Project ELE

  • Series: ELE, Book 1
Rated 4.87/5 based on 34 reviews
Millions have already died, and thousands more are perishing daily. As a last ditch effort to preserve the human race, the government implements Project ELE. With the earth heating at rapid speeds, all remaining survivors are forced to turn to F.E.M.A. shelters to wait out ELE's wrath.

Follow 15 year old Willow Mosby on an adventure that can send her world crashing down around her. More
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  • Series: ELE, Book 1
Published by Clean Teen Publishing
Words: 89,830
Language: English
ISBN: 9781476371276

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Review by: Gin's Book Notes on Dec. 28, 2013 :
Project ELE begins by bringing you right into the story as we join the main character, 15-year-old Willow, and her family on day six of their wait in line for admittance to one of the F.E.M.A. shelters. The shelters have been set up so that the uninfected can survive the virus and the government’s solution to eradicate the virus.

This book seamlessly combines genres and has a little bit of everything.

With Project ELE you get:

An apocalyptic future that really isn’t too hard to imagine.
A coming of age story
Budding Romance(s)
Paranormal / Supernatural Abilities
A story of loyalty, friendship and survival.

Genre wise I would say this is a young adult, coming of age, apocalyptic, fantasy, romance that can be enjoyed by readers of all ages. The only thing missing from this story is the ending. It ends in a “to be continued” but on the plus side all the books in this series have been released and I am planning on starting book 2, Finding ELE, very soon. Book 1 is FREE to download!
(review of free book)

Review by: Amanda Masters on July 14, 2013 :
Wow! best Book EVER! I couldn't put it down at all! I really enjoyed the characters and the storyline. The post apocalyptic world and the circumstances that resulted from it were amazing. Rebecca Gober and Courtney Nuckels out did themselves with this story, it had heart, courage and a great sense of Adventure! and the ending was the best! talk about your cliffhangers...lol

It isn't very often that the main character is my favourite I usually go for one of the other behind the scenes characters, but this time I couldn't help it I totally feel in love with Willow she was spunky, fresh and a all around amazing kid.

I of course loved all of Willows friends including the sexy Conner and Alec. I really enjoyed Claire as well she reminded me a lot of a friend I had in school, shy and perky. I really hoped that Conner and Willow would hook up when the book started but you soon saw it was only Claire that Conner has eyes for.

I really loved this book from beginning to end and I can't wait to read more in the series! I way the book ended you can tell that the next book is going to kick butt! what is in store for Willow and her friends Next? well you will have to get the series to find out!
(review of free book)

Review by: Dale Ibitz on July 12, 2013 :
I struggled with the rating on this one, because while the story was very good, at times the writing wasn't. I finally decided on a 4- instead of a 3+, in order to give the plot its due credit.

This story started out with all the interesting facts about the imminent extinction of the human race, and the race to get into one of the shelters. It grabbed me from the first chapter, and the excitement continued (mostly) all the way through to the end.

I liked Willow and her friends. I also liked that who I thought was going to be the love interest, wasn't. You kind of know who the bad guys are from the start (though I was pleasantly surprised at one turn of events in the end), so there's no mystery there. You have betrayals, you have romance, you have a couple of twists and bam! It's a day of fun in the reading park.

The concept was interesting, and I enjoyed reading about patches on the ozone layer, and what ELE ultimately stands for. I thought these were creative aspects to the story.

What bothered me is that at times the level of writing seemed a little immature, and some of the dialogue bordered on kinda corny. Some times I was gripped, other times I was rolling my eyes. I also was bothered by numerous grammatical errors (such as using peak instead of peek, not once, but over and over), and there was a severe case of comma-itus especially towards the end where commas don't exist and the sentences were kind of running on do you see what I mean? There is a note from the authors that after reading reviews, that they've corrected all the errors they could find. Could be that I have an earlier version of the book (I *have* had it for awhile!) so these errors could be corrected. Not sure if maturity level of the writing has been aged or not.

