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Extinction Of All Children

Extinction Of All Children 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 sh

  • Title: Extinction Of All Children
  • Author: L.J. Epps
  • ISBN: 9780997191332
  • Page: 245
  • Format: ebook
  • 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 inA 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

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    About "L.J. Epps"

    1. L.J. Epps

      I enjoy reading fiction and nonfiction novels, as well as autobiographies and biographies I also enjoy reading comics and anything else book related.I ve wanted to write a novel for the last ten years but didn t know if I could I read many books on writing, and finally found the courage to write and self publish I spent four years working on my first novel and there are books to come.

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    1. Received from Netgalley I quite enjoyed this book, it caught my attention from the very first page and kept me entertained through the entire book. Although I don't believe people should be told they can not have children and that they should be killed upon birth, I did understand the reasons behind why the people in Territory L was not allowed to have children.


    2. This book had such an interesting plot. I thought Emma was a great character, very resilient and determined to help her family as well as everyone else in the territories. I also appreciate how she stands up for herself despite the world she lives in. Eric and Theodore also came across as very strong characters as well, not refusing to defend what they know is and isn't morally right.I do feel though, that some sections of the book did ramble on a little bit. When Emma is training, I thought tho [...]


    3. I saw L.J. Epps’ Extinction Of All Children on NetGalley and decided to check it out. Self-published novels are always hit-or-miss. I was pleased with this story.The Good: Overall, the story was an interesting read. The formatting, editing, and proofreading were pretty good. I would say on par with traditional publishers. There was a marked improvement in the writing in both style and voice as the story progressed. Although the premise of the story is pretty far-fetched, it’s still a solid r [...]


    4. Extinction of All Children started out a little slow, but then it surprised me and sucked me into its unique plot. The characters were interesting, the drama was engaging, and the lead character was a resilient and ambitious female. All good things, right? The main problem I had with the story was that it had several slow portions that seemed to drag on forever, but I tried to look past that and aim for the ending. The last few chapters really picked up and left me with a lot of unanswered quest [...]


    5. 2.8/5The cover and description of the book really caught my attention, I was so excited diving into this book but I was disappointed the main reason is that somehow it was kind of anti-climactic. I was flying through the pages, it was fast-paced and I was clearly shocked that I was almost finished reading the story and there were no “intense” moments that was happening. I was expecting more action and fights but I didn’t get any of those.I did like the plot but I think there were unnecessa [...]


    6. "I don't fight to kill, just to maim or disable."Dobby, is that you? This is not the only part similar to other series, because the story has some analogies with HG too. I had really high expectations. Cover and description were inspiring, but sometimes appereances can be deceptive.The plot is repetitive and a bit boring - Emma, the main character, goes backwards and forwards from jail to the training room, first complaining and than training happily with Eric. Very little is known about what ha [...]


    7. Extinction Of All Children by L.J. Epps is a dystopian, young adult novel set in a place called Craigluy in the year 2080. The reader follows the journey of Emma Whisperer, an 18 year old who was the last child to be born in her territory. Yes babies were still born after Emma, however they are taken away from their parents. As a reader, we want to find out what happens to these children. I liked that there was always something happening in this novel; I never got bored. Certain parts of this bo [...]


    8. The Extinction of all Children is a fabulous YA story that is enthralling and engrossing. I got to beta read a version of this story before publication and could hardly put it down. While it is at first reminiscent of The Hunger Games, it quickly separates itself as a unique, original novel. I would strongly recommend this book.


    9. I received this book from Netgalley for review.I did not finish this book. I stopped at the 50% mark. The story sounded so interesting, but the execution was poor. The story could have been much more appealing after going through a few more drafts. CharactersEmma Whisperer is dull and honestly, kinda dumb. I never felt like I knew who she was at all. For someone wanting to find out what's going on with the secrecy, she wasn't very good at being discrete herself.When she's spying on her brother, [...]


    10. Interesting. I liked it for the most part. There were a few dull parts. That's way it got a 4 star and not 5 but over all, pretty good. I will read the next part. Hopefully, it will keep me turning the pages like this one did.


    11. I received an ARC from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.I had no idea what would come of this story. None.Nonetheless, I come out of this impressed.I’m going to go ahead and state the negative before the positive because in all reality once you get past this little hiccup, the read is worth it.It’s a slow start. To be quite frank, I am an extremely busy person and when I first started I constantly put it off because it had yet to hook me entirely. It’s kind [...]


