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3.84  ·  Rating details ·  2,497 ratings  ·  262 reviews
Millions have already died, and thousands more are perishing daily. As a last ditch effort to preserve the human race, the government implements Project ELE. With the earth heating at rapid speeds, all remaining survivors are forced to turn to F.E.M.A. shelters to wait out ELE's wrath.

Fifteen-year-old Willow Mosby's life, as she knows it, ends the moment she walks through
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Kindle Edition, 334 pages
Published July 30th 2012 by Amazon Digital Services
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Brooke Banks Project ELE isn't a person, it's how the authorities are handling the pandemic. Think Bigger, Badder, Black Plague. It's a drastic last ditch effort,…moreProject ELE isn't a person, it's how the authorities are handling the pandemic. Think Bigger, Badder, Black Plague. It's a drastic last ditch effort, hence evacuating to FEMA shelters mentioned in the blurb because living outside will be impossible once they begin executing Project ELE.

The book follows Willow as she enters the shelter with her family, makes friends for the first time and later make powerful discoveries about the truth beyond public knowledge of what Project ELE really is.

It's a young adult paranormal dystopian with the practically required government conspiracy and propaganda. I've read, reviewed, and love it personally but your milage may vary. (less)

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Melissa Page
Nov 05, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: unable-to-finish
0.5 stars
I thought this book showed a lot of promise in the beginning.

Unfortunately that promise disappeared after a few pages.


Willow (main character)-
At first I thought her emotions were right on target. She seemed very real and believable in the start. However after a few pages it was evident that she was very superficial. (view spoiler). She seemed much mo
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Marie
Jun 17, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: magic, mind-readers
Cover looks good.. :)

I definitely prefer this series to the Nightmarcher series.

I would like to thank the authors for offering me a copy of this.
I thoroughly enjoyed it.

This is very original and unique. It is not something I generally read about which made the plot more intriguing,

Willow is your average teen trying to survive in a world where there is known to be a deadly virus. After her family is called to be tested before entering the 'Dome' where safety is promised, her Brother sebastian
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Lexie
Jul 12, 2013 rated it did not like it
WARNING- CONTAINS SPOILERS UP TO PAGE 88

I absolutely despised this book (or at least the part I tortured myself by reading). I couldn't finish it, but what I did read was probably the epitome of horrible self-publishing (it WAS self-published, right? =0 ). For starters, the punctuation was kinda random, like the authors were sitting in a room somewhere, twiddling their thumbs and saying, "Oh, hey! I haven't seen my old buddy semicolon in a while! Let's just stick him in here!" or "Ugh, commas a
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Heather Alexander
I was given this book in return for an honest review. The basic overview is that a virus is killing everyone, over half the planet has perished. The government has built shelters, you have to pass inspection and get an imunization before entering. The government plans on heating up the earth to kill the virus and anyone outside of the shelters will most likely die. Willow and her family are on their way in, infortunately her baby brother tests positive for the virus and will have to stay outside ...more
Kelly

I’m not sure how I feel about this book. It feels incredibly juvenile. Yes, it is written from the POV of a sheltered 16 year old girl, but other YA books have managed to do the same thing while coming off more… I don’t know.. polished I guess?
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Book Info
Point of View: First person (Willow)
Length: 334 pages

Series
Project ELE (ELE, #1) 1 of 5 stars
Finding ELE (ELE, #2) 3 of 5 stars
Exposing ELE (ELE, #3) 1 of 5 stars
Surviving ELE (ELE, #4)
Ending ELE (ELE, #5)

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I think tha
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Avid Reader Amy's Reviews
Have you ever read a book that at the end you go "Damn that was awesome"? Well this is one of those books. It is like Hunger Games meets Resident evil, just minus all the killing. :) This is only the second book like this that I have read. I haven't read too many books that are in the Dystopian/Apocalyptic genre. When I read the plot I thought that this will be interesting. Once I dived into the book, What I noticed about the writing was that you can't tell that two people wrote this book. I ha ...more
Books
Sep 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
Twenty-six pages into this book I was already crying my heart out. Thanks to the authors’ remarkable writing, I got attached to Willow and her family in a span of only a few pages. You’re probably wondering why I cried while reading the second chapter of this book, right? Well, all I can tell you is that no parent should be expected to make such a choice as the one Willow’s parents had to make.

I’m still new to post-apocalyptic novels, but this book smacked my reader curiosity spot on. “Project E
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Jeds
Sep 18, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Major cliff-hanger.

In order to kill the virus that's been affecting the people in the world, it has been decided to remove the patches in the atmosphere that would lead to the heating of the Earth. People had to move to shelters. But not everyone could gain access to the F.E.M.A. shelters. Willow Mosby's life changed when she walked through its doors. Having entered together with her father, with her mother and brother behind and outside the protection of the shelter, she then started her new li
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April Showers Bring Fungi From Yuggoth
Aug 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to April Showers Bring Fungi From Yuggoth by: Books4Tomorrow
Review of Project ELE by Rebecca Gober and Courtney Nuckles

Reviewed for Books4Tomorrow Facebook Event, ending September 9 2012. Ebook copy provided via Books4Tomorrow.
5 Stars +

I so totally enjoyed this most riveting and likable dystopian novel that I want to give it 16 or 18 stars. This is in the “champion class” of Dystopian sub-genre, and here’s why:
Like every “good” dystopian, there’s plausibility (yes, Virginia, our reality could experience something exactly like this or very similar); it’s
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Kristin Scearce
Aug 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone who likes YA action/adventure/romance/post-apocalyptic future
Disclaimer: I received a free e-book copy of this book from the authors in exchange for an honest review.

