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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,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....

Title : The Legacy
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ISBN : 9781408800881
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 288 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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The Legacy Reviews

  • Emily May
    2018-10-19 22:14

    So, this is the end of the Declaration series as it currently stands and I found The Legacy to be a moving and befitting ending to a series that has kept me on my toes, questioned philosophical and ethical matters and delivered them in Gemma Malley's beautiful writing.However, it has to be said that the first three quarters of the novel would have given it three stars. I did enjoy the story and the development of Jude but it didn't have the panic and urgency that the other two books did, I found it quite slow at times. Also, I don't think I will ever like Anna or Peter has characters. Anna is whiny, pathetic and behaves like a 5 year old, I can't find any kind of endearment towards her. Equally, Peter is moody, selfish and at times seemingly sexist also; there is a sense that the men must protect their women in this whole series which aggravated me. By the way, Sheila is an awful character.So, how did the last quarter redeem itself? Well, the ending was fantastic. Seriously, I never saw the twist coming, I even feel confident in pointing out there's a twist and that you still won't see it coming until the last minute. I want to say more about the ending and the revelation that came about but I simply won't ruin it for other readers, but trust me that the slow start is worth every paragraph.The genre is questionable. It is in some ways a science-fiction novel because of the future society, longevity drugs, etc, etc. But it is a lot more focused on relationships and people than the science aspect. It doesn't lack much for it but it would of course be better if the people were likeable, which most of the time they are not. And aside from the ending, I think my favourite part of the book is when Julia and her husband make the decision to die naturally together, I found it incredibly touching and just a really sweet sideplot. I can say that I hope this isn't the last we hear of Gemma Malley.

  • Kaylin Behrens
    2018-10-28 23:23

    It was 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  • Brooke ♥booklife4life♥
    2018-11-06 20:26

    **Find this and other reviews, plus fun stuff, on my blogs! Booklikes or Blogspot**Basic InfoFormat: KindlePages/Length: n/a Genre: Young Adult; Dystopia Reason For Reading: Finish seriesAt A GlanceLove Triangle/Insta Love/Obsession?: No Cliff Hanger: NoTriggers: n/aRating: 1.5 starsScore SheetAll out of tenCover:6Plot: 6Characters: 4World Building: 5Flow:6Series Congruity: 7Writing: 6Ending: 8Total: 6In DepthBest Part: The twist!Worst Part: Peter, Shelia, Anna....Thoughts Had: That was a good attempt. ConclusionContinuing the Series: n/aRecommending: SureShort Review: OH book 3, how you have failed me so. Boring. No major events happening. No real action. Yes you provided me a twist, one i did not see coming at all, but even with that you didn't even amp it up or anything, just here have this and throw it at me. *sigh* Peter was a selfish D in this book, wanted to be with the "action" vs his family. Bad. Anna was a wet noodle. Ben was super cute thou! Shelia was a selfish B, i grew to like her last book, but now, i don't like her at all. I don't have anything else to say, i'm just sad and disappointed. Misc. Book Boyfriend: JudeBest Friend Material: Pass. Review in GIF Form:

  • Marcia
    2018-10-29 23:25

    The Legacy brengt een zeer slimme en spannende ontknoping voor The Declarationtrilogie van Gemma Malley. Zowel de geschetste toekomst als het plot zitten vol details en onverwachte twists, waardoor het verhaal spannend doch realistisch is. De personages zijn levensecht, maar af en toe een beetje vermoeiend in hun ouderwetse opvattingen. Met uitzonderingen van de epiloog - die me stiekem een beetje droevig achterliet - vond ik dit een zeer sterk en onverwacht einde. Een heerlijk vlot geschreven trilogie die je aan het denken zet over de sterfelijkheid van de mens.Mijn complete recensie lees je op Oog op de Toekomst.-- 2015 --I loved The Declaration series a lot, and The Legacy is a great final installment in my opinion. The writing from Gemma Malley is beautiful and the books are impossible to put down. I can't wait to read more books from this author :)The plot twist towards the ending was really good; I didn't see it coming at all. But I didn't like everything about the ending.. (view spoiler)[ I don't like the fact that society goes all the way back to people being farmers. And I hate the stereotypical man-woman relationships, were the woman takes care of the children and the man goes out to work.(hide spoiler)]I loved reading this series!★★★★

  • Jordan
    2018-10-22 20:38

    THE LEGACY est une lecture hyper prenante ! J'ai adoré ce troisième volet ! Les héros sont toujours aussi attachants, les rebondissements s'entrechoquent sans arrêt, les enjeux sont de plus en plus élevés... Bref, tout est mis en place pour nous garder en haleine et nous captiver de la première à la dernière page.L'ambiance est ULTRA saisissante. On veut toujours en savoir plus, recevoir plus d'explications, être immergés un peu plus dans ce monde utopique en apparence et pourtant destructeur et chaotique. On sent bien que tout s'accélère, que tout est sur le point de changer et c'est juste HYPER excitant. Les dernier chapitres sont haletants au possible, on perd nos repères, tout s'intensifie. C'est juste de la folie ! La conclusion est vraiment satisfaisante : nous avons absolument toutes les réponses à nos questions mais un ultime twist se manifeste. C'est brillant !La trilogie THE DECLARATION est parfaitement bien maîtrisée et véritablement saisissante. J'ai vraiment beaucoup aimé cette saga et vous la recommande fortement !

