Saturday, January 31, 2015

Extracted by Sherry D. Ficklin (The Lost Imperials #1)


Written by: Sherry D. Ficklin
Series: The Lost Imperials
Sequence in Series: Book 1
Page Count: 320 pages
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press; 1 edition
Publication Date: November 12, 2013
Rating: 3 Stars
ISBN-10: 1937053687
ISBN-13: 978-1937053680
Genre: Steampunk | Scifi | Fantasy
Find this book on: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Welcome to the war.

The Tesla Institute is a premier academy that trains young time travelers called Rifters. Created by Nicola Tesla, the Institute seeks special individuals who can help preserve the time stream against those who try to alter it.

The Hollows is a rogue band of Rifters who tear through time with little care for the consequences. Armed with their own group of lost teens--their only desire to find Tesla and put an end to his corruption of the time stream.

Torn between them are Lex and Ember, two Rifters with no memories of their life before joining the time war.

When Lex’s girlfriend dies during a mission, the only way he can save her is to retrieve the Dox, a piece of tech which allows Rifters to re-enter their own timeline without collapsing the time stream. But the Dox is hidden deep within the Telsa Institute, which means Lex must go into the enemy camp. It’s there he meets Ember, and the past that was stolen from them both comes flooding back.

Now armed with the truth of who they are, Lex and Ember must work together to save the future before the battle for time destroys them both…again.

Extracted (The Lost Imperials, #1)My Review:
Extracted by Sherry D. Ficklin

Extracted had an interesting, Telsa based, steampunk and time travel plot.

There are two fractions of time traveling teenagers that purpose for traveling seem to be at odds. Secret plots, hidden agendas and deceptions abound as these teens traverse an ever changing world.

The premise was exactly what I love to read, but something fell short for me in the world building and characters and I just could not connect to this story.

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