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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.

258 pages, Paperback

First published September 5, 2014

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Ellery A. Kane

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Forensic psychologist by day, novelist by night, Ellery Kane has been writing--professionally and creatively--for as long as she can remember. Just like many of her main characters, 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. And she's heard her fair share of real life thrillers.

Ellery lives in the San Francisco Bay Area of ​​California, a picturesque setting that provides the backdrop for many of her novels. If you don't find Ellery interviewing murderers behind prison walls or pecking away at her latest novel, she is probably at the gym landing a solid jab-cross to a punching bag; riding bicycles with her special someone; or enjoying a movie the old-fashioned way--at the theater with popcorn and Milk Duds.

Ellery was previously selected as one of ten semifinalists in the MasterClass James Patterson Co-Author Competition and is the author of the Doctors of Darkness, Rockwell and Decker, and Legacy Series, with two standalone thrillers from Bookouture coming in 2022.

If you'd like to receive a notification when new books are released, please sign up for Ellery's newsletter at ellerykane.com. Ellery also signs e-books on authorgraph.com.

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Author 2 books21 followers
February 6, 2015
4.5 stars

I received this book in exchange for an honest review

"The first time that I killed someone, it wasn't at all like I had imagined. It was a quick and as effortless as snipping a string. I squeezed the trigger, and the man fell back."

This story had me hooked from the first few pages. YA + dystopian + love story + action = my favorite formula. And this book had it all! The story is told from Alexandra "Lex" Knightley's POV. She is an eighteen year old girl living in dystopian San Francisco with her mother, who created emotion altering drugs that led to utter destruction and chaos. Lex leaves the safety of her mother to go find the Resistance, a group of people who are working to change things. Lex proves to be a survivor and all around tough chick, so I was very pleased with the way her character was written. Once inside the Resistance, Lex gets close to a guy named Quin. Quin is the typical troubled boy with plenty of secrets. And even though I say 'typical', I never get tired of this type of personality! Quin did not disappoint, and I found myself falling for him just as quickly as Lex. Qiun's friends, Elana and Max, were also well written characters with plenty of depth. I found it very hard to believe that this was a debut novel! I was impressed with the writing style, original idea, and attention to detail. Some people might not like how this book is formatted with VERY short chapters, but I honestly didn't even care because I was so engrossed in the story.

The story takes a turn when the group leaves the Resistance and goes back the Lex's mother. At this point, I had no hope of putting the book down. Once Lex reunites with her mother, we learn a lot more about the world and also back stories of the characters. I had many problems with Lex's mom but came to love her by the end. Quin and Lex went through some issues that I thought were very realistic and was glad their relationship played out the way it did.

I don't want to give away anything, so I will just say that the ending gets CRAZY!!!

This book has everything that I love about the YA dystopian genre. If you are also obsessed with this genre, I suggest that you READ THIS BOOK!!!


Profile Image for Rachel (The Rest Is Still Unwritten).
1,601 reviews203 followers
July 13, 2016
Thank you to author Ellery A. Kane for providing me with a copy of this in exchange for an honest review

Find this review and more on my blog The Rest Is Still Unwritten!

Legacy by Ellery A. Kane was a well paced and well thought out novel that surprised me with it's exciting storyline and tangible characters. Set in an alternate future where drugs can alter your emotions and military forces control society to an extent, Legacy was a wonderful debut!

Following eighteen year old Alexandra "Lex" Knightly, Legacy is set in the alternate future of 2041 where society is a shadow of it's former self and pharmaceutical companies produce drugs that suppress fear and uncertainty, working together with military forces known as Guardians to create super soldiers incapable of feeling fear and disobeying orders. As the daughter of the forensic psychiatrist who first came up with the emotion altering drug known as Emovere, Lex finds herself entering the deserted city of San Francisco to meet up with a group known as the Resistance in order to potentially take down the Guardians and bring to light the truth about Emovere and its devastating side affects.

Heading into Legacy, I wasn't completely sure what I should expect. The description sounded promising, but if I'm honest the cover didn't go a long way to fuelling my imagination. Still I was hopeful. And I'm thrilled to say Legacy encompasses the saying that you shouldn't judge a book by it's over. Ellery A. Kane's debut novel was a very exciting story that has obviously been very well thought out and constructed.

I quite liked Lex as the main character and have to commend Kane on writing a heroine easy to like and follow. Lex takes on a hard task when she risks entering San Fransisco to find the Resistance and even though she is untrained and afraid, she faces her fears knowing that she has the potential to save lives.

All the characters we meet throughout the story compliment the plot line beautifully. I enjoyed seeing Lex make friends with some ex-Guardians and see Kane explore the damages harsh childhoods and painful pasts have had on the individuals treated with Emovere.

I was very satisfied with Lex and her relationship with Quin McAllister, the tough and fractured former Guardian who helps her throughout the story and quickly wins her heart. While admittedly I felt Lex and Quin "fell in love" too soon, I did believe their feelings and their romance. By the end of the book it was no surprising at all that they felt so deeply about each other after all they had been through but I would have liked a slower process of them getting there. Quin had some very real demons he needed to face and I appreciated Ellery A. Kane forcing him to face hard truths and growth requirements in Lecacy.

My only issue with this story is that I would have liked to explore the world within Legacy just a little bit more. I'm very intrigued to see exactly how society got to be the way it is in 2041 and can only hope Kane expands on this some more should she write a sequel and continue on with the series.

Legacy concludes very well, with Lex and her friends taking on powerful individuals to bring to light the truth about what is going on, and in saying that Legacy could very easily be a stand alone novel. And yet, despite how well it concludes, I do hope Ellery A. Kane writes a sequel as I wouldn't mind the chance to see and learn a bit more about this world and about these characters.

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Profile Image for Elle Rose.
48 reviews53 followers
February 12, 2015
*Book provided by author for an honest review*

I really wanted to like this book. I love the dystopian genre, and tied together a lot of elements from popular dystopian books that I love: a cool setting, interesting background, advanced technologies, a repressive government, mind-altering drugs, and romance. Maybe it's just me, the time, whatever, but I couldn't enjoy this as much as other people did from the reviews I've read. While there were some parts I did enjoy, overall, I felt like there was a lot to be improved.

