This month’s FYA Book Club selection is Legendborn by Tracy Deonn. Check out the discussion questions below! (Slight spoilers ahead.)

P.S. If you’ve already read the book, feel free to add any other discussion questions of your own in the comments!

Icebreaker

Have you ever discovered an unexpected bit of family history or have a family “gift” or heirloom that you treasure?

Questions

1. What are your thoughts on Bree? How did your feelings change throughout the book?

2. Are you Team Nick or Team Selwyn? Did you swap teams at any point while reading?

3. Deonn describes this book as a reimagining of Arthurian legend, rather than a retelling. (Since Arthurian legend is basically all fanfic to begin with, and there isn’t one version of the tale, it’s impossible to “retell” it, she says.) How did you feel about the Arthurian bits? Were there enough of them to make this fit with other Arthurian tales you’ve read?

4. Deonn mixes a lot of magic in this book, from “Rootcraft” to a Merlin’s mesmer abilities. Did the combination work for you?

5. Would you join the Order if you could? Whose line (i.e., which knight’s) would you most want to be a part of?

6. In the book, Deonn also delves into the myriad problems faced by Black people and, especially, Black women. Do you feel like these modern themes meshed well with the fantasy plot?

7. What did you think of the book’s twist ending? Did you see it coming?

8. The second book in the series, Bloodmarked, has an expected pub date of July 26, 2022 (in the US). Will you pick it up and continue with the series? Do you have any predictions for what’s to come?

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