on Jan. 31, 2013 :
I'm actually giving it a 2.5 stars. I loved the first two books but this sequel disappointed me.
Willow was a little bratty in this sequel. Ok, a lot. I kept wanting to slap her because she kept insisting on doing things she’s not suppose to be doing, ignoring everyone’s feelings in the process and getting them in trouble because of it. And all the lying she does is just plain sickening. Honestly, I really didn’t like Willow in this sequel. I had difficulty reading this book because of her. Especially after she was proclaimed the new leader. How can you follow someone who disobeys orders and only cares about herself? Of course she always claims to do stuff out of love for her friends and family but she lies to them, uses her powers on them, treats them like shit, and she doesn’t care about putting the rest of the people in danger while she’s rescuing “her loved ones”. But I did like Tony character. He actually had some growth and change happening to him and it was interesting to watch how he handles it.
(reviewed 47 days after purchase)
on Jan. 24, 2013 :
I love this book, every book in this series has been incredible. I can't wait till the next one. I love how each book builds the story. You can't go wrong with these two authors,they are incredibly talented and really know how to bring you into the story. I was right there with Willow in her tears, I can't tell you how many tissues I went through. Keep up the God work ladies.
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)
on Jan. 5, 2013 :
Disclaimer: I received an unedited ARC e-copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
This is the third in the ELE Series, and the story just keeps getting better and better. I'm attached to the characters, engrossed in the story, and glad that I'm not in their situation!! The triangle between Willow, Alec, and Tony is just insane, and I'm not sure who I want to win. Aside from that, Zack is a complete jerk, and he just keeps getting creepier and more evil every time he's mentioned. Willow's friends are all amazing, and her little brother Sebastian is just the cutest thing, I love the way he talks. =)
This one made me laugh out loud (the Trivial Pursuit questions about Beiber and Gaga were hilarious, and when Willow called Zack a sparkly vampire, I thought I'd die laughing), cry quite a few times (you'll know them when you get there), and I definitely cursed at a few characters/scenes, especially the "To Be Continued" at the end. I NEED to know what happens!!!
The story keeps building and building, and we're nowhere near the end. I can't wait to see what Rebecca and Courtney come up with next! =)
10 stars (even though it only says 5)
(reviewed 25 days after purchase)
on Dec. 20, 2012 :
This book seems to center more around Willow and Tony's world than anyone else. So for those Tony fans (Me!!!) you will be happy that he gets more face time. Willow sets out to save her parents and Tony. Willow being Willow her first priority is not herself but others. She wants to bring Tony and her parents back safe. Alec doesn't understand. He has it in his mind that this is all because she has some feelings for Tony. I'm sorry but Alec is a jerk. If he really knew his girlfriend ,the way he thought he did, then he would know that she would do anything to help others. Especially those she cares about. Tsk. Tsk. Alec. He breaks up with her. Yes! There is hope for Tony. But not so fast Tony fans. When she does find Tony something has happened that has changed him. At first you think is a Reaper because his eyes turn red. Willow heals him though, only temporarily. We find out later that it is all connected to Zack because of the shot he gave him. Is he Reaper? I don't think so but we won't know yet, not until future books. :( Willow and Tony spend lots of time together trying to get the Hasting men. Tragedy strikes and Willows is left devastated. Luckily Tony is there to comfort her. They try to get revenge with the Hasting men. Willow finds out some information about Tony's condition. She is left having to make a tough decision and thus we are left with another cliffhanger.
Tony has been my favorite for Willow since he appeared on scene in Finding ELE. Willow is a strong female. She is independent, strong willed and stubborned. Someone sensitive like Alec will just leave her wondering if he was okay if there was a battle. Tony can fend for himself. So when Alec dumps Willow it is like opening a door for Tony and he takes his chance. But so far the odds are against them. :(
I found that this book is more of a turning point n the series. Willow has to take on more of a leadership role. We find out more about why Dr. Hastings wants Willow. We don't find out everything but we know more than when we started. I personally think out of everyone Willow is just special and that is why the shots reacted differently on her. So that leaves you wondering what is ELE. It think it has a lot to do with what Dr. Hastings is doing. Maybe he is trying to create a super human. Who knows. I look forward to finding out.