  • Kate Bird
    2018-10-29 16:16

    More like 3.5 but it was a good ending to what's been an enjoyable trilogy.

  • Whitney
    2018-11-11 21:22

    I finished reading this book and The Resistance in two days. The concept {a super virus emerging that none of the Legals immune system can handle} was such an interesting premis, not to mention a logical one. The lengths that Pincet Pharma goes to cover up the drugs failings was also interesting and a plot twist I found believable. The characters {though they are teenagers} are so petulant, moody and emotional. Jude in the corner brooding away at his computer and mooning {inexplicably} over Shelia, Peter brooding at missing all the action when he should be caring for Molly, Ben and Anna...Anna and Shelia I can sympathize with more because of their experiences at Grange Hall, but Peter and Jude were so...whiny and self centered. Though Jude cared for Shelia it was only because he seemed to think she needed his protection as his "princess." I get he wanted to keep her safe, but I thought it was creepy considering he barely knew her and she didn't seem to want his help. I was frustrated by the boys grousing about trying to be Big Strong Men while Shelia and Anna were just left to care for the children and try to calm down their irrational heros. Which, obviously caring for the children is important, but something that only the girls cared about. For Peter and Jude everything was about fighting and "fun" and being leaders. Anna seemed to be the only rational one who realized that if the ultimate goal was to become the parents of a new generation, perhaps they should protect the new generation they were raising at home instead of whining about missing the fun and not being Pip's trusted friend. I thought Malley did a great job of tying up all the loose ends at the end of the book and brining the trilogy to a satisfying end. I'm conflicted on whether I should support a certain someone at the end because of his role in creating so much misery for a greater outcome. But, it's an interesting conflict and one that makes the book even more worth discussing. I enjoyed the questions that were brought up in this book {life, death, survival of the fittest, the triumph of Science over Nature, what makes a life worthwhile}, but the characters were irritating at best, irrational and stereotyped at worst.

  • Kirsty
    2018-10-25 19:37

    This series blew me away when I first read it. The entire concept was awesome. The world seems ideal - no one dies as drugs have been developed meaning that no one gets old, or ill and can live forever. As a price for eternal life people are no longer allowed to have children unless they opt out of the drugs. The first two books look in more depth at this world and what happens to those children who are born illegally. The are awesome - if you haven't had a chance to read them do so.This book starts off with the revelation that the drugs that have been produced to grant eternal life are no longer working and deals with the fallout as more and more people die. The whole incident is blamed on the underground contaimnating drugs when in fact the drugs themselves have stopped working as they have been copied time and time again from an original sample.I don't want to go into much detail as it will spoil the first two books in the series as well as this one but I wanted to put a brief review on to say that this book ties up the entire series excellently. I loved the political background of the story and love the underground and how they fight back in a society where they are villianised. I didn't see the twists coming at all and was very very satisfied with the ending. The best thing about this series is that it is quite realistic and you could almost imagine it happening, especially the ideas that the world is overcrowded and all the natural resources such as food and petrol have run out.A fab series which doesn't receive the recognition it should - if you haven't read it do so (especially if you like your dsytopian fiction). A real gem!I am probably going to reread the entire series and then edit this review once I've read them all back to back as it has been a while since I've read book 1 and 2.

  • La république des livres
    2018-10-25 15:21

    Ce livre est le troisième tome d’une trilogie que j’aime beaucoup.Dans ce roman, il n’y a pas un seul personnage central comme dans les deux tomes précédents à savoir Anna et Peter. Ici, ces deux personnages sont bien sur présents, mais il y a aussi d’autres points de vue comme Jude, le demi-frère de Peter et Richard, le PDG de Pincent Pharma, la firme qui fabrique les pilules de Longévité.Le fait d’alterner plusieurs points de vue nous permet d’avoir plusieurs révélations sur la longévité. On comprend aussi que Richard est prêt à tout pour conserver son leardership sur le monde. On voit aussi que le gouvernement au pouvoir est aussi capable de tout pour masquer les problèmes que rencontre son système.Ce que j’ai aussi beaucoup aimé dans ce livre, c’est qu’il commence avec un flashback de plus de cent ans avant les deux précédents tomes. On découvre ainsi la découverte par hasard du traitement de longévité.Je dois dire que comme les autres tomes, ce roman met du temps à démarrer. Mais une fois parti, les découvertes et non les actions s’enchainent. Comme je l’ai dit au début, les points de vue alternent donc difficile de s’attacher à un personnage. Mais je dois dire que Jude m’a bien surprise dans ce tome. J’ai aimé qu’il soit moins effacé que dans le tome précédent et qu’il prenne des risques.La fin de ce roman est remplie de révélations et je dois dire que je ne les ai pas vu venir surtout concernant Paul, le chef de la révolte.C’est une belle fin pour cette trilogie hors du commun. Cette dystopie sur le thème de l’immortalité est vraiment prenante. Dommage qu’il n’y ai pas eu beaucoup d’action.