With that being said, I read this book straight through on a Saturday, and really quite enjoyed it. Had a good cliff-hanger that has me wanting to continue reading the series to find out what those dastardly SOBs are up to!
(review of free book)

Review by: Cindy Rosa on Oct. 12, 2012 :
I evenually loved this book. It was kinda hard for me to get into at first, since it is not my genre of normal reads. With that being said, I came to love the characters and could visualize a world like the one described in Project ELE. I did not expect that ending at all...and I do see that there is a sequel (I will be getting it). I like that it is not overly done with the teenage love story--I think I was a little more interested in seeing what the dad was being forced to do, but maybe it will go into that in the next book. I was pleasantly surprised with this book altogether and would definitely recommend it to my friends and family. Thank you for the opportunity to read/review your work and really looking forward to the next one (I'm a series kinda girl:)
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Heather Alexander on Sep. 28, 2012 :
I was given this book in return for an honest review. The basic overview is that a virus is killing everyone, over half the planet has perished. The government has built shelters, you have to pass inspection and get an imunization before entering. The government plans on heating up the earth to kill the virus and anyone outside of the shelters will most likely die. Willow and her family are on their way in, infortunately her baby brother tests positive for the virus and will have to stay outside along with her mother. Willow and her father go on alone. Inside is everything to meet your basic needs, the kids work part time and go to school part time and the adults work full time. All communication from the leaders to the people, appts, work schedules, free days, etc)are on tablets that everyone has to carry with them at all times. Willow makes friends with Conner, Claire and Alec. They all soon discover that the rich rule the roost. Zack and his crew of rich brats don't have to work, have fantastic quarters and are mean as can be. Willow and her friends find a secret cavern while exploring and make it their special hangout. Everyone has settled into a routine when the kids start exhibiting special abilities, Willow more so than the others. Zack knows and he has them too. Pretty soon there is double crossing and the kids will find out that there is more going on in the shelter than could ever imagine and their only hope is to escape or become lab rats. The ending is a fantastic suprise and leaves the book open for a sequel. I loved this book. I started reading and couldn't put the book down. The characters are well developed and the story has a great flow. There are no dull moments in the book, even when it is desdribing day to day activities, the author has made everything interesting. Fantastic job. I want more and can't wait for the next book that I am sure will be coming. WaAr
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Christina Condy on Sep. 25, 2012 :
Project ELE is a page turner. We meet Willow who is in a shelter with her father and her younger brother and mother. I immediately fell in love with her younger brother because he just sounded so adorable. What happens next is a family’s worst nightmare. Willow, her father and mother all receive and accepted stamp on their passports but her younger brother does not, so the family decides that Willow and her father would go inside and they mother and brother would remain outside and hope for the family to be re-united in 3 years after the project is over. I can say that the author did an amazing job at character creation because I so wanted to scoop Sebastian up and run off with him to protect him from the evil nurses and government officials. The same can be said for all the characters they all seem so very life-like.

The story continues with Connor and Claire and Alec meeting Willow and becoming close friends. They start to adjust to their new lives in the shelter and then they discover that strange and unusual things are going on in what is there new home.

If you like stories where the characters start getting paranormal powers and a bit of a mystery of who is behind it you will love the story.

The only thing I didn’t like was how the book ended. I thought it was a bit abrupt of an ending. I do recommend this book for YA and Adult readers alike.

Details/Disclaimer: Review copy was provided to me in exchange for a fair and honest review. The free book held no determination on my personal review.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Rianne Smelt on Sep. 19, 2012 :
As you can read in the description of the book. The storyline gives the opportunity for an exhilarating book which blows your mind away. And to be honest the story is written in such a way that it actually does. Also there is no way of being able to tell which of the writers wrote which part. When I started reading this book I got caught by the story immediately and had problems putting it away every time I had to do something else.

The beginning of the book is really good and they managed to keep up to this level for about the first half of the book. At this point the story takes a turn. A turn that gives a bit of a hint of other popular books. When I was reading it I had to think of the Twilight series. And I think that this series inspired the writers in part of their book. Though it is not that this is some sort of rip off from that series. The story line is very different but just this point bothered me a little. Also in the book they repeat a sentence which is being said in the first movie.

Towards the end the story gets better again, it comes back to the level of the beginning. It being a book in series it needs a good ending. This book, the first of the series, definitely has that; I think it would be the dream of a soap opera writer to write an ending like this which fits so perfectly in the story. And yes endings like these have been written for soap operas.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Ashley Mabus on Sep. 17, 2012 :
I received this as a gift for an honest review.

