Title: The Last Legacy: Season One
Author: Taylor Lavati
Published: June 15th 2015
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Rating: 3 out of 5 Stars
Disaster strikes North America, leaving people without the most basic amenities. Lana is taken from her home and forced to accept a world full of infected, violent beings. Life as humans know it is over, and in its place is a constant fear of death, paranoia, and savagery.
The mission in this new world is simple: survive. But survival comes at a cost few can bear.
As Lana and Jim find more survivors, new threats surface, their past decisions haunting them as they pass through abandoned towns. Armed with nothing but the pack on her back and a long-handled knife, Lana fears whether or not they'll make it to their destination--or if she'll perish along the way.
Let me start off by saying that I would have liked to give The Last Legacy four wine glasses, but after reading I realized that this is the first book in series with the next book not releasing for quite a long time. I understand when authors need more than one book to get the whole story out, but unless they are released close together I usually wait until all of the books are out before reading. I read so much that I have a hard time keeping track of all the stories that I read. Chances are very high that because of the long wait between books I will forget and end up missing the rest of this series, which sucks because I did enjoy the book.
I love my paranormal books, but have never tried a “zombie” story-line before now. As the story begins, North American has been bombed. What we think to be a causality of war turns into so much more. The explosives dropped were chemical bombs, which killed half the population, turning them into “zombie” like killers called Eaters. They are called this because the only thing on their mind is eating people. These Eaters are not smart and have no other goal but to kill. We start the book off with Lana. Lana is a quiet, independent young woman who keeps to herself. As the story progresses more characters are added to the mix. As the reader, you see how each relationship evolves. The relationships change quickly, but that is to be expected when you have to trust strangers to help keep you and everyone else alive.
The story mainly revolves around Lana and Jim, but the others characters play big roles as well. Some of Lana’s internal debates were very repetitive, going back and forth between her trust in Jim and her fear of him leaving her. After a while I wanted to shake her and say, "We got it! We know that you don’t know if you can 100% trust him, you don’t have to keep saying it!" Jim is a mystery guy. You want to believe him, but have that little niggle of doubt in your head. One character that I loved to hate was Scarlet. You were never sure what mood she would be in and how she would react, but when it came down to it you knew she would have your back, mostly.
Overall I enjoyed The Last Legacy. It was a fast moving story with a lot of action and detail, but not crazy graphic (which was good for me, since there were people eaters). It was easy to follow the story line, and all of the characters grew throughout while learning more about themselves and pushing their limits. Again though, I would have waited to read this until all of books were released so I could get the entire story at one time.