This is an enjoyable, action packed dystopian story with an unpredictable twist.
I was asked to review this book as the publisher thought it could safely fit into YA. While there is no reason why it would not be suitable for young adults, I am not convinced it will be popular as the young adult characters in the story are continually referred to as children and thus excluded from any ‘real’ participation in the rebel movement.
Recommended age: 14 +
Title: The Legacy
Series: The Legacy Series – Book 1
Author: Melissa Delport
Publication Date: July 2014
Publisher: Tracey McDonald Publishers
Source: Free copy from publisher in exchange for honest review
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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.”
— Extract from Goodreads.com
The fact that I received this copy of this book from the author does not influence my policy to write an honest review.