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04 June 2018

Book Review: Exile by SM Wilson

At the beginning of this year, I read The Extinction Trials by SM Wilson and I absolutely loved it. So did I enjoy the second book as much? Heck yes I did! Exile was fantastic and exactly what I needed - but do I really need to wait until next year for the next one?

The Extinction Trials: Exile by SM WilsonAdd to Goodreads
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.

Source: Review Request.

5 Words: DINOSAURS. Family, friendship, betrayal, survival.

Honestly, I missed this world so much that less that six months after first reading The Extinction Trials, I read it again so I could jump back into the world with it all fresh in my memory. I thought the first book was just as excellent the second time and I loved being able to carry straight on with the story.

We were back with Storm and Lincoln, and again I preferred Storm. I just love her, OK?

Exile was just as fast paced as the first book. Despite a lot of the book being set back in Earthasia, I loved how the politics of the world were explored, the nuances of society. And once the story moved to Piloria I was in my element.

Piloria as such an exciting and scary place, and the setting drives the pace as much as the story itself. It was intense, it just kept building and building until the end. And wow, what a ending.

Again, I was on Google searching up dinosaurs to get a clearer picture of those I was unfamiliar with and damn, they are described so well that I didn't really have to bother.

I need more. Now.

What's your favourite dinosaur?


  1. I prefer Storm too Cora, though everyone else appears to favour Lincoln more! Loved this one and I can't believe considering between the first and this one was almost six months and now we have to wait a WHOLE YEAR! Totally unfair so I'm now on the hunt for more dinosaur books!

    1. If you find any, share! Definitely need more dinos in my life haha and can't believe we have to wait so long to see what happens to Storm.

  2. First of all, the cover is absolutely gorgeous!
    Second of all, I should read this. Shouldn't I?

    Been looking for some good reads lately.

    1. Isn't it a beautiful cover? So striking and photogenic. And yes, you should definitely read them!

  3. This sounds like a right thriller! I seriously need to get back into reading I keep seeing so many awesome books being recommended! x x
    Ellis //

  4. Sounds like a great book! Thanks for sharing!

  5. I've never heard of these books but they do sound so interesting and different. Always looking for new genres to try. Great review Cora and glad you enjoyed the books so much! x

  6. Wow! This sounds like an intense book! I love your review and I’m now intrigued as to what happens! Thanks for the recommendation Cora, I love discovering new books! xx

    Bexa |

  7. This sounds like a really interesting read! I love discovering new books, I'm working my way through a few books this year and always on the lookout for books that I wouldn't always choose myself! Great review, and I'm glad you enjoyed it so much!
    Hels xx

  8. It looks really good. I love that you have a link to add straight to my goodreads too, I haven't seen that before. Thanks for the recommendation x

  9. I only read The Extinction Trials a month or so ago, and I had no idea that the second book was out already! I'll have to go convince my library to buy a copy...

    I prefer Lincoln to Storm though. I like how nuanced he was in the first book - he wanted to do the right thing, but also felt that he couldn't, and then he had his feelings as well... I thought it was very well done.

  10. How have I not heard of this book?! This sounds like something I would devour! The Extinction Trials just got added to my TBR and bumped to the top :)


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