The writing: The writing reminded me of other dystopian novels, such as The Hunger Games and Divergent, because it's very detached from the character. I didn't enjoy it and I felt like I never got to know the main character, Lex, because of it. The character was constantly describing her reasons for doing or feeling something, and I wanted more showing whereas most was just telling. I thought there would be more action. It would appear in spurts, coming out of nowhere, and I couldn't anticipate it because there was no rising action.The pacing was slow and although the book was short, it dragged on and I had to force myself to read some parts.

The characters: Because of the writing, I never really got to know any of the characters. I understood them because of how Lex told me they were like, but I didn't really see it in their actions or dialogue. The cast of characters wasn't that big, so I could easily identify them, but I still didn't feel anything for them. Most of the characters came from some emotional background, but even knowing that, I couldn't connect to them or feel sorry because of how it was executed. I more character development and better dialogue could have made a big difference in my enjoyment. I also didn't like the romance because of my lack of emotion for the characters.

The romance: I'm a big romance fan, in any type of book. Even so, I just couldn't understand the romance in Legacy. It came out of nowhere, and I didn't even know Lex was in "love" (or whatever it is), until she had to tell us herself. Even when they were together, I didn't know anything about Quin's character apart from his past. A lot of the story revolves around the romance, when I think it would have been fine, or even better, without the romance.

I was definitely interested in the synopsis, which was the reason I wanted to read this book. I think some people might enjoy this, but it's not something I would recommend if you are in the dystopian mood. If you are put off by my review because the issues I brought up here are things you also dislike, then I wouldn't recommend this book to you.
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82 reviews11 followers
November 13, 2015
This story had me intrigued from the first couple of chapters and the synopsis. The story is told from Alexandra Knightley’s POV. An eighteen year old girl living in the suburbs of San Francisco with her mother, who created emotion altering drugs that led to utter destruction and chaos. The story revolves around Lex leaving the safety of her mother to go find the Resistance, a group of people who are working to change things and stand up to the corrupt government. Sounds cool right?

I tried to like this book because I really wanted to like this book. I love dystopian novels and tied in with this are a lot of elements from popular dystopian books – a unqiue setting, interesting history, a “communist” government, mind-altering drugs, and romance. As great as all of this sounds, I just did not like the book.

Lets start with the writing – It reminded me of a few other dystopian novels in the sense that the author gets to involved in the plot line and loses touch with the characters and character development. That had a huge impact on the book as I could not relate or connect to any of the characters. Even though the author was good at describing the horrific events and traumas that they went through, westill didn’t get to really know the characters. They all seemed paper thin, and completely unreal to me. The pacing was slow in the sense that little things happened here and there but they were not of much importance. The end was predicatable and some characters, such as Lex’s father just seemed random and out of place.

With the characters, even though I knew they were all different and since thereweren’t many within the book it was easy to remember who was who but I still saw them as the same people. I knew each person had a different background but they all acted the same. Distant, moody and untalkative. The dialogue at times seemed so forced because of their lack of emtion bringing us to the next point.

The romance in this book was painful. It came out of nowhere. I could see that perhaps the author was trying to show us that in a crumbling society people may just want to be with one another, but then it isnt love so much as lust or seeking comfort. The romance was intense and awkward, and it was just random. It seemed weird because once again, the characters didnt feel real and they didn’t seem to have real emotions, but it did get better towards the end.

Overall I would recommend this to some younger readers, as an introduction to the dystopian genre, but It is is not one of my favourites. It is a really good story line, which is pretty much what I liked about the book.

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1,017 reviews96 followers
June 17, 2015
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This book sounded so good just from the description (we could control our emotions?! Heck yeah sign me up!) and sometimes I'm let down by that. This wasn't one of those times. This book was fantastic, the characters seemed tangible and the plot was really flushed out well.

This story follows the young Alexandra nicknamed Lex, it's set in the future; 2041. The society we know is long gone, replaced by pharmaceutical companies who produce drugs that control how you feel. Lex just happens to be the daughter of the forensic psychiatrist who invented the drug. Things get going quickly and soon Lex finds herself helping the group: The Resistance, to show everyone the drugs aren't a good thing and hopefully take down the military group known as the Guardians.

This is an amazing debut novel, it's so good it doesn't even feel like a debut. The writing is simple and easy to follow, the characters are wonderfully written and the plot is pretty awesome.

I enjoyed Lex as the main character she is strong and very likable. Even though she is so scared to embark of this rebellion with the Resistance she goes ahead, knowing it could save lives. If that's not a good person I don't know what is.

There is some sweet romance in this book that I really enjoyed. I really like that Kane made Quin real, he wasn't perfect by any means but he was still so freaking wonderful that you can't help but fall for him.

I also really enjoyed the rest of the cast, in some books, I feel the side characters are just there to be there and they don't feel real at all. Not the case here, they all of their own realness about them.

This book does have very short chapters but I actually liked that. I'm the kind of person who tells myself that I will stop after one more chapter, but when they are this short I just keeping reading thinking to myself just one more and before I knew it, the book was over.
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33 reviews4 followers
November 16, 2020
While there were several sections that I felt were rushed or not well developed, overall I really enjoyed this book. It was a light read for a dystopian, but enough details that it held my attention and made me want to finish the series.
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652 reviews
December 12, 2014
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Ellery Kane

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.

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Daughter of a scientist. Kind. Caring. Determined to not be left out. Has gone father. Likes Quin. Heroine. Not good with stressful situations. Cares for the people she loves.

Ex-Guardian Force. Happy one moment, sad the next. Has a bad past. Has convict father. Was cold hearted. Likes Lex. Willing to heal. A bit distant at first.

