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)