Author: Ellery Kane
Release Date: 9/5/2014
How do you want to feel today?
In 2041, the choice is yours.
San Francisco is deserted, the Bay Bridge bombed, and the BART subway trains grounded. The Guardians, members of an elite and mysterious government-appointed military police force, are maintaining order at all costs—thanks to emotion-altering drugs like Emovere that suppress fear and anxiety. Lex Knightley, daughter of a prominent forensic psychiatrist, risks entering the devastated city to partner with the Resistance, a group of rebels intent upon exposing the dangers of Emovere. Lex discovers an ally in Quin McAllister, a magnetic Guardian Force recruit with a haunting past that binds them together. As she uncovers the secrets of the Guardian Force and confronts the truth about her family, Lex begins to realize that even those closest to her are not quite who they seem.
Legacy is the first in a trilogy but can also be enjoyed as a stand-alone.
I have a soft spot for Dystopia...something about the entire genre sucks me in like a moth to the flame...it's addicting! So when the opportunity arose to join the Legacy tour I jumped right on it.
Set in San Francisco, there are so many aspects of this plot and storyline that hit close to home for me. Each little detail that was described by the main character Lex had me painting this realistic picture in my mind. With the world collapsing, mind altering drugs recking havoc and Lex's mom at the source of the "problem" there are so many negatives stacking up against Lex. Determined to get out and find answers Lex ventures off to hopefully get what she's looking for.
During Lex's travels she meets Quin, and though there were hints of a stern-typical romance I feel that all the side characters around Lex & Quin made their relationship real. Quinn's secrets, his "bad boy" imagine, all of it made me love him more. There were ups and downs, but not like the ones you would expect, these ups and downs were extremes. Here is where the author truly shined, because it is damn hard to maintain that Dystopia standard while driving a love story as well.
When Legacy came to an end I immediately wanted to dive into Prophecy, which is the #2 in this series, even with the author stating that Legacy is a stand-alone the intrigue is pulling me further into the series.
About the Author
Forensic psychologist by day, young-adult novelist by night, Ellery Kane has been writing—professionally and creatively—for as long as she can remember. Just like her main character, Lex, Ellery loves to ask why, which is the reason she became a psychologist in the first place. Real life really is stranger than fiction, and Ellery’s writing is often inspired by her day job. Evaluating violent criminals and treating trauma victims, she has gained a unique perspective on the past and its indelible influence on the individual. An avid short story writer as a teenager, Ellery recently began writing for enjoyment again, and the Legacy series was born.
Ellery’s debut novel, Legacy, has received several awards, including winning the Gold Medal in the Independent Publisher Book Awards, young adult, e-book category. Ellery was recently selected as one of ten semifinalists in the MasterClass James Patterson Co-Author Competition.
A signed copy of the entire Legacy trilogy