Friday, November 12, 2010

The Legacy

Title: The Legacy
Series: The Declaration
Author: Gemma Malley
Published: 2010
Genre: Dystopian
Rating: 5 out of 5

In the third and final book in a trilogy, the wonder-drug Longevity, which stops the process of aging, is failing. Pincent Pharma, the manufacturers of the drug, blame the Underground (an anti-Longevity movement) for sabotaging a batch of the drugs. As a result, Opt Outs (people who choose not to take Longevity to have children) and Underground supporters are becoming victims of vicious attacks. But what will happen in a world where children are not born and when people are actually dieing?

I adored this book! Just like the other two in the trilogy, The Legacy kept me reading and wanting to know more. This book makes you question yourself on the ethics of producing and consuming a drug like Longevity, and question the type of world we are living in, such as how much control should the government have over people. Richard Pincent, the owner of Pincent Pharama, is the classic villain, whilst Anna, Peter, Jude and Sheila, the teenaged characters, are all different from another yet work together perfectly. Although they're not as relatable as a character in a contemporary novel, their frustrations and fears about the world they live in are understandable. Also, the climax is KABOOM!...without the explosives.

I think I sound a bit too vague, but I cannot give too much away (it's the final book). I recommend this trilogy, The Declaration, to every single person, since everyone will find an aspect to relate to, no matter what their age or gender. It also makes you do a lot of thinking.

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