Two opposing factions of time travelers vie for control of the future in this thrilling steampunk series opener dubbed "Interesting" and "Unexpected" by Kirkus Reviews.
Lex and Embertwo time travelers with no memories of their lives before being recruited into the time warare torn between the factions. When Lex accepts a mission that lands him deep within the heart of the Telsa Institute, he meets Ember, and the past that was stolen from them comes flooding back. Now armed with the truth of who they were, Lex and Ember must work together to save the future before the battle for time destroys them once again.
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About the Author
Tyler Jolley was born in the era of the Star Wars and the Indiana Jones sagas. He has been enamored with science fiction and adventure stories ever since. In order to support his hobby of writing he decided to pursue dentistry. Snowboarding, mountain biking, road biking, fly fishing, bird hunting, camping, hiking, and backpacking are the things he enjoys doing with his family. He also enjoys lecturing internationally on temporary orthodontic implants. However, his true passion has always been fiction writing.When life gets stressful he escapes to unseen worlds to find relaxation. His career has been the vehicle to let him write without worry. He finds inspiration from most of his adolescent patients. He continues to dream up fun and thrilling books to this day.
Sherry is a full time writer from Colorado where she lives with her husband, four kids, two dogs, and a fluctuating number of chickens and house guests. A former military brat, she loves to travel, eat exotic food, and meet new people. She can often be found browsing her local bookstore with a large white hot chocolate in one hand and a towering stack of books in the other. That is, unless she's on deadline at which time she, like the Loch Ness monster, is often only seen in blurry photographs.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book was interesting. The world setting was a bit odd, but i am still unsure if this is a good or bad sort of odd. I liked the way some true history was woven into the story. I loved all the characters or loved to hate them. As with all clean teen books and most freebies this ends with a cliffhanger although unlike some at least one aspect of the plot was partially resolved. I would recomend this book to anyone who likes syfi or steampunk like generes.
Title: Extracted Author: Sherry D Ficklin & Tyler H Jolley Genre: YA Sci-Fi/Fantasy Format: Ebook Pages: 310 Rating: 4 Heat: 1 Thoughts: This was interesting. There are two different groups of people that can travel through time and for some reason they are enemies. It's never really explained why they are rivals and I hope that is explained more as the series continues. Both sides seem to be trying to "fix" little things in history or prevent the other side from doing so, it's a little confusing because of the lack of information but I believe there's a reason for this, not sure what it is yet though. From what I can tell neither side is good or bad, but there does seem to be some agenda that at least one of the group leaders is trying to achieve. Other than lack of information, which I think is done on purpose (keeps the reader guessing), the story was very interesting with good, strong characters. Please note that I received a complimentary copy of this work and chose to write a review.
I requested this book off of Netgalley based solely on the cover. Then I read the blurb and thought that it still sounded interesting. What should be noted, however, is that the steampunk element of this book is minimal and not as well-developed as the other aspects of the book. It’s definitely more young adult romance than it is science fiction. The writing is decent and the story flows. There’s lots of action and fight scenes and I thought that the backstory of the Tesla Institute was explained nicely. I just wish that, on the whole, the story had more depth and detail. At times, I felt like I was reading the second book in a series instead of the first. I think this book would be better suited for the younger teen set. I give it 3 hearts out of 5 because it’s entertaining and the writing didn’t feel amateurish. Still, 2 3/4 might be a better, more honest rating.