    12. This book wasn't too bad, but I had much higher expectations of it. It had a very interesting premise, but I just found it to be a bit long (despite it being only 197 pages), dull, and slow at times.For a synopsis, this book is about 18-year old Emma Whisperer, who is the youngest person in her lower class community, as a law had been passed just after she was born for all new babies to be demolished. It is then announced that for her 18th birthday, Emma has to say a prescripted speech written b [...]


    13. I received this book for free from net galley in exchange for an honest review.I was excited to read this book when I got approved. I thought the premise sounded like something a little different from the norm. Usually it seems like the focus is on keeping people breeding and populating the areas and this one was the opposite. While the premise was good I thought there were a lot of holes in the story. The reader didn't get a lot of outside information about areas around the area the characters [...]


    14. Got this book for free from NetGalley.Where do I start? The jiggling knees? The gape was hard? Please use the thesaurus more appropriately.This book was in need of a capable editor. There were so many places that just did not make sense - in terms of words chosen, holes in the story, and paragraphs that seemed out of place or unnecessary. Characters were so flat, I couldn't even form an opinion of them. I did form an opinion of the main character - I completely disliked her. The whole story just [...]


    15. Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for sending me this to review.Extinction Of All Children by L.J. Epps is a recently released young adult dystopian/fantasy novel that follows Emma, the last seventeen year old in her territory come of age in a society whereby children are forbidden due to poverty. It follows her as she challenges strict societal norms and has to live with the adverse consequences.Despite the writing not being extraordinary, such as; the overuse of similes, I really enjoye [...]


    16. Thank you to Netgalley for allowing me to read this in exchange for an honest review.As a massive fan of ‘Children of men’ it was the title that drew me in as it sounded like it might have some similarities. After reading it I would recommend ‘Extinction of all children’ to teenage fans of dystopian books.Emma Whisperer is the last eighteen year old in her territory. People are allocated a territory according to their social class and President Esther has passed a law stating that nobody [...]


    17. I received this book for free in exchange for an honest reviewEmma is the last 18 year old in her territory. All babies are put to death at birth because the president believes if you are poor, you are not capable of raising children. At a celebration for her 18th birthday, Emma learns that there is more to her family than she knew and that the President has plans for her futureThis was a great story. Full of secrets and levels of depth. My only complaint would be, I felt the character developme [...]


    18. Overall I really enjoyed the plot of this book. It had a very dark, dystopian feel and reminded me of Margaret Atwood's The Handmaids Tale. I felt that certain things were repeated too frequently through some parts of the book. For example when describing the punishment for certain infractions would lead to thirty days of jail time. Like 16 different times and every time they talked about how the water bottle crinkledI would cringe. LOL I felt it was brought up too often like it was something we [...]


    19. (I received this from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review)The Extinction Of All Children is a dystopian book which follows Emma Whisperer who is the last eighteen year old in her territory. This is a really interesting plot and I ended up reading this in one day. I liked Emma as she is bold and will stand up for what she believes in but I also liked the side characters in this story and their interactions with Emma. There is definitely a strong theme of family in this book which I apprec [...]


    20. As an avid reader of young adult and many dystopian fantasy novels, I found myself thinking I have read this before… wait, you mean this isn’t Hunger Games? But then, just as I wanted to put the book down, it hooked me. Without realizing it, I became drawn to Emma, Eric, and Samuel. I feel that this novel is great for fans of Hunger Games or Divergent series. Can’t wait to see how Emma’s story will continue. Thank you to NetGalley and L.J. Epps for an ARC of Extinction of All Childrenby [...]


    21. It felt completely anticlimactic. I thought I was reading some type of Hunger Games version. Rebellious EmmaShe is running through the woods but somehow she can hear the guards, so she runs faster. Does she have bionic hearing or something? I didn't find it anything new or interesting here so it was DNF.


    22. Book Review originally published here: iheartreading/mini-rev An interesting plot, definitely unique, and Emma makes an intriguing protagonist, the kind you can root for. However, sometimes the writing rambled on, and the book suffered from a few info-dumps, and repetitive scenes.


    23. *i received a copy of this book for free through netgalley*The synopsis for this is really cool but unfortunately this didn't pan out for me. I thought Epps had a great writing style but I think it the story was underserved by the lack of character development and the choppy plot. As such I couldn't help but feel that the book was anti-climactic. So much potential but no pay off for me.


    24. DNF at 35%Not a bad idea, but it's been done to death. Also way more questions than answers and I'm not patient or hooked enough to continue. *** I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. ***


    25. This was a great book. The story wasn't completely unique but it had undertones of some of my other favorite dystopian books. The characters are likeable, the story is engaging and I want more! The ending! I need book 2 now! Great Read!


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