Project ELE is told from the point of view of fifteen year old Willow Mosby. A teenage girl living in a world where this super virus has infected most of the population. There was a cure known as Counteractive Universal Recovery Elixir. Which helped for a few years. Will and her family await protection in the shelter for the next 3 years. While the virus is trying to be killed off by removing the patches over the sky and letting the earth heat.

However after the test Willow and her father are the only ones allowed entrance. So begins their lives in the underground shelter. They grow accustom to life in the shelter. Willow even makes friends with the shy Claire, Connor, and Alec. The three discover a hideaway place in the shelter. And its there that weird things start happening to them. They release there are secrets about the testing. Things quickly spiral down. Willow has to make a choice. How the book ended is something I didn’t see coming.

I really loved the characters. I felt like they were my best friends. I felt what they were going through. Willow is strong and has her moments of being vulnerable.

I can really see something like this being a reality someday.

For those of you who loved The Hunger Games, Delirium, Matched, Gone series. Then you should check this out.



5/5 stars, Happy Reading, Ashley
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: kim culbertson on Sep. 17, 2012 :
I received this book as a gift for an honest review ~waAr~

This book .. what can i say about this book..
It made me cry, it made me lauh, it made me cheer... it took my breath away!
as a mother it was a heart breaking begining, i can not even imagine that pain nor do i want to.
i was on the edge of my seat, ended up staying up all night reading because i could not put it down.
i can not wait for book 2!!!
if you havent read this book what are you waiting for?? go get it!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Veronica Morfi on Sep. 17, 2012 :
I received this book in exchange for an honest review.

Willow and her family have been waiting on line to get inside a shelter that will protect them from the high sun temperatures and a virus that killed thousands. When their numbers are finally called they have to pass some testss before getting inside and not all of them manage to. With her family being torn apart and everything quickly changing around her, Willow has no choice but to adapt fast at her new surrounding, her new friends, her new life. With the help of her friends she will discover a secret cave inside the shelter, a cave that seems to give them powers. In the search for tha truth they will face dangers they never expected and once again their lifes will be changed forever.

Willow was a worthy companion through out this story. She was stubborn, loyal and most impoetantly curious. I love it when characters act all Nacny Drew. Then there is Alec, the love interest, he is perfect boyfriend material. He was sweet and caring and had green eyes, what more do you need to love him? Connor and Claire were the two best friends. Connor I loved, he was funny and could always lighten the mood. Claire on the other hand not so much. She seemed a bit bipolar to me. She started out quiet and shy and then ended up having a few not so Claire like moments. I get that she may grow but she made a few 180 turns in the book.

Another thing I enjoyed about this book is the life inside the shelter. Don't get me wrong I wouldn't want to live there because even though it was better than outside it was still a prison. A very high tech, luxurious prison, but a prison nonetheless. I loved the Runner job Willow and her friends had and the tablet that you always had to carry with you, the assemblies and the crazy Doctor in charge of everything.

This story was a great start to the series and had a killer, cliffhanger for an ending. Despite some editing mistakes I spotted it was great. Also even though it's Dystopian it wasn't that hardcore as I am used to by other Dystopian books. All in all I can't wait for the next one.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Kristin Scearce on Sep. 13, 2012 :
Disclaimer: I received a free e-book copy of this book from the authors in exchange for an honest review.

I absolutely LOVED this book! It pulled me in from the beginning, and I would've read it all in one sitting if I hadn't started it so late in the evening and needed sleep!! Still, I finished it the next day, and I desperately need the next one. I laughed, I cried, I thought back to how I felt during my first "real" relationship, and I pondered what I would do if I had to deal with the types of things that Willow and her friends see on a daily basis. I honestly don't think I could, and that's what pulled me into the story so much: The fact that these teenagers are having to live through this world, losing their family members to a virus, or having to leave them on the outside while they survive in this shelter. The relationships, whether just friends or otherwise, are exactly how I remember my teenage relationships (friendly, kinda awkward, but definitely "real" and "true", as much as they can be at that age), and I can't wait to see how they continue into the next book!!!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Irayda Quezada on Sep. 12, 2012 : (no rating)
This is a great read.. Not my usual genre but I could not put it down. This is a must read. Both authors did an awesome job on this book. Can't wait for the next.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Ruthi Kight on Sep. 08, 2012 : (no rating)
(I was given this book for an honest review)

Okay, so let me say this first: After reading the first chapter and how heartbreaking and sad it was, I almost didn't keep reading. My heart was screaming for Willow and her father and I didn't think I could handle anymore events such as that. Luckily, I kept on reading, and I'm so glad that I did! Project ELE has to be one of the best books that I have read recently. The concept is so fresh and original, yet very believable to the reader.