  • Emma (BelleBooks)
    2018-10-27 16:41

    This is the third and sadly the last book in Gemma Malley's Declaration trilogy.I loved this book as much as loved the previous two books in this series, in my opinion Gemma Malley is a brilliant author. She can make her characters come to life on the pages, and make the reader feel exactly what the characters feel.This book follows on from where we left Peter and Anna in The Resistance. They are now hidden away with their small family, working and living off the land. The first part of the book is a little slow paced, which is understandable when you realise there is a lot of information to take in at the beginning. As the book goes on however, and the reader is more aware of the main story and what is happening it does pick up the pace.I do not want to ruin the ending of this series for anyone, but lets just say that the ending was completely unexpected and was a massive twist for the story. I really enjoyed the ending and believed that it brought the three book story to a final close.

  • Cornmaven
    2018-11-05 22:35

    I didn't read the second book of this trilogy but that really didn't affect this because the author spends a lot of time in the beginning recapping both books. I usually like dystopian worlds where society is strictly controlled, with the small band of brothers resistance group fighting the control and trying to get the world back to a more realistic vision of humanity. But not this one.This is definitely a plot driven book, with pretty wooden and stereotypical characters. No one's very complex. The dialogue between them, while not horrible, is not impressive. The effect of eternal life is spelled out pretty clearly, but that's the problem - it's spelled out, not shown, and there's no real springboard for deeper discussion or thought. The end is saccharine, all turns out well, and it takes far too long for all to turn out well. The first book was better, but not by huge margins.I just felt by the end that there's better dystopian fiction out there.

  • Cassandra Fellows
    2018-11-01 16:40

    the epilog was brilliant!! in general i am not a fan of them but this one was perfect!!!i thought the mention of the flower on the ring being made of all sciecne numbers and symbols was so...AHHH!!! it was so well thought through!! :)

  • Izzy
    2018-11-04 16:43

    This book kept me entertained the whole way through with non-stop action, suspense, and included the perfect ending.

  • Rachel Hayes
    2018-10-30 23:14

    Loved this. I thought Houghton great sense of how the world has changed but I Would have loved to know more about when and why.. I'd like to be able to follow the rise of longevity the start of the authorities, why, if pincent pharma is the most secured building IN THE WHOLE WORLD, is Jude so able to sneak in and out like a hole in the fence in your garden? There are a lot of holes and non explanations for things but it's a great story. Chapter 19 is beautiful and the only part that made me cry, if you read nothing else read that cbapter. I loved that Sheila and Peter has fundamental flaws (Sheilas lying etc...) But we're still accepted and loved by Jude and Anna. That was refreshing to see people in 've even though they are not perfect.What annoyed me however was at the end, when pip revealed himself to be Albert he did not once speak to Peter - his great grandson. He literally just spoke to Jude. Overall great story, great character building, world building could improve and some better explanations. (Read chapter 19!!)

  • Willie McIntosh
    2018-11-08 21:25

    I do recommend this book because it's a great end to a series. It sucks in the audience by making the book hard to put down. Constant cliffhangers and jump scares are just few of the many things that make you want to read more.The antagonist Richard is trying to play the underground and give them the role of being attackers. The drug that is supposed to bring life for eternity is starting not to work and they have no answer. Also, if you think harder the book makes you question the theories of everlasting life. As the underground try to clear their name it'll be a tough fight to save everyone. Gemma Malley is a well known author that has produced many good books and has received recognition by many other people.

