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The Extinction Trials: Exile by S.M. Wilson

After surviving on Piloria once, Storm and Lincoln are the obvious candidates to return to the dinosaur continent to test the new virus that should clear the way for human settlement. But they have their own priorities – finding a cure for the plague that’s sweeping Earthasia, and keeping themselves alive.


To say I adored the first book in The Extinction Trials Series would be an understatement! The story followed Stormchaser, as she took part in trails to allow her a place in a team that would be sent to explore Piloria, the dinosaur continent, she met Lincoln, and another group of guys that she joined a sort of team with, there was so much drama and twists that if you haven’t read it, you need to, like now! 

I enjoyed the second book just as much, maybe even more, It had even more action and brand new dinosaurs that didn’t pop up in book one. I seriously adored it! I had honestly missed Earthasia and Piloria until I dove back in. I could get lost in these books, they are just that good. They draw you right in from the beginning. 

Exile is intense, nerve wracking and action packed, I spent the second half of it on edge because I honestly had no idea what was going to happen next, there were so many twists and turns and unexpected events. 

YA definitely needs more dinosaurs in my opinion, and I am usually all about the contemporary romance, but they are definitely in my all time favourites book list!

Exile is set right after the events in The Extinction Trials, Storm and Lincoln are adjusting to life after the trials in Piloria. The perks, healthcare and extra rations promised have been given to Storm and the people she claimed as her family after the first trials. However Storm is struggling to adjust to living in a house full of children that she doesn’t know. 

Lincoln has returned to the cave where he lives with his mum, while Arta, his sister but who Storm claimed as her own sister, is in the medical facility receiving treatment for the blistering plague. 

When the scientists working in the labs confirm the virus is ready for testing on the dinosaurs, the stipulators, along with Octavius who we meet and discover is in charge of the stipulators, decide to send Storm, Lincoln and other surviving finalists back to