My Rating ~ Five stars
RELEASED: 1 June 2018
Publisher: Usborne Publishing
Betrayal. Sacrifice. Survival. Welcome to The Extinction Trials.
After surviving on Piloria once, Storm and Lincoln are the obvious candidates to return to the dinosaur continent to test the new virus that should clear the way for human settlement. But they have their own priorities – finding a cure for the plague that’s sweeping Earthasia, and keeping themselves alive.
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Please note: As Exile is book 2 in The Extinction Trials series, there may be some spoilers in this review for Book 1.
Exile picks up pretty much right where The Extinction Trials left off, not long after the team had returned from Piloria. The help Storm demanded for Lincoln’s sister, and the siblings of the two teammates they lost on Piloria last time, has been granted, but Storm is now living in a house full of people. Something she’s not at all used to.
Lincoln’s sister is becoming increasingly ill from the blistering plague and in a desperate attempt to try anything, he gives her some of the ointment Blaine made for them to heal their wounds on Piloria. The results seem promising, and when the daughter of one of the Stipulator’s he works with in the lab falls ill, the chance to make the cure a reality surfaces. The problem is, the ingredients for the cure reside on Piloria, the dinosaur continent.
Storm, Lincoln and Leif find themselves back on Piloria with a different task this time – plant untested viruses that might rid the island of the giant predators. But their team is more interested in trying to gather what they need to fight the blistering plague.
Although Exile didn’t feature quite as much dinosaur action as the first book, I still loved it. There was more focus on the relationships between the characters and the complicated feelings they had towards each other. The lines really started to blur when it came to characters we had seen as unfeeling villains in the first book. There were still plenty of tense dinosaur moments and the introduction of new dinosaurs we didn’t get to see in the first book. I love the descriptions of Piloria in these books, I almost feel as though I am there.
I am really enjoying this series and would highly recommend it to anyone interested in a tense Jurassic Park meets The Hunger Games style book! I can’t wait for book three!
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