Okay, so the world is basically falling to crap, the earth is being overheated by the sun's rays, and there's a virus that is killing off millions of people around the world. Fun, right? Willow is a teen who we are introduced to in the beginning of the book, waiting outside of a government facility with her family, in hopes of being accepted into the sanctuary that is being offered to so few. Her mother, father, and little brother are there with her, but only two of them are allowed in. That was the part that just ripped me in half.

Willow is lucky enough to make friends quickly with Connor and Claire, two other outcast-types who are loyal to the end. But when she meets Alec, her heart begins doing flip flops for him. The four of them become fast friends and discover a love for exploring...even into areas that are strictly forbidden. They discover a wondrous area beneath the facility, but it's what happens afterwards that throws this story into the land of amazing!

Superpowers abound within the group. There are people they can't trust and danger around every corner. I was literally riveted to my seat the entire time! I won't tell anymore about it because this is something that you have to read! I finished it last night and was very upset! The ending! Grrr! How long are the authors going to leave us hanging?!? :) But yea, if you read nothing else this year, make sure you read Project ELE. Utterly. Amazing!
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Lisa Coombs on Sep. 07, 2012 :
I don't think any author can hardly write a dystopian story at the moment without references to other stories (like the well known Hunger Games). So it is truly magical when a dystopian novel can own up to the similarities of the genre and still set itself apart with its own unique qualities! I came across this book at it's launch, as somewhat of a "win" for my participation in its debut. It is important to note that while I did not "pay" for my copy of this book, that neither was I "paid" for my review.

I simply loved this dystopian story. I believe it delivered everything that one might have expected and more. The teen main characters, as well as the varied supporting players, were believable, while the foreseen future or "world" was an interesting "what if" to the issue of global warming. I think the paranormal twist of the storyline was subtle enough and paced just so that nothing was given away too soon, as well as the inevitable teen romance was not the entire plot. And since there are more books to come...there was indeed the suspense of a cliff hanger that left this reader in one of those "wow, I must know what happens next" moments!

There were some minor typo-type things that I did quickly mention to the authors, so that they can be corrected for their future readers. However all-in-all the story was so riveting and the pace so ideal that these minor errors were easily overlooked in seeking out the bones of the story.

Okay, so I don't think I gave away any real spoilers and I sufficiently raved about the story that I experienced. I will quickly admit that I am the mother of 3 teens and in so I am a reader in my early 40s. I think that my own age being outside of the targeted demographic gives me, let's say, a special perspective. I recommend books that I think many other parents wouldn't mind their kids reading and I give this story 5 stars for its "must read" status in my books!! Enjoy!!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Laura Young on Sep. 07, 2012 :
4.5 stars

So, our main character willow, she is as clinch as possible. For half the book I couldn't like her. SHE WAS A TEENAGER AND HAD ATTITUDE, as she stated many times... Most teenagers don't have to think that as they talk since they are talking normal. At some point I grew to like her, even if she wasn't my favorite character.... Alec! There were the side characters who I found to like much more as I wasn't reading there view.
The book was walking with clinsches, ironicly I love them. The romance between Alec and Willow - and - Connor and Claire. Didn't see that!
Now to the part of the book I loved! The medicine, end of the world suspence. I personally term this dystopia and I love dystopia. It was a bleak future. Had a bleak ending. Crazy controlled government enviroment. The amount of government control made me want to through the somethinb at the wall.

Every page kept me reading and being young adult which I normally struggle with astonished me. In a sentence, I want more!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: shona lawrence on Sep. 06, 2012 :
I normally read paranormal books, but I was given the chance to read this in exchange for an honest review and since books are my drug (Hi my name is Shona and I AM a book addict)I jumped at the chance. I knew nothing of the plot, but I have heard the phrase ELE (Extinction Level Event) before so had a brief idea of what I might expect. From the first chapter I knew this was a book I could enjoy, by the end of the book I am on the verge of stalking the writers to find out where/when I can get the next instalment.

