Saturday, 24 January 2015

SERIES PROMOTION - LEGACY SERIES & REVIEW - THE LEGACY - THE LEGACY SERIES BY MELISSA DELPORT

Title: The Legacy
Series: Legacy Series
Author: Melissa Delport
Release Date: 15th June 2014

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One man obsessed with power. 
One woman prepared to sacrifice everything to stop him.
One war that changed the world.

“Eric Dane has segregated the wealth and resources that remain, giving a select few the highest chance of survival and leaving the rest to starve!”
World War 3 lasted twelve days and almost eradicated the human species. Growing up in post nuclear America, Rebecca Davis remained blissfully ignorant of the despotic leadership that had seized what was previously the most powerful nation in the world. When the truth is revealed and Rebecca discovers that everything she has been taught is a lie, she is determined to fight for the life that she has not been allowed to live.

In order to do this, Rebecca has to cross the boundary fences and venture out of the safety of the New United States, into the barren wastelands. It is there that she finds allies she never dreamed existed. 

In Rebecca, the Resistance has finally found the ultimate weapon.

“You were given this life Rebecca, because you alone are strong enough to live it.”


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Title: The Legion
Series: Legacy Series
Author: Melissa Delport
Release Date: 15th June 2014

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In defeating Eric Dane, Rebecca believed that the war would be over. She couldn’t have been more wrong. Now Rebecca faces a new enemy, one far more dangerous than Eric ever was. A faceless adversary, lurking in the shadows and pulling all the strings. 

With her father missing and the man she loves believed dead, Rebecca has to look inside herself and find the will to go on, to fight another day. She begins to explore her relationship with Reed, until a shocking discovery threatens to destroy her strongest alliance. 

With her Legion growing ever stronger, Rebecca travels to new frontiers and finds allies in the most unlikely group of heroes. But when she discovers a NUSA convoy let loose in the Rebeldom hunting her down, Rebecca has to make the ultimate sacrifice, in order to save the people that she loves. 


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MY REVIEW
Title: The Legacy
Series: Legacy Series
Author: Melissa Delport
Release Date: 15th June 2014

BLURB from Goodreads
One man obsessed with power. 
One woman prepared to sacrifice everything to stop him.
One war that changed the world.

“Eric Dane has segregated the wealth and resources that remain, giving a select few the highest chance of survival and leaving the rest to starve!”
World War 3 lasted twelve days and almost eradicated the human species. Growing up in post nuclear America, Rebecca Davis remained blissfully ignorant of the despotic leadership that had seized what was previously the most powerful nation in the world. When the truth is revealed and Rebecca discovers that everything she has been taught is a lie, she is determined to fight for the life that she has not been allowed to live.

In order to do this, Rebecca has to cross the boundary fences and venture out of the safety of the New United States, into the barren wastelands. It is there that she finds allies she never dreamed existed. 

In Rebecca, the Resistance has finally found the ultimate weapon.

“You were given this life Rebecca, because you alone are strong enough to live it.”


INITIAL THOUGHTS
I'm looking forward to reading one, it sounds post apocalyptic (which is one of my favourite genres). The book also looks like it has a main character that is a strong female (another thing I like in books). I've been reading other genres for a while now so I am ready for a great dystopian/post apocalyptic read.

MY REVIEW
The covers on all this series feature hooded figures and that fits perfectly for those in the "resistance" that have to keep their own true identities hidden.
Would the cover make me pick up this series in a book store? Definitely yes, the hooded figures suggesting mystery, and the fact they are dystopian.
So the byline on the book cover, One Man, One Woman, One War really does fit the content of the book well. The dystopian aspect of the book is that the World War 3 has happened. The world has totally changed and fallen into post apocalyptic conditions and it's been everyone for themselves. Kind of a survival of the fittest regime. One man that has done very well for himself in this new system is the all powerful Eric Dane. He has chosen people who he believes will be useful in the regenerating of a community. Any one that Eric dislikes or deems their usefulness not needed has been left to starve. Eric see's himself as the new ruler.
This egotistical man needs to be stopped, but how can anyone get into his inner circle and close enough to do anything about his tyrannical rule?
This is where Rebecca come's in. I could go deeper into the plot but then I feel it would spoil your enjoyment and the discoveries you need to make about the individuals in the book and the dystopic/post apocalyptic elements in the book. 
Naturally Rebecca is the other main character in this book, and wow she is one brave lady as she is the weapon the resistance choose to use to bring the mighty Eric Dane down.
There is also a scientific aspect to the book, where some individuals have been chosen and undergone a special secret procedure that gives them certain abilities such as Strength, Speed and Healing quickly. Does Rebecca have what is needed to infiltrate Eric Dane's inner circle and can she cope with what she has to do to gain his trust? Can Rebecca lie the "lie" as she needs to, to help the rebellions cause? 
Another character I loved in the book was Reed. On the surface, he could be seen as a rather shallow womanising man but as you learn more about him and the part he plays within the rebellion you truly grow to love him. I also think the relationship between Reed and Rebecca is an interesting one, is the attraction that is between them that of siblings or soul mates? Rebecca and Reed's relationship has humour, comedy, a kind of camaraderie, and a mutual admiration for each other. Rebecca still loves who she considers her true soul mate, the one she had to leave behind when she agreed to do her mission for the rebellion.
As this book is set in a dystopic and post apacalyptic era you would think that no one has anything left to lose. However we also discover within this book that everyone has a weakness. 
So did I enjoy the book? I really did, I kept my head down reading and didn't want the book to end. Would I recommend the book? Yes definitely to dystopian, post-apocalyptic fans. I would also urge other readers to give this one a go as this book has, action, betrayal, mystery, love and friendships. This one really does have you on the edge of your seat at times, as well as feeling like reaching into the book to help certain characters too! Would I want to read another book in this series? Yes please! It's definitely a case of "What A Twist" at the end of the book and I really just have to know more!
Would I want to read other books by this other? I do want to read more of this series, and I really like the sound of and want to read both Rainfall and the Traveller too.

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