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Elements

(The Biodome Chronicles #2)

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"Feelings are real. They often become one's reality. But they are not always based on truth..."

New Eden Township is more than a dungeon for Fillion Nichols. Sealed inside the experimental Mars colony, there is no escape from anyone, especially the young woman who has haunted his life for nearly six years. To preserve his sanity, he focuses on one goal: decoding the mys
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Paperback, 530 pages
Published September 9th 2015 by Forest Tales Publishing
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♥♡¢σσкιє♥♡ (Krystle)
You can read this review and more on my blog:
I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for and honest review. This in no way influenced my opinion.

So far the Biodome Chronicles is a very fresh take on traditional plots. The first book focused mostly on setting things up, and in Elements the author focuses more on storytelling and progression rather than background and introducing new characters. For that reason, I enjoyed reading this more.
I do feel like Ele
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Anzu The Great Destroyer
I’ve always had a fear of reading sequels. Most of the ones I’ve read ended up disappointing me, others were not as good as the first book in the series. You’d rarely get that one book that is better than its predecessor. I’m happy to let you know that Elements is one of those rare exceptions. Now, this is all my opinion. Some of you might not agree, but I’ll try to justify myself as best as I can.

I was afraid I’d end up not liking Elements so much. You can blame all those cheap Young Adult book
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Selah Tay-Song
Jul 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Jesikah Sundin's first novel, Legacy, was like a rich dessert to be savored slowly. Its sequel, Elements, is no less sweet or delicious, but pulled me through the pages as quickly as a child gulping up ice-cream.

In Legacy we were introduced to the world of the Biodome with hints and glimmers of the outside world of the mid 21st century. In Elements, both worlds are woven together as characters from each explore what are to them foreign landscapes. The landscapes of the Biodome are luscious and
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Chay
Aug 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Secrets so many secrets are discovered in this book it is just amazing. I was basically like this the WHOLE time.
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No words it was just stupendous, Elements had exactly what i expected and much more. We definitely got to see Oaklee and Fillion's relationship progress.(view spoiler)
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Gabrielle
Aug 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Oh my gosh ... this book! I can't even come up with words to describe its brilliance. So many unexpected twists and turns in two completely different worlds. The character depth and the world building were truly astounding. My only complaint is that I'm going to be pulling my hair out until the next book comes out ... Hanley better get it!! ;)
Hannah
I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

This book starts out exactly where it left the reader in the first book, LEGACY. It begins with a complete crash of two very different worlds. Jesikah Sundin perfectly executes that transition, fully developing the plot and characters in such a way that the readers are given a very realistic and emotional experience along with the characters, with the reader's attachment and emotion unique to each character's journe
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Katie Kent
Jun 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. I don't want to give too much away, so I won't include any spoilers or mention specific characters in this review.

Sundin packs more action and intrigue into this sequel to Legacy. From the first page, you are swept along with each new discovery the characters make. I love this series because it pushes one to think about the ethics and consequences of sealing people within a closed community, essentially freezing th
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Julie Bird
Sep 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
what can I say. I have been waiting for this book with baited breath. It was quite different than the first one. Jesikah is incredibly imaginative and crazy good with the gaming and tech stuff. I really enjoyed that, but my heart is with the folks in New Eden. That's where I want to live...
Also this was so heartbreaking and emotionally frustrating. But hopefully book 3 will work it out.

Loved it..keep it up Jesikah. Write fast please!
Alissa
Feb 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
*Recieved this book as part of Jesikah's ARC team in return for a honest review*

Jesikah did it again. Elements started off right where Legacy ended. From page 1 I was sucked back into the story. I loved that this book was as detailed as Legacy, lots of unexpected twists and turns. But I loved it!

The character development was really well done and this second book contained a little more action than the first one, both inside and outside. I loved it! I can't wait for the third book to be finished.
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J. Ross
Mar 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
An exciting and creative take on current story tropes!

The Biodome Chronicles spins a tale of a medieval society living in a future setting, cut off from the rest of the world and only peripherally aware of it most times. Under the dome, New Eden Township has grown and evolved for years - a traditional society with no advanced technology. Where out in the modern world, mankind has progressed at the expected rate.

