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(The Extinction Trials #2)

4.14  ·  Rating details ·  508 ratings  ·  97 reviews
Betrayal. Sacrifice. Survival. Welcome to The Extinction Trials.

After surviving on Piloria once, Storm and Lincoln are the obvious candidates to return to the dinosaur continent to test the new virus that should clear the way for human settlement. But they have their own priorities – finding a cure for the plague that’s sweeping Earthasia, and keeping themselves alive.
Paperback, 384 pages
Published June 1st 2018 by Usborne Publishing Ltd (first published May 31st 2018)
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Jul 31, 2018 rated it liked it
✨3.5 stars✨
Hi, hello, yes, welcome to a real let down of a sequel. I feel like I’m so sick of saying the phrase ‘not bad but also not good’ at this point, but it’s exactly how I feel about this book. It was just average. In the acknowledgements, the author says that when she started writing the book, she didn’t have any real plan as to where it would go and boy does that explain a lot. It felt so on-the-spot and underdeveloped, and honestly, at times it just felt like a slightly altered copy of
Cora Tea Party Princess
May 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
5 Words: DINOSAURS. Family, friendship, betrayal, survival.

Book Review: Exile by SM Wilson
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Honestly, I missed this world so much that less that six months after first reading The Extinction Trials, I read it again so I could jump back into the world with it all fresh in my memory. I thought the first book was just as excellent the second time and I loved being able to carry straight on with the story.

We were back with Storm and Lincoln, and again I preferred Storm. I just love her, OK?

Exile was j
Mar 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019
Love these books so much, they are unreal.
I'm definitely continuing this series because DINOSAURS, but Exile felt a bit lacking. It took nearly half the book to get back to the dinosaur continent in the first place. Once there, I definitely enjoyed the story more, but while there were many dinosaurs, their scenes weren't as grand and exciting as in The Extinction Trials. I liked the returns of several big baddies from book one, but felt they were dealt with too easily. I did love both father-daughter storylines and thought their develop ...more
Aug 17, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-2018
[3,75 stars]

This is what I call a wild ride!

Exile definitely was a lot more adventurous and exciting than book one (which was also not bad btw!) but still it was not as good as I would have liked. Unfortunately, the writing style didn't get any better, or at least for me but I study languages so I am constantly surrounded by grammar and know how it works and should work. The writing style felt dull at times, the syntax was just meh. But again, if you have no idea of grammar or like super short s
Jun 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: i-own
This was so fantastic and lived up to the first novel. Now I don't mind if there is a sequel to this cause it could have just left where the ending was in this book but I would like a continuation.
4.5 stars

Even better then the first book! To me it wasn't slow at all. Can't wait till 2019 for book 3
a fun sequel to the Extinction trials.

I have to admit, I expected a bit more I guess. And it's really hard to pinpoint what it is exactly that made me feel this way.

I missed the presence of dinosaurs on a more frequent level I guess. I mean, they ARE present, don't get me wrong. And they are off on a killing spree, as usual, which is 10 different kinds of awesomeness, lol. But I just expected more grandeur I guess? More T-Rex? It felt a bit mellow in comparison to book 1. And most of all: WHERE
Alisha Tarran
As you all are probably aware, Jurassic World 2 is going to be hitting the big screens this Summer, unfortunately I didn't get to be involved with the movie to my constant disappointment, BUT I did get to read the sequel to Extinction Trials! If you're a fan of Jurassic Park or eagerly awaiting the next Jurassic World need to get on this series!

Huge Jurassic Park fan that I am....I freaking love dinosaurs and honestly...this is the only YA book I know of with dinosaurs in it, which
Melissa **Just Really Loves Musicals**
*2.5 stars*
Review to come.
Jan 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
gone were the lush forests filled with dangerous man eating reptiles and into the concrete gray jungle where humans are dying in an overpopulated polluted city.

In the beginning it was quite slow, and as the story progress, humans were dying by the minute from a plague, so of course Storm and the gang with some added + 1 are back in the dino land! This time with more terrifying dinosaurs, more forests, and more deaths! Their goal this time around isn't to steal some things, but to spread a dino
It is a month after the end of the Trial and Storm is not a popular person. Her relationship with Dell has yet to recover from the strain of her helping others and not helping him and they disagree about the killing of the dinosaurs with the virus that is still being constructed. She is finding living with a huge group of people, her 'claimed family', impossible after the solitude she had before, and isn't coping with the responsibility. She is well aware that Reban Don knows she is lying about ...more
Alessandra Crivelli
Jun 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book compared to the previous one is more like 3 stars than 4 but since I should rate the book for itself it is a FOUR rating, definitely.

It just took so much to get back to Piloria and I wanted the dinosaurs. Ok?
I mean I care about the main characters but I am not a fan of dinos to watch them roaring and stop. I want blood and rage, and cleverness. (This sounded really problematic but still.. Dinosaurs are supposed to be dinosaurs)
That is why I LOVED SO MUCH the dilophosaur CHAPTER. It w
Rebecca Murray
This book took 200 pages before it really started to pick up the pace and become interesting. I probably found it slow because I just wanted to be submerged in the dangerous world of Piloria.

Also I’ve found that I can delve deeper into the book when I looked up each dinosaur. I loved being able to picture what our characters were being chased by.

I appreciated the characters development and relationships, although I found a lot of the plots to be predictable.