I absolutely LOVED this book! It pulled me in from the beginning, and I would've read it all in one sitting if I hadn't started it so late in the evening and needed sleep!! Still, I finished it the next day, and I desperately need the next one. I laughed, I cried, I thought back to how I felt during my first "real" relationship, and I pondered what I would do if I had to deal with the types o
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Gabs {My Full Bookshelf Reviews}

I had many high hopes for this book when I read the reviews. It seemed like a perfect book for me. But the many grammar errors in this book made it lose much of its luster. And I had the revised version, I am sure of it, because it has the revised version cover.

The first thing I did not like about this story was, as stated above, the spelling and grammar errors. At one point, I had to giggle when I read this sentence:
Excitement coerces through me when we reach our cave.
(In case you missed it: c
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Veronica Morfi
Aug 07, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received this book in exchange for an honest review.

Willow and her family have been waiting on line to get inside a shelter that will protect them from the high sun temperatures and a virus that killed thousands. When their numbers are finally called they have to pass some testss before getting inside and not all of them manage to. With her family being torn apart and everything quickly changing around her, Willow has no choice but to adapt fast at her new surrounding, her new friends, her new
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Autumn
Jul 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received this book from the author to give an honest review.

WOW! Where do I start? First let me say I have never been disappointed with the books I have read from these authors. Every book they write makes me want to read more from them.

That being said do you guys have book 2 available already? Because I am very anxious to read what is going to happen next, the ending made me want more. I was kind of sad that the book ended so quickly, I guess I should have slowed down my reading. :)

Project EL
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Ghost Helwig
Sep 26, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: my-reviews
This wasn't a completely terrible book. It had an interesting premise, and there were some nice world building touches that I quite liked. However, I still had to rate this book as average, for a few different reasons.

Grammar mistakes. Spelling mistakes. They were plentiful. I've only downloaded the book from Amazon recently, so as far as I know those errors are still there. If as an author you can't catch all the errors yourself, that's fine, but I would suggest the help of a paid editor. Even
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Tich Brewster
Aug 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received this book from the author for a review. I also review for Loves All Things Books and left this review on their page as well.

At first I was afraid I wouldn't like this story, the first two chapters didn't grab my attention and I thought awe man...but after that things picked up and the characters grabbed ahold of me and pulled me along for a fun-filled and emotional ride. All in all, I love Project ELE!

In Project ELE there is a virus killing the earth's population and the UN has pulled
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Victoria Rapaglia
If you think the cover is amazing then you need to read the book. This book is fantastically written,that keeps you simply glued to the pages. I loved this book and couldn't put it down.

As you follow Willow and her friends Claire,Connor,and Alec as they try to adapt to living in the shelter. As they explore the mountain they find out more than they bargain for. As they start seeing changes in their abilities to be able to do things, they race to find out what is happening to them. Trying to find
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Magen McMinimy
Jan 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
Where do I start? I’ll start by saying some of the reviews for this book are crazy. I’ve come to realize that a lot of people who read reviews instantly disregard five star reviews. As they for some reason believe the review comes from the author’s family and friends. So I no longer give them out, unless the book is perfect in every way shape and form. This was not perfect; there were a few things that had me shaking my head. for instance with two authors I would have thought they would have cau ...more
Denise
Aug 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Project ELE
By Courtney Nuckels & Rebecca Gober

Extended description from Smashwords
"Millions have already died, and thousands more are perishing daily. As a last ditch effort to preserve the human race, the government implements Project ELE. With the earth heating at rapid speeds, all remaining survivors are forced to turn to F.E.M.A. shelters to wait out ELE's wrath.
Fifteen-year-old Willow Mosby's life, as she knows it, ends the moment she walks through the shelter's door. Willow has to qui
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Lauren
Aug 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was given to me by the authors for review.

