has spent her whole life preparing for her sixteenth birthday, when
she’ll be tested for Extraction in the hopes of being sent from the
planet Kiel’s toxic Surface to the much safer Core, where people live
without fear or starvation. When she proves Promising enough to be
“Extracted,” she must leave without Logan, the boy she loves. Torn apart
from her only sense of family, Clem promises to come back and save him
from brutal Surface life.
What she finds initially in the Core is
a utopia compared to the Surface—it’s free of hard labor, gun-wielding
officials, and the moon's lethal acid. But life is anything but safe,
and Clementine learns that the planet's leaders are planning to
exterminate Surface dwellers—and that means Logan, too.
by the steel walls of the underground and the lies that keep her safe,
Clementine must find a way to escape and rescue Logan and the rest of
the planet. But the planet leaders don't want her running—they want her
With urgent writing, fluid dialogue, and a cast of unforgettable characters, Extraction is a page-turning, gripping read, sure to entertain lovers of Hunger Games and Ender's Game and leave them breathless for more.
Don't miss out on the 2nd book in the Extraction Series, REBELLION releasing February 10th, 2015 by St. Martin's Griffin
Isn't it an AMAZING Cover?? I LOVE it probably even more then the first one Cover!!
was an fantastic book that I really enjoyed! It was a great "Pick me
up" kinda book! I felt myself slowly going into a reading slump before
reading it, then as I progressed in the book I found myself wrapped up
in this terrifying, yet addicting world in EXTRACTION and my reading
slump was official over.
was fascinated by this world and how it was setup. I've read plenty of
dystopian novels, probably more dystopian then any other genre. But
they're was something about EXTRACTION that made it feel different then
your normal dystopian novel. It was plotted similar to your average
dystopian, but at the same time, it felt different then anything I've
ever read, and I loved that about EXTRACTION.
The planet of Kiel is toxic and has been killing millions for many years.But
what little humans have survived live either on the Surface with the
moons lethal acid, working themselves to the bloody bone, or live
underground where it's much safer from the moons acid (Moonshine as they
call it.) But not all the sectors underground are as good as they seem.
The ones living in the Crust, Mantle, and Lower are also forced to work
themselves sick. They've been deemed unworthy, only capable of working
to support the Core. The Core being the brains that runs their new-found
world on the planet of Keil. They are called The Developers, the
scientists that created their undergrounds safe havens. They are the
dictators, and they are vile and vicious, and wouldn't think twice about
taking you out if they found it in their best interest. And all the
ones living above them, are all doomed, for death!! But
their is one way out, if your lucky. On your 16th birthday you are
given a test that will determine your promise score. For they only want
the smart, the strong, and the obedient people in the Core, where life
is easy compared to above.
The ones living underground in the Core are the privileged, and were
either born into an authority position, or were hand picked on their
16th birthday to enter the Core and contribute to the Cores survival.
is one of the unlucky, she lives on the surface with the moons lethal
acid. She has seen first hand what the acid can do to a person if given
minutes within it. Only reason she is still breathing is because The
Developers have built a protective shield to help keep the acid from
penetrating and entering their planet of Kiel. But that does not mean it
does not leak through sometimes, because it does, and it can be deadly.
Clementine lives in the work camps working day and night to support the Core. She has waited sixteen long years for her opportunity to take the Extraction
testing and get off the deadly surface. She has wanted nothing more,
except one person, her boyfriend Logan. But if she's approved for
Extraction, she will have to leave him behind, for good!
But as Clementine
digs deeper into the Core and their plans, she realizes that all is not
what it seems, and the clock is ticking if she doesn't do something to
stop the evil plans the leaders have set in motion. Then all might be
lost for the surface dwellers, and that means Logan too, and that is
something she can not have.
will have to make some tough decisions along the way, some that will
not only change the fate of her and Logan, but the fate of the rest of
the population. And if she's not careful, all could be lost and
everything she's been fighting for would of been for nothing!
was an awesome dystopian that I devoured quickly. I've grown to care
for these characters and the horrible situations they've endured, and
the strength they were able to find when all seemed lost.
was a freshly terrifying, yet fantastically additive dystopian, that
will have you on the edge of your seat demanding more!EXTRACTION
was everything I needed to get me out of my reading slump, and had more
then enough action and adventure to keep me engaged. And before I knew
it, EXTRACTION was over and I was needing more!! I am so excited for the
next book, and the cover of REBELLION is sooo AMAZING!!! NOTE: I received a physical ARC from St. Martin's
Griffin for reviewing purposes! All opinions express are my own, and are not influenced in any way!
Stephanie Diaz is 21. She grew
up in sunny San Diego, wishing for rain. She studied film production in
college. When she isn't lost in other worlds, she can be found singing,
marveling at the night sky, or fangirling over television shows.
work is represented by Alison Fargis of Stonesong. The first book in
her debut YA sci-fi EXTRACTION trilogy will be published by St. Martin's
Griffin, an imprint of Macmillan, in July 2014.
You can follow Stephanie on twitter: @StephanieEDiaz.