Hello Everyone, The start of the new year is all blog tours for me, two in two days! First up is the highly anticipated book from debut author Susan Wilson. It came out a little before original publication, in late December! I couldn't wait to be part of the blog tour, and I'm very lucky that the publicist squeezed me in... Today I share with you my review of The Extinction Trials, but before that, here is a little bit more about this book.

The Extinction Trials (The Extinction Trials #1)
by S.M. Wilson
Publisher - Usborne
Release Date - January 1st 2018
Buy - Amazon | Book Depository

Betrayal. Sacrifice. Survival.

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 has bite...

The Extinction Trails will be everything you want to read and more, it has dinosaurs, bloody rivalry, friendship, danger, competition and most of all survival of the fittest. The is no question, that I absolutely loved this book without a doubt. Its the next generation of a dystopian series and the hottest one to read to date.

Stormchaser and Lincoln live on a island called Eartasia, plagued with sickness, famine, poverty, homelessness, it's become a barren wasteland all because of the dinosaurs. They share there resources with Piloria, there neighbour planet which has everything you need to survive. Humans and Dinosaurs clearly can't live in harmony, so the Stipulators, the government decide to host The Extinction Trials, a competition of great health and wealth to the person who can bring back an egg of each dangerous dinosaur, so they can finally beat the beasts once and for all... but something smells fishy along the way.

Told from two perspectives, first is our feisty leading lady, Stormchaser is resourceful, smart, loyal, independent, she's a little cunning too and she's loves dinosaurs, the herbivores though...obviously. She has a connection to them, one that makes her think that there is more to this mission, this trail that the Stipulators are revealing. Stormchaser is unforgettable character and she is right up there with Katniss and Tris of the dystopian universe. Lincoln is competitive, he strives to succeed especially when his sister's life is at stake, he's also smart, smart enough to tag up with someone like Stormchaser that can get to the end of the trial. 

Your hooked upon the first page, my first impressions of the book was just the sheer epic-ness of it, the world your carried into is fresh off the page, it's brought to life by Susan's brilliant writing. When Stormchaser and Lincoln first step onto the island roamed with dinosaurs it's like the theme song of Jurassic World/Park was playing, the gates opened for the first time and you literally look up and think '.......', well more like gawp in awe. It makes your hairs stand on end and all you can do grin your way through the entire book.

The Extinction Trials revamps the world of Jurassic World, but brings about a  new generation of YA!

chris pratt dinosaurs GIF by Digg

*queues theme song*

Rating - 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Thank you to Usborne for sending a copy in exchange for an honest review. 

About S.M. Wilson
S.M. Wilson lives on the west coast of Scotland with her fiancé and two sons. Her day job is as a nurse in public health – and her dream job is writing fiction. Her love of YA fiction started as a teenager and has never stopped. She wrote The Extinction Trials to try and infect her sons with the same love of reading that she has – watch out, she’s hoping it’s contagious!

I'm on the last day of the tour... but don't forget to join in at #SundayYA on Twitter where Miss Wilson will reveal the second book and cover in the The Extinction Trial series. Out this year!!! 

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