The Legacy by Necole Ryse

Posted August 21, 2014 in Blog Tour, Book Review / 0 Comments


The Legacy by Necole Ryse

I received this book for free from the publisher or author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

The Legacy by Necole RyseThe Legacy by Necole Ryse
Series: The Birthright Trilogy #1
Published by the author (self-published) on July 17th 2014
Genres: Contemporary, Suspense, Young Adult
Pages: 290
Format: eARC
Source: ARC from publisher
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Nineteen-year-old Raevyn Jones has never worn a designer gown. She's never had access to unlimited champagne or chauffeured limo rides.

But when she is dropped in the midst of the Black Ivy League--against her will--she has to pretend that everything is normal, as if she belongs.

When her new friends start to question her sketchy past and her shaky legacy at Benjamin Wallace Fitzgerald University, Raevyn realizes she will have to rely on her street smarts more than ever before. 

Raevyn starts to receive cryptic text messages and emails from an anonymous sender and she soon discovers that not only does someone want her to leave B.W.Fitz--someone also wants to end her life.

Main Points
Writing Style:
There were a few grammatical errors that kinda killed me a little inside, but it seemed more dialect than actual language deficiency. It consequently had a lot of personality.
This story was hoppin. There was drama here and there and every which way. Never a dull moment. Some things I thought could have been developed more and it switched back and forth a lot between things happening, but it got around to pretty much everything. I was just thinking, good thing it’s a trilogy because we hardly had any resolution at all by the end. I actually remember finishing and not being sure whether I liked the book or not because it was so unfair to the main character and so much bad drama happened. But then I thought, well maybe it was being too truthful in the way things are in some places. Just because I don’t see it happen doesn’t mean it’s necessarily fiction. All that bad stuff may be someone else’s reality and so I applaud the book for portraying that to me in a way that hurts enough for me to take notice. It was kind of hard reading this. After each tiny (by comparison) good thing happened, something awful happened. Really, I couldn’t see why the girls at the school were so mean and stupid. And honestly it was just the girls (which matches my real life experience). What was equally frustrating was Rae’s inability to stand up for herself. I find this in a lot of heroines, actually. She kept saying, ‘oh let’s just deal with this crap right now and then later I’ll tell them the truth’ but seriously she had opportunities to tell them or even prove it to them but she didn’t. So they- her only real friends (but not actually friends)- continued to think lies about her. I hate that so much. I really hope she picks it up. So yeah, I do want to finish the series, to get some resolution, because I’m pretty curious about these loose ends.
Bottom Line
A drama-infused suspense.  Most characters were unlikable but interesting. Interesting plot. Would I read more by this author? The rest of the series. Would I recommend this to others? Perhaps.

About Necole Ryse

Necole Ryse graduated from Towson University with Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communications.

Bored with life as an adult, Necole decided to follow her dreams to write fiction and she hasn’t looked back.

She enjoys chocolate covered pretzels, Criminal Minds marathons, and all things Harry Potter.

Overall: three-stars


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