I'm a full-time student studying Creative Writing/Fiction and I'm a full-time mother as well! I also take care of my father who has Cancer. My best friend and I also have a book review blog and Facebook page. There's so much going on but I absolutely love every part of my life!
on Sep. 08, 2012
(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!