L.J. Epps

Journey To Territory U by L.J. Epps

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Journey to Territory U (Extinction of All Children #3) by L.J. Epps
Series: Extinction of All Children #3
Published by L.J. Epps on November 10, 2018
Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult Fiction
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four-stars

Emma Whisperer’s journey continues in the third and final book in the Extinction series. Emma Whisperer and her friends are given ten days by President Esther to get their petitions signed to see if the people of Territory U agree with the walls being torn down. They can freely walk through the territory and talk to people.What is life like in Territory U? Will the people of Territory U be accepting of their message?Emma and her friends—old and new—explore Territory U and find the rich aren’t always as happy as they seem. They come upon some strange things happening in the territory and also underneath it. Friendships will be tested. Will Emma and her friends come out of it alive?Emma has already accomplished so much—getting President Esther to let them walk freely through Territory U. Will Emma find and save Abigail? Will she save the people of Territory L? Or, will certain truths destroy her spunky spirit and good heart? Emma’s final journey brings about new challenges and revelations. Will these new discoveries weaken her or make her stronger?President Esther has more in store for Emma than she could ever imagine. Will Rich get his revenge against Emma? Will President Esther win in the end? See how Emma and her friends handle the misery and destruction the president puts them through.Take a ride with Emma as she makes some horrifying discoveries and finds the strength to continue on and finish the quest she started.

This is the second book in this series that I have read, and like the first one I really did enjoy this book. The characters were great and the story keeps your attention with the plot twists and turns. A great read for this summer at the pool or the beach.

Journey To Territory M by L.J. Epps

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Journey to Territory M (Extinction of All Children #2) by L.J. Epps
Series: Extinction of All Children #2
Published by L.J. Epps on November 10, 2018
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult Fiction
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four-stars

Emma Whisperer’s journey continues in this sequel to the Extinction series. Emma, the last eighteen-year–old in Territory L, finally escapes Territory L and makes it into Territory M. She tries to find her niece, Abigail, and searches for the leader of Territory M to see if the walls can come down. She brings two friends with her on her journey to finish what she started back in Territory L.
Emma hides out, trying not to get caught. Who can she trust? Will they find Abigail? Is she still alive? Will they find the newbie camp? Will they find out who the leader of Territory M is? Will the leader help them bring the walls down?
Emma thought escaping from Territory L would solve all of her problems. She soon finds out that escaping to Territory M is not all she envisioned it would be. President Esther, Rich, and the leader of Territory M have more in store for Emma than she bargains for.
Take a ride with them as their adventure begins in an abandoned college where they meet up with some unruly characters. Will these people, known as the runaways, be friends or foes?
Emma and her friends—old and new—find themselves searching for places to hide out from President Esther and her henchman Rich, all the while trying to find the leader of Territory M.
Take a ride with Emma as she finds some much-needed answers.

This is an action packed story that keeps you interested from the beginning. While this book is the second in the series I did not find myself lost at all since I did not ready the first book. I found the main character Emma to be very realistic, meaning at times I really liked her and what she was doing and at others I was like why are you doing that. Set in a dystopian   world like Hunger Games or Divergent this is another story where the main character is struggling to make things better for others. The trials and tribulations they go through are not ones most people would want to deal with, but Emma just wants to find her niece and to have the walls lowered to benefit the people. 

The Summer Retreat by Sheila Roberts

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The Summer Retreat by Sheila Roberts
Published by Mira Books on April 23, 2019
Genres: Girls & Women, Thriller
Pages: 373
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three-stars

Join USA TODAY bestselling author Sheila Roberts for a seaside escape to the beaches of Moonlight Harbor
Celeste Jones has plans for a perfect summer with her boyfriend (and hopefully soon-to-be fiancé)—until he dumps her to be with the woman he’s had on the side for months. Heartbroken and furious, Celeste resolves to move on. When the going gets tough, the tough…okay, the not-so-tough go to the beach.
As soon as school lets out for the summer, she waves goodbye to her first-graders, packs up her bikini and heads for Moonlight Harbor, where she knows her big sister, Jenna, will receive her with open arms. Jenna could probably use some help at the Driftwood Inn, and Celeste is happy to do chores around the place in exchange for a relaxing summer escape. She just needs something—or someone—to distract her from her troubles.
Finding The One can be tricky, and Jenna is determined to make sure Celeste gets it right this time around. Not that Jenna’s an expert. She’s still trying to sort out her own love life. But if both sisters listen to their hearts, eventually they’re bound to discover that life—and love—is good at the beach.

This was a fun quick read that is a perfect book to read by the pool this summer. Celeste runs back home to family after learning that her boyfriend was cheating on her. This story of healing a broken heart, and coming to learn that she can find love again. And with a town filled with eligible bachelors there are plenty of guys to chose from she has plenty of opportunity to love again.

Extinction Of All Children by L.J. Epps

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Extinction of All Children by L.J. Epps
Series: Brigid Quinn Series #4
Published by Smashwords Edition on June 4, 2016
Genres: Girls & Women, Thriller
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three-stars




A young adult, fantasy novel about a teenager who is the last eighteen-year-old in her territory. There will never be another child; every baby born after her has been taken away. Everyone wonders why she survived.
Emma Whisperer was born in 2080, in the small futuristic world of Craigluy. President Esther, in charge for the last twenty-two years, has divided their world into three territories, separated by classes—the rich, the working class, and the poor—because she believes the poor should not mingle with the others. And, the poor are no longer allowed to have children, since they do not have the means to take care of them.
Any babies born, accidentally or willfully, are killed. Emma is the last eighteen-year-old in her territory; every baby born after her has died. Somehow, she survived this fate.
During the president’s Monday night speech, she announces a party will be held to honor the last child in the territory, Emma Whisperer. Emma must read a speech, expressing how happy she is to be the last eighteen-year-old.
Emma doesn’t like the rules; she doesn’t believe in them. So, she feels she must rebel against them. Her family doesn’t agree with her rebellion, since they are hiding a big secret. If this secret gets out, it will be disastrous, and deadly, for her family.
During Emma’s journey, she meets—and becomes friends with—Eric. He is one of the guards for the president. She also befriends Samuel, another guard for the president, who is summoned to watch over her. As Emma meets new people, she doesn’t know who she can trust. Yet, she finds herself falling for a guy, something which has never happened before.
After doing what she feels is right, Emma finds herself in imminent danger. In the end, she must make one gut-wrenching decision, a decision that may be disastrous for them all.
“Fans of dystopian fantasy will devour this book. L. J. Epps writes a story that, while dealing with heavy subject matter, is still a light, enjoyable read. This dystopian fantasy novel ignites the imagination, and is a must read for fans of The Hunger Games and the Divergent Trilogy.”—Kristina Gemmell,Beta Reader


This is the first book by L.J Epps that I have read, and I must say I really enjoyed the read. It was a little slow to start, but I kept reading and while I was reminded of . Hunger Games and some other dystopian at times it did lure me in and I was hooked until I finished the book.

 

three-stars

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