The book begins with Willow and her family (mother, father and younger brother) hoping they will be granted entry into the shelter that promises to save those not infected with the virus that threatens to wipe out the rest of the world. Before they can be accepted they must undergo some tests. Its at this point that Willow's family falls apart.

Inside the shelter, Willow soon finds herself a small group of friends in Connor, Claire and Alec, and in an effort to stave off the boredom they go exploring the mountain and its tunnels. Its these adventures that lead to Willow discovering all is not what it seems.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: jennifer fulbright on Sep. 06, 2012 :
“Project ELE” had me crying before any other book as ever had. It was written so I was attached to the characters as soon as you start the book. I had a hard time putting the book down. When I write a view for a book I don’t want to tell you too much about what going on but there is a big cliffhanger in this book and cannot wait till the next book comes out. I can only see it getting better with the story.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Books4Tomorrow Reviews on Sep. 05, 2012 :
Twenty-six pages into this book I was already crying my heart out. Thanks to the authors’ remarkable writing, I got attached to Willow and her family in a span of only a few pages. You’re probably wondering why I cried while reading the second chapter of this book, right? Well, all I can tell you is that no parent should be expected to make such a choice as the one Willow’s parents had to make.

I’m still new to post-apocalyptic novels, but this book smacked my reader curiosity spot on. “Project ELE” fits perfectly into the end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it category, and the plot intrigued me from the start. Reading about our world in a time where the sun is burning the earth to a crisp through the holes in the ozone layer, isn’t too far from the truth, and it forces you to consider the horrific possibility of trying to survive in such a devastating climate. The authors took this scenario and put a few interesting twists on it, creating the F.E.M.A shelter in a dying world, but with a plethora of new possibilities within the safety of the shelter where Willow and her friends attempt to adjust to a new way of life as well as their newfound powers.

The shelter Willow and her friends had to move to in order to survive, really captured my imagination. Living inside a mountain for months on end, with only a few of the amenities found in today’s world, secret underground locations discovered by her and her posse, and their developing paranormal abilities, kept my interest throughout the book. A bunch of twists leading up to a shocking, cliffhanger ending, has me excited to read the next book in this series.

“Project ELE” is an intensely unique and enjoyable read. It captures the imagination and invites the reader to explore a post-apocalyptic setting with a multitude of secrets, discoveries and a good dose of betrayal. Think scientific experiments, mostly likeable but also some creepy characters, paranormal abilities, hidden passageways and caverns deep inside a mountain; and then throw into the mix a fat helping of action, suspense, and romance, and you’re onto a winner. A must-read for paranormal romance fans of all ages!
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Lynn Worton on Sep. 04, 2012 :
Review 7*******

I was given a copy of this book by the authors in return for an honest review.

WOW!! This book is fantastic!

Willow Mosby is a fantastic character. She is very smart and, although she is only fifteen, she has a maturity about her that comes from growing up in a post apocalyptic world.

The other characters add depth to an exciting read! I love Connor, Claire and Alec. They each bring a uniqueness to the story.

This is a fantastic story. I could almost call it Dystopian in style, as it is set in a future time where there has been a third world war and the ozone layer has been patched in places. I was taken on a roller-coaster ride of emotions; I was in tears in places, and full of giggles and laughs in others, as I looked into the world where Willow lives. There were a lot of twists that kept me turning the pages, and made me want to know what was going to happen - I struggled to put the book down long enough to sleep! There is a major cliffhanger at the end that made me gasp, and now I'm looking forward to getting my hands on the next book in the series! I love stories like this, but they frustrate me in equal measure, as I am not one of the most patient of people when it comes to books with cliffhangers! I want to know what will happen NOW and not later! :)

Rebecca Gober and Courtney Nuckels have written an amazing first book in a series full of adventure, danger and romance that had my heart pounding for many different reasons. I am now kicking myself for not reading their other series, The Night Marchers, sooner. I'm going to have to remedy that! I highly recommend this YA Dystopian novel to everyone. - Lynn Worton (WaAR)
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Jennifer Davis on Sep. 03, 2012 :
This is the first installment to the ELE Series.
A virus hit, killing millions, and the government attempts to save what is left of the human race by setting up Project ELE into place. The remaining survivors are forced to leave their homes, some even their families, and stay in FEMA shelters.
Willow's world comes crashing down on her as soon as her families numbers are called. Forced adapt to her new way of living, she makes a few friends, starts school, and working. If life in the shelter isn't strange enough, her and her friends start have strange powers. Now they have to learn what is going on to them without anyone finding out. Who know what would happen if the wrong people found out what they could do.

