The Legacy
The Legacy

The Legacy

by Gemma Malley


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When a Pincent Pharmaceutical van is ambushed by the rebel group known as the Underground, its contents come as a huge surprise-not drugs, but corpses in a horrible state. It appears that the pharmaceutical company's top drug, Longevity-which is supposed to eradicate disease and ensure eternal life-isn't living up to its promises. Now a virus is sweeping the country, killing hundreds in its wake, and Longevity is powerless to fight it. But when the unscrupulous head of Pincent claims that the Underground is responsible for releasing the virus, it's up to Peter, Anna, and their friends to alert the world to the terrifying truth behind Longevity before it's too late.

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ISBN-13: 9781408836897
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Publication date: 11/28/2012
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 1,117,002
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)
Age Range: 11 - 15 Years

About the Author

Gemma Malley studied philosophy at Reading University before working as a journalist. She is the author of The Declaration, The Resistance, and the stand-alone novel The Returners. She lives in London with her family.

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Legacy 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
beaniez on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book adds further awesomeness to the already awesome series which Gemma Malley is known for. I was dying to get this book, and once I got it, I was thoroughly impressed.Malley has managed to keep the essence of the first book, yet add more to it. It feels more developed, and you meet all the characters again, and regarding the children, Jude, Sheila, Peter and Anna, they all seem more mature and older, more full of knowledge. And that makes it really realistic.That fact that the plot revolves around Longevity not working any more is also valid. I don¿t believe that humans should live forever. It means no more children, and children.. I don¿t know.. are just kind of essential, in my opinion. It keeps people happy, when there are.There was enough action in this to keep you reading, with twists, twists and more twists. I also liked the plot. It kept with the same style as the other two, so it wasn¿t original or new, but that was a reason why I liked the other books, so it was okay!I love Malley¿s writing, and her writing style and quality. It was the reason why I kept reading The Returners, and why I fell in love with the Declaration and The Resistance. It seems to further improve in this book, and it makes the whole adventure of reading the book that much better and more enjoyable because of it. I only hope that her next book has the great quality of it too!RatingPlot: 8/10It always managed to keep you on your toes, so kudos to that.Writing Quality: 10/10The quality ¿ superb. That¿s really the only thing I can say!Originality: 8/10The idea of Longevity is original, but immortality isn¿t as much. The rest of the plot is original though!Characters: 9/10The characters who are good, are really likeable, and the characters who are bad (Richard Pincent, etc.) are really bad. I love the characters in this, whatever age and maturity they are meant to be, they act like that. Sometimes I thought the teens were quite¿ not saying like all the time. But hey, it¿s the 22nd century, they probably had evolved to speak better by then!Descriptions: 7/10Not as much descriptions in this book, but it assumed the same looks in my head as last time.42/50 = 84%
soliloquies on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A shorter book than the two previous ones in this trilogy - The Legacy wraps up the story and answers many of those puzzling questions which have emerged throughout the series. The story was as engaging as ever with a plague hitting the users of Longevity, causing life changing effects. The books work because it is all so plausible. Good dystopian fiction.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Imagine a world where no one ever dies. What would happen? Well, overcrowding, first of all. Eventually having children would be - outlawed. Which is where this book begins. MC is a young girl who never should have been born - her parents had her after the drug making everyone immortal was pretty much forced on the population. I won't give a lot away, but basically this book is about something deep inside screaming that something is wrong even when the law of the land says it's right - and doing something about it, even when no one else has the nerve. The world pulled me in and caught me, and I devoured it rather than reading it. 5 stars, highly recommended.
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Wow um there arent very many reviews. So i havent read this book yet but the series is pretty good. I just think it could have had a bit more action i guess. Not very much happens. And although i do enjoy happy books, this series would have been better if more happened. But it was still a good series.
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Genesis Mena More than 1 year ago
i read the declaration, the resistance, the returners, and now the legacy. these are the best books i have rwad in my whole life. when i read the i cant stop till i finish. nothing will ever beat these books.
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