  • Rachel Fisher
    2018-10-19 17:28

    For more of my reviews go to www.rachelefisher.comTitle: The LegacyAuthor: Gemma MalleyRating: 4 StarsAmazon Summary: 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.My ReviewI liked that this one was much more science fiction and science in general than the prior two. I loved the introduction of the virus because the premise is so good: Nature cannot be contained. (A-la, Jurassic Park) I would say that it makes me a real smartypants that I agree, except that there’s so much evidence to support this premise that I would be an idiot to disagree. Regardless, it makes an excellent end to this trilogy. Of course a single drug wouldn’t hold up over centuries! Particularly if that drug were simply a copy of an unknown formula and no one was left with sufficient brilliance to re-invent it.So begins and ends The Legacy. Man has overreached and yet has redeemed himself all in one. I warn you, this review will now contain SPOILERS.What I Loved – As I said, more science! I enjoyed learning the backstory of Longevity. I dislike when a dystopian proposes something of this magnitude and then refuses to tell you how it happened. Despite this, the backstory was not wanting in the prior books, it was more well-done (this tension) than I realized at first. It’s delivered at exactly the right time. I liked the further development of Jude. He was a little one-dimensional in the second book (poor lucky legal boy…bored, disconnected, insecure). In this book his development into a true member of the Resistance with all the paranoia and challenge that it entails relative to his former life, is believable. It makes him more believable. Although besides his captivation with her red hair, it’s hard to see what he sees in Sheila.Sheila, Sheila, Sheila. It’s interesting the way Malley makes you dislike and suspect her because she’s such a pain in the —, but she is more complex and more simple than you realize. She is far more skilled than she lets on as you find when she gets into Jude’s computer, but she is STILL desperate to find her parents after all these years. It’s touching and sad when she is manipulated into believing that a living couple is her parents, who are, in fact, dead. AND Malley makes you think that Sheila has betrayed everyone and sent illicit messages to Richard Pincent, when in fact, it was someone else…very unexpected. Malley uses Sheila’s outward personality to lead you astray.Anna – I like that she’s finally TOUGH again in this one. You forget how tough she was in the first, when she’d been put into solitary and broken all her own rules of obedience. She transformed and then in Book Two and early Book Three, she kind of got soft again in some ways. She tiptoed around resistance while Peter raced toward it. Of course, she had children to consider, but in the end, that is what finally makes her brave again. Her mother’s love, the bravery that flares when one has to defend one’s child. It lights the pilot light that burns in her heart and she stands up to her captors and tells them to be afraid even when her situation looks as dire as is possible.Pip - I loved this particular twist, when you find out who he actually is. It worked, it had adequate foreshadowing, and it made a lot of sense. It was very gratifying and helped tie together everything he’d done, including ceasing his use of Longevity and turning himself in. It was a long con…but it was well worth it.The tiny bit of doubt at the end. Brava! Some people dislike this, but I found it amusing, credible and unnerving. I’m assuming that’s what she was going for…What Could Have Been Improved – Derek. Not sure I could really buy Derek’s turnaround in the end. I didn’t understand how he’d “faked” being the Devil’s Right Hand Man for over a century. They tortured and killed thousands of people, particularly children, with their rules and processes and experiments. If Derek was too “soft” to kill ol’ Albert Fern, then how could he have tortured members of the Resistance? And children? How could he pretend to be so diabolically evil? Because no matter how much Pincent is portrayed as the true villain (and he gets WAY more disgusting in this one), I really was afraid of Derek. He’s the hand of Death, the man with a case full of scary instruments of torture. Can you fake that? Maybe I needed more signs of wavering along the way…or maybe I missed them. In the end, I acquiesced. I allowed for the possibility that one “mole” at a very high, very trusted level was necessary to topple the entire world’s investment in immortality.Sometimes the POV changes were hard to identify and I would be confused for a few sentences until I settled into the new “brain” that was telling the story.I’d say overall that the pacing and intrigue in this book was amped up and very enjoyable. The book I enjoyed the most of the three was, surprisingly (to me), the Resistance, but I enjoyed The Legacy nonetheless. I recommend it to fans of dystopians.

  • Fosco2004
    2018-11-06 15:40

    To be fair, I thought this was the better book of the Trilogy. The story finally took on a bit of pace and while many trilogies often peter out by the end, this book, on the contrary got stronger and was wrapped up aptly.I didn't however find the AF twist at all credible and I would have preferred a more dramatic visual end to Richard Pincent. I also found the explanation of the New World set up, pretty weak and disappointing, meaning there was so much more this could have come to but the author went for the easy, cheesy ending instead.

