It's Monday July 28 2014! What are you reading?

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It's Monday! What are You Reading! is a weekly hosted by Sheila over at Book Journey. This weekly is meant to keep you people updated on what I read the last week and what I am planning to read the upcoming week.

I did not finish a book this week as was expected. It was a busy week at work in day time and my evenings and the weekend was reserved for Jersey Boys and time with a lot of awesome friends.

I did start to read We Are Not Ourselves by Matthew Thomas which I am enjoying a lot.




Next up is still a mystery. I received a few review copies earlier this week which I am very interested in, including How to Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran and Victus by Albert Sánchez Piñol but The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker, Shattered Secrets by Karen Harper and Outlander by Diana Gabaldon are still high on my TBR pile too.

What are you reading?

Review: The Legacy, Melissa Delport

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*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

Meet the Author: Melissa Delport

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Melissa Delport
I live in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, with my husband and three children, aged 7, 4 and 3. At the age of 24 I opened a logistics company along with my business partner, which I owned for almost ten years. When I was offered a publishing contract late last year I sold out of the business in order to write full-time, as I needed to find a balance and spend more time with my family. I chose the route that would bring me the most job satisfaction, although not necessarily the same financial security!

I always wanted to write, but only now in my thirties did I feel that my writing had matured enough to be taken seriously. I wrote the odd book in my teens and early twenties that will thankfully never see the light of day.

Two things inspired me to write The Legacy: 1) - The character Rebecca, who is the main protagonist. She is so incredibly determined, strong and feisty, and prepared to sacrifice everything for the cause that she believes in. And 2) - I have always been fascinated with our survival instinct and what mankind is capable of when faced with insurmountable circumstances. I love the idea of “fight” when “flight” is not an option, but even more so when we choose to fight rather than flee or surrender.


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.”

More on Melissa and The Legacy series
Blog: www.melissadelport.com
The Legacy Trilogy Website: www.thelegacytrilogy.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheMelissaDelportBookClub
Goodreads: www.goodreads.com/MelissaDelport
Twitter: www.twitter.com/MelissaDelport
Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/MelissaDelport
Publisher’s website: www.traceymcdonaldpublishers.com
Twitter Hashtag for the book blog tour: #TheLegacyBlogTour

Wishlist Wednesday: The Late Scholar, Jill Paton Walsh

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Wishlist Wednesday is a weeklies hosted by Pen to Paper. As I have enough wishes when it comes to books I decided to join this weekly and tell you about them. I am obviously curious about the books on your wishlist too so feel free to leave a message.

The Late Scholar, Jill Paton WalshPeter Wimsey is pleased to discover that along with a Dukedom he has inherited the duties of 'visitor' at an Oxford college.When the fellows appeal to him to resolve a dispute, he and Harriet set off happily to spend some time in Oxford. But the dispute turns out to be embittered. The voting is evenly balanced between two passionate parties - evenly balanced, that is, until several of the fellows unexpectedly die.The Warden has a casting vote, but the Warden has disappeared. And the causes of death of the deceased fellows bear an uncanny resemblance to the murder methods in Peter's past cases - methods that Harriet has used in her published novels .

This book has a lot of factors that makes it interesting for me. College, books, murder and mystery. Am curious if it can be read as standalone though as it is the fourth book of a series. But will check out the previous ones too I guess.

It's Monday July 21 2014! What are you reading?

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It's Monday! What are You Reading! is a weekly hosted by Sheila over at Book Journey. This weekly is meant to keep you people updated on what I read the last week and what I am planning to read the upcoming week.

I finished reading De vrouw die een jaar in bed ging liggen by Sue Townsend and One of Us by Tawni O'Dell.

De vrouw die een jaar in bed ging liggen, Sue TownsendOne of Us, Tawni O'Dell

I will be reading We Are Not Ourselves by Matthew Thomas.

We Are Not Ourselves by Matthew Thomas

Next up I am not sure yet. For now I really want to read The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker but I still have Shattered Secrets by Karen Harper and Outlander by Diana Gabaldon fighting for my attention too. And there are 7 shows of Jersey Boys left this week still so I will probably not get that much reading done.
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