Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Book Review: The Lost Code by Kevin Emerson

Hello, everyone!

I just read The Lost Code by Kevin Emerson. It is the first book in The Atlanteans series, check it out:

In the year 2086, Camp Eden promises summer “the way things used to be,” back before the oceans rose, the sun became a daily enemy, and modern civilization sank into chaos. Located inside the EdenWest BioDome, the camp is an oasis of pine trees, cool water, and rustic charm.

But all at Camp Eden is not what it seems.

No one will know this better than 15-year-old Owen Parker. A strange underwater vision, even stranger wounds on Owen’s neck, and a cryptic warning from the enchanting lifeguard Lilly hint at a mystery that will take Owen deep beneath Lake Eden and even deeper into the past. What he discovers could give him the chance to save the tattered planet. But first, Owen will have to escape Camp Eden alive…

I really loved this book, especially the new take on a dystopian future and the lovable Owen. The world Kevin Emerson created in this book is set in the distant future. The ozone has disintegrated and fresh water is rising and evaporating at a rapid rate. The heat is unbearable and can cause life-threatening illnesses. Global Warming, it’s time to meet your big brother. It is a very unique take on a futuristic dystopian setting. I have not read a novel quite like this before.

In addition to the amazingly crafted setting, the main character Owen is an awkward and sarcastic teenage boy. Finally! There is someone who is not a bad boy or a stuck up genius! Not that I don’t like either of those (Tony Stark anyone?), but it’s refreshing to see that he’s just a kid in a dystopian setting. Throughout the book we get to see him slowly draw strength from within himself and become a leader, an unlikely hero. I just couldn’t help but love him. I absolutely adore Owen and his hilarious commentary throughout the novel.

Honestly, I could keep going on and on about this book, but you guys really just ought to go and read it for yourselves. It’s fabulous and Kevin Emerson really wrote a unique and clever story shrouded in the myth of Atlantis. I can’t wait to get my hands on the next book in this awesome series! I would recommend this book for people who like dystopian and mythology based novels done in a unique way with loveable characters. 

I hope you guys are enjoying a great new year and new books!

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