The world building is superb and utterly believable. Unlike so many other YA novels w
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Sakuralionheart
Sep 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult
I could not put this book down. It was just as good as Legacy (the first book), if not better! We get to experience and learn more about both New Eden and Seattle 2054 through the journeys of Coal and Fillion. Sadly, this book ends on a HUGE cliffhanger, which is totally driving me nuts!

I can't wait for Gamemaster! :D
The Book Junkie Reads . . .
adventure in and out of biodome . . .

Overall 5 out of 5 stars
Performance 5 out of 5 stars
Story 5 out of 5 stars

I knew picking up this one that I as in for an adventure in to the sci-fi fantasy world with elements of original worlds, characters, settings, and more. The biodome was most certainly different. We follow a few characters and their journey in or out of the biodome and the differences to the world they once inhabited. I not going to sugar coat or give up the goods, but I will say that
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Natille
Sep 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-read
I received this copy free from Goodreads Giveaways. I had to buy the first book in order this read the second and I'm glad I did. I would like to thank the author because she wrapped the book up and I felt like I was opening a present. It was awesome and I loved the book marks. It was exciting and I truly appreciate the care she put into my giveaway. Being that she did that I read the e-book so I wouldn't mess it up. I don't know how she has done it because her characters are so vivid and remark ...more
Artis Fricbergs
Dec 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Jesikah Sundin's first book in the Biodome Chronicles series, Legacy, set the table, presenting readers with an original bounty of visual futuristic landscapes, motifs, multi-layered plot lines, and complex compelling characters. In the sequel, Elements, all of these components are brought to life once again, and then some. I was totally immersed in this story, and loved reconnecting with these people, and with New Eden Township. As with Legacy, Elements delivers on all fronts. And if it's at al ...more
Candi Sary
Dec 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Jesikah Sundin has done it again. Book 2 in the Biodome Chronicles captured me just as much as book 1. I usually don’t read squeals, but after Legacy, I had to know what happens between Fillion and Willow.

Elements is as original and detailed as Legacy. Fillion enters the biodome and experiences a bizarre, simple place that is nothing like his fast-paced modern world of the 2050s. At the same time, Coal leaves the safety of the biodome and enters the real world with shocking discoveries. The nov
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Leylan
Jul 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Elements picked up just where Legacy left off to the delight of this reader. Following the same rhythm to its predecessor, Elements highlights secondary characters to the forefront. A masterful move to the plot of the story.
We are given a better understanding of Coal, Son of Fire. Through his eyes and experience, we are given an in depth look at Fillion's world. Likewise, we get to really know Mack and Lynden and their impact on Fillion world. Both characters are given prominent roles in the st
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Jodi Woody
Jun 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was given a copy of "Elements" in exchange for an honest review. This is book two in a series and I read book one quite a while ago, so I had to do a little back tracking to catch up. This is a great twist on sci fi/fantasy. A whole community of LARP'ers (Gamers who role play) are living in a biodome and the second generation have no idea that their world is make believe. I loved this one! Ton's of twists, romance, and we move from the biodome where they live like 15th century people, to outsi ...more
Teresa Kander
Aug 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: science-fiction
I read the first book in this series last year, and I have been waiting impatiently for this one ever since. I was definitely not disappointed!

Once again, the book starts out a little slow, but it doesn't take long for it to pick up. When it does, the reader is in for a wild ride. The chapters alternate between the characters inside and outside the biodome, but after a while the two are so connected that the switches don't make a difference.

We learn so much more about The Code and its ramificati
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Mike Hartner
Sep 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
How do you start with cyber/steam punk and add mystery and romance, and complex characters?
I don't know either, but apparently Jesikah Sundin does.

This is a beautiful sequel to Elements (Book One) and it is also a coming-of-age for Leaf, Coal, Willow, and Fillion. There are more than enough twists and turns to keep anyone guessing. By the end of the story, I was emotionally wrung out. It leaves me hoping that Jesikah could release Book Three in the next two months.

