Review: The Legacy, Melissa Delport

*Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in return for an honest review*
The Legacy, Melissa Delport
One man obsessed with power.
One woman prepared to sacrifice everything to stop him.
One war that changed the world.

World War Three lasted twelve days. Twelve days was all it took for mankind to devastate the planet and almost eradicate the human race. No victor emerged from the ashes and billions lost their lives.We survivors lived through the bleakest of winters. A primal existence became the new order, and the little that remained of our humanity hung in the balance.
Then one man stood up and changed the world. I believed, as did everyone else, that he was the hero of our time, the man who had saved us from our own demise. His name is Eric Dane and he is the President of the New United States of America.
He is also my husband, and my greatest enemy.I grew up oblivious to the truth, until my father found me when I was nineteen years old. He told me about the many horrifying facts that our new leader kept hidden from us. And he told me that beyond the borders the Resistance grew and fought for freedom from the oppression that Eric Dane had imposed on us.
My name is Rebecca Davis. I am twenty-six years old, and in me the Resistance has found the ultimate weapon.

Melissa Delport graduated from the University of South Africa with a Bachelor’s Degree in English in 2000.
At the age of twenty-four Melissa started a logistics company (Transmax) from the spare room of her flat and built it up to two fully operational depots in Durban and Johannesburg. Now, 10 years later, she has sold her business in order to write full time.
Melissa lives with her husband and three children in Hillcrest, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

I liked the idea of a woman infiltrating on a very important position and was curious how the story would develop. Rebecca is a powerful woman with a strong will. She is very clear in choices she makes and everything has to move to reach her goal. I did have a problem with her turn around after growing up under the regiment, believing the 'lies' told to being a big part of the resistance. It is clear she is the most important person in the book. I would have liked to know more about other interesting characters like her father, Michael and Reed.
The story starts when Rebecca is still very young and quickly moves to the important action of her trying to defeat her husband. It is not always clear what happened in certain periods of Rebecca's life. Though some of these holes area filled later in the story I felt I missed important information at points. Still I kept on reading as I really wanted to know if she would manage to make it all right.

The Legacy
Author: Melissa Delport
Publisher: Tracey McDonald Publishers
Pages: 366
Format: eBook
ISBN-13: 9780620596374
Series: The Legacy #1
Tracey McDonald Publishers: various formats
The Legacy
3 stars

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28 July, 2014 delete

I've seen this book talked about a lot lately. I'll definitely consider reading it!