Review: The Extinction Trials by S. M. Wilson



Synopsis from Goodreads:

Betrayal. Sacrifice. Survival.
Welcome to the Extinction Trials.

In Stormchaser and Lincoln’s ruined world, the only way to survive is to risk everything. To face a contest more dangerous than anyone can imagine. And they will do anything to win.

But in a land full of monsters – human and reptilian – they can’t afford to trust anyone. Perhaps not even each other…

My rating:


As soon as I heard about this I knew I had to read it. I’ve never come across a YA with dinosaurs featured, this alone caught my attention as it is something i’ve wanted for so long. The proof cover is gorgeous, the finished cover is even more striking. I can safely say it did not disappoint, it was everything I wanted and more.

Set in a world called called Earthasia, where dinosaurs still roam, overpopulation and lack of resources are a huge problem. On Piloria, where the dinosaurs inhabit, the land is still green and lush. Once a year the government send 100 volunteers who pass a series of trial across to complete their assigned mission. These are usually involve finding sources of food. This year is different though, their mission is to steal eggs from three species of dinosaurs so that scientists can find a way to make them extinct in order for humans to safely live on Piloria.

The Extinction Trials is told from dual perspective, by Stormchaser and Lincoln. This something I really enjoy, i’m always eager to know what the other person is thinking and I find both characters fascinating. The real stars of the book are the Plesiosaurs, especially Milo. They’re awesome!

The character development is brilliantly written, the twists and ulterior motives of trialists and black jackets leaves you questioning everything. The plot is both fast and slow paced, I was never bored though becathere was always something happing. It’s full to the brim with action, twists, turns and, of course, dinosaurs. I didn’t want it to end and when I did turn the last Paige, I was not only desperate for more but wishing I had a Plesiosaur friend. The Extinction Trials is definitely one to add to your TBR and watch out for!

Published by: Usborne

Published on: 28/12/17

Pages: 384

Buy from: Waterstones  Book Depository

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