  • Caro Guajardo
    2018-11-10 20:13

    .........Esto fue sinceramente una excelente historia! LO JURO! OHH DIOS MIO!!!! CASI ME DA UN MINI-INFARTOOOO!! ok, empezare por el principio...Bien, todos tienen ya su vida, dos años después de que inicio "La Declaración (libro)", Anna con su bebé Molly, con su hermanito Ben, de tres años y Peter, juntos en Escocia, alejados de la Sociedad. Jude en el Subterráneo con Sheila (LO ADMITO! SIEMPRE TE ODIE, SIEMPRE LO HICE, DESDE EL PRIMER LIBRO! Y LUEGO CUANDO ME DI CUENTA QUE NUNCA CAMBIARÍAS Y QUE "CREÍ" QUE TU HABÍAS MANDADO LOS MENSAJES, TE ODIE AUN MAS DE LO QUE ODIE A RICHARD PINCENT, pero luego supe que no fuiste tu, pero aun asi nunca me agradaste :) ) y PIP!! OOHHH MI DIOS! ok, tranquila :) bueno, luego surge un virus que está matando a toda la población, dejándolos deshidratados al instante y los chupa por completo... la Longevidad no puede curar ese virus, es por eso que las personas mueren, yo al principio sospeche que era un efecto de la Longevidad, que como ya tenia muchos años de estarse usando, pues en algún punto deja de funcionar, y que realmente no era un virus, si no un efecto de esa droga... y pues prácticamente así fue porque lo que se excluyeron voluntariamente y los Excedentes, no fueron afectados por tal "virus", entonces mi hipótesis era correcta! ujuu! punto para mí :)bueno, luego Richard "El Perro" Pincent, inventó que el Subterráneo eran los causantes de dicho virus, por que contaminaron un lote de drogas, pero luego este virus se fue "expandiendo" por todo el mundo, y pues es de obvio que un solo lote de droga "infectada" no pudo ser transportada por todo el mundo.Bueno, luego creo que DEREK SAMUELS, le dice que tal vez la formula está en el anillo de su suegro, el cual, ahora tiene Peter, entonces se hace el parloteo de los mensajes indiscretos que fueron dirigidos para Peter y para su abuelo... Peter vuelve a Londres, Anna es capturada, Sheila roba el anillo (perra), Pip se entrega a las Autoridades, Los Excedentes son saqueados, la gente muere, y al fin TODOS QUEDAN REUNIDOS EN PINCENT PHARMA! D: desde ahí (bueno creo que fue desde cuando Peter se regreso a Londres) mi corazón no paraba de hacer Boom Boom BOOOOOM MOTHERFUCKERS BOOOOM! :( ohhh dios! bueno, luego Jude, Peter y Sheila regresan a Pincent Pharma, después de rescatar a Sheila de sus NO padres, porque los de ella están muertos, hacen un plan y Peter se deja capturar, Jude y Sheila se adentran en la empresa y Jude empieza a hacer eso que el sabe hacer con las camaritas y todo eso, entonces... CHAN CHAN CHAAAAAAAN!! encuentra a Pip hablando con Derek muy cómodamente :( hasta se sonríen y se dan las manos... PIP LOS TRAICIONOOO! ohhh en ese momento grite :( que bueno que estaba sola en mi cuarto :P Jude y Sheila son capturados y todos son llevados a la oficina de Richard, que ahí tambien está Hillary, la de las Autoridades, están Anna, con sus hijos, Peter, Jude, Sheila, Richard, Hillary y luego llegan Pip y Derek, luego Pip empieza a decir que el anillo no tiene la formula, y luego Richard dice: Tú, (dirigiéndose a Pip)Pip. ¿Que clase de nombre es Pip? (Richard todo enojado porque los científicos no encontraban la formula) y luego Pip dice: Pip no es mi verdadero nombre, pero por supuesto que lo sabes en esa pequeña linea lo supe todo! TOOOODOOOO OHH DIOS MIO! EMPECÉ A BRINCAR Y A DAR VUELTAS POR TODO EL CUARTO GRITANDO Y RIENDO COMO UNA LOCA PSICÓPATA MANÍACA! LITERALMENTE! ESA PARTE! OHH MI DIOS ESA PARTE! SUPE QUE ALBERT NO ESTABA MUERTO!! ahora aquí viene otra de mis teorias, empezando el libro, sale el prologo, donde Albert descubre la formula de la Longevidad y pues Richard la quiere y blah blah blah, luego Richard llama a Derek y manda a matar a Albert, Derek se lo lleva y "lo mata". sospeche que Derek no lo mataría y que Albert viviría y tomaría la Longevidad y estaría vivo también, pero luego comencé a leer el libro y así, y se me olvido ya esa idea de la cabeza.... OTRA HIPÓTESIS CIERTA!!!! OTRO PUNTO PARA MI LINDO CEREBRO! :D bueno, luego "Pip" empieza a decir cosas sobre el circulo de la vida y mi sospecha fue afirmada :3 bueno y de ahí ya todo tranqui... se llevan a Richard que por cierto, también le dio el virus :) luego Pip deja de tomar la longevidad y pues creo que al tiempo muere y todos unidos por siempre! JUNTOS! en el epilogo: Molly creo que tiene 15 años, porque al inicio del capitulo dice AF (Albert Fern (Pip)) 15, creo que es algo así como A.D o D.C. jajjajaj bueno, Peter y Anna tienen otro niño que no se cuantos años tiene, llamado Albert (super creativos) y pues el tío Ben, tres años mayor que Molly :) viven en una granja y ahí ella te dice que ya no hay mas "economía" dinero por así decirlo, cada quien cultiva lo que se vaya a comer y ya no hay tiendas o algo asi... pero si hay ciudad.. curioso :P entonces... me queda decir que... ESTE LIBRO FUE EL MEJOR DE TOOODA LA TRILOGÍA! LO JURO! NO ME ABURRIÓ EN NINGÚN MOMENTO (bueno si, cuando las personas como Julia, las señoras que se morían, Richard y así, contaban la historia, eso si me aburría :( )FUE UNA GRAAN TEMÁTICA. SI, LO FUE! :) si creo este tipo de "teorías" que nos podrían llevar a un futuro, ya basta de zombies, robots que nos dominan y nosotros mudándonos a otras galaxias, a esto me refiero con una buena Apocalipsis! un futuro que tal vez si pueda llegar a suceder, que los mejores científicos del mundo inventen una droga que hace que nunca te enfermes, que dures para siempre, eso si es terrorífico! :P

  • Tahmeena
    2018-11-16 21:30

    What a horrible series! Can't believe this stuff actually gets published. I should have stopped at book 2. Minus one halfway decent plot twist at the end, this book has nothing going for it. The characters are poorly written, the prose is amateurish, and the story line is cliched and uninteresting. And I am actually being nice here!

