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13 January 2018

Blog Tour: The Extinction Trials by S.M. Wilson

Betrayal. Sacrifice. Survival.
Welcome to the Extinction Trials.

In Stormchaser and Lincoln's ruined world, the only way to survive is to risk everything. To face a contest more dangerous than anyone can imagine. And they will do anything to win.

But in a land full of monsters - human and reptilian - they can't afford to trust anyone. Perhaps not even each other...

Source: Review Consideration | Blog Tour

5 Words: Friendship, trust, family, betrayal, survival.

When I opened this book, I stepped into a different world. I could see it all play out before me as I read.

I loved both of the main characters, their motives and beliefs. But I think Storm just beat Lincoln in being my favourite. I loved the steady build up of trust and friendship between them, and how a romantic relationship wasn't overshadowing the story,

The writing is rich and vivid, the story intense and twisting. The pace of The Extinction Trials is just incredible. I couldn't stop madly turning the pages, wishing I could read faster to keep up. I couldn't help but rush through this, gripped by the story and the action.

I did find myself Googling a few of the dinosaurs as they were new to me (I've always been a strictly Triceratops kinda gal with little room for anything else) and it really brought forward the research that had been done.

I cannot wait for the next one!

As part of the blog tour, I got to ask the author one question. With the amazing world of The Extinction Trials, it was clear what I would ask...

What’s your favourite thing about the world you’ve created?
The whole continent of Piloria. The fact it’s virtually unexplored and full of lush plant life and a whole host of deadly dinosaurs – who wouldn’t want to go there!

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  1. I can't wait to read this. Your review has made me even more excited for it

  2. Great review, Cora! The more I think about this book the more I want to reread it!

  3. This sounds like a great book, and I should put it on my TBR pile! I don't even mind a small love story if it's well build ... and it seems to be. Thank you for the review :)

  4. I really like the sound of this, it seems like a mix of The Hunger Games mixed with Jurassic Park haha! I had such a fascination with dinosaurs as a kid (I loved the TV show Walking with Dinosaurs) so to relive aspects of that in novel form sounds like a winner to me! I also really like what you’ve mentioned about a romantic relationship not overshadowing the story, I’m not a huge romantic so hearing that is a big selling point! I will certainly have to pick up a copy of this book!

    Abbey 🦕

  5. This one sounds so good!! I love the cover as well. :)


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