Project ELE - Rebecca Gober, Courtney Nuckels
I won this book from a giveaway on Amy's Book World.
Rating: 4.5 Stars
I love this book. I think it was great and highly recommend it for those who love YA fiction and dystopia novels. It has a bit of mystery/suspense in it as well. I really have no complaints or see any drawbacks in this book. It was a thoroughly enjoyable enthralling read, and with only 200 some pages it flew by so quickly. Well, this is one thing, though it does work in the author's favor.
Cliff hangers make me rage: ARGHHAHAHBBLEHHH

I was hooked by this book from the very beginning. I'm glad this book took the time to show the characters, and build their relationships. It took up the first part of the book, but it's necessary for us to understand and get all their reactions and changes. Then things just kept rolling along, building speed and tension.

There is a bit of a problem with there never being any parents around. Mostly there are reasons and excuses in place but it would have been nice to see them make more of an appearance. It was a bit irritating how Willow just up and forgot her father. He was just out of sight, out of mind mostly. That would have made it a bit more believable. I'm usually the nit-picky type where this kind of thing would bug me. While I think it's worth mentioning, it didn't diminish the story at all.

I'm glad that Willow and Claire didn't hook up like it first appeared or became a love triangle. I'm glad that Willow and Alec didn't instantaneously fall in love with each other. That would have been far too overdone, tedious and downright dull. I did see Alec coming into the picture when he was first introduced but at least I wasn't expecting how things would turn from the beginning. It was a nice change of pace after I could see the twist regarding Sabby and their Mom coming from the get go. Everything else besides that and Zack's knife in the back, was an unexpected surprise. I hate being able to see what's coming and this book holds up to that scrutiny. The few things I saw didn't ruin the experience at all.

Now being dragged along by the book's current until the half way mark, that's when the abilities that are talked about in the blurb first appear. I was sucked into the book so much that I had forgotten all about the powers! So when these abilities started occurring, I was pleasantly surprised. Now I do have a strong suspicion how the powers came to be and what Willow's power actually is. However, that all remains to be seen in the next book.

I'm happily and hungerly awaiting the next book in the series. I think I might try these author's other books in the mean time.

Why is Claire on the cover and not Willow?

On page 50, there's a typo that says "waste" instead of "waist".