This book is hard to place. I'll admit I did like some parts.
I really liked the psychological trauma part of the book was good. That might sound bad. Oops. The psychological aspect of life affects you as much as your surroundings and your genetics. Giving the Guardian Force traumatic situations they went through in the past was a good move. I, as an aspiring psychologist, was fascinated by the drugs. I know that sounds bad. But still. The question is if people can actually make drugs to alter moods. I admit that it would be quite amazing if that was a real invention. You could make soldiers fearless. You could make surgeons prepared for surgery by making them calm. The possibilities would be endless. It would be amazing. As the book said, though, there would be people who abuse the drugs. That is envitable. All things that are good have negative downsides as well.
I also think that the dark pasts give these characters depth. They had terrible things happen to them. There are no amazing, rich people lives. These are real situations. Real people. There might be an Elana out there. Maybe a Quin. A Max. An Eddison. A Lex. You don't know. These characters are real. They have depth that other characters don't have.
I do think that this book showed promise. Especially when I read the blurb. Oh gosh. That blurb. It was perfect. I just wanted to dive into this book.
I really did not like Quin. Oh gosh. I don't like him. He was annoying. He kept changing moods. He kept acting like two different people. Does he have bipolar disorder? It seemed like he had a slightly mild case. One moment, he was happy and carefree. Another moment later...solemn. Dreary. I don't understand. I guess you could say that it was his father...
And the romance? Admittedly, there is promise for that couple. Quin needed Lex. Lex needed Quin. If they hasn't been clingy, I would have liked it. Maybe. Barely. They didn't seem like a good couple. They kept kissing and playing cat-and-mouse. Quin was hot-and-cold. I think Lex put too much of her heart into the relationship. Quin didn't give enough. He seemed to only put his body into it, not his soul or heart.
I also dislike the ending. It seems rushed. Like the plot just ends right there. We had action piled on. Lex's mother. Her father. Quin's father. We get things happening. Fast. Quick. It was too rushed. It was hard to keep up. As I read the last few chapters, I kept groaning. It could have ended sooner. Not all the fluff in the epilogue. We don't need to know they love each other. We get that. The story should have ended sooner. It went on for too long.

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271 reviews6 followers
May 30, 2015
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

I was captivated by a description of this book – San Francisco, evacuated and desolate after the use of an emotion-altering drug takes over the populous and government? Awesome. Super soldiers are happening and a Resistance is forming? Awesome.

And, I have to say, the plot wasn’t terrible. It had echoes of “Revolution” (NBC) and Divergent, so there was that.

However, I had a major problem with a couple of key aspects of the writing.

1. The Exposition Fairy visits every page.
Nothing is subtle in this book. It’s almost as if Ms. Kane thinks that the reader is not intelligent enough to connect any dots, even if things have already been spelled out 80% of the way. Here’s one of my favorite examples:

Max chuckled. “What is the old saying? Drive it like you stole it? You’d know something about that, right, Quin?”
Apparently, in another life, he had been a car thief.

When an author hits me over the head with exposition like this, it takes all the joy out of reading and discovering the story.

2. The portrayal of girls and how girls “are”
I guess it’s a pet peeve of mine when a character explains away her actions as “just the way girls are”. This overgeneralization is often just an excuse for catty behavior, and I think it’s lazy writing. Either a) at some point acknowledge that your character needs to grow up or b) don’t write this sort of excuse at all. Here’s an example:

Elana and I studied each other cautiously, the way girls do.

Or the way strangers do in an uncertain world? Or the way a trauma survivor might study someone?

3. Lex’s stupid stupidity about boys.
So, in the first few pages, Lex kills a member of the Guardian Force in self-defense. This is her first time killing someone, and it’s a big deal for about three seconds. Then, she meets the Love Interest and has this to say:

My mother referred to me as a “late bloomer”, an expression I despised. I imagined myself as a cold, hard seed in the ground, waiting impatiently while life sprung up around me.

You literally just killed someone four minutes ago. Why aren’t you in some sort of shock? Why don’t you wait to have these “life has just begun” moments until tomorrow? This is disgusting.

4. People tell Lex everything immediately upon meeting her.
It is my understanding that Ms. Kane is a forensic psychiatrist herself, and thus deals with survivors of trauma in her work. I think that she had a good idea here, imagining how the military might exploit these survivors in a dystopian future.

However, three different people share their traumatic experiences with Lex:

-Max, *immediately* after meeting her. It is their first conversation.
-Elana, on the second day of knowing Lex, even though she’s been reserved with everyone else about it. I guess she just “feels like she can talk to Lex.”
-Edison, and his timing is the only one that makes any sense based on the relationship he has with Lex and his personality.

I just kind of hated the info-dumping characters did to the protagonist in general, considering they’d never met her before, but the trauma-sharing really bothered me.

6. Why are there bathrooms?
If the government insisted on the evacuation of SF, why is there still running water? I get electricity, because it’s explicitly stated that the gov’t needs it for CCTV, but why water? If you really want to break down the Resistance, why not shut down the water?

I was really hoping that this book would be my next dystopian love, but it fell way, way short.
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157 reviews3 followers
January 28, 2015
Cover Thoughts-
It's a bit plain for my tastes, but I enjoy the background that everyone recognizes as the Bay Bridge in San Francisco. I love how the color gives off the desolation feel that one would expect from most dystopias.
First Thought-
First off, dystopia is my favorite genre. Furthermore, I am very critical of it. I am also in the processes of getting a degree in forensic science. So, when I see that this YA novel has a forensic psychiatrist in it, I am immediately interested.

Legacy did not disappoint. Ellery Kane begins the novel with Lex Knightly starting her dangerous trip across the bridge to deliver a flash drive of information to the rebels. She beautifully switches from present to past explaining how Lex got there, and how her mother is the person who began this devastation. I was not at all expecting what happened next. Usually while I'm reading I can come up with my own theories of how the characters resolve their broken societies. Legacy was something different. It is enjoyable because it is original. The characters are easy to follow and empathize with, well except for Quinn. I really wanted to punch Quinn sometimes. Quinn's character was almost unbelievable for me. Some of his actions were ones I couldn't see happening in real life. Most of the parts of the book were page turners. I couldn't set it down until the 3rd part of the novel. There was a lull where Lex, Quinn, and their rag-tag group of rebels stay in Lex's house admiring or hating Lex's mother. The best part about the book is learning about the different emotion-altering drugs. Listen, I'm no druggie but I wouldn't mind trying them. Well... maybe not the one that turns me into a heartless super soldier. Legacy makes me feel like this could happen in real life. It could be more than fantasy. It isn't an end with aliens or zombies. This is a powerful drug being abused by the government. Even the ending is great... in a sad way. It has one of those sacrificial endings you don't see coming. This is what I like in a novel. It took me on an original journey through my imagination of what is bravery and what is not.

