The plague that decimated the world in two waves has made it so that humans now fall into two categories, Immunes and Mutants. But Cam has a secret, that he is an anomaly, being a no-code, he doesn't fit in with either. When he is chosen to become an Acquisition, along with his friend, Jake, and the mutant twins, Tara and Devon, he starts the long journey to Salvation, and knows that he has to avoid his tormentor, Devon, for that whole time. While travelling he makes friends with anottheer Mutant, Myla, who instantly seems to dislike Tara, as well as an immune called Alex.
I will admit it, I am massively intrigued by the book and what the series has coming next! There are a lot of mysteries left by the ending of Acquisitions (in a good way!) yet I thought that it stopped in the best possible place.
I thought that the concept, and the execution, of the separation of Immunes and Mutants was done really well. Even down to the fact that Myla, and to some extent Tara, were treated badly at times simply because they were spending time with Immunes (well outwardly, as no one knows the truth about Cam apart from Tara, Jake and Smith). The rivalry between Devon and Cam seemed deeper than that though, there was some definite testosterone tension going on between the two of them.
It was interesting reading a book that focused on a male protagonist, normally I stick to either mixed protagonists or female ones, I find it easier to relate. Anyway, it was interesting because of the focus, though there was a bit of focus on the girls, most of that seemed to be about them as friends (well apart from the odd Tara is beautiful episode, Cam seemed to have a real obsession with her hair), but there was just as much focus on the rivalry with Devon and Cam's friendship with Jake, as well as his protective instincts towards weaker people like Peter and Alex.
I'm really excited to see what the rest of the series brings!
The Plague Legacy: Acquisitions
Print Length: 229 pages
Publisher: Fox Hollow Publications
Half a century after the world was decimated by a bio-engineered plague, military scouts are acquisitioning a new supply of exports—slaves.
With his family dead, sixteen-year-old Cameron Landry is a reluctant survivor, haunted by nightmares and bound by promises. When he and his worst enemy, Devon, are both selected for shipment to a civilization called Salvation, Cam suddenly has nowhere to run. Devon is a mutant, stronger and faster, and his hatred for Cam grows with each passing day. As Cam makes friends, and finds a surprising ally in Devon’s twin sister, Tara, he learns a secret that could change everything.
But Devon is on the hunt, and Cam is running out of places to hide.
Publisher’s website: www.foxhollowpublications.com
About the Author:
Christine Nielson Haggerty grew up in rural Utah with three brothers, a sister, several chickens, a goat, and an outhouse. She always loved the escape of science fiction and fantasy and the art of writing, and her passion is to craft stories of strength and survival.
Christine taught high school language arts for several years, encouraging perfection of the language in her young adult students. Now she appreciates her background in classic literature and history as she draws on the past to write about the present and the future.
Her favorite genres to write are young adult dystopian fiction and young adult urban fantasy.
You can follow her news and mental wanderings at www.christinehaggertyauthor.com
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