Great work, Jes. I look forward
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Ryan
Oct 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this book from the author for an honest review, so here it is. Book two in the series continues right where book one left off, and I enjoyed every page just like the first. This book (and series, so far) fills a void in the popular fiction that is making the rounds today. I find myself seeing similarities to another popular young-adult world-inside-of-world series, but I've liked these books even more. As a geek who likes fantasy and science fiction, I feel like I'm the perf ...more
Jocelyn Skinner
Jul 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Elements was worth the wait! We are thrust back into this wonderfully written story and experience along with Coal the future world threw his eyes. The intrigue inside the dome continues to unfold as the true plot in slowly revealed. I loved it! Jesikah Sundin paints a visual landscape that awakens the mind and emotions. There were times I cried and then later laughed out loud, which drives my family crazy. Worth the read!
Angela Vanasselberg
Dec 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. And she has done it again! Jesikah has a way of putting you into her world she has created immersing you with depth of detail and joy of discovering what will happen next. I was eager at the end of Legacy to enter the outside world and boy of boy she did not fall short.
Jessica
Sep 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed book 1 of this series, so I was hoping that this one would be at least as good. It turned out to be even better. The characters are well developed and the story is loaded with suspense and plot twists. The ending wraps up the storyline nicely while still leaving me longing to find out what happens next.
Stella (stellasbookishworld)
I LOVE THIS SO MUCH I NEED BOOK THREE YESTERDAY YES I'M SO HAPPY AHHHH (full review up soon)
Angel White
Oct 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is not a book to read quickly. To fully grasp the imagery, story, and situations the people of New Eden are faced with, this must not be read but digested.

Watching Fillion grow into a better person, finding worth in himself and the value in that same worth to others had me in tears. Likewise watching Willow come to the realization of who she is as a young woman and finding the strength and the love within herself that she shares with Fillion made my heart ache.

Coal's change from "Martian"
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Maria
Jan 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Wow! A great sequel that picks up the story where Legacy left off. Such complex worlds were created, and this book expands our understanding of them. The author really seems to have done her research, and it gives a real feeling of authenticity to both worlds, the biodome and the complications/implications of the closed system and closed society, even the details of daily living, and dying are well constructed; and the near future world with climate change impacts and the societal challenges of ...more
Tiffany
Having already read Legacy a year ago, I was familiar with the story, but I forgot how beautiful and completely engrossing Ms Sundin's world building was. Whereas we saw a lot of world building in book 1, book 2 is spun to show the fruit of that endeavour, resulting in a captivating storyline that keeps you grasping on and wanting to know more. True, it is a lengthy book, however with such a complex and intricate story, you will need a few more scenes to piece everything together. Definitely a h ...more
Tyffany
Jan 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Where do I begin?! I love Legacy. I was immediately sucked into the world and characters and was more than ready for the next upon completion.

But Elements? Elements blew any and all expectations I had from Legacy out of the water. I can't get enough of the delightful, versatile cast of characters. The story is constantly changing, an incredible blend of mystery, sci-fi, fantasy, and romance. Jesikah's writing style is smooth and enjoyable to read. And even with all the setup from the first book,
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Stephanie - Books Less Travelled
Aug 01, 2019 marked it as read-for-review  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: yabs
I loved the first book, and this one is a beautiful continuation of that exciting series! I received a copy from the author, this does not affect my review. This review is also voluntary. I loved seeing Fillion and Willow's story in this one, and really enjoyed that all, really very little, is as it first appears in this series, and I love seeing the story unfold as the world-building only grows more complex and beautiful as the characters explore. This strange and unusual setting adds another l ...more
Cris
Oct 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Couldn't wait for the physical book

Even though Legacy (book 1) left you in a good place, I couldn't wait for Elements to arrive so I had to resort to Kindle (not my first choice in media). I gobbled this book up so fast that the physical book has still not arrived. I truly feel connected to the characters, each of them so truly their own being. As an ardent fan of Permaculture and user of same to the best of my understanding, this book (via Fillion's thoughts) has definitely raised some good que
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Jesikah Sundin is a multi-award winning, bestselling sci-fi/fantasy writer mom of three nerdlets and devoted wife to a gamer geek. In addition to her family, she shares her home in Monroe, Washington with a red-footed tortoise and a collection of seatbelt purses. She is addicted to coffee, laughing, and Dr. Martens shoes... Oh! And the forest is her happy place.

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