Overall Readability-
If you enjoyed dystopians such as The 5th Wave, Ash Fall, or Eve, then I know you would enjoy Legacy. All of these novels have a lead character trying to make it through a situation on their own and then finding support in the end.

My Final Thought-
I have to know more! Is it really over? No more super soldiers? Unfortunately, I have to wait awhile until the second one comes out.

5 out of 5 Haunted Roses
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92 reviews54 followers
March 14, 2023

That’s all that I can say right now because this book is absolutely amazing!! Its so hard for me to put into words how much I really love this book because I don’t even know where to even begin. What makes Legacy a standout, in my opinion, in the dystopian genre is that the protagonist Lex is helping her mother expose the dangers of her own invention Emovere, an emotion-altering drug that suppress fear and anxiety. I like the premise of the book where it really explores how people can cross that fine line in science experimentation and morality. Emotions are what makes us human and to take that away what does that leave us with?

As I then got around to thinking about it I realized that there are substances out there that do alter emotions and that people seek them out.We really do try to alter our own emotions and even though we don’t have Emovere there is a very real possibility that one day something like this could possibly be invented. This to me is what makes the book so interesting because the whole premise of the book is about what would happen if we were to alter or try to erase certain emotions and we really get to see what that would be like and the repercussions of doing something like that would be. Legacy is a thought provoking book that explores many important topics such as trauma victims and the reasons why people would want to alter their emotions.

The story was interesting and had many plot twists. The were times where I was completely blindsided. Lex was a bit naive but was also strong, smart and brave. I really liked all of the characters except for Lex’s mother, she got on my nerves. I thought that the characters are real what they went through, their struggles, their emotions are all genuine and realistic. While Lex and Quin’s relationship wasn’t my favorite I’m sure that its something that I will eventually grow to love. While I wasn’t shocked about certain things I was also never bored.

Overall, I loved the premise of the book and I think that its original and thought provoking. The story was fast paced and I was so completely absorbed in the story that I finished the book in two days. I can’t wait for the next book in the series because I need to know what happens next. I NEED the Prophecy right now!

I received a copy of Legacy from the author Ellery A. Kane in exchange for an honest review. All opinions stated are my own and I was in no way compensated for my review.
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151 reviews21 followers
November 9, 2015
I received this book in a GoodReads Giveaway.

I truly enjoyed this book. Although it was short, it didn't lack anything. The book was easy and quick read. Once I actually was reading it only took me all of two days. The prologue took me by surprise. The contrast in those two paragraphs was remarkable, and made it that much more interesting. I was laughing my head off because of how shocked I was. Now as the story goes on, there was insta-love, but I don't believe it was badly written like some others are. In the story Lex is drawn to Quin because she basically likes to solve puzzles and he was definitely a puzzle to be cracked.

The friends Lex makes are amazing. Now while new characters were being introduced and Lex just "felt" like she could trust them, much less that she "couldn't keep a secret", I was very sceptical of them. It was one of the things that I didn't like about Lex either. I mean when you live in a world that they do, secrets are one of the biggest things that need to be held. Now, I'm not saying she should have kept secrets like someone she knew did, but at the same time, not everything needs to be told either. Now, I'm going to contradict myself. I also did like that she didn't keep secrets from those close to her. That itself was refreshing because with all the dystopian books that are out, they all have feel a need to keep secrets from even those that care about them.

I do give the book a 4/5 mainly because every time I was able to read it would be a short period of time and then I would have to wait even longer periods of time to actually be able to read again. Legacy was a good book. I cannot wait until I read the second book Prophecy.
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32 reviews
June 5, 2017
I received this novel through Goodreads First-Reads.

This novel was incredibly amazing. I want to compare it to another novel but it would be an insult to this book because it was unique. The premise of the novel is very interesting. It is 2041 and there are pills that are available to alter moods. Lex is the main character and her mother plays a large roll in the after math of the abuse of the pills.

I didn't immediately fall in love with these characters and I believe that is what makes them so great. Lex is very relatable and does not put up a front about how she is feeling. She does not fake interests and does not pretend to be strong when she is terrified. Quin is also a very lovable character. He isn't your typical boy with issues.

I got to a point in the novel where the thought of "I seriously love these characters and I cant wait to see what happens" hit me. There was one moment and after that I couldn't dislike the book if I tried. The romance in the novel had to be my favorite part because it was very realistic. It wasn't just "oh we are forbidden to be together so lets prove everyone wrong". It was a "I will love you no matter what and if you need time to figure yourself out, that's okay. I will be waiting" type of love. Love plays a large part in this novel. Its not all romantic love either. Its love for a child and love for your friends.

I highly recommend this novel to everyone. If by chance the author of this novel sees this review, I would like to tell you that you have done an amazing job and I can not wait for more novels from you.
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1,197 reviews18 followers
March 29, 2017
The "being able to control emotions" was what made me pick up this book. Unfortunately, this aspect was only mentioned briefly.

This book is a pretty stereotypic dystopian. Instalove. A protagonist who seems to be able to just sense everybody else's feelings and gets along so well with everyone they tell her their secrets instantly.

I did like the focus on the mental issues of the characters, even though only Quin's were the only one actually discussed.

