The Extinction Trials, S. M. Wilson: Book Review

Wowza. I’ve got a lot of praise to sing about The Extinction Trials by S. M. Wilson.

The plot:

Betrayal. Sacrifice. Survival. Welcome to The Extinction Trials.

In Stormchaser and Lincoln’s ruined world, the only way to survive is to risk everything. To face a contest more dangerous than anyone can imagine. And they will do anything to win.

But in a land full of monsters – human and reptilian – they can’t afford to trust anyone. Perhaps not even each other…

You know it’s a good book when you’re two thirds in and order the next book to arrive the same day

When something is marketed as “The Hunger Games meets Jurassic Park”, I am down for it. Just take my money (-££££).

You definitely get The Hunger Games feel – it’s quite similar, but this time, THERE’S DINOSAURS. And who doesn’t love dinosaurs, please?

As every book lover knows, there’s nothing more satisfying than falling in love with a book and never being able to find something similar which ticks all your needs. I am satisfied big time with The Extinction Trials after reading The Hunger Games when I was 15 and needing more.

The Extinction Trials is just such a good book – I was actually a bit shocked as I’m not a YA fan, but the concept was great. It definitely reads like a YA, with the tone and lots of conversation, but hey, that just means you get to read the book even quicker!

You have the start of a possible romance, the rush of what is going to happen next and the “can they overthrow authority?” burning question throughout. And BOY, was this book tense at times.

Big BIG praise for Wilson. You know it’s a good book when you’re two thirds in and order the next book to arrive the same day. Shout out to Amazon Prime for feeding my book addiction – I love you guys.

Also, there’s a super cool map of Piloria with diagrams of the dinosaurs in the front for you to marvel at when you are reading. LOVED IT.

Bookmark That stamp of approval. 10/10 stars.

Read this book? A review for Exile, the second book in The Extinction Trials series, will be coming soon…

The Extinction Trials, S. M. Wilson, RRP £7.99 (paperback); Book Depository 

Pages: 381

Publisher: Usborne Publishing

Genre: YA Fiction

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