Thursday, 30 January 2014

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Ending ELE by Rebecca Gober & Courtney Nuckels

I received a copy of Ending ELE, book 5 and the final book in the ELE series, in exchange for my review.

Picking up where Surviving ELE left off, Ending ELE sees Willow and her friends trying to avoid capture on two fronts, the army and Blake's men. Blake being Alec's father and the man who has taken over from Zack in his bid for Willow, and now Tony's blood.

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I feel like that is a slightly inadequate summary, mainly because I was trying to avoid letting slip anything that may ruin the story!  The ending (as in the book in general) did surprise me in a few places,  particularly as some people turned out to be on completely different sides.

It took me a couple of pages to realise what was happening in the first chapter as well (though I did cotton on pretty quick after that) and I think that that gave an element of hope to the book. Though for something with dystopian elements it was a very upbeat (and satisfactory) ending.

That's all I'm going to say on Ending ELE, too many potential spoilers to go into more! But a couple of things on the series itself: the books were fast paced,  with well written action scenes and imaginative science. And I think that Willow as a character has been on such a long and complex journey personality wise, particularly compared to many other protagonists her age. At the beginning of the series it was easy to remember she was just 15, but by the end she seemed so much older than 16, and with good reason it must be said! 

Though I have a question. When Willow has children,  would they also have powers? And would they have multiple powers or just one? And would Connor and Claire's children have one or two powers?
Ok turns out that was quite a few questions!

This review is a part of the Blog Tour that trips down imagination road is doing on behalf of Clean Teen Publishing (and a big thanks to them for it!) Check out the other books offered by Clean Teen Publishing on their website, and don't forget to check out the other reviews I am doing for them this week!

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The ELE Series

by Rebecca Gober and Courtney Nuckels

Available Now Through: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, iBookStore and Smashwords

Millions have already died, and thousands more are perishing daily. As a last ditch effort to preserve the human race, the government implements Project ELE. With the earth heating at rapid speeds, all remaining survivors are forced to turn to F.E.M.A. shelters to wait out ELE's wrath.

Fifteen-year-old Willow Mosby's life, as she knows it, ends the moment she walks through the shelter's door. Willow has to quickly adapt to the new challenges that shelter life demands, which includes making new friends and working a full time job.

Soon after making an interesting discovery, Willow and her friends start exhibiting strange abilities. Seeking answers, they embark on a mission to find out what these new abilities mean and whether they are a gift or a curse.

This new adventure can send her world crashing down around her. The question is: Can Willow survive the fall?

From the best selling authors of Night Marchers comes a new apocalyptic series with a paranormal twist.


If you had the power to choose any power you would want, which power would that be? In The ELE Series, the characters didn't get to choose the powers they would develop. Instead, someone decided for them. The fact remains though, that in a future world years after Project ELE ends, citizens might very well have the ability to choose their own power. How would you choose? Based on a power that would work best for your personality? Perhaps even based on your preferred eye color? Below you will find the author's personal choices. We encourage you to comment on this blog post to share with us what choice you would make. 

Rebecca Gober- I would choose gold- the power of telekinesis. How could would it be to be able to pick up objects or even people with your own mind. Or throw a tantrum and rip a tree up out of the ground and hurl it against a wall. (I don't condone the senseless abuse of trees, but the act would make for quite a dramatic show.) Now, if I were to choose my eye color based on vanity alone, I'd pick purple eyes. Gold eyes are cool, but I've always thought purple eyes would be neat to have. 

Courtney Nuckels- I would choose dark blue- the power to heal. Having dealt with my own personal health battles and seeing loved ones around me that go through similar battles, I'd want to be able to have the ability to heal them. I have a passion for helping others and this ability would work perfectly with my passion. If I did get to choose a color based on vanity only, I'd pick purple. Now Rebecca, get out of my head! (If you haven't seen many of our other posts, we tend to have a very similar mind set, which of course makes us great writing partners. So it really doesn't surprise me that she picked the same color.) 

Check out the below eye color chart and comment with your choice and why! 

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About Rebecca Gober and Courtney Nuckels:

Rebecca and Courtney are downhome country girls powered by chocolate and other random late night cravings. Coined in southern twang they bring new meaning to the word y'all. BFI's since the 6th grade, with a knack for getting into sticky situations, has resulted in countless ideas to write about for years to come.