However, this book focused too​ much on the romance, and the main character's insistence she knew Quin better than anyone, even though she barely knew him was annoying.
10.5k reviews124 followers
November 30, 2017
Wow, superb. Scary in its own way. Couldn’t put it down. Hopefully the future isn’t really going to be like that. The characters are also perfect for the story.
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383 reviews3 followers
April 6, 2015
Despite undeniable parallels to other YA novels, Legacy drew me in right from the start. There are quite some components that made the book enjoyable:

1) the style of writing
Legacy is a debut novel but it doesn't show. The author simply knows how to handle words and how to keep people hooked. Legacy is obviously a book for young adults but the main character being a young girl could have told you as much. The style of writing certainly didn't overdo it.

2) the world building
Some dystopian worlds are really hard to believe which is partly caused by the author not describing and explaining enough and partly by the things happening in that supposed future. Lex' world was believable. Not every detail made perfect sense to me but even so I found I didn't care. I'm not a person who needs an explanation for everything or is the first to shout "weeell, apparently you didn't really think about that!". To wrap it up: Legacy does not offer a world like "Harry Potter" or "The Hunger Games" that you buy from the first to the last page and reread because you can't get enough. But it gives you the feeling that someone honestly thought things through and, though not overly exiting, the world building is solid.

3) the fact that it has a somewhat closed end
Let's face it, if you write a dystopia, you plan to write three books from the beginning. That's just the way it is. Oh, is it? I almost always find myself enjoying the first book the most. I read book two and three to find out how everything ends but honestly with some series I have no clue which event featured in the second and which in the third book. Things somehow lose momentum if you spread them out on three books with 300 pages each. It's like with sequels of movies - they hardly live up to the expectations.
Legacy has a proper ending and I don't need a sequel. But I would like Ellery Kane to write some more books :)

And now to the things that could have been better:

1) get rid of the cliches
Some characters and most of the plot that was not dystopia-related I had the feeling I have seen before. I know it's hard to come up with something new every time. Creating a female protagonist that is no Mary Sue without making her male is virtually impossible. And still I thought things were going way to easy for Lex. She acted like many other girls would so I was fine with that aspect. It's just that YA authors mostly let the incredibly hot but troubled boy fall for the ordinary looking heroine-by-accident girl. That seems to be the material for a lot of YA novels lately and it starts to get boring.

2) give the plot more space to unfold
Right in the beginning the chapters amounted to two or three pages each. I found myself more often scrolling through blank space than text. Having such short chapters interrupted the reading experience, I thought. Some things could have been elaborated on, it would have allowed the story to catch up speed earlier.

Overall: 4 stars for a great debut novels, with hopefully some more to follow!

Finally, I'd like to thank the author for letting me read her book for free - she took quite some risk as I based this review purely on the reading experience and can't be bribed ;)
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2 reviews29 followers
January 17, 2015
This book has everything
It has drama, action, romance, great characters, graduation of the story, some bad people, a lot of good people, evil government, family issues, tragedies...everything.

As I got this book I knew it was going to be great but I have never expected it to be THIS GREAT.
At the start of the book we meet a young girl-Lex and her mother-Dc. Victoria Knightley. Lex is going back to San Francisco. The city is closed, people are no longer allowed to go there, because it´s too dangerous.
Lex is trying to find people from Resistance, or better to say she is waiting for them to find her. Resistance is a community of people fighting against government- who is producing drug named Emovere which went out of control of its prior use. There she meet Quin and fall in love. She also met another couple of people, some are good, some are bad. At this moment Lex-brave yet soft girl, is trying to find out who is the one she can trust and who is not.

I don´t want to spoil this for you guys so I am not going to continue with the whole story. I am just going to tell you about some things I enjoyed the most:

1. Each of the main characters has been through something tought which made them very unique and interesting to read about.
2. Whole story is increasing and graduating troughout the book. There is not a single part where I would say that I am bored.
3. Whole idea behind the story is something new, fresh. It is nothing like I read before.
4. I really enjoyed the fact that you can never really tell what is going to happen next. The story is pretty unpredictible which is great.
5. Let me tell you something about the love story... Ooooh sweet jesus, this love story is completly different from other love stories. It´s not that cliché one. Quin- boy with pretty dark past who is trying to do better is the one Lex fall in love with. And you will too! I promise!
6. Villians! These are the villians which you can meet in your daily life. Either it is the governemnt trying to use something that should help people to very bad purpose or is this one man - a freakin snake doing everything as worse... I am not going to tell you more because of spoilers but damn this man is going to heat it up a lot...
7. Tragedy. This might seem a little weird but I think that these few tragedies appearing in the story gave it all a little more deeper tint.
8. The End. Yep, I enjoyed the end. I don´t like the fact that this book has an end but I enjoyed the how. But I can´t really tell you more without spoiling it for you guys.

I could write about this book a lot more but I think Iam just going to stop here. All I would like to say to the end of this review is that I can´t wait to read upcoming sequels! I think this book deserves a lot more attention than it´s getting now!

So if you are interested in YA books, dystopian books, searching for something new, searching for great characters, drama, action, great love story, great theme of the whole story than GO FOR THIS BOOK!

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Author 9 books204 followers
June 25, 2016
Legacy has all the elements of a good young adult dystopian -- a believable premise, an oppressive government, a heart wrenching romance, and lots of action. When sixteen-year-old Lex is sent by her mother into the city of San Francisco to infiltrate the Resistance, she's not even sure she'll survive. After she's forced to kill a member of the Guardian Force, she becomes someone she never wanted to be. Distrustful of everyone and everything, she finds herself reluctantly attracted to Resistance member, Quin, a former member of the Guardian Force. The two begin a fragile friendship that blossoms into more as the foundation crumbles beneath their feet. They flee back to the suburbs to find answers from Lex's mom and discover the fate of the world as they know it may rest upon them.

The plot was equal parts action/adventure and romance and both were well done. The chemistry between Lex and Quin is immediate, but the relationship develops slowly. Quin has his secrets which force him to keep Lex at arms' length at first. But everyone has secrets and they're revealed one by one, adding twists and turns to the adventure half of the story.

The characters were really well developed, including secondary and even tertiary characters. They all had a depth that brought them to life. I liked all of the characters well enough, but there was no single character that I loved, and that may be what has kept me from rating this book higher than four stars.

