Lex and Ember—two time travelers with no memories of their lives before being recruited into the time war—are torn between the factions. When Lex accepts a mission that lands him deep within the heart of the Telsa Institute, he meets Ember, and the past that was stolen from them comes flooding back. Now armed with the truth of who they were, Lex and Ember must work together to save the future before the battle for time destroys them once again.
*This special edition contains expanded content and bonus material not found in the first release.
The very first movie or tv show I saw that featured the idea of time travel was Back to the Future. Ever since then, I've been intrigued by the concept, and that was a major factor in wanting to read Extracted by Sherry Ficklin and Tyler Jolley. I'm glad I did. I was really drawn in to the story and the world building with the two rival factions, and the different mentality that their respective leaders had when it came to their style of leadership. I also grew to like a number of the secondary characters as well, including Stein, another Hollows, along with Ethan, a member of the Tesla Institute. By the end of book one, I really grew to like most of the others as well.
What also drew me into the story were the two main characters – Lex, who is a member of the Hollows, and Ember, part of the Tesla Institute. They were very well developed and over all were both strong characters that I found to be really interesting. Something else I'll add is that they're more than they appear at the start of the book, which I thought was a great way of utilizing yet another historical event.
As far as other aspects of the book, I thought the dialogue was great, the plot was engaging, and I definitely want to read book two of The Lost Imperials series to see how this story continues to unfold. 5/5 platypires.