  • Marit
    2018-11-01 21:37

    Ik neem mijn woorden terug. Dit is niet zo'n trilogie als al de andere. Het derde boek heeft zeker een goede invloed op de hele serie en is niet zo'n stom 'omdat-het-verhaal-verder-moet-gaan-' verhaal. Dit boek heeft me echt aan het denken gezet, en daar hou ik wel van!

  • Tatiana Z.
    2018-11-03 15:35

    "Ceux qui ont peur de la mort sont ceux qui n’ont pas vécu."Le livre a intrigué mes pensées tout au long de la lecture, bien que j'ai réussi à deviner le final, dont je l'attendais plus spectaculaire. Toutefois, c'était une aventure plaisante dans un monde futuriste.

  • Kellie Alley
    2018-11-10 15:18

    This was a weird series. I'm glad it found a way to have a semi resolution. I think there were still many flaws and unresolved parts.

  • Kylie Prati
    2018-10-30 22:31

    4 out of 5 stars

  • Lilly Thompson
    2018-10-25 18:38

    Way better than Hunger Games... I honestly think this should be a part of the High School English 'dystopian' unit.

  • Alexis
    2018-10-20 19:43

    really liked it and the twist at the end.... :)

  • Rebecca Pates
    2018-11-09 15:26

    Okay so normally people post 'In My Mailbox' on a Sunday but well I finished this one this morning so too bad. Bad timing I guess but oh well.This is the last one in the amazing dystopian trilogy of The Declaration series involving a future Earth without disease and death. Bit different, right?Of course, I might have spoilers in here for those that haven't read the last two books so...if you haven't, go to my review on the first book, The Declaration or the second, The Resistance. Synopsis: Longevity, the drug that helps you live forever, protect you from disease, is failing. As they lose their effectiveness, a deadly virus is sweeping the world and everyone is looking at Pincent Pharma for the solution to the Missing people that suddenly disappear off the streets of London. Richard Pincent, the head of the company and son-in-law to the creater of Longevity drugs, claims that the Underground have contaminated a batch of the drugs which causes uproar and chaos as angry mobs kill those that are known as sympathisers or Opt Outs of the Longevity drugs. Someone knows what is truly happening - but who? The cast from the other two books: Jude, Peter, Anna, Shelia, Pip, all join again for the last and final battle against the organisation of Pincent Pharma that preserves life but does so much to deny that right...Review:This is truly the final chapter of this trilogy that in short, got me interested in the dystopian genre overall. This is set in 2125 - so 114 years before our time at the moment. There is no suggestion that this could never happen. Someone could make drugs like this to have eternal life. Someone could be making them, right now. You read other books in this genre and yes, part of it could happen but it's now Earth. It's a futurisic completely different place based loosely on Earth. That is the most interesting aspect of this series. It could happen and the way Gemma Malley has written this amazing trilogy is as if it is normal life. When she describes Jude and Peter walking around London, it sounds like they are and it sounds exactly, from living on the outskirts of London myself, like it is now - without the virus and the drugs of course. Nothing much has changed - just the whole eternal life element.This for me, is the best in the series. I suppose in some ways it has to be. There is the original cast of characters that have been in it the whole way through - Peter, Anna, Jude, Shelia, Pip, Richard Pincent, Hilary Wright. Now, I know the characters as if they were real especially Anna and Peter. However, there are also new characters - either returning from past books or completely new and original ones. Gemma Malley makes them all different - all have a different voice and opinion on what is happening. For example, Julia. The Legal that hid Anna and Peter in the first book - she's back and is in a good chunk of the novel. That's what I love as well about this book; it's told through the same characters but broken up and sometimes overlap. There are the obligatory surprising twists and turns to Gemma Malley's novels and this is no exception. The ending is one of the best yet for me and although in some ways it seemed...rushed (?) I think it mostly because it all happened so fast. Those that have been firm followers of this series I think shall end this novel with a smile on their face and happy with the outcome. I don't want to give too much away...sorry. If you've never read this series, don't just read this one. I've read reviews on this book on Goodreads slating it - it's only as good as I make out if you read the other two first. They do refer to events in the past two books. Overall, this is another brillant dystopian novel of Malley's and a great way to end one of my now favourite series. I'm glad it took a while to get my paws on this one - it was worth it. My advice: give it a read....but find the Declaration first!I give it 5 out of 5