The writing was great. The author's voice is fresh and youthful and her writing is fluid. It may have been one of my favorite aspects of the story.

What Didn't Work for Me
1. I couldn't really embrace a single character. I liked them all and rooted for them, but there was no single character, not even Lex, that I was pulling for over all the others.
2. The early pacing. It got off to a slow start, but once it found it's footing, it took off.

Top Five Things I Enjoyed About Legacy
1. The romance. It's angsty and intense, just the way I like my teen romances.
2. The danger. The author does an excellent job of seamlessly weaving danger into the conflict and romance.
3. The science. Kane's dystopian future relies heavily on science and she does a good job of presenting a believable future where science is our downfall.
4. The writing. I love the use of metaphors and the fluid writing style that remains youthful as well as dark, appropriate to the subject matter.
5. The ending. The book wraps up the main story questions while leaving the door wide open for a sequel.

Bottom Line
Legacy is a solid young adult dystopian with the right mix of action and romance. I've already bought the next two books in the series!

I was provided with a copy of this book by the author in exchange for an honest review.
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4 reviews
December 6, 2014
*Book provided by author in exchange for an honest review*

Legacy is a Young Adult Dystopian Novel.
Before I start the review, I would like to point out that I usually don't read books that aren't popular. Not because I don't want to, but because I have a hard time finding them. Legacy has motivated me to more actively seek out Up and Coming authors.

To be honest, I wasn't expecting much, I thought I would just read it, review it, and be done. BUT I NEED THE NEXT BOOK!!

Legacy was really well written and had me hooked before page 50.
The only thing I didn't like about the writing/layout itself was the short chapters. Chapters that were occasionally a mere 1 1/2 pages had me a little annoyed. Though I suppose this would be great for more reluctant readers, I am just not part of that group...

I don't want to give away too much (I feel like books are better when you don't know what to expect)
So, I'll just tell you a bit about the characters.

The protagonist - Lex (Or Alexandra) is a young women, I wouldn't say girl, she's much too mature to be classified as a girl. She's brave, almost to the point of crazy.. But she's a lot more likable than most teenage protagonists, of course she had her flaws, but I didn't find her annoying.

*Possible spoilers*

The love interest. Are you surprised? You shouldn't be, there's always a love interest.
Dark, mysterious, lovable, these are all words you could use to describe Quin. He's got a bit of a temper, for good reason though. Coming from an abusive past and some other things that I won't give away for the sake of - YOU NEED TO READ THE BOOK. He's just... complicated... I guess.. I for one, can't wait to read more about their little love.

Max... Max is Max... Max is the lovable best friend that doesn't allow things to ever get too serious. He brings humor to a book, that without him, would be too serious...
Then there's Elana.. Elana is the smart girl, best friend of Max. Who takes Lex under her wing.

Want to know more? Read the book.

Don't think my review told you enough? Read the book.

Seriously. Read the book.

I recommend this book to any dystopian lover age 12+
I hope that someday this book will be all the rage with the YA bookworms. Ellery A. Kane should be a household name.... well... A bookshelf name.
So, if you still have doubts. READ THE BOOK.

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33 reviews23 followers
December 30, 2021
Original review found at: http://awesomebooknuts.blogspot.com/

I'm a book judger. I always have been and I can't help it. Don't hurt me.

When Ms. Kane emailed me asking me to do a review, I went to goodreads to check out the rating/plot. It definitely seemed like something I would enjoy, but that cover had me judging. I guess I have a "thing" for ornate covers. I'm also pretty critical of YA dystopian fiction - I guess because there is just SO much of it and a lot that I have read hasn't been that great. That said, Legacy had me hooked right off the bat. I think I read it in about 30 hours or so and I've only done that with one other book.

The plot was fantastic, in my opinion. The setting was interesting and described very thoroughly. The characters were developed very well (even if there was a token YA guy) and I felt like I connected with Lex - she's awesome.

I wasn't as into Quin as Lex was, but hey! that's why I'm not in the book, right?! They did have a unique romance, though. He has a tragic back-story and he is connected to Lex and her mother in a rather unfortunate way. I would have liked to have known more about him.

Lex teams up with Quin and his friends Max and Elena (may have spelled that wrong, sorry) to find a way to deactivate, so to speak, the super soldiers.

This may be a little harder to get your hands on if you don't order online. Out of curiosity, I checked with three local independent bookstores and NONE of them had it or had even heard of it.

Another great thing about this book is that it was pretty clean! I'm not a prude (I don't think), but it's nice when you find a great book that is appropriate for younger kids, too.
Ms. Kane, if you're reading this: Thank you for sending me your awesome book, I loved it. I can't wait to see what else you have in store for this group!

Sexual Content: mild
Violence: moderate
Language: mild (I don't remember any, but I could be wrong)
Drugs/Alcohol: It's a book about people taking mind altering drugs...
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102 reviews2 followers
March 29, 2015
I was given this book by the author in trade for an honest review

I have not read to many dystopian novels so I am still interested in the genre. This was not exactly what I was expecting, The first page of the book really got to me, the first kiss description and then the first kill... They where both so interesting, similar and very different at the same time.

There have been some books recently where I really didn't get any information about the charters it was just all action, that was not the case with this book, though I felt I got to know Quin a little better because of the obsession with the file, but I was invested in Lex and what she felt. I am also really happy that there was no love interest triangle which has been the case in so many books I have read recently I was very happy to deal with just the issues of being a couple.

The writing was good and the story was really interesting, I loved the concept, mood altering drugs are a common discussion right now and I am not surprised that this is taking it to a new level, with the black outs and such I felt a little strange when cell phones where just tossed into the mix but it worked.

There are times in books when I beg the book not to have a character do something, but even when Lex's mom took off into the compound I knew she had to, it didn't feel wrong and although I was wondering who wasn't going to make it. In these situations there is usually someone, in a really bad way I am happy at who it was.

