Monday, May 14, 2012

Book Review and Giveaway- The Lost Code by Kevin Emerson


Its giveaway time- and I have a great YA fantasy to offer up to my awesome readers. The Lost Code by author Kevin Emerson, is book one in the new Atlanteans saga and is published by Katherine Tegen Books. The author is donating one signed copy to a lucky winner. To enter just fill out the rafflecopter form below, if you don’t see it click ‘read more’.

The story- Welcome to the future of Earth, where the ozone is ravaged, ocean levels have risen, and solar radiation can kill you. Owen receives the special honor of attending Camp Eden, a summer camp under a protective dome that offers all the benefits of previous Earth life.

Owen is enchanted by real trees, animals and a beautiful lake. However, on his first trip into the water, he drowns. Yep, right to the bottom. Owen is saved by his DNA, which unlocks an old gene for gills, and sends Owen into a battle for the future. He finds other ‘extraordinary’ teens, and with their help begins unraveling the lost code of the Atlanteans, a code that can change the future and return Earth to its prime. Sounds great, but not everybody thinks so. The bad guys are out there, waiting to claim the power for themselves, and send anybody in their way to death.

My Thoughts- Oh Yeah! I love end of the world stories, and this one is so different from what’s out there now that it will find a place on your shelf. Emerson does a great job creating a devastating believable future. The spin is the lost code, secret DNA that emerges in a few individuals granting them special powers and hope. The whole book you are trying to figure out the mystery, and the author does a great job of leaving clues, but not so many that the plot is given away.

Plus, there is intense action and drama. There is one scene in a laboratory that had me grossed out and left me in horror. I enjoyed trying to unravel the mystery, and you never seem to know who the good guys and bad guys are, until the end anyway.

The characters are well written and enjoyable. Owen and Lilly have a cute romance going on, and I have great hope it will continue into the rest of the series. This book is a great mix of science fiction and fantasy and will keep readers reading until the end. It hits shelves May 22, 2012.



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25 comments:

  1. The Host that book was amazing! I would love to read The Lost Code thanks for the giveaway!

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  2. I have not read any end of world novels yet, but this sounds awesome!

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  3. I don't know about end of the world. Maybe The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy.

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  4. It's more post-end of the world, but I recently read and loved Blood Red Road, by Moira Young. :)

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  5. So many I love but I'm going to go with "The Passage" by Justin Cronin

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  6. Hm... Partials by Dan Wells is amazing!!

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  7. My favorite is Pure by Julianna Baggott.

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  8. I have no idea.... I dont usually read end of the world book :/
    -JennyC

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  9. I don't know... i don't usually read end of the world books :/
    -JennyC

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  10. I guess The Stand was sort of an end-of-the-world novel. It was certainly near the end, and I did like it very much. Thanks!

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  11. Have to go with Partials by Dan Wells

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  12. Hmmm.....I KNOW! The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan!

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  13. You guys have some great picks! Though I'd have to say Lauri's comment of Hitchhiker's guide made me laugh, totally didn't think of that one.

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  14. To be completely honest I have yet to read an "end of the world" novel. I would really like too though.

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  15. I cannot think of any end of the world novels that I have read yet, but this one sounds quite interesting! I do enjoy tv shows and movies about this topic though! :)

    andrea2russia@hotmail.com

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  16. I so love Hunger Games. This book sounds great.

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  17. I like The Giver and the Hunger Games books!

    Suz Reads

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  18. I don't have a favorite end of the world book.

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

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  19. I would have to say a book named, Eden's Root. I love it! :)

    - Beckie

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  20. It's an oldie, but The Giver is still one of my favorites. Also loved The Hunger Games.

    Looking forward to reading The Lost Code!

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    1. Got thinking a little more about this and had to add a note: I also loved The Handmaid's Tale and I enjoyed The Other Side of the Island.

      Exodus is also worth mentioning for the uniqueness of some of the premise even if it isn't one of my favorites.

      There. I'm done.

      ~mara

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  21. I'm reading the Matched series right now and enjoying it a lot. Also agree with Handmaid's Tale and Hunger Games series. Thanks!

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