on March 15, 2013 :
A wonderful sequel. I love how the author introduced new characters and gave different eye color to the powers. Willow’s character developed beautifully but Tony stole the book for me. Wish there were some parts from his POV because it would be great to see events through his eyes. I think it would’ve given some powerful emotional suspense to the story.
(reviewed 90 days after purchase)
on Nov. 15, 2012 :
(reviewed 25 days after purchase)
on Oct. 30, 2012 :
Disclaimer: I received an e-copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Wow! That's what first comes to mind when I think of "Finding ELE". It picks up exactly where "Project ELE" ended, and the story just builds from there. We follow Willow as she meets her mother's group of survivors, tries to both explain and deal with her boatload of powers, and starts to train with Tony, her mother's right-hand and her new protector. On top of all this, Willow's friends are still nowhere to be found, and her Dad's still inside the shelter. What happens with them? Well, you'll have to read to find out!
I really enjoyed this story, as it delved deeper into Willow's different powers (and she gets a few more during this book), it showed her struggle between being back with her Mom/brother but missing her Dad/friends, and it started the idea of a love triangle, which is just so much fun. I feel like this was an awesome continuation of the series, and once again, there's that cliffhanger at the end!! I can't wait to see what Rebecca and Courtney give us in the third installment!!
It would only let me give 5 stars =(
(reviewed 23 days after purchase)
on Oct. 25, 2012 :
I received a copy of Finding ELE from the authors for a honest review. Willow has made it outside a find a whole new world. She finds her mother and little brother and discover they have powers as well. Seems everyone has some kind of power and your eye color reflects what power you have. Willow wants to hunt for Alec and her friends so her mom puts Tony in charge of watching out for her. Along with the past bad guys we find some new evil people as well they are called the Reapers.
Just when I thought it couldn't get better it does. Project ELE was so great but i think Finding ELE tops it. When I read the first book I never moved till it was finished well I just have to say the same was true for this one. I read it all in one sitting. The authors do such an amazing job with their writing you aren't reading this book you are in the world of ELE. Willow is fantastic as always and I love getting to know her mom and little brother more. Got to say the little brother is such an adorable person. Even some of the characters you met at the beginning of Project ELE come back and surprise you. A few other nice surprises are Candy. I love how she has changed and will like to see where her character goes. Alec is a sweety as always and I thought he was the one. How ever after reading this book I am Team Tony. I love this guy and if I could I would write myself into the book and take him.
The book has a great fast pace where you get to see what life is like now on earth and it even introduces you to older games the characters have never heard of. Bad to say with todays technology I can see this being true one day with people only knowing stuff they can play on a computer of some sort. The love is still sweet and clean to where you will have no problems letting a younger person read this book. Great job on that ladies! The action is incredible you get to see the bad guys/ creatures and what they can do. To wrap this up I love this series and see it becoming a favorite reread of mine. Pick this up for a futuristic series with human with powers, love, survival and so much more. I am not so patiently waiting for the next book I want it now lol.
(reviewed 17 days after purchase)
on Oct. 17, 2012 :
This book was given to me by the authors for review.
What an awesome story! Yet another great and captivating read by Rebecca Gober and Courtney Nuckels! Once again, as with all their other books I could not put it down and loved every page. Now just to wait for the next one and hopefully there will be many many more.
Well written and definitely worth reading.
(reviewed 7 days after purchase)
on Oct. 11, 2012 :
A great sequel to finding ele....love Willow, she is such a strong lead character. Loads of action & sweet romance! Totally fell in love with Tony, Willow's new protector.....but also think Alex is very sweet....so I'm as torn as Willow lol. Also love Willow's family/friends relationships & great bad guys, the ones you love to hate!!!! I love post-apocalyptic books, but this series is so original & addictive.....that I can't wait for book 3......one warning....it ends with another great cliff hanger that leaves you gasping for more....you will be left saying "NO!!!!!!!!!!" that can't be were they are leaving it lol.....hurry up ladies & get the third installment written!!! Thanks for another fantastic read!!!!
(reviewed 2 days after purchase)
on Oct. 10, 2012 :
Review from Amy's Book World
The dynamic duo of Rebecca Gober and Courtney Nuckels are back with the second installment of the ELE series. This is a much anticipated book because we have to know what happened to Willow. Finding ELE has a different vibe than it's counterpart. This one has more of a apocalyptic survival feel to it since most of the book is outside the confines shelter. It's also action packed and more fast paced. Finding ELE has something for everyone, romance, action, paranormal and a kick ass heroine.
So here is the breakdown. I picks up were Project ELE ended. Willow is free from the shelter but doesn't know where her friends are. She meets up with survivors and surprise the people on the outside have special powers too. She is rare with all of her abilities so is constantly tailed by Hot Tony, her bodyguard. I smell a love triangle with Willow, Hot Tony and Alec. Pieces of the puzzle come together and we learn how everyone got powers and a possible reason why Willow has so many. On top of everything there are Reapers, humans who have no humanity, stealing powers and killing people.
I loved this book. It is a roller coaster thrill ride. It really shows the aftermath of an apocalypse. There is no shelter to hide in. It is every man for themselves. The authors show that in a time like this the least likely person can be your savior. In this case it is Willow's mom Alice and grumpy old Mr. Leroy. Alice takes on a leadership role. Everyone in her camp looks up to her. From the few moments that she appeared in Project ELE, the change from mom to survivor leader is amazing. And who ever knew Mr Leroy could kick butt? :)
The book was well written. You feel the emotion of the characters because you become so easily attached to them. Once again I am amazed at how they write a book so seamlessly and you can not tell which part belongs to which author. This is something I have seen only a few times in dual author books I have read.
Overall I thought this book was awesome, even if it ended in a cliffhanger ;). I enjoy reading books by these authors and with Finding ELE I think they have another hit on their hands. This series is a must read.
Disclaimer: I received this book courtesy of the authors in exchange for an honest review.
(reviewed 3 days after purchase)
on Oct. 9, 2012 :
i received this book as a gift for an hones review ~waAr~
i read the first book and loved it, i thought for sure this book would not be as good as the first but i was soo wrong!!
once i started this book i literally could not stop reading it! i ended up burning my hand because i was reading while cooking dinner, i could not put it down! this book is fast paced, action filled and thrilling. i can not wait to read more from these authors!
Great book !! I will be waiting in line for book 3!
(reviewed 2 days after purchase)
on Oct. 9, 2012 :
Finding ELE is the second book continuing the story from Project ELE and following the story of Willow, a 16 year old girl having to cope with unimaginable circumstances that are developing around her at the same time as her remarkable powers are evolving.
Where Project ELE left us with Willow escaping the facility and ready to see what life on the outside was like, Finding ELE reunites her with her mother and brother and a team of people that have not only survived but created a whole new life.
We get to meet Tony, who from the beginning is obviously going to be a rival for Alec on Willows affections.
The story is well developed and fast paced with excellent and more importantly believable character development from the first book. After all underneath everything we are dealing with a 16 year old and it is refreshing to see that the inevitable temper tantrums and silliness that comes with that age isn't lost despite the difficult circumstances.
Yet again I felt the authors did a great job of building the intensity and I was disappointed to have finished it so soon leaving me with so many answers that I will have to wait for book 3 to receive.
Definitely a great addition to any YA lovers collections and suitable for even the younger teenagers whilst not losing appeal for older readers.
(reviewed 2 days after purchase)