Legacy of Power

Season 1

Young Adult - Sci-Fi
361 Pages
Reviewed on 03/02/2022
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Reviewed by Amy Powers for Readers' Favorite

Legacy of Power is the first installment of a new series by C.C. Bolick. Charlie’s mother is dying, but not of cancer as she thought. When their home is invaded by strange men intent on taking her mother away, Charlie’s world turns upside down. She learns that her mother is from another planet, and Earth’s radiation is killing her. As if that isn’t enough, Charlie’s mother can teleport and has a rare power to control bullets. It’s almost certain that Charlie will inherit her legacy, and with quick training, Charlie learns to teleport and shoot. She soon finds herself on the run, only to fall right into the hands of a government agency like the one her mother was always so careful to avoid. Charlie is then torn between following in her mother’s footsteps and doing what feels right to her.

C.C. Bolick has created a science fiction world that takes place right in front of our own eyes, combined with a little bit of fantasy, mystery, and suspense. A tiny hint of innocent romance is thrown in, and it all comes together to make the complex and fascinating tale of Legacy of Power. There is never a dull moment, and it was utterly impossible for me to predict anything that was going to happen. I absolutely loved the uniqueness of such a plot and how it always kept me guessing about what would happen next. I also loved how realistic Charlie is with her emotional outbursts and sometimes terrible decisions. The writing was flawless. I can’t wait to see what will happen in the second season of this series.

Samantha Gregory

Legacy of Power: Season 1 by C. C. Bolick is the story of a teenage girl, Charlie Conners, who is dealing with her mother's illness - she has cancer - but is suddenly thrown into chaos when she discovers her mother isn't human. She is from another planet and she came to Earth to escape her old life. She has power and so does Charlie. When her mother dies, it starts off a chain reaction which leads to Charlie being captured by the government. They want to use her special skills, but Charlie is worried about what she will turn into if she gives in to that side of herself. She could become a monster herself, something she is determined to avoid.

C. C. Bolick has written an interesting story with Legacy of Power: Season 1. Charlie is a great character who has to deal with a lot, on top of losing her mother. She has some tough choices to make, but she tries to do the right thing. Learning what she is and what she can do is a complete shock. Though she has always felt somewhat out of place, of course she never could have guessed the reason why. I liked how the author grounded the story in reality with Charlie's reactions being believable and understandable. It was fast-paced and I would read more of the series, or seasons as this book is written in. I think it would appeal to science fiction fans and young adult readers. I would recommend it.

Vincent Dublado

Never let Charlie Conners get hold of any firearm for she is the sharpest shooter on the planet. She is the heroine in C.C. Bolick’s Legacy of Power, Season 1. Charlie’s mother, Candorice, is dying, and there seems to be no way to stop cancer from destroying her body. Charlie’s mother is her closest friend and the only person who seems to understand why Charlie feels different from everyone else. Charlie has always had the nagging feeling that she was born at the wrong time and in the wrong place. A visit from her mother’s friend Yens Sortico exposes Charlie to overwhelming truths: Her frail mother is a killer, an alien from the distant planet of Golvern situated forty trillion miles away from Earth. As Charlie still grapples with processing this information, she also discovers that she has inherited her mother’s skill to shoot with precision—a gift that will change her life forever.

As the first-person narrator, Charlie Conners has plenty to offer as a character. C.C. Bolick’s story has a deep plot, the action is compelling, and the suspense is nail-biting. Enough is given about the premise and subject matter so that the substance is tangible. Charlie, despite being formidable at marksmanship like that comic book antihero Bullseye, still has a convincing reason to pass through the needle’s eye as Bolick makes her face challenges from two worlds. Charlie is understandably shaken by a revelation that catches her unprepared, and she has no choice but to embrace her destiny and do something about it. Legacy of Power kicks off a new series that will take you on a journey with brilliant surprises. As Charlie tries to make the most of her genetically-endowed sharpshooting skills, you will be treated to a whole new must-read young adult adventure.