Loved this book! It kept me interested from beginning to end with all the suspense. Very well written and the characters are amazing. The ending left me with and OMG feeling. I can't wait for the next installment. I am desperately wanting more, I can't wait to see what happens next. A must read!!!

Originally posted on The Mystical World of Book Reviews
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Taralyn Parker on Aug. 30, 2012 : (no rating)
I was definitely hooked on this book! Once I started reading it, I couldn't put it down. The story was amazing, and it kept you guessing every time...very unpredictable! I LOVED it!!
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Samantha Truesdale on Aug. 29, 2012 :
Well I definitely did not get much sleep last night. Wondering why? It’s because I could not stop reading Project ELE! This book was absolutely amazing and definitely a must read for anyone that likes a good book.

Co-authors Rebecca Gober and Courtney Nuckles wasted no time at all getting my hooked. Within 20 minutes of reading, I was already reaching for the tissues.

Project ELE is an apocolyptic book that introduces us to 15 year-old Willow Mosby. There has been an outbreak of a virus that is killing off the human race and the only way to eliminate it is by heating up the earth to unbearable conditions. They have set up shelters for the healthy to stay during this process, so this will be Willow’s new home. She leads a rather boring existence at first, but soon she is able to make friends and even find love.

The new rules she has to abide by are pretty strict, but once she settles into a routine of work and school she is able to make some time for fun and adventures.

After being in the shelter for awhile, strange things begin to happen. Is this only happening to her? Why isn’t it happening to everyone? And just what exactly is up with her eye? How is she going to handle it if outsiders start to notice? Willow has a lot ahead of her, will she be able to survive it?

I would say out of 5 stars, I would give Project ELE atleast 10. I laughed, I cried, I got angry, I was basically on an emotional roller coaster for the duration of the book. Once I got to the last page, all I wanted was more. Rebecca and Courtney leave you with a cliffhanger for sure. I will definitely be following up with the sequel later this year to find out what happens.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Lauren Dootson on Aug. 18, 2012 :
This book was given to me by the authors for review.

This story follows Willow, the main character, and her friends, Alec, Claire, and Connor, in an "end of days" era. Now, don't go running for the hills yet. I know a lot of people don't really enjoy reading books in that genre, but trust me, you NEED to read this series! When you hear apocalypse or end of days your brain automatically goes to zombies, or weird vampire hybrid zombies. This is not the case with this series. Yes, there is a virus, but it's not a zombie-eating-your-flesh virus. This is just a really painful, crappy way to die. Who wants that? No one! So, in swoops the "government" to fix the problem. They create "shelters" to house some of the people who have survived the super virus, depending on whether or not they pass a few tests to get in. Some are approved entry and some are denied entry. Think of it as a mix between the movies "2012" (with the ships that "everyone" goes in to survive the flood) and "The Crazies" (with the testing to determine if they get to leave the city or not). Very good, very suspenseful, very fun!

I laughed, I cried, my heart raced with the suspense.

What I love most about this book is that it's fast paced, but not so fast that you can't keep up with what's going on and who the supporting characters are. It's a bit of a who-done-it mixed in with a bit of conspiracy. You really just get such a great mix of so many different genres that there is something for everyone. And while this is a Young Adult series, it is really just an all ages (well, children under 10 probably wouldn't care less, I mean boys do have cooties you know - YUCK!) book. Teenagers can relate to the characters, they'll be able to read Willow's thoughts and think to themselves, "I know exactly what she means!" Adults will read the story and think, "I remember that..."

But do you know what the best part is about this book? I couldn't guess what was going to happen next. Generally, when reading, or even watching a movie, at some point I can figure out what's going to happen next and how the story will end. Not with this. Great job, ladies!

Grab a copy, it's not expensive, it won't break the bank if it's not your cup of tea. But, what if it is, and you miss out?
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Lauren Dootson on Aug. 18, 2012 :
This book was given to me by the authors for review.

