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Journey to Territory M

(Extinction of All Children #2)

3.56  ·  Rating details ·  62 ratings  ·  50 reviews
Emma Whisperer’s journey continues in this sequel to the Extinction series. Emma, the last eighteen-year–old in Territory L, finally escapes Territory L and makes it into Territory M. She tries to find her niece, Abigail, and searches for the leader of Territory M to see if the walls can come down. She brings two friends with her on her journey to finish what she started b ...more
Published November 10th 2018 by L.J. Epps
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Mar 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
My rating: 3.5 stars

Emma has gotten herself trapped in an evil game of cat and mouse and she seems to be on the losing side. A dangerous family secret has her stealing into Territory M while attempting to convince the middle class to help bring the walls of division down. She is about to find that her problems have followed her and multiplied as she once again has come under the scrutiny of the president and her goons.

L.J. Epps’ JOURNEY TO TERRITORY M had the HUGE potential to bring growth and m
Apr 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Craigluy is a world divided according to class. Lower, middle and upper classes are separated and live totally different lives. In Territory L, Emma Whisperer is the last child to turn 18. The last baby to grow up. Lower class citizens have been deemed irresponsible and are no longer allowed to have children. Anyone who comes up pregnant is arrested, forced to bear the child and watch as the baby is taken away to be killed. It is a brutal world to live in. Those in Territory M and Territory U ha ...more
Mar 06, 2019 rated it liked it
Book # 2 in the Extinction of all Children series, Journey to Territory M felt like a whole lot of hurrying to go nowhere. It seems some of the reader's questions will be answered with this book, but of course we need the last book in the series to get to a resolution. Emma's journey from Territory L to Territory M is dangerous, but they manage to make it. The teenagers meet up with a group of runaways in an abandoned school. Things get more intense for Emma and she is starting to learn that she ...more
Dee/ bookworm
Apr 23, 2019 rated it liked it
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Ian Miller
Apr 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is the second book in what is at least a trilogy. From experience at writing them, as well as reading them, second books have real problems. You have to assume the reader has not read book 1, so you have to get the necessary information across without an information dump, i.e. bleed it in, and you also have to have an ending that makes sense as an ending in its own right, but obviously points the way to book 3. Epps does this very well. The start is first class. I found it very interesting ...more
Jennifer Bourque
3 stars

Note: This review contains spoilers as it makes reference to the first book "Extinction of All Children.

"Journey to Territory M" picks up immediately following it's predecessor "Extinction of All Children", which I absolutely loved. This second book did manage to capture my attention; however, I did not quite enjoy it as much as I enjoyed "Extinction of All Children". With that being said, I did find this book enjoyable, just not as captivating. I found the storyline slow and kind of draw
Alyson Stone
Mar 01, 2019 rated it it was ok
Book: Journey to Territory M
Author: LJ Epps
Rating: 2 Out of 5 Stars

I would like to thank Netgalley for providing me with this book.

So, I really did want to like this one, but I just found it very hard to get into it. The first book in the series, I did actually like a lot, but this one was just missing something for me and I really can’t figure out what it was. I mean, it just didn’t get my attention.

First off, I really didn’t find any character growth, which is something that I look for in a
No thanks! I rated this as 1.5 stars.

I honestly did not read the first book but regardless I feel like I did not miss anything at all. I read the entire first half of the page (every word count) and got bored after that and flipping only on dialogues until the last chapter.

I had waited for Emma's character growth as I find her really weak and honestly Annoying.
But that didn't happen either. For one, when Eric was in the holding cell, her first reaction was he was shirtless with his chiseled bod
Amy Gennaro
May 29, 2019 rated it liked it
Thank you to NetGalley, the publisher and the author for providing me an ARC in exchange for my candid review.

This series had possibilities. But aspects of the writing style bothered me. The author repeatedly explained modern conveniences such as the automatic lights. Multiple, multiple times. The writing style was somewhat immature and unpolished.

