I read Melissa Delport’s book “Rainfall” a few months ago and absolutely loved it! So when her publishers of her new book contacted me and asked me to be a part of her virtual book tour celebrating the release of her new book, I jumped at the opportunity!

I read the book a few weeks ago, while I was in Zimbabwe for the wedding, and devoured it!

Melissa’s new book is called “The Legacy” and is the first in a trilogy. If you’ve read Rainfall, this book is NOTHING like it at all! LOL! This trilogy is set in the future, which to be honest made me groan a bit before I started reading it. I really don’t normally enjoy futuristic books, especially when they start about a world war.

Here’s a¬†snippet explaining what it’s about…

Well, once I started reading it, I struggled to take a break. I just wanted to know what was going to happen. I was a little disappointed when it finished actually!

The book is set years after World War III in New United States once the world has started recovering from the nuclear war. Melissa explains in great detail throughout the book what the world is like at that time, which I thought was great because she built on the setting from the beginning to the end, and didn’t let you forget what she was seeing in her mind.

Rebecca is the main character in the book, and she’s the wife of the president of the New United States… except that she’s also working for the rebels and gathers intelligence for them with the aim of unseating Eric from power. The plot develops¬†pretty quickly, but also goes back in time to set the scene so that you understand what Rebecca’s history is all about.

The book has got a little bit of a complicated love story, an involved fast-paced plot and an interesting story… including the start of a developing story involving genetic engineering (which I’m guessing plays a big part in the second book). It’s not my usual type of book that I read, but I enjoyed it immensely.

My only issue with the book, actually, were the cars that were used to get around! LOL, I know that seems small, but I really doubt that the car brands and models spoken about in the book, would be able to be driven after a nuclear war and the years in between! But I’m splitting hairs really, because other than that I was completely engrossed by the plot, the characters and their stories. It’s an ideal weekend getaway read.

And guess what I did this evening… bought the next book in the trilogy “The Legion”!! I need to find out what happened. The first and second book in the trilogy are available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble as well as local brick and mortar bookshops as well as online book shops like Kalahari and Takealot.

If you’re interesting in reading more reviews about the book, follow the #thelegacyblogtour hashtag on Twitter. There will be book reviews posted on blogs around the world until September 2014! The full list is on the Legacy Trilogy website.