Book Review + GIVEAWAY: Legacy by Ellery A. Kane

Title : Legacy (Legacy #1)

Author : Ellery A. Kane

Publisher : Balboa Press

Release date : September 5th, 2014

Rating : 3.5/5

Synopsis (from Goodreads) :


How do you want to feel today?

In 2041, the choice is yours.

San Francisco is deserted, the Bay Bridge bombed, and the BART subway trains grounded. The Guardians, members of an elite and mysterious government-appointed military police force, are maintaining order at all costs—thanks to emotion-altering drugs like Emovere that suppress fear and anxiety. Lex Knightley, daughter of a prominent forensic psychiatrist, risks entering the devastated city to partner with the Resistance, a group of rebels intent upon exposing the dangers of Emovere. Lex discovers an ally in Quin McAllister, a magnetic Guardian Force recruit with a haunting past that binds them together. As she uncovers the secrets of the Guardian Force and confronts the truth about her family, Lex begins to realize that even those closest to her are not quite who they seem.

Review :

** I’m sorry for the lateness of this review. I hope you will enjoy the reading nonetheless!

Legacy’s summary was promising, and the story itself delivered.

I’m going to go and start out with the characters. We follow Lex’s story as she goes out to find the Resistance, and as you probably guessed, the journey is dangerous. Therefore, I would expect our hero to have certain character traits, right? Such as resourcefulness, caution and toughness. And hallelujah! Lex, although some parts made me doubt it, has in general all those qualities, and even has some more that made me like her.

Quin, on his part, was very typical. He’s the troubled boy with the secretive past. You know the kind. I wasn’t impressed by him, and even less by the “romance”, which felt like it came out of nowhere. I just couldn’t ship them together just because of that fact, unfortunately. It’s also too bad the romance took up so much space also. However, I greatly enjoyed Lex’s friends. They surprisingly had a lot of depth, and they were fun to read!

For a debut author, I was pleasantly surprised by Kane’s writing style. It didn’t seem at all like it was her first book! Legacy is very well thought out, and it pays attention to details amazingly well. The idea of emotion-controlling pills is very good, and it was obvious Kane spent a lot of time thinking about it. It was very well constructed. I do wish there would be more action, and also that we would get to know the world a little more. I felt just a bit let down, but I suppose the author is saving all the juicy details for the sequel.

In conclusion, Legacy is a solid debut novel by Kane, and you should definitely give it a try!

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