I wasn’t blown away by this book but
Jun 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
So I just had to finish this book! It kept me on the edge of my seat every minute! now the waiting for book three begins!!!
Dec 03, 2018 rated it liked it
This is a bit of a guilty pleasure read for me! It’s not great... but I sort of want more! RTC
Kim Dyer
Jun 13, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: reviewed-on-blog
Before I begin, I just want to note that I don't think that Exile is a bad book. Not by a long shot. If you liked The Extinction Trials, chances are you'll enjoy this too. My big problem with it is really that it's just more of the same.

The structure of Exile was almost the same as the original. Over half of the story is set back in Ambulus City as the novel builds up a fresh new reason to send Storm, Lincoln and Lief back to Piloria. Then, as with the previous instalments, the second half of t
If you read my review of The Extinction Trials back in January you’ll know that I fell head over heels in love with this series. So you could say that my expectations were stacked pretty high before picking up book 2, Exile. You’ll be pleased to know that Exile packs just the same level of punch as the first book does, possibly even more!

Picking up not long after the ending of The Extinction Trials, we find ourselves back on Earthasia with Stormchaser, Lincoln and a few others. Storm and Lincoln
Jenny (Bookbookowl)
Jun 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Please note: As Exile is book 2 in The Extinction Trials series, there may be some spoilers in this review for Book 1.

Exile picks up pretty much right where The Extinction Trials left off, not long after the team had returned from Piloria. The help Storm demanded for Lincoln’s sister, and the siblings of the two teammates they lost on Piloria last time, has been granted, but Storm is now living in a house full of people. Something she’s not at all used to.

Lincoln’s sister is becoming increasingl
Oct 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018-reads, sci-fi
Just like Jurassic Park before it, ‘The Extinction Trials’ amps up the drama and sends us back to the doomed island with the hopes that this time will be different only to find that it is just as bloody as before.

“The Extinction Trails: Exile” sees the aftermath of the finals where Storm and Lincoln are at odds while suffering from flashbacks to their time on the dinosaur continent and the less than viable conditions at home. When there’s a break in a cure for the plague and Storm’s paternity c
Jul 31, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: reviewed-books, 2018
I was very excited for this book as the first one is just incredible, however I have to say that I was slightly disappointed. I do have to say that the writing style seemed more basic and amateur than the first, which did show and did affect the rating of the book for me as it just came off quite simple to read.

Obviously, I love the concept of the book, it follows on from the first one, not directly but a few weeks or so later and is easy to get into. I have to admit that my favourite aspect of
John Naylor
Jul 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Possible spoilers ahead.

The first book was great. I had to buy the sequel. This is even better in my mind.

The best fantasy takes real world issues and uses them in the form of metaphors. This book does that extremely well. Environmental issues including climate change are dealt with in a way that a young adult will understand and will hopefully think about.

There is at least one genuinely heart wrenching moment too. You have sympathy for the characters and hope for them throughout. There are deat
Mar 23, 2019 rated it liked it
The next instalment of the Extinction Trials was very similar to the first - coming in at 3.5 stars! I knew that they would have to return to Piloria and guessed why, however the addition of Reban Don and Jesa was interesting and made a new dynamic. It was interesting seeing the different relationships with fathers - both of which I think could do with more work, hence why Book 3 will be interesting.

The reason it’s a 3.5 and not a 4 like the last book is that in places I found it a little predi
Sep 11, 2018 rated it liked it
I feel like this book was a bit of a let down for me. I still enjoyed the overall story, I loved family storyline and how it develops as the book go, but it was lacking a bit in action and excitement. As I was reading first half of the book, I was waiting for them to get back on the island. And I was right. After they returned to the island, the story got more exciting and I found myself enjoying it a bit more. Though it was only 2.75-3 star read for me, I'm still going to read the next book as ...more
May 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
Ah this book was so much fun to read! I really enjoyed reading it :D
Linda Bakker-Zwakhals
The story is worth 5 stars, but there are some mistakes that bothered me so that's why I only gave it 4 stars.
Angelique Rudkovsky
Jul 13, 2018 rated it liked it
My heart is literally breaking, I don’t even know how to feel at this point. Amazing book, can’t wait for the third.
Jun 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Received in exchange for an honest review from Usborne Publishing UK.

Another version of this review can be found @ The Regal Critiques.

Exile, the sequel to Extinction Trials, follows Stormchaser and Lincoln as they're faced with newer challenges and hurdles in pursuit of their individual goals. While the first book left things on uncertain terms between the characters, the second book takes off with us seeing how each character is faring with the aftermath of their stay (and subsequent victory)
Emma Canning (Emma's Chapter)
Life follows its own rules here.

Stormchaser and Lincoln barely survived the dinosaur inhabited island of Piloria the first time and now, they have no choice but to go back. This time however, it's all about destroying some of the most deadly species, but in order to do so they may have to get a little too close for comfort. Can they all survive a second time? Or will Piloria be too much...

I definitely think I like this more than the first. The Extinction Trials was definitely more of a set u
Nov 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I picked up The Extinction Trials on a whim after seeing a mixture of the buzz online and that it was pitched as “The Hunger Games meets Jurassic Park.” It only took a couple of pages for me to fall completely in love and try shoving it into the faces of anyone who would care to listen. It felt new, original and filled my need for dinosaurs eating people; yes, you read that last part right.

The Extinction Trials:Exile shows straight off how history is destined to keep repeating itself. When bare
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