  • Lily
    2018-11-06 19:13

    This is going to be more of a review of the complete trilogy than of this instalment.I've bought and read the whole trilogy, and I certainly admire Malley's world-building and the initial concept of this trilogy - the idea of people attaining eternal life through Longevity drugs, the illegal-isation of children, and the problems that causes to the 'surplus' population. The novels appear to be very well researched in the science and philosophy departments, but unfortunately, Malley's writing just doesn't equate to the power of the idea she had.The first book was formulaic and predictable, relying upon overdone plot devices, coincidences, and clichés - the only thing that kept me reading was the original idea. A genius idea that I'd never really thought of before that was interesting and played on the mind. However, the actual story around the Longevity concept just doesn't seem to get off the ground. It felt rushed and rather forced. Though the novels are fast-paced with action and drama, they never seem to escape that snare of predictability and cliché. It had so much potential and could have been a really intriguing start of something, but all that resulted was a poor YA novel series full of the completely obvious. It's a real shame.All the way through the series I kept hoping Malley would do something original and unexpected with this idea, but it didn't really happen. There were moments when I thought something might be cooking, but those feelings usually faded when the predictable element pushed it aside. Almost every step of the characters' journeys are obvious and seriously unsurprising, through all three books. The writing is shallow and brief, making this a quick read that doesn't stray far from the straightforward, and the dialogue is at times rather annoyingly coy. I think as this trilogy is intended for teens rather than children, as such, the style is rather too basic, which is unfortunate.[Beware possible spoilers]The characters are also rather shallow - their morals and personalities usually uncomplex and formulaic, despite the very complex world they live in. Stereotypes abound, but somehow they seem to stay out of the 'sue' categories. Pip and Margaret were two of the most interesting characters as they both revealed very little and appeared to have bigger things at play, but both of their 'unmaskings/reveals' also very Scooby-Doo `Oh it's you!' and disappointing.The ending to this books was like a typical exposition of Malley's banal plot twisting, reminding me of the closing scenes of old Scooby Doo episodes where the characters all gather together to tell everyone how everything was done, strings and all, unravelling everything for all to see so we go `ohhhhh' and wonder how we didn't see it. Except I did, and I doubt I was the only one, and this just felt like an insult. It felt very false and like she was pointing at her awesomeness, expecting me to congratulate her. And if it couldn't get worse, the final chapter goes all mysterious and 'dun-dun-duhhh' with the Jumangi drums in the sand. Like, no, just no. >.<I didn't start this review intending to be so negative. I enjoyed the series as a light and very quick read, but I can't escape the disappointment of such an intriguing, and, unfortunately, wasted idea such as Malley's. For pre-teens/early teens looking for something a bit darker and realistic than Jacqueline Wilson, this is a good introduction to YA novels, and will probably be enjoyed by that kind of age group. It's certainly a trilogy that gets you thinking about morals, independence, authority, and how people treat each other, which is always a good thing in my opinion.

  • Kaitlyn
    2018-11-12 18:13

    Crossposted at Double Trouble Book ReviewsAs I read this book, I realized something. It's only the male characters who seem to have a mind for saving everything. Both Sheila and Anna contributed to the story in a way that portrayed them as weak (although Sheila was pretty cunning when she tricked Jude into letting her use his computer). Anna just seemed like a petulant, too-young mother who went into a frenzy when her child(ren) was threatened. Sheila didn't think of the big picture, and wanted only to see her parents again. Understandable, but extremely foolish in a world where bring foolish will get you into trouble you probably can't get out of. I had a weird pity thing going for Peter's mother, but she didn't have to be so clingy, even given the circumstances. I don't recall this kind of thing (I'm not quite sure if it's sexism, per se) in the first two books. Maybe it was there and I was too oblivious to see it.[image error]see more Memebase and check out our Troll Face lols!The villain. Richard Pincent (another man who has a large impact on the story) is the owner of Pincent Pharma, which you should know if you've read the first two books (and if you haven't, why are you reading this one?). You should really hate him by now. If you don't, you must be as crazy as he is. This man obviously has some kind of crush on Derek Samuels (good for him, I have yet to see a gay man in dystopian fiction) which is a good thing (view spoiler)[for the Resistance (hide spoiler)]. He also has a mad case of denial when it comes to The Virus. On a different note, I got freaked out all over again when Molly made the rubbing of Peter's ring. For civilization's sake, I hope she never figures it out. The plot was well-paced as far as I could tell, and I was surprised, but in the end I began to wonder. I knew (view spoiler)[Pip couldn't be evil (hide spoiler)]. I also suspected how (view spoiler)[Derek was working with the Resistance the whole time (hide spoiler)]. Oh, look at me. Hiding all these little spoilers from you. Alright, alright, I'll get on with the review. The length for this book seems about right, and I liked the resolutions of all the other characters that took Longevity. The cover? I don't like it that much. The first two, with the close-ups of Anna's and Peter's faces, seemed more appropriate/completely amazing than this one.The bottomline? I liked the first one the best, but The Legacy is a satisfying end to a trilogy.["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • Kimothy
    2018-11-17 16:15