Well the dynamic duo of Gober and Nuckels has done it yet again. The story pulls you in and you find yourself sucked into the fictional world with the characters. You root them on, laugh with them and cry with them. Let me tell you, this book will have you crying. So grab your your tissues, you'll need them, especially for chapter 3.
Overall I loved this book and I can not wait for the next book. The only thing that I didn't like was that once again we were left with a cliffhanger. Grrrr.... But it's all good. This a definite recommend series but it should be read in order though.
**Disclaimer: I received this book from the authors for the purposes of an honest review.
(reviewed 9 days after purchase)
on Dec. 18, 2012 :
I loved this book from beginning to end. Willow is back with her friends fighting old foes!! It's the end of civilisation as we how it. Humanity has been nearly wiped out & the survivors have been unknownly experimented on, giving them new powers. Willow happens to absorb every power she comes into contact with, making her a very powerful young women & the badies want her! This book is packed full of action & there is also sweet romance. You will laugh, scream at your kindle & cry during this roller coaster ride of a book. Cliff-hanger ending as usual, but it just makes you sooooo hungry for the next book!!
(reviewed the day of purchase)
on Dec. 18, 2012 :
***This book was given to me by the authors for an honest review***
Exposing ELE is the third book in the ELE Series, and it does not disappoint! With each book released in this series Rebecca and Courtney raise the bar, and they did it again. Of the three books that are out in this series (two are in the works - yay!), this one is hands down my favorite! I cannot even begin to describe what happens in this book for fear of giving too much away. Let me just say that these ladies are extremely talented at what they do. Rebecca and Courtney are so amazing at descriptive writing that you feel as though these are your friends and your family, and you will do whatever it takes to keep them safe and calm their fears. You ache for them when their hearts are broken - and break they do, numerous times.
Keep your Kleenex handy, and remember that even if you yell at them they still cannot hear you! So I leave you with one spoiler and one spoiler only: The end of this book leaves you hanging on a bigger cliff than Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible.
(reviewed 7 days after purchase)
on Dec. 17, 2012 :
This is the third instalment of the ELE series, if you haven't read the first two (Project ELE and Finding ELE)yet then what are you waiting for? Seriously! Go pick them up and read them. You will not be disappointed.
I cant believe I literally stumbled upon this series with absolutely no knowledge of what they were about. From the very first book this series has hooked me in and kept me on the edge of my seat. And has found its way onto my (rather short) list of favourite book series.
This book starts off right where Finding ELE ends outside the mountain trying to protect people from Zack and his father. During the conflict Willow's parents and Tony are captured, presumed dead. Willow feels guilty and runs off to try and save them... with disastrous results.
Once again this book ends on a cliffhanger. And that's something I'm getting used to with this series (doesn't mean I have to like it) but hopefully it wont be too long before the next instalment in the series is out.
(reviewed 3 days after purchase)
on Dec. 16, 2012 :
As always a great job by two of my favorite authors! Keep on keeping on.
(reviewed 5 days after purchase)
on Dec. 14, 2012 :
This book was given to me as a pre-edit ARC for review by the authors.
Exposing ELE is the third part in the dystopian style young adult series that follows Willow Mosby, 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.
At the end of the second book (Finding ELE) things were looking pretty dismal for Willow and everyone with her and this is where Exposing ELE picks up and then just runs off with you.
Be prepared for laughter and tears, twists and turns, as Willow tries desperately to make sense and come to terms with everything happening around her. New powers will develop and just as one crisis is dealt with another seems to be waiting just around the corner but in such a way that it never feels that is is being forced in to make up the storyline.
For me the thing I love most about this series is that even with everything going on the writers never let you lose track of the fact that at the end of the day Willow is just a teenager, yes she may have all these powers and have been thrown into an unimaginable situation but she never feels "too grown up" which I often find in these style novels.
Be warned that you will not want this book to end and whilst I was grateful for the epilogue, know that this book does not end with all the answers. You will need to (and I am sure want to) get your hands on book 4 as soon as possible .... which could be a problem as the writers haven't even started it yet!
(reviewed 3 days after purchase)