The only thing is that I wanted a little more after information, is the world coming back around? What is going on with the Dad? How could he just leave Boston, wasn't there something he was doing there that he couldn't leave behind? That might be continued in a future book, but right now I just want a few conclusions, but that is something I feel a lot when reading books and a lot of times I never get the conclusion I want... I am happy with where this one is but really want to know where the world is headed...
1 review
April 5, 2015
I generally don’t read dysthopian literature, but I was hooked on this book from the beginning. I enjoyed a well paced action and the author’s style of writing. It seemed effortless while flowing well and sprinkled with great symbolism. The chapters were short and I wanted to know more, so it was difficult to put this book down. I cannot wait for the second, third, fourth, etc. part. Please write more…

I found that the characters were quite complex and versatile, although I would love to see a greater development of several of them. Perhaps this will come with time…
The main character, Lex was a mature 18-year-old. The author did an outstanding job in portraying her; on one level she was still young, and barely an adult with behavior, thoughts, and dreams typical of this age; but on the other hand, Lex was also reflective, observant, and fascinating in her internal monologue. To me, her monologue rang true to a real life; it was masterful.

I was not as thrilled and certainly not as “smitten” by Quinn. Although he was presented at first as a mysterious and a highly guarded young man, given his profound struggles and traumatic childhood experiences, I wished his character was developed more. He seemed to have only “a few” problems, which he easily addressed by talking with Lexi’s mom. I was surprised with the speed with which he dealt with his past demons. It did not seem as believable as Elana or even Edison’s (secondary characters) problems. My second favorite was Elana. I want to know more about her. Actually, I want to know more about all of them and would love to see how the plot develops. I am also hoping that the second part of her prologue will be developed as deftly in the next part(s) as she developed the first part of the prologue it in this present book. I am expectant that there is more to come from this talented debutante.

I was given this book in an exchange for an honest review. I truly enjoyed the book.
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478 reviews115 followers
January 12, 2015
I'm very much amazed with how this novel started. I got hooked from the prologue. It got me very much excited because I haven't read any book that got me going from the first page in a while now. The story wowed me during the start but somehow it kinda fell back and the excitement I was feeling towards the book dissipated.

I liked the protags. Lex was very strong-willed but I found her a bit stubborn somewhere towards the end of the book but I can't blame her. Teenagers are stubborn. Quin was kind of hard to understand. I couldn't really relate to both characters but damn, their chemistry worked for me so much. Also hurrah for the lack of love triangle!! The minor characters I loved dearly, like Elana, Edison and Max. Especially Max. He's kind of the guy bff every girl would need.

The plot was very interesting though. It kept me going, even though I mentioned that I couldn't relate much to the main characters. The way the setting was built up in this novel is very realistic and believable. I love dystopian novels that mostly deals with the government's faults, like how it somehow reflects how people would stand up for their rights and fight against the government. I like them better than dystopians that mostly deals with sci-fi things.

Another thing I had problems with was the way the chapters were written. Some chapters were really short. I'm kind of not a fan of that. I would have loved this more if the story unfolded with more details because it kind of seemed very rushed for me.

Overall, this book was really a great read. I would have never imagined that this was a debut novel. Also I love that this book had a closed ending even though this is a first in a trilogy.
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392 reviews26 followers
January 31, 2015
I won this book in a Goodreads.com giveaway. What a fantastic introduction to this new author. This was a wonderful debut novel. Legacy is a dystopian novel set in the year 2041. Order is being maintained by a government group called the Guardian Force. This group is using a drug called Emovere to suppress the fear in the soldiers who enforce the laws. Lex is a member of the Resistance, a group who is committed to uncovering the dangers and the unethical use of Emovere. Lex's mother unintentionally put the evil ways of the government into motion by inventing this amazing drug. Lex puts her life into danger and travels into the city to help the cause of the Resistance. When she reaches the compound, she doesn't know who she should trust and she ends up in an unlikely alliance with a former Guardian recruit named Quin.

Overall I loved this book. I enjoyed the blossoming of the relationship between Lex and Quin. I loved how Edison and his relationships with both Lex and Quin evolved even more. His character grew immensely.

I'm not sure I like the introduction of "How do you want to feel today?" on the back of the novel. This gave me the impression that people in the future would have a plethora of pills to choose from to select their daily emotions...but perhaps that is just me. I would also have liked to learn a bit more about why the world is like it is. The author didn't really thoroughly explain what happened to make the world so bad. This is, however, a great debut novel and I would love to read a second book in the series. Recommended for Dystopian genre fans.

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Author 2 books77 followers
February 26, 2015
I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

This book is unbelievable.

I feel like I should start the review with that. Also, I'm at a loss for words for this book. Nothing that I say can wrap up the perfection that is this book.

The plot? Amazing. Original. Something I'll be talking about for years.
The characters? I connected to them instantly. I felt like I was in the book, and they were MY friends, too.
The setting? Breathtaking. I seriously felt like I was actually there.

Honestly, you would never be able to tell that this is Ellery Kane's first book. She writes better than some people who have written tons of books. The way she described the world in its crumbling, ruined state really blew my mind. The way she makes the reader really, truly connect to the characters is something I've never really seen before, and I've been reading for a very long time. The whole plot - where the world has been ruined by the development of the drug Emovere, which controls the ability to feel fear (and other drugs that were later developed, which allows for the control of other emotions, as well), and eighteen year old Lex, along with a few others, has to try and make things right- is also something I can honestly say I've not seen yet, either. It's one of those rare books where I'm not sitting there rolling my eyes and wondering where I've read the same generic elements time and time again. It's original.

I cannot say enough good things about this book. I wanted to start it again as soon as I put it down. I cannot wait until the next book!
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3,880 reviews1,644 followers
October 6, 2015

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.

Set in the future, Legacy presents us a world that we've only imagined in our dreams. People and emotions are controlled with pills; feelings and thoughts controlled by others. This started out as an experiment, but there are side effects to live with.

Based in San Fransisco, the Guardians are the rulers and they rule while under the influence of these experimental drugs. The Resistance is a group of people, some former Guardians, who do there best to rebuild their world while staying out of the way of the Guardians.

