Book Reviews

The Extinction Trials – Book Review

“Everything they’d been told about dinosaurs was a complete and utter lie. Unintelligent creatures didn’t track you for thousands of sectars across a continent. Creatures who only acted on instinct didn’t know how to put out fires. Tiny-brained dinosaurs didn’t put themselves in harms way to save a human life.”

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The Hunger Games meets Jurassic Park is what this book is described as, honestly this I what drew me in, but that is exactly what it is.

The Extinction Trials is set in a dystopian future; Earthasia is over populated and resources are scarce. There is one continent, Piloria, which offers valuable resources and space. One slight problem – it’s inhabited by dinosaurs.

Enter our two main characters Lincoln and Stormchaser, both take part in the trials but for very different reasons and both have differing opinions of dinosaurs. The story is told from both Lincoln and Stormchasers’ point of view, offering insight into the characters feelings, intentions and importantly how they feel about one another.

Wilson creates a fantastical world with the continent of Piloria, the descriptions transport you there, and it is exciting and dangerous, possibly deadly at times. The idea develops that dinosaurs may not all be the monstrous creatures that residents of Earthasia were taught to believe.

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This is a young adult book, and more often than not, there is an element of romance, this is no different, you can see where this may develop further in the story/next books.

This is a well-written book and I’m looking forward to reading the rest of the series.

Lou @ Wishful Books Reviews

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