting for them in her room in the morning. He explains that he gave the arrow to a mortal and gives them a tip to find him as well as a tip about her twin brother.

Cami and Drake jet off to South Dakota intent on finding her brother and the arrow that will save them from her grandmother. Instead Cami is kidnapped and taken to Florida while Drake is left behind to deal with the fallout and try to figure out where she is. Beau Cami’s older brother saves a female centaur from a disastrous explosion however he’s not able to save her brother or fiancĂ©e.  Beau is told by Lacey the Centaur he saved that Cami needs him so he and Daniel head off to South Dakota. It’s in South Dakota that Drake head’s off to find the Arrow and Cami’s brother. Upon finding them everything changes. Will Cami be found? What happened to Drake?

I can’t say how much I love the Touched series. I think Cami is a fantastic character when tasked with a challenge she does whatever it takes to survive. She’s strong yet soft at the same time, even though she’s still new to the centaur community she learns quickly. She’s chosen Drake as her centaur he’s a great match for her who will do anything to protect her even if it changes their lives forever.  I found the concept for Centaur Legacy unique and exciting it’s the first series I’ve read with centaurs and I love everything about it. I love the way the story is written it flows smoothly creating an enchanting story that teens as well as adults will enjoy. Centaur Legacy is a fast paced adventure right from the start till the very end. I’m dying for the next book because I have to know what’s going to happen next. 

5 out of 5 Stars


  1. Thanks for the great review, Mandy! I'm thrilled you liked it!! Pencil in #3 for April! :D

    1. I'll be ready and waiting! Set to drop my current book like it's hot! =D Thanks so much!