This story follows Willow, the main character, and her friends, Alec, Claire, and Connor, in an "end of days" era. Now, don't go running for the hills yet. I know a lot of people don't really enjoy reading books in that genre, but trust me, you NEED to read this series! When you hear apocalypse or end of days your brain automatically goes to zombies, or weird vampire hybrid zombies. This is not the case with this series. Yes, there is a virus, but it's not a zombie-eating-your-flesh virus. This is just a really painful, crappy way to die. Who wants that? No one! So, in swoops the "government" to fix the problem. They create "shelters" to house some of the people who have survived the super virus, depending on whether or not they pass a few tests to get in. Some are approved entry and some are denied entry. Think of it as a mix between the movies "2012" (with the ships that "everyone" goes in to survive the flood) and "The Crazies" (with the testing to determine if they get to leave the city or not). Very good, very suspenseful, very fun!

I laughed, I cried, my heart raced with the suspense.

What I love most about this book is that it's fast paced, but not so fast that you can't keep up with what's going on and who the supporting characters are. It's a bit of a who-done-it mixed in with a bit of conspiracy. You really just get such a great mix of so many different genres that there is something for everyone. And while this is a Young Adult series, it is really just an all ages (well, children under 10 probably wouldn't care less, I mean boys do have cooties you know - YUCK!) book. Teenagers can relate to the characters, they'll be able to read Willow's thoughts and think to themselves, "I know exactly what she means!" Adults will read the story and think, "I remember that..."

But do you know what the best part is about this book? I couldn't guess what was going to happen next. Generally, when reading, or even watching a movie, at some point I can figure out what's going to happen next and how the story will end. Not with this. Great job, ladies!

Grab a copy, it's not expensive, it won't break the bank if it's not your cup of tea. But, what if it is, and you miss out?
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Angela Mouton on Aug. 11, 2012 :
This book was provided to me by the Authors for review.

I was totally hooked from the first sentence! Loved, loved, loved this book and can't wait for the sequel. Well written, captivating and a really great storyline. A must read - definitely!

Slightly dissapointed when it ended though, purely because it ended and now I have to wait for more. I normally don't enjoy this genre, but could not put it down at all. I read until early hours of the morning, every morning and every spare minute I had, even cooked with it in my hand!

Willow and her friends are really interesting characters and keep you on your toes with their exploring and new-found abilities.

The trailer is great and this book could definitely be an amazing movie!

Definitely worth reading. Thanks Courtney and Rebecca for writing such captivating books, may you write many more!!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Pennedit on Aug. 10, 2012 :
I received this book from the author for a review.

At first I was afraid I wouldn't like this story, the first two chapters didn't grab my attention and I thought awe man...but after that things picked up and the characters grabbed ahold of me and pulled me along for a fun-filled and emotional ride. All in all, I love Project ELE!

In Project ELE there is a virus killing the earth's population and the UN has pulled down the patches to increase the earth's temperature in hopes of killing the virus. Families are standing in line for days hoping and praying that they are healthy enough to be admitted inside the F.E.M.A. shelter to be protected from the deadly temperatures. Strange things begin happening to Willow and her friends and not everyone can be trusted.

~Tich~
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Ashley Wood on Aug. 07, 2012 :
This book was given to me by the author for review.

First off I'm not a fan of anything besides paranormal romance but I'm starting to really like this genre. Project ELE starts off with Willow and her family smothering in the sun waiting to be let into the shelter. She goes through lot's of challenges in the shelter and soon she will either survive the life she has to live or she won't.

I loved this book and I can't wait for more books from these lovely ladies who have written a wonderful story to capture me and makes me want to reconsider being a fan of just paranormal romance and start thinking about reading more apocalyptic or dystopian.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Jennifer Hale on Aug. 07, 2012 :
I recieved this book from the author for a honest review.

