Publication Date: May 29th, 2015
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
Synopsis: Over a year has passed since Lex Knightley journeyed alone into desolate San Francisco. The Guardian Force is disbanded, emotion-altering drugs banned, and citizens allowed to return to the seemingly resurrected city.
For Lex, life is almost normal, but normal is precarious. Normal has a way of falling apart.
One rainy night changes everything. Out on parole, Quin McAllister’s father is arrested for the brutal murder of his new wife. As the Resistance resurges, claiming a conspiracy, Lex doesn’t know what-or who-to believe. When old enemies resurface in new disguises and trusted friends start keeping secrets, normal splits right down the middle, leaving Lex and Quin on opposite sides.
Prophecy-the second novel of Ellery Kane’s Legacy trilogy-continues the story of Lex and Quin, testing the strength of friendship, forgiveness, and love.
If you haven’t read the first book in the Legacy series, you should go check out the review for it here. There might be some spoilers here that you might not want to read before reading the first book.
This book was as phenomenal as the first! in the first book, we are introduced to the emotion altering medications (EAMs), Zenigenic, the Crim-X program, as well as the characters that come into play in this book.
It’s been a year since the ending of Legacy, and the story picks up right where it left off (well, with a year’s difference), and it is so easy to get lost in the story of Lex and Quin all over again.
Lex and Quin start off as the same loving couple we last left them as (seriously, Lex and Quin are definitely one of my favorite book couples. I love them together), and their relationship seems pretty strong in the beginning of the book. Lex is in college, and Quin is working with his dad to repair the Golden Gate Bridge. Since Quin’s dad is out of prison now, and is now happily remarried. It seems like he is getting his life in order, until Quin comes to see Lex to tell her that his dad has been arrested for the murder of his new wife. Only…did he really do it? Or was he framed?
Lex doesn’t seem to know what to believe, and this brings some pretty terrible consequences for Lex and Quin’s relationship (I’ll admit it, I was pretty sad about it). While they try to figure out whether to repair their relationship (or if they even can), or to walk away, we have a bunch of other important stuff happening, too.
Augustus Porter is back, and he has been appointed the drug czar, and it is his mission to clear the streets of all of the EAMs that people are still using illegally. But he can’t possibly be up to doing good deeds, can he? He’s looking for Lex, and he’ll go to some pretty dark means to get to her.
Also, Max makes an appearance in the book as well (as do Edison and Elana, from Legacy). Max has a new love interest, and it’s a pretty dangerous one. Not to mention that Max is doing Eupho, an EAM, with his new boyfriend as well.
A lot of incredibly important things happen in this book that are vital to the way that the story is playing out. Some parts of it made me pretty sad (I won’t say what, specifically), and I’m hoping that the final book in the series wraps everything up nicely.
This book was just as incredible as Legacy, and the story was just as captivating. I cannot wait for the next book!
Note: I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.