Ravenous #Review: Extracted by Sherry D Ficklin & Tyler H Jolley

Extracted (The Lost Imperials, #1)Title: Extracted

Series: The Lost Imperials

Series Number: #1

Author: Sherry D Ficklin & Tyler H Jolley

Genre: YA Sci-Fi/Fantasy

Publisher: Spencer Hill Press

Publication Date: November 12, 2013

Format: Ebook

Pages: 310

Rating: 4

Please note that I received a complimentary copy of this work and chose to write a review.

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Blurb From Goodreads:

Two opposing factions of time travelers vie for control of the future in this thrilling steampunk series opener dubbed “Interesting” and “Unexpected” by Kirkus Reviews. 
Lex and Ember–two time travelers with no memories of their lives before being recruited into the time war–are torn between the factions. When Lex accepts a mission that lands him deep within the heart of the Telsa Institute, he meets Ember, and memories of the tragic past that was stolen from them comes flooding back. Now armed with the truth of who they were, Lex and Ember must work together to save the future before the battle for time destroys them once again. 

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My Review:

This was interesting. There are two different groups of people that can travel through time and for some reason they are enemies. It’s never really explained why they are rivals and I hope that is explained more as the series continues. Both sides seem to be trying to “fix” little things in history or prevent the other side from doing so, it’s a little confusing because of the lack of information but I believe there’s a reason for this, not sure what it is yet though. From what I can tell neither side is good or bad, but there does seem to be some agenda that at least one of the group leaders is trying to achieve. Other than lack of information, which I think is done on purpose (keeps the reader guessing), the story was very interesting with good, strong characters. 

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Author Bios:

Sherry is a full-time writer from Colorado and the author of over a dozen novels for teens and young adults including the best-selling Stolen Empire series. She can often be found browsing her local bookstore with a large white hot chocolate in one hand and a towering stack of books in the other. That is, unless she’s on deadline at which time she, like the Loch Ness monster, is only seen in blurry photographs.
Sherry also writes New Adult fiction under the pen name Ranae Glass and appears as a guest speaker at several conventions annually.

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Tyler Jolley was born in the era of the Star Wars and the Indiana Jones sagas. He has been enamored with science fiction and adventure stories ever since. In order to support his hobby of writing he decided to pursue dentistry. He graduated from Nova Southeastern University School of Dental Medicine in 2002. He then completed a four-year orthodontic and periodontic residency at the University of Pennsylvania. In June 2006, he opened a private practice, Jolley Smiles, in Grand Junction, Colorado.

Snowboarding, mountain biking, fly fishing, bird hunting, camping, hiking, and backpacking are the things he enjoys doing with his family. He His debut novel, EXTRACTED came out in 2013 with Spencer Hill Press, and has been a Spencer Hill Press Best Seller, as well as an Amazon Best Seller. He is represented by John Rudolph at Dystel & Goderich Literary Management. He has served on many panels across the country from New York Comic Con, to Denver and Salt Lake City comic con. He’s also lectured at Teen Author Boot Camp and LDS Storymakers.

When life gets stressful he escapes to unseen worlds to find relaxation. His career has been the vehicle to let him write without worry. He finds inspiration from most of his adolescent patients. He continues to dream up fun and thrilling books to this day.

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