Lex is the daughter of the woman who invented the drug that has taken over the world. She is sent to the Resistance with a flash drive she has been instructed to give to the leader; the contents unknown to her.

There she meets Quin, a young man who is her guide. He's quiet, full of secrets, as a former Guardian, can he be trusted?

I have to say, this is so way out of the norm of what I usually choose as reading material. But I did like the premise of the story and I enjoyed the characters. It seemed to be a little slow getting to the meat of the story, but once there it was quite engaging with a level of tension that I don't usually find in a debut book.

It's dark at times, humorous at others, but the reader is always aware that it's a totally different life when people are controlled and manipulated by others.

3.5 Stars

My thanks to the author and CBR Group who furnished a digital copy in exchange for an honest, unbiased review.
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1,029 reviews32 followers
February 12, 2015
A typical dystopian YA with nothing new in it. Society is destroyed... but leave it to a bunch of teenagers to restore it. And when I say there's nothing new in the story I am being generous.

There must be a template for writing this genre because otherwise it couldn't be more predictable.

I managed to read half of the book because I got it for free from Netgalley; but I had to DNF it. I don't have patience for generic, cliched stories.

As soon as Lex meets Quin she is like "well, I shouldn't care what he does, right?" And we have the same Elana-is-so-beautiful-and-perfect crap here.

Let me see... what is interesting here? NOTHING. You get to know each character because they are introduced to you. As in "this is xx, he does this and that."

And who is Quin, really? The typical cryptic, emotionally distant hero who joined the good side (the Resistance) just so he could be the other party involvedd in the lame romance of the story. He has a secret, though. He did something so horrible that he thinks it is unforgivable... just so we can find out that what he did was not so terrible. He isn't a bad person, and he didn't have a choice. Oh! he reads poetry; isn't that sweet?

We have the usual "it's better if you don't know" to save Lex from... whatever. So everybody knows but Lex; but, as customary in YA, she finds out.

I don't know where more cliched crap will come from for the next books (since this is a series).

Via http://onlectus.blogspot.com/2015/02/...
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34 reviews
May 3, 2015
Received via NetGalley for an honest review.

I love dystopian. I think I've read them all, the good, the bad, and the ugly. I always enjoy finding one that's unique, or TRYING to find one that's unique, because it's a challenge, both for a reader to find that and an author to write it.

I loved the mother-daughter theme in this. It made me think of Red Hill by Jamie McGuire (again, another mother-daughter dystopian, much different plot and POV) in some ways, that there was a desire to get BACK to the family roots, not separate and conquer. I also like how the root of the society is scientific and believable and provides a backstory that is trackable.

It does have a "romance dilemma", but an atypical one. I do wish that could have had a bit more development for Quin, it moved a little fast for me and Lex really seemed to be a bit more trusting than most regarding that issue than most may have been given the intensity of the issue, especially considering Quin (and most of the others of the Resistance) seemed to distrust her at first and she had to prove herself. It didn't fit with her character somewhat.

Augustus... The setup was great, in my opinion. I loved how he was the tyrant that worked perfectly here.

I am excited to read the next book by this author (this was the first!!) and the following! It was well thought out, organized, and moved along quickly.
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52 reviews2 followers
December 1, 2014
(Provided by author for honest review.)

The engaging premise alone drew me to Legacy. immediately after reading the synopsis, I knew I had to read it. And I'm glad I did. the year is 2041 in the San Francisco area. Lex Knightley is a young woman who resides in a dystopian world. Sent on a dangerous quest by her mother, she ends up with more than she bargained for.

Those who appear trustworthy are the opposite, and contrariwise, those who appear untrustworthy prove to be great allies. Immersed in the world of the resistance, Lex uncovers secrets about the victims and the perpetrators. Not everything is as crystal clear as it seems at first glance.

Moreover, everything and everyone has a purpose.

Even the relationship between Lex and her mother appears to reflect that of an estranged mother and daughter, especially after paternal abandonment, but it goes so much deeper than that. I enjoyed that all the characters had a past, an anchor to explain their behaviour.

Keep an eye on the mysterious boy with the bad temper. There is an explanation for him, too.

Reminiscent of Delirium, in that there is a "cure" for emotions, Legacy is a great, intriguing story. I was entranced all the way to the end. Despite being a first novel, it doesn't read like one, and I'm enthusiastic to read more of what Ellery has to write.
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Author 1 book12 followers
December 13, 2014

This book is very lovely. Though specifically since I'm more on Young Adult type kind of girl, I would give it a thumbs up, generally speaking, this is more on middle grade structure.

The first chapter hook me. I love that suspense and the slow details that come in during the main character.
At first, since I did not read the summary of the book, I did not totally put all my mind into the details, because the book is silently making me understand the story without difficulty.

The thing that I don't like is short chapter cut offs. Surprisingly I saw that there were over 60+ chapters, and I'm guessing 1000 words each one. So yeah, that's the only thing that I didn't like because of story cuttings.

All the characters are brilliant, though I would want to learn more.
Lacking of description, but that's okay, every writer has a different writing style.

The story was balanced. Short I think, but good for those who are fast readers. Flow is good. Love scenes are good but there are some action scenes that made me yearn for more.

This book is full of science fiction. Expert in words that involves deep understanding in Emovere. It's like i'm watching them talk like real live Scientists.

Great book!

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3,597 reviews103 followers
June 24, 2016
This is the first book in the Legacy series, although the story wraps up nicely so can be read as a standalone. Personally, I want more!

Legacy is a gripping story, based in San Francisco in the future, our main female is Lex (Alexandra) who is searching for the resistance as her mother has given her something to give to them. She is found by Artos (and Quinn) who take her back to the headquarters. There is a slow-build romance between Quinn and Lex, although there is still work to do. I loved that it wasn't just insta-love, but rather a connection which grew into love.

With a cast of amazing characters, twists and turns to the story, there is more than enough to keep you enthralled within the pages. Extremely well written, with no editing or grammatical errors that I could see, this was a gripping story that left me wanting more. Definitely recommended.

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