miércoles, 2 de noviembre de 2016

Reseña: Extracted (The Lost Imperials #1)

+Digital copy gently provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review+

Extracted (The Lost Imperials #1)


Sherry D. Ficklin &

323 pages
Published August 15th 2016 by Clean Teen Publishing (first published November 12th 2013)
Edition Language:English


The Tesla Institute is a premier academy that trains young time travelers called Rifters. Created by Nicola Tesla, the Institute seeks special individuals who can help preserve the time stream against those who try to alter it.
The Hollows is a rogue band of Rifters who tear through time with little care for the consequences. Armed with their own group of lost teens--their only desire to find Tesla and put an end to his corruption of the time stream.

Torn between them are Lex and Ember, two Rifters with no memories of their life before joining the time war.

My rating: 2 of 5 stars
My bookshelves: adventure, netgalley, steam-punk, teen-protagonist, time-jumpers, time-travel, time-war

Even though I love the steampunk-art style, to tell the truth, I am not a big fan of steampunk novels. But, the 'time-travel' thing get my attention in this case.

“The time stream is a very unique organism. Every time that exists in the past, present, and future, and every event in it, has a unique frequency.”

This book contain many action scenes, between two groups. The goal? Ah, that's the problem: I have no clue. Basically, is a war between the Tesla Institute and the Hollows. A time war.

Through the eyes of two protagonist from either side: Ember (from Tesla), and Lex (from the Hollows), and their POVs, we follow this strange race between the groups.

Tesla Institute presented as a very controled place, testing their people, ruled by a brain. Yep, not kidding.

And the Hollow's rifters as misfits, anarquic and thieves.

steampunk_warrior__by_uoelze-d8dvkc8 I’ve heard rumors about kids who rift for the first time accidentally. I shudder, imagining how frightening that must be, just landing in the stream and not knowing how you got there. Even worse, the ones who are lucky enough to find their way out of the stream usually land in some random place in time with few memories of who they were or what they did. It’s those lost children the Hollows like to recruit. Strays, Tesla calls them. Mutts.

But the idea of who is in the wrong here start to change among the story, one is starting to seem some mad scientist  /SPOILERr--->after some kind of inmortality?<---SPOILER/ But the divition between the two groups still is unknown, something more happen in the past that is hinted .

With so many things left hanging, confusing , and without answers.../SPOILER---->Like Who is Claymore? And how he/it do that?:
Staring us down, Gloves adds, “Your whole existence is because of Claymore.”
And how they discovered about the snails and he Contra??

Other thing that bothers me is any time Stein (the love interest of Lex) is mentioned is to talk about her beauty, even as her worst. Even if I enjoy a good kick-ass heroine , to me exalting the beauty of the bleeding , hurting girl is really weird and disturbing.

Next to me, Stein groans. I lean over and give her a shake. She rolls onto her side in the grass, pressing her face against the ground. I can see angry red burns crisscrossing her exposed skin. She’s breathing hard, probably trying to get a grip on the pain. A chunk of her hair is melted into a glob just below her chin, but otherwise, she looks all right.

And a moment later:
“Maybe we should go get cleaned up and bandaged first?” Ethan says, pointing to my foot, which I’m holding up gingerly. “Besides, Stein is pushing the no shirt, no shoes, no service policy.”
I look over and see that he’s right. Her shirt is mostly shredded. Somehow, it still manages to look good on her.
EXCUSE ME? she is hurt, burned, bleeding, but because hert shirt is ripped she look 'GOOD'?

Overall, what is the goal of the teams? what they want accomplished?
I don't know.

Last thouhts:
_Clever use of some ideas atributed to the original Tesla.
_Not really sure about using the imperial characters.
_I'm curious enought to be willing to read the next book.

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1 comentario:

  1. Hola!
    interesante propuesta ^^ no la conocía pero creo que le daré un lugar en mis próximas cosas por leer!
    Siempre me ha llamado la atención los viajes en el tiempo, gracias por la recomendación ^^


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