Friday, April 21, 2017

Blog Tour + Review + #Giveaway: Legacy of the Mind by H.R. Moore @hr_moore @XpressoTours

Lux and Legacy of the Mind
H.R. Moore
(The Legacy Trilogy #1)
Publication date: January 2nd 2014
Genres: Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult

Anita has never been ordinary, she’s stuck out like a sore thumb her entire life; not only can she see the energy of others, a rare skill, but she’s won every Body challenge she’s ever entered. So when the powerful, good looking Descendants, Marcus and Alexander, mysteriously arrive in Empire, her difference attracts and keeps their attention.

Once in Empire, the sudden death of ruling Body Descendant, Christiana, sets in motion a number of events; a quest for the treacherous Austin to find the girl Christiana had been looking for; a challenge where Anita stands out more vibrantly than ever before; a perilous dip in the world’s energy; and a dangerous belief among the people that they will never truly be free. Powerful factions soon form within the ruling elite and when a trusted friend and mentor reaches out to ask for Anita’s help, she has to make a choice; help her friend and betray the one she loves, or do nothing and watch the people starve.

My Review:

In Legacy there are different factions where people have different powers of the mind, body and spirit. A young girl Anita wins everybody challenge she enters but there are a few things about Anita that most don’t know and that is that Anita is talented in more areas than one. Anita also has the ability to read people but she tries to keep that one under her hat so to speak.

But when the Descendants show up in her home town letting her ability to read people be known could have a few people wanting to take Anita out of the equation. One of the Descendants in particular Alexander warns Anita over and over about keeping her ability to read people a secret but she just won’t listen to what he has to say she thinks she can explain it all away.

One of the other Descendants takes a liking to Anita and her to him. Anita likes Marcus and wants to spend time with him and be his friend but after spending time with Alexander as well she soon figures out that she and Alexander have chemistry where she and Marcus don’t. But Anita has very big heart and doesn’t want to hurt Marcus so she has a hard time dealing with who she wants to be with.

A friend of Anita’s who knew her parents and has been a lot of help to Anita over the years shows up one day asking for Anita’s help but in order for Anita to help her she will have to betray the one she loves but if she doesn’t help her then it could be bad for a lot of people. Now Anita is stuck between a rock and a hard place. What will she do?

When I read the summary of Legacy of the Mind I knew I had to read it. Although the summary did not do the book justice no it was way better than the summary portrayed. I really enjoyed the world that the author created in Legacy of the Mind. I also like that Anita could read people and their energy. I also liked how she dealt with having two people that she cared about and not wanting to hurt either one.

I would like to recommend Legacy of the Mind to anyone who loves reading about special powers and abilities and who just loves a good mystery and a little romance.

Author Bio:
Harriet was born in Germany in 1987, the family returning to the UK, to Dorset shortly afterwards. She lived there until she was 5, her grandfather teaching her the basics of cheating at cards and swindling chocolate, her mother starting to instil a (some would argue) unhealthy relationship with cake, and the neighbours demonstrating that some people don’t understand cherry blossom is there to be picked, mixed with mint and water and sold as perfume. 
Then there was Scotland; stealthy guinea pig breeding, riding horses, advanced cards, more cake, then to Devon and school in Exeter. She loved maths in the early years, but by the time she got to A Level, Sociology was her favourite subject, opening her eyes to things she’d never before considered, namely, nobody is really right, nobody is really normal and primary socialisation has a lot to answer for. 
At the age of about 12, Harriet started rowing for Exeter Rowing Club. This quickly took over her life and before too long she was clad in lycra, training 6 days a week and competing at events around the country. 
After finishing her A Levels, Harriet went to university in St Andrews, studying Philosophy for two years, then switching to Management. She was particularly interested in the ‘people’ elements of her course and especially the areas concerning how people create and react to change. After four very civilised years by the sea, she ventured to London, to foray into the strange world of insurance (surprisingly, more interesting than you might think), where she currently works as a Project Manager. 
Harriet has recently moved to Hertfordshire with her husband Chris and baby Atia. When she isn’t doing DIY, writing, editing, eating, taking photos, or imagining how much better life would be with the addition of a springer spaniel, she occasionally finds the time to make hats. 



Giselle said...

Thanks for hosting today, Nancy! :)

Bea LaRocca said...

A great review! Thanks for sharing the blurb and bio. I love paranormal romance and this story sounds like an excellent read!