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Author: Rebbeca Gober and Courtney Nuckels
Title: Project ELE
Series: ELE #1
Number of Pages: 334
Published: July 2012
Goodreads link: Project ELE
Well it started on high note. I was really taken by the story line. I love the world, premise of the story, I just don't buy people. More specifically dialog, friends and love story. It just felt forced. For me, it felt like they were just saying stuff needed for the plot, there was no emotions felt behind their talk, no tension. And love story, it just drops out of nothing, it went from zero to 100 in two seconds flat. I was wondering all the time, if I missed something. Where was the tension, anticipation, attraction ?
That being said, if I ignore all that, I loved the story :)
It is set in future. The virus has taken over the world, killing people. Leaders are trying to save the world, by removing patches on the skies, so the heat kills the virus. It will be unbearably hot, so they built shelter in the mountain, where people can wait for 3 years, till it will be save to come outside again. There is a catch. Only healthy people can come inside. They are checked upon the entrance, and given immunisation. Almost everybody has to work inside. After few weeks this get weird.
Willow and her Father enter the mountain, but her mother goes with her brother (the discovered he was infected, when they were all tested.) Willow mourns the loss. She quickly adapts to new life and makes few friend. Thing get interesting after they discover special tunnels.
I love world the authors created, premise of the story and the development. If only characters were better.
Still going to read next one. It ends on a cliffhanger and I want to know what happens. :)