A third gripping, powerful dystopian novel following The Declaration and The Resistance.
When a Pincent Pharma lorry is ambushed by the Underground, its contents come as a huge surprise - not drugs, but corpses in a horrible state. It appears Longevity isn't working and the drugs promising eternal youth are failing to live up to their promises. A virus is sweeping the country, killing in its wake, and Longevity is powerless to fight it. When Richard Pincent of Pincent Pharma suggest that the Underground has released the virus, something has to be done to put the story straight and once and for all alert everyone to the truth.
Praise for The Declaration:
'Gemma Malley's fine debut The Declaration, the first of a series, convincingly imagines a future in which people are immortal, but where scarce resources forbid them to have children.' - Sunday Times
'Gemma Malley proved herself a new author to be reckoned with after writing The Declaration ...... Malley's outstanding novel taks us forward in time to a place where only the rich or well-connected could afford to drive on a regular basis.' - Glasgow Herald
'A well-imagined and endlessly thought-provoking story, which plays on our own environmental fears and obsession with youth.' - Sunday Telegraph
'Poignant, thought-provoking, dystopian. Sharing the visionary quality of books such as The Handmaid's Tale and How I Live Now, this intensely moving debut is one of those rare books that changes the way you see the world.' - Publishing News
'Stunning, thought-provoking and a book that genuinely stays with you' - The Bookseller
Praise for The Returners:
'A challenging, compelling and flawless stand-alone novel from an emerging talent ... Metaphysical teenage fiction at its best' - The Bookseller
'Gemma Malley's challenging novel obliges readers to consider how an individual's choices can affect not just their fate, but also society as a whole' - The (Glasgow) Herald
Gemma Malley studied Philosophy at Reading University before working as a journalist. She edited several business magazines and contributed regularly to Company Magazine and The Sunday Telegraph before moving into the Civil Service in a senior communications role at Ofsted. The Declaration, her first novel for a teenage audience, and its sequel, The Resistance, were published to critical acclaim. The Legacy is the thrilling conclusion to the story.
Young adult fiction
14 - 18
Young adult fiction