Normally I'm a bit wary of reading books in a series. I don't know how many times I've been let down by the second book and by the third, I've totally lost interest. But this is so not the case with The Extinction Trials. I can put my hand on my heart and say that the second book is just as thrilling as the first. I'm in the middle of the third and final book now and that is also breathtaking. I'm going to be so disappointed to finish this series.
There may be spoiler alerts so please don't continue reading if you haven't read the first book, just trust me - go and buy it.
Told in the same format as the first book, we jump back and forth between Stormchaser and Lincoln's point of view. The writing isn't too descriptive, but is rich in dialogue, both personal favourites of mine as I feel they make the story faster in pace. I'm an all action girl!
Stormchaser and Lincoln find themselves back on Piloria, very quickly after their first visit, but this time with three viruses to kill off the most deadliest dinosaurs. Lincoln also has a secret mission - to bring back the ingredients for the cure for the disease which is killing the population, as well as his sister.
Reban Don plays a bigger part in the story and by the end of this book, I actually liked him. It's clear, he cares about Stormchaser and would do anything to protect her. It's fascinating to watch their relationship develop.
There are a few surprises in the book, especially the ending, which left me desperate to read the third book to find out what happened next.
I really want to see this whole series get the attention it deserves because even though it's described as a cross between The Hunger Games and Jurassic Park, it's so much more than that. It deserves its own unique place in the limelight. I'd even say it's actually better than The Hunger Games. As the series progresses, the plot gets stronger and each book is completely different. Each consecutive book smashes the previous one out of the way. This is the series I'm going to be recommending to everyone to read. This could easily be made into a series of films, as they are a set of tense, fast paced, action packed thrillers. I'm so glad I discovered it.
If you are buying the first book, buy all three, because once you finish the first, you'll be desperate to find out what happens next.