    And so, I've come to the last in the Declaration trilogy: The Resistance, an end I am sad to see. I enjoyed this book so much I read it from start to finish in just over six hours.Whilst I found it to be a good book and overall, a good finish to a spectacular series, I also found it to be the weaker book of the trilogy. I couldn't overcome the sense that Malley had rushed this book in her excitement to get it published, for there are some scenes that weren't described very well at all, and I also noticed some basic typing errors that better editing could have removed.However, having said that, I still found this book to be very enjoyable. *SPOILER* Julia and Anthony Sharpe's decision to stop taking Longevity I found touching, for they chose to die within their own terms and with dignity, rather than allowing themselves to shrivel up. *END SPOILER* The drying bodies and dying people was eerie to imagine, as was the ethics and blind panic some of the Legal civilians portrayed. The Authorities lying to the public and trying to cover up the truth about Longevity failing made me smile wryly, as it reminded me of the similar tactics my current government possess. And now, on to the issues I had with this book.*SPOILERS*1) Why on earth would Anna tie Ben to Molly's pram, in presumably a street/public place/whatever, and then leave them and walk half a mile to a store? Children being seen in public is dangerous enough in this trilogy, but even more so during this last book. Why not just leave them in their home, since it was supposedly remote and no one knew it was there?2) Sheila tracking down her parents and going to presumably the first couple's home who so happened to have their surname was unrealistic, to say the least. She would have been stopped in the streets for appearing to be Surplus/the police searching out the sick (and thus spotting her in the process)/being on the most wanted list as an Underground supporter. Why would Sheila blindly trust these strangers, these people who were obviously not her parents? Did she try to track her grandparents too?3) What reason did Sheila even have for taking Peter's ring? That seemed pointless.4) Peter was stripped and searched by a guard before seeing Richard. When in Richard's office, Peter presses a beeper in his pocket to get Jude's help. Why didn't the guard take the beeper when he searched Peter?5) I felt as though I was rereading chapters of The Resistance again when Jude once again went into the vents of Pincent Pharma, when Anna was once again in a cell in Pincent Pharma with Ben.6) A drug for profusely sweating foreheads could be invented, for a lot of characters in the entire trilogy, and in this book especially, portray enthusiastic sweat glands.So... yeah. lol. The end shocker took me by surprise: my jaw dropped.All in all, this was a good book, despite the flaws. If this trilogy got made into a film series, then I would so watch it.

  • Liz
    2018-11-10 21:35

    The Legacy is a truly thrilling conclusion to The Declaration series, which I have enjoyed from the start. The book begins with a flashback that explains how longevity was discovered, and then reverts back to the present, where we find out how Jude, Sheila, Peter and Anna have been coping since the last book. Peter and Anna and have been hiding out in the Scottish countryside while the Underground have been monitoring Pincent Pharma. But recently, things have been changing. People have been taken away from their homes in the middle of the night. Others have collapsed in shops or at work and have never been seen again. Rumours are spreading that the missing aren’t just missing – they’re dead. Richard Pincent is determined to quash the rumours and won’t give up until he finds the true secret of eternal life. But does it really exist?The Legacy, for me, was probably the best book in the series. I loved the first one, but wasn’t too impressed with The Resistance. However, The Legacy really made up for it; we got to see from multiple point of views in this book, and a lot centred around Jude, which I really enjoyed because I felt we didn’t really get to know him in the previous book. His relationship with Sheila, who has grown up a lot, though is still looking for her parents, was explored and we also got to see how he viewed Pip as almost a father figure, who he was determined to impress. I think Jude was probably my favourite because despite his constant need to try and outdo his brother, he seemed the most like his age, and went through real teen frustrations as well as all the must-save-the-world problems stacked on top. Anna and Peter (and Molly, the new addition to their family) took to the sidelines in this book but I didn’t feel this was a problem and, in fact, I think we got to learn a little more about their characters; for example, Peter’s need to be doing something constructive, and Anna’s overprotective nature.One thing that is to be commended is the actual plot. From the first page I knew, I absolutely knew, that Richard Pincent would be desperately searching for this formula of eternal life. And even though I knew this, I could never have guessed what was going to happen. And just when you think you’ve got something figured out, BAM! Plot twist. The epilogue was amazing. It was so clever, and so well thought-out that it made me smile. Gemma Malley, in my opinion, has left the ending slightly open, and I’m hoping one day she might return to this series. But for now, I’m very satisfied with the ending. There are a few things that are left to your imagination, but apart from that, all the loose ends were tied up.In conclusion, The Legacy was an exciting, fast-paced read, and great ending to a wonderful series. It was full of action, surprise turn if events and even had a little bit of romance. So, to anyone who hasn’t read this series yet, what are you waiting for? Get started!