The story line was an interesting concept about a segregated part of the country that was further subdivided by a ruthless dictactor for life who bro
*Source* NetGalley
*Genre* Young Adult / Dystopian
*Rating* 3.5


Journey to Territory M is the second installment in author LJ Epps Extinction of All Children trilogy. In a place called Craigluy, which apparently exists between Arizona and California, a President has determined that the "country" will be divided into three territories for the lower class, middle-class, and the upper class. In 2080, she determined that no more babies were allowed to be born in the lower-class territory. Any
Apr 16, 2019 rated it liked it
I was excited to read Journey to Territory M. I had enjoyed reading the Extinction of All Children. I was curious to see how Emma’s journey through Territory M would be. I was interested in knowing if she would free Abigail. I was curious to see if she would meet the mystery ruler of Territory M. Yeah, well, that excitement was misplaced. I hate to say it, but I was thrilled when this book was over.

Again, there is a trigger warning. It is the same as in the Extinction of All Children. The differ
Aug 01, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: dystopian
This is the second installment in a trilogy. I did not enjoy it as much as first installment - this is common for me, so it likely says more about me than being a reflection on the author. I would also mention from the outset that there has been some time between my reading of the first novel and this one, so some backstory may be a bit fuzzy to me.

The world building is good. I think there was room for more, but the work that was done was solid. Personally, I found this to be a really intriguing
May 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
I received a free copy of this book from the author. I had the opportunity to review or not.

This second book of the series starts where the first books ends. Emma heads to Territory M where she hopes to find her sister’s child, Abigail, and also to find the leader of Territory M, She intends to try and get help from the leader in creating a better life for all people, not just Territory M or Territory U. She wants to tear down the walls that separate the different territories and let people make
Audrey  Adamson Stars in Her Eye
Journey to Territory M sounds like it's stalling; pushing a Trilogy where there isn't one.
Emma and Eric have made it to Territory Me, the areas that houses the middle class. Life is both much different here and very much the same. While most people are happy because they have everything they need, there are runaways that dispute the class world that has been set. Emma falls in with these runaways to help her find where they bury the babies and to hopefully, find her niece.
Overall, the good stuff
John Purvis
Jan 02, 2020 rated it it was ok
(See all of my Book Reviews) - “Journey “to Territory M” eBook was published in XXXXXXX and was written by L. J. Epps ( This is Ms. Epps fourth novel and the second in her “Extinction of All Children” series.

I received an ARC of this novel through in return for a fair and honest review. I categorize this novel as ‘G. The story picks up almost immediately after the first novel ends. The primary character Emma Whisperer continues
Mar 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
Thank you to NetGalley for allowing me to read this advanced reader’s copy in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

I felt this book, compared to the first, had a little bit more going on. I'm enjoying how the story is progressing and find myself still engaged in Emma's story. In this book, she escapes into territory M with Eric and Julian. Her niece Abigail is taken away by President Esther and Emma is hoping to find her. She meets some others along the way and her
Feb 24, 2019 rated it did not like it
Book two finds Emma in Territory M, along with fellow guards and escapees Eric and Julian. She is still searching for her niece, who may have been illegally adopted rather than killed. She also hopes to talk to the unknown leader of Territory M, in hopes that they will help her in her quest to tear down the walls.

The underlying purpose of book two is simple: hide, and don’t get caught. So why are Emma, Eric, and Julian constantly doing things that would defeat that purpose? It was more than a li
Jul 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Its more like 3.5 stars but I still enjoyed it enough to push to 4. The story is still following Emma and her rag tag group trying to force equality throughout the territories. This installment was more real. Emma is still infuriatingly stubborn but she seems to be starting to think about things before acting.

There is more mystery, more death, more action in this book. If you liked book one you will like book two plus some. It's entertaining, it's exciting, it makes you want to keep reading. Th
Oct 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Just as thrilling, as the first book of this series.
I was constantly sat on the edge of my seat wondering what the next page was going to bring.
L.J.Epps is such a wonderful author. They truly know how to write a book that really will make you not want to put it down.
I totally 1000% recommend this book.
It starts of similar in structure to "The Hunger Games" as in an area being devided into different territories, but instead of a number of people fighting it out to win an aweful series of even
Mar 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Great dystopian style of read. If you liked Hunger Games and Divergent, this is a series you may enjoy. Overall, great for teens. I enjoyed this book more than the first and look forward to book three.

