The Extinction Trials
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...
This book is advertised as “The Hunger Games meets Jurassic Park” so I was expecting, you know.. THE HUNGER GAMES MEETS JURASSIC PARK! Some Battle Royale, fight to the death gore where the competitors not only have to worry about humans but also being eaten by terrifying dinosaurs. Instead this is a sad, sad hodgepodge of both books. I’m honestly annoyed for the dinosaurs. They did not get good exposure with t ...more
When I opened this book, I stepped into a different world. I could see it all play out before me as I read.
I loved both of the main characters, their motives and beliefs. But I think Storm just beat Lincoln in being my favourite. I loved the steady build up of trust and friendship between them, and how a romantic relationship wasn't overshadowing the story,
The writing is rich and vivid, the story intense and twisting. The pace of The Extinct ...more
"Piloria was a completely different land. The land of the dinosaurs."
"Everything they'd been told about dinosaurs was a complete and utter lie. Unintelligent creatures didn't track you for thousands of sectars across a continent. Creatures who only acted on instinct didn't know how to put out fires. Tiny-brained dinosaurs didn't put themselves in harms way to save a human life."
FIRST OF ALL I can't believe this book existed as long as it did without me knowing about it. As I'm wr ...more
I absolutely adore Jurassic Park, so I was a bit nervous going into this as it’s marketed as ‘The Hunger Games meets Jurassic Park’ and I didn’t want it to be a let down. I needn’t have worried, as it definitely wasn’t a let down. Granted, it wasn’t the most amazingly written book ever, but it was so fun to read and I sped through it. I’ve never read anything quite like it, and now I really want more YA books about dinosaurs- if you know of any, please feel free to recommend them to me! ...more
When this became available at the library, I was the first to reserve the copy. Imagine my delight when I discovered that dinosaurs are heavily present in the story, I felt super excited to dive into a new adventure. All I will say is, I need the second book please! The Extinction Trials is set in a world where the birth of babies is controlled by the ruling elite and schools don't exist. A set of trials is created to see who can travel to the land of the dinosaurs and collec ...more
I read this book in one sitting. It was a fast-paced, dystopian, dinos-munching-people delight! The way it's split up into six parts, and then the alternating POVs really helped me fly through it, and I'm excited to see where this series is going to go! The sequel comes out surprisingly quickly after the release of the first book, and even that feels like too long a wait! ...more
The Hunger Games meets Jurassic Park and they make a half-baked baby that possesses the remotest resemblance to each parent, is annoying as shit and makes you wonder if it was even necessary for it to be born.
I’m not really surprised at how much exaggeration an attractive book cover, a grand title and an equally dramatic and well-put synopsis can create. The book, sadly, doesn’t always live up to the resulting expectations.
I have a very distinct impression of The Extinction Trials after finishi...more
Reading this story gave me all the Hunger Games feels, in the best way possible. I really liked the twist the author gave to this story even though there are quite some overlapping feels with the hunger games concept - I normally don't like books that have a lot of resemblence to other ...more
Hunger Game meets Jurassic Park. 'Nough said...I am in!
Really enjoyed it!
Overall I think the story was a little rushed, the potential was definitely there but I found myself wondering about some stuff that felt simply out of place or questioning the trail of thought quite often. I think the world-building was a little lacking as well as the descriptions. It felt a little...blunt? As I said, it was not bad by any means but it could have been so much better. I mean dinosaurs? Hellooo? That itself is already awesome so I would have liked a l ...more
This was supposed to be an awesome buddy read with Hayley but sadly, all that excitement evaporated pretty quickly. The world building was just so simple, I felt like this was written for a really young audience.
Everything about this book is great, from the beautiful ...more
DAMNED THIS WAS SO FREAKING GOOD!
"The Extinction Trials" is literally a Jurassic Park meets Hunger Games story: we live in a world where the dinosaurs exist during the human-era. We live in a world where births are control by the government because the food is limited. There are no schools because this world needs all the working-hands that it can get. The entire world is grey except for the continent of PILORIA where grows trees and all kind of vegetations but it ...more
So this is a little complicated. I AM SO HAPPY THAT I FINISHED THIS! It was one of the longest books to sit on my “on hold” shelf, because it just didn’t do any of the things for me that I was looking for. Two years later... BOOM! I consider this a serious personal accomplishment. Haha.
First Half: ⭐️⭐️ —> 2.5 Stars
Second Half: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ —> 4 Stars
Basic Plot: Resources are scarce, a vast understatement, on the continent of Earthasia, where the entire human race ...more
Another one of those reviews I struggle with because I enjoyed the book so much. You know the ones. I read this book weeks ago, and it's taken ages to put thoughts into words. So instead of a coherent review, here are my top 5 reasons for loving The Extinction Trials.
Stormchaser & Lincoln
Wilson could not have picked better main characters for her novel. We're told the story in (almost) alternating chapters by Storm and Lincoln.
Storm is an orphan, living in government housing. Sh ...more
I loved the characters, I loved the plot, I loved the Dino continent.
I hope to pick up the second book soon!
Side note: this is the first book I’ve read since my slump started in May, and it was f ...more
The plot of the book was really interesting and drew me in straight away. A world where humans live crammed onto one continent whilst din ...more
This book is advertised as The Hunger Games meets Jurassic Park and that's certainly true. The chapters are told in more or less alternate chapters between Stormchaser and Lincoln, who both have their own reasons for wanting to take part in the journey to Piloria, the dinosaur planet. I related to Storm wanting her own space and hating being in a crowded place, as resources on their home, including space, are scarce.
Other secondary characters were all different and the ...more
The story is set in a world where humans and dinosaurs live at the same time. Earthasia. the continent where the humans live, is getting crowded and food is getting scarce, so they have set their eyes on the continent Piloria. One problem: it's full of dinosaurs.
When a trial is being organised to see who would be fit to go on an expedition to Piloria lots of people enter. Some - like Storm - for the foo ...more
"HUNGER GAMES MEETS JURASSIC PARK."
Yes, you read this right! The tag line of this books is indeed that sentence. I have no idea about you but when I read those words I was like heck yeah need it in my life! Imagine me freaking-ly typing my yes yes yes to the available review copy email.
Anyway. The Extinction Trials is a story about a fictional earth where humans and dinosaurs exist together at the same time. But on two different continents. The humans occupy Ear ...more
The whole time I read it I was thinking, this is a 2/3 star book, but all it has to do is the bare minimum for me to give it a much higher rating. I don't know, guys. I was happy about the dinosaurs, but I was frustrated by the first 150 pages being relatively dino-free and the sheer corniness and muddiness of the whole thing.
This book is given a lofty ...more