Ellery A. Kane
Publication date: September 5th 2014
Genres: Dystopian, Young Adult
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 book in the Legacy trilogy but can also be enjoyed as a standalone.
Top 10 Favorite Fictional Female Characters, in no particular order:
- Amy Dunne, Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. Because who doesn’t like a bad, bad girl.
- Katniss Everdeen, Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins. Because it takes uncommon bravery to risk your life for others.
- Hermione Granger, Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. Because girls are wicked smart.
- Beatrice “Tris” Prior, Divergent series by Veronica Roth. Because she embraces her differences.
- Molly Weasley, Harry Potter series. Because there is nothing like a mother’s love.
- Carrie Mathison, Homeland television series, Showtime. Because her weaknesses (including a fairly serious case of Bipolar Disorder) only make her stronger.
- Ramona Quimby, Ramona series by Beverly Cleary. Because sometimes a little mischief is just what the doctor ordered.
- Scout, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Because she stands up for her convictions in a cynical world.
- Elle Woods, Legally Blonde by Amanda Brown. Because looks can be deceiving.
- Clarice Starling, The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris. Because she goes toe-to-toe with a serial killer and lives to tell about it.
Forensic psychologist by day, young-adult novelist by night, Ellery Kane has been writing—professionally and creatively—for as long as she can remember. Just like her main character, Lex, 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. An avid short story writer as a teenager, Ellery recently began writing for enjoyment again, and the Legacy series was born.
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. Ellery was recently selected as one of ten semifinalists in the MasterClass James Patterson Co-Author Competition.