With the shelter now completely abandoned, apart from the possible risk of Zack's men within it, and the inhabitants either living within the two survivor colonies, or still being held by Zack, Willow knows that she has to take him out. But first she needs to find a way to get Tony back from being controlled by Zack, and is determined to do that no matter the cost. With the support of her friends, and allies, she sets out to do something that she knew she would probably have to do alone from the start.
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I'm pretty sure that this series just keeps getting better! Just when you think the plot line can't change, and become even more original, it does, taking you on the winding path. The one major thing (if you are going to categorise this as dystopian - which you can, though I am putting it under Sci-fi on my own Review list because of the powers granted) is that there isn't too much death, there is a bit (particularly looking at the major death in the previous book there) but it isn't overwhelming as in some books (i.e. books like The Hunger Games where about 90% of the characters die). It doesn't seem unrealistic that not many people have died though.
Turns out my prediction about there being 12 powers isn't too far off! Well there are more than 12 but my idea that they came from the immunisations did turn out to be correct.
The romance in this book has changed slightly from the previous ones. There is no longer any overwhelming rivalry between Alec and Tony, and it was honestly refreshing to see all three sides of a love triangle actually get along! Though, even saying that, the majority of the love story in Surviving ELE was actually to do with Willow realising how she felt about Tony.
Something else interesting in the book was the way that characters reacted to coping without powers...i.e. they didn't cope particularly well. Though I guess if you'd been able to do something cool like Willow and co. then you'd get pretty used to doing it fast anyway...though that has now led to another mystery that needs to be solved...
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The ELE Series
by Rebecca Gober and Courtney Nuckels
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Fifteen-year-old Willow Mosby's life, as she knows it, ends the moment she walks through the shelter's door. Willow has to quickly adapt to the new challenges that shelter life demands, which includes making new friends and working a full time job.
Soon after making an interesting discovery, Willow and her friends start exhibiting strange abilities. Seeking answers, they embark on a mission to find out what these new abilities mean and whether they are a gift or a curse.
This new adventure can send her world crashing down around her. The question is: Can Willow survive the fall?
From the best selling authors of Night Marchers comes a new apocalyptic series with a paranormal twist.
GUEST POST- AWESOME POWERS
If you had the power to choose any power you would want, which power would that be? In The ELE Series, the characters didn't get to choose the powers they would develop. Instead, someone decided for them. The fact remains though, that in a future world years after Project ELE ends, citizens might very well have the ability to choose their own power. How would you choose? Based on a power that would work best for your personality? Perhaps even based on your preferred eye color? Below you will find the author's personal choices. We encourage you to comment on this blog post to share with us what choice you would make.
Rebecca Gober- I would choose gold- the power of telekinesis. How could would it be to be able to pick up objects or even people with your own mind. Or throw a tantrum and rip a tree up out of the ground and hurl it against a wall. (I don't condone the senseless abuse of trees, but the act would make for quite a dramatic show.) Now, if I were to choose my eye color based on vanity alone, I'd pick purple eyes. Gold eyes are cool, but I've always thought purple eyes would be neat to have.
Courtney Nuckels- I would choose dark blue- the power to heal. Having dealt with my own personal health battles and seeing loved ones around me that go through similar battles, I'd want to be able to have the ability to heal them. I have a passion for helping others and this ability would work perfectly with my passion. If I did get to choose a color based on vanity only, I'd pick purple. Now Rebecca, get out of my head! (If you haven't seen many of our other posts, we tend to have a very similar mind set, which of course makes us great writing partners. So it really doesn't surprise me that she picked the same color.)
Check out the below eye color chart and comment with your choice and why!
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Book Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XpSSFWmJDNY
Rebecca and Courtney are downhome country girls powered by chocolate and other random late night cravings. Coined in southern twang they bring new meaning to the word y'all. BFI's since the 6th grade, with a knack for getting into sticky situations, has resulted in countless ideas to write about for years to come.