As Emma escapes into territory M, she attempts to change the middle classes view of tearing down class walls, but has to stay alive in the process. She makes new friends but also learns she can’t trust everyone she thinks that she can. New waves of danger happens as she tries to get to the leader
Anne Monteith
Jan 25, 2019 rated it liked it
This pick up where the first book ends, after Emma and Eric escape with Julian’s help to Territory M. Emma and company will have to learn that you can’t always trust everyone that you think you can and that those that you feel you shouldn’t trust can be your best ally.

I can see this happening if people allow themselves to stop caring about those we elect to serve us do and it's a scary thought...

While there are some flaws with the writing, this is something that I feel will be resolved as the a
Guy Wheatley
Apr 15, 2019 rated it liked it
The second book in the series is darker than the first, portraying the Government in a much harsher light. There are more deaths, with almost no characters sacred.
In some ways, the tale parallels the adventure from the first book, though more intense. We still don’t know what the connection between Emma and the president is. This mysterious connection is the only thing that makes Emma’s survival believable. President Esther gives Emma too many chances and seems too naive. She gives Emma too much
Ramona Wilson
Feb 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
I am giving a fair, honest, voluntary review of this book. I am an arc reader. I was anxious to read this book. The first book in the series left me with many questions. I wanted answers. I have to say a few things were disturbing to me, but in a society structured like this one is it seemed a possibility that it could happen. One thing I found distracting was the constant use of the word pass in place of past. For instance. I pushed pass him to get in front. It may seem a trivial thing, but it ...more
Feb 19, 2019 rated it liked it
3.5 stars. We start to get some more answers but also a lot more questions about the world Emma is living in. The concept is sound but the details are shakey - I'm still not impressed with the forced love triangle situation and in this book, I feel like there was a lot of discussion about clothing, which was odd. Hoping this series ends on a higher note that makes it worth reading three books to get to the ending.

Thanks to the publisher for providing this through Net Galley in exchange for an ho
Lauren Dare
Jul 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
After reading the first book in this series, I needed to finish the story of Emma whisperer and her friends as they try to bring down the walls segregating the poor from the rich in this future society. This book carried on the story well as we meet a few new characters and further delve into the horrible society Emma is forced to deal with. After escaping territory L in search of answers, Emma gets more than she bargained for and has to fight her way to freedom and territory U. I loved it and c ...more
Richard van Balen
Sep 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
A great sequel to the first book. After the main character battles through her poverty stricken territory and defies the president she escapes and find herself in one the richer regions of the country. How does one change the future of a nation whilst being on the run?

Just like the first book this sequel is a breeze to read. The writing is solid and the story telling is good. Mainly the way the author describes the amazement of the characters with all the fancy things this territory holds is fun
Jan 13, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This up and down is killing me. Emma keeps making the most ridiculous choices with the worse outcomes. Man, this author is killing me on this journey with Emma! But I am loving every word I read. The author takes these characters and builds them with their feelings and you get drawn in to their lives and become one of them. This Journey they are taking is a huge step to better the lives of all! Enjoying this series!
Jan 17, 2020 rated it liked it
Thanks to NetGalley for a free copy for my honest review.
The second book in the series is darker than the first and really shows the death to the children. New characters were introduced, but little progress was made in moving the main plot forward. Instead, the group moves on to Territory U, and the final book of the series. I am looking forward to reading the final book in the series Journey to Territory U.
Jul 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The saga continues and it’s amazing. I was totally drawn into this second volume #journeytoterritoryu and can’t wait to start volume 3. This dystopia series concerns 3 territories divided by social-economic status ruled by a lifetime “president” who is all about keeping people in their place. Lots of action and running around by the young adults. Thanks to #netgalley and the publisher for this ebook to read and review.
C. McIntosh
Jan 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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L.J. Epps is a lover of all things related to books: fiction and nonfiction novels, as well as biographies and autobiographies. She has also been known to sit and read comic books from cover to cover, several times over.

Over the last few years, L.J. has written several manuscripts; her mission is to publish all of them. She enjoys writing fiction in several genres, including contemporary romance

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