WOW is pretty much all I can say at the moment Project ELE was AMAZING not gonna give any spoilers but I loved the characters and the setting and how you actually used an event that could happen and how you could relate to just about everyone. I will be counting down the days till the next book especially with a cliffhanger like that the suspense is going to kill me.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Colleen Reilly on Aug. 06, 2012 : (no rating)
I read this book in one day....I literally couldn't put it down. Romance, heart-ache (I cried my heart out at parts of this!) & lots of action. You are transported to a very believable end of the world, were a virus has killed most of the world's population & a few quarantines have been set up underground, to house the un-infected. The heroine is very likeable & you are routing for her to out run the bad guys. Couldn't believe the ending, it left me screaming no at my kindle, as now I can't wait to find out what happens to Willow & her friends/family! Please hurry up with the sequel, total cliff-hanger ending grrrrrrr!
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Ever Star on Aug. 02, 2012 :
I received this book from the author to give an honest review.

WOW! Where do I start? First let me say I have never been disappointed with the books I have read from these authors. Every book they write makes me want to read more from them.

That being said do you guys have book 2 available already? Because I am very anxious to read what is going to happen next, the ending made me want more. I was kind of sad that the book ended so quickly, I guess I should have slowed down my reading. :)

Project ELE will keep you turning page after page just to see what will happen next. In Project ELE you will encounter characters that you will fall in love with. There is Willow who is in a shelter with her father and had to leave behind her mother and brother. While there she meets other teenagers around her age and befriends them. Claire who is very shy but starts opening up when Willow starts to talk to her. Then there is Connor who Willow had met outside of the shelter, but gets to know him better in the shelter. Then there is Alec who starts off as Willow's boss but then it turns into something else. As Willow, Claire, Connor, and Alec adjust to their new lives in the shelter they discover there is more going on than meets the eye.

I do have to say I absolutely LOVED the way the authors made Willow's brother I just fell in love with the little guy, and even though he is a character in a book. I wanted to give him hugs and kisses because he was written to be so darn cute. I wanted to cry when the unthinkable happened.

If you enjoy anything to do with the paranormal and people have powers then I highly suggest you give this book a try it is a perfect read for YA and adults.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: jaime cross on Aug. 02, 2012 :
This book was given to me by the author for review.

A big fan of the authors of Night Marchers, I was really excited to see what they did with this story. I love dystopian books and this one did not disappoint. Project ELE takes place in a future where global warming and disease have made it so that only the chosen healthy people can enter shelters set up by them. We meet Willow and her friends Claire, Connor, and Alec. Trying to adjust to life in the shelter, they explore to alleviate their boredom. As they explore the mountain more and more, exploration turns into a fight for their lives and they soon realize that they have developed paranormal abilities. Willow more so than her friends. The people running things soon find out and they want Willow.

This was a very easy, fast paced read that you won't want to end. I am looking forward to the next installment in this series. If you are a YA fan, you will LOVE this book!
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: ladyjunior2003 on Aug. 01, 2012 :
This is amazing novel written about a time when Willow and her friends are trying to adapt to life in the shelter after a deadly virus has taken a lot of loved ones.


Follow Willow,Claire,Connor,and Alec has they explore the mountain to find a special spot . As they soon discover they have some special talents and as they try to find out the who,when,and why . Willow will discover who she can't trust and who she can as she races to save her friends.


I highly recommend this book as a must read. It keeps you glued to it's pages as you never know what is around the next corner. I can't wait to see where this series goes. It will have you asking for more as it did me.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: ladyjunior2003 on Aug. 01, 2012 :
This is amazing novel written about a time when Willow and her friends are trying to adapt to life in the shelter after a deadly virus has taken a lot of loved ones.


Follow Willow,Claire,Connor,and Alec has they explore the mountain to find a special spot . As they soon discover they have some special talents and as they try to find out the who,when,and why . They ar
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Melanie Newton on Aug. 01, 2012 :
This book was given to me by the author for review.

Whilst not normally a fan of dystopian style novels, having read the Night Marchers series by the same authors, I was excited to see what they had come up with this time, and I wan't disappointed.

Set in the future when disease and global warming have left no option but for the chosen "healthy" ones to enter shelters set up by Project ELE. The story floows a teenage Willow and her amazing journey through an existance we all hope would never happen but wonder how we would survive if it did.

With a small group of friends what starts as an adventure looking to releive the boredom that is setting in soon turns into a fight for their lives. What starts as a slight paranormal anomaly in Willow soon escalates and although she has the most variations she is certainly not alone. And those in charge want HER.

A fast paced, easy page turner which ends with you screaming for just a couple more pages! I for one can't wait for the next part of the series to be released. A great read for any YA fans.

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(reviewed within a week of purchase)

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