This story follows Willow, the main character, and her friends, Alec, Claire, and Connor, in an "end of days" era. Now, don't go running for the hills yet. I know a lot of people don't really enjoy reading books in that genre, but trust me, you NEED to read this series! When you hear apocalypse or end of days your brain automatically goes to zombies, or weird vampire hybrid zombies. This is not the case with this series. Yes, there is a virus,
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Paranormal Reads
I received this book from the author for an honest review. The world as we know it is ending. A new disease runs rampant that started as a cure for everything from a common cold to cancer. It turns into a deadly disease that has scientist and the governments making the decision to take some of the healthy people underground and other safe place to live for 3 years while they heat the earth up in hopes up killing the disease. Willow and her father are among those chosen to go. She goes to classes ...more
Editing Services by Cynthia Shepp
The book starts off with fifteen year old Willow waiting in a huge line with her family. Why? To be screened to see if they eligible to get into a shelter. Willow lives in a post-apocalyptic world which came from a “virus brought forth from a cure”. In trying to rid the world of disease they brought forth a super virus that has been killing people off at an alarming rate. Life as they knew it stopped, children were home schooled and people were afraid to leave their homes. The government impleme ...more
Julie
Aug 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ebook: Project ELE
Author: Rebecca Gober & Courtney Nuckels
Fiction, paranormal
This review may contain spoilers
I was given this by the authors for an honest review
Summary: Millions have already died, and thousands more are perishing daily. As a last ditch effort to preserve the human race, the government implements Project ELE. With the earth heating at rapid speeds, all remaining survivors are forced to turn to F.E.M.A. shelters to wait out ELE's wrath.
Fifteen-year-old Willow Mosby's life, a
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Krystal Marlein
Aug 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I know the average review is 1 to 5 stars but I have to say I give this book 10 stars!! I loved it! I'm usually not one to read Apocalyptic style books, but I found this one to be surprisingly good and such an amazing read!!! :)))) I cant say enough how much I loved it! So this story is about survial and love and heartbreak and amazing friendships! Ths story is told from the view point of Willow, a 15 year old girl who has spent most of her life being homeschooled because of a virus thats killi ...more
Jane
Aug 31, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 4, giveaways, to-review


I have read a number of post apocalyptic books, and I always find them quite disturbing when I think about the fact that it could actually happen; though hopefully not in my life time! The major incident that brought about the need for project ELE, was not a war or an unknown super plague, but a manmade virus that was the result of a ‘cure all’ that scientists had produced. It really isn’t so far fetched either with human beings intolerance of illnesses these days, even the common cold is seen a
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Samantha
Aug 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Well I definitely did not get much sleep last night. Wondering why? It’s because I could not stop reading Project ELE! This book was absolutely amazing and definitely a must read for anyone that likes a good book.

Co-authors Rebecca Gober and Courtney Nuckles wasted no time at all getting my hooked. Within 20 minutes of reading, I was already reaching for the tissues.

Project ELE is an apocolyptic book that introduces us to 15 year-old Willow Mosby. There has been an outbreak of a virus that is ki
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Christina M Condy
Project ELE is a page turner. We meet Willow who is in a shelter with her father and her younger brother and mother. I immediately fell in love with her younger brother because he just sounded so adorable. What happens next is a family’s worst nightmare. Willow, her father and mother all receive and accepted stamp on their passports but her younger brother does not, so the family decides that Willow and her father would go inside and they mother and brother would remain outside and hope for the ...more
Merisha28
Sep 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorite
I received this book in exchange for a honest review ~WaAr~

I can honestly say that this is one of the best books I have read in years!! It is action packed, with romance, sadness, and adventure. It is a great dystopian book! You will love this! I am floored, I just couldn't put this book down for the life of me, then it leaves you on a cliff hanger. This is one of the books that will have your mind reeling trying to go over the information again. Their is twists that I didn't see coming.

The book
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Jennifer  Davis
Aug 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was given a copy in exchange for my honest review.

This is the first installment to the ELE Series.
A virus hit, killing millions, and the government attempts to save what is left of the human race by setting up Project ELE into place. The remaining survivors are forced to leave their homes, some even their families, and stay in FEMA shelters.
Willow's world comes crashing down on her as soon as her families numbers are called. Forced adapt to her new way of living, she makes a few friends, start
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Shona Booky Ramblings of a Neurotic Mom
I normally read paranormal books, but I was given the chance to read this in exchange for an honest review and since books are my drug (Hi my name is Shona and I AM a book addict)I jumped at the chance. I knew nothing of the plot, but I have heard the phrase ELE(Extinction Level Event)before so had a brief idea of what I might expect. From the first chapter I knew this was a book I could enjoy, by the end of the book I am on the verge of stalking the writers to find out where/when I can get the ...more
Melanie
Jul 31, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was given to me by the author for review.

Whilst not normally a fan of dystopian style novels, having read the Night Marchers series by the same authors, I was excited to see what they had come up with this time, and I wan't disappointed.

Set in the future when disease and global warming have left no option but for the chosen "healthy" ones to enter shelters set up by Project ELE. The story floows a teenage Willow and her amazing journey through an existance we all hope would never happe
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Rebecca Gober was born in Houston, Texas in 1982 and spent most of her life growing up in Dallas, Texas. In between working full time, being a wife and mother of two, Rebecca has never let her passion for reading and fiction fall through the cracks. Rebecca Gober's first series, The Night Marchers Series, which she co-authored with her best friend and partner in crime, Courtney Nuckels, was releas ...more

Other books in the series

ELE (5 books)
  • Finding ELE (ELE, #2)
  • Exposing ELE (ELE, #3)
  • Surviving ELE (ELE, #4)
  • Ending ELE (ELE, #5)
“I move closer to Claire and grab a hold of her hand. "UM, AWKWARD.." She says in her head, while Connor mutters, "THAT’S HOT, " in his.” 1 likes
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