I received this book for free from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Edge of Extinction: The Ark Plan (Edge of Extinction, #1) by Laura Martin
Published by HarperCollins on May 10th 2016
Genres: Dinosaur, Dystopian, Middle Grade, Post-Apocalyptic
Jurassic World meets Dawn of the Planet of the Apes in this epic new middle grade series full of heart-pounding action and breathtaking chills! "Amazing adventures!" raves Brightly.com as they recommend Edge of Extinction as a 2016 Holiday Gift for Tween Readers.
One hundred and fifty years ago, the first dinosaurs were cloned. Soon after, they replaced humans at the top of the food chain. The only way to survive was to move into underground compounds. . . .
Five years ago, Sky Mundy’s father vanished from North Compound without a trace. Now she has just stumbled on a clue that not only suggests his disappearance is just the tip of an even larger mystery, but also points directly to the surface. To find her dad—and possibly even save the world—Sky and her best friend, Shawn, must break out of their underground home and venture topside to a land reclaimed by nature and ruled by dinosaurs.
Perfect for fans of Brandon Mull, Lisa McMann, and Rick Riordan, this exhilarating debut novel follows two courageous friends who must survive in a lost world that’s as dangerous as they’ve always feared but also unlike anything they could ever have imagined.
This book was so much fun, I need the next one…like now! The world this book was set in was so scary and beautiful. Sky Mundy has lived in the compound underground all her life. Why? Because 150 years ago scientist brought back Dinosaurs and they now roam the earth. Sure it sounds like a good idea but we all saw Jurassic Park we know how that would end. It wasn’t really the Dinosaurs that were the problem with was the bacteria and disease they brought with them. Now the survivors live underground but something isn’t right, when Sky’s dad goes missing, Sky finds clues and is determined to find out what happened. Now Sky needs to leaves the compound with her only friend Shawn to explore a world filled with Dinosaurs and other dangers to find her father and uncover a bunch of secrets that the compound leader will stop at nothing to keep hidden.
I found the world build to be vivid, I could actually picture it all in my head. How awesome would it be to live in a world with Dinosaurs? I would probably die but it would be interesting to see for a few minutes. 😉 I loved the story and the mystery and the world. I found the characters fun and realistic. The world was brutal and even for a younger aged book, nothing was held back and it let the reader feel more of the dangers of this world. I thought it was done so well. I would have liked the story to have progressed a little more, it wasn’t slow at all, I also think it progressed at that pace was to give you that feel of the world.
I highly recommend to middle grade, teens, adults, grandmas…whoever. This was such a fun book and I honestly can’t wait to be in the world again…not in real life…just the book. 😉
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