Project ELE

  • Series: ELE, Book 1
Rated 4.86/5 based on 28 reviews
With more than 700 five-star ratings on Goodreads! When the government enacts Project ELE to preserve the human race after a devastating epidemic, survivors like Willow must adapt to new lives in shelters. But soon, Willow and her friends acquire unusual abilities that have far-reaching consequences. The ELE Series is a now complete Young Adult Science Fiction Romance series. More
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About Rebecca Gober

Rebecca Gober was born in Houston, Texas in 1982 and spent most of her life growing up in Dallas, Texas. In between working full time, being a wife and mother of two, Rebecca has never let her passion for reading and fiction fall through the cracks. Rebecca Gober's first book, Night Marchers, which she co-authored with her best friend and partner in crime, Courtney Nuckels, was released in e-book format in October of 2011. Since then Rebecca Gober and Courtney Nuckels have released the sequel to Night Marchers: Redemption as well as Project ELE, Finding ELE, Exposing ELE and Surviving ELE which are part of a new YA apocalyptic series that has a paranormal twist.

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About the Series: ELE
With more than 700 five-star ratings on Goodreads! When the government enacts Project ELE to preserve the human race after a devastating epidemic, survivors like Willow must adapt to new lives in shelters. But soon, Willow and her friends acquire unusual abilities that have far-reaching consequences. The ELE Series is a now complete Young Adult Science Fiction Romance series that will appeal to fans of The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, The Gender Game by Bella Forrest, Red Queen by Victory Aveyard, and A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas.

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Reviews of Project ELE by Rebecca Gober & Courtney Nuckels

Lee Willard reviewed on Oct. 18, 2021
(no rating)
Teenage girl in a world with a plague gets put into a survival center and has some adventures. She and her friends and enemies get some superpowers and run afoul of the evil administrators of the center. Even for young adults I wouldn't say it's the best book ever, but it's not horrible. I personally don't like the post apocalyptic dystopian vibe but this doesn't have it as bad as some. It does have a lot of the middle school angst of popular kids vs. not-so-cool kids and makes more out of it than they should, just like middle school kids do. I'm not going to give it a star rating because I'm now so far from that age group I don't feel qualified. I remember in that time my favorite sci-fi was 'The Memory Bank' by Wallace West. That was closer to 'Dune' than this.
(review of free book)
Ginny Gallagher reviewed 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)
Amanda Masters reviewed 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

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)
Dale Ibitz reviewed 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)
Cindy Rosa reviewed 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 47 days after purchase)
Heather Alexander reviewed 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 34 days after purchase)
Christina Condy reviewed 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 22 days after purchase)
Rianne Smelt reviewed 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 23 days after purchase)
Ashley Mabus reviewed 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 22 days after purchase)
kim culbertson reviewed 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 22 days after purchase)
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