Friday, July 7, 2017

Legacy Strain by Taylor Brooke - Book Tour & Review + Giveaway

Legacy Strain
Taylor Brooke
(Isolation #3)
Published by: Limitless Publishing
Publication date: June 6th 2017
Genres: Post-Apocalyptic, Science Fiction, Young Adult
Brooklyn Harper’s friends have betrayed her, her heart is broken, and all of humanity is at risk.
After Kirin’s unannounced arrival in Louisiana, Brooklyn finds herself scrambling for a way out of an impossible situation. Kirin is creating the deadly Genesis Cull, and Brooklyn doesn’t know who to turn to for help.
With no other options, she’s forced to trust her nemesis, Juneau Malloy. His support allows the group of Special Omen Operatives to gear up, form a plan of action, and train for the day when they come face-to-face with their worst fear—going to war with their friends.
There is a divide in the once inseparable group of Omens, and their only hope is to put the pieces back together.
Julian Yu Matsumoto agonizes over the difference between right and wrong, love and sacrifice, genocide and revolution. While he struggles with his feelings for Kirin, his moral compass is spinning round and round, his heart is being pulled in different directions, and Julian is desperate to answer questions he never thought he would have to ask.
Is Kirin’s Genesis Cull a revolution or genocide?
Could there be another way to save themselves and humanity as they know it?
Will Julian pay the ultimate price for loving a monster?
Their only hope for redemption is—the Legacy Strain.
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My Review
Legacy Strain is the third and final book in the Isolation series, and boy is it intense. There's a sort of slow build sort of vibe, but also a race against time sort of vibe to the story. 

Kirin and his group are on the verge of releasing a virus to destroy humanity, and Brooklyn and her group are determined to stop it. With Juneau Malloy in the middle of it all, as well as the government stepping in to try and take down this terrorist organization, you can definitely feel the anxiety ramping up as you flip through each page. 

Which group will come out on top? Will humanity suffer, or will Kirin's virus turn humanity into something more? Can Brooklyn and her friends stop them in time? You'll have to read it and see how it ends.

I really enjoyed Legacy Strain. It was exciting, tense, and full of heartache, love, death, destruction, and hope. There's a lot of emotion compiled into one story, and I really liked that.

The characters are still so developed, and you kind of have a love-hate relationship with quite a few of them. Plus, it was nice to see an LGBT-friendly relationship between some of them without it seeming too forced. 

Overall, Legacy Strain is a fantastic ending to an awesome trilogy. I highly recommend this entire series. It's amazing. I loved it, and I'm kind of sad it's over. Definitely pick this one up and start reading it today!

Author Bio:
Taylor Brooke is the author of the sci-fi adventure trilogy The Isolation Series. She started out as a freelance makeup artist, and quickly discovered her love of elves, zombies, mermaids, kaiju, and monsters of all kinds. After receiving eight professional certifications in special effects makeup, working on countless projects, and fleshing out a multitude of fantastical creatures, she turned her imagination back to her one true love — books. Taylor has had a knack for writing since she was a little girl, and received recognition for her skills throughout grade school and junior college. When she’s not nestled in a blanket typing away on her laptop, she can be found haunting the local bookstore with a cup of steaming hot tea in her hands, scanning the shelves for new reads, or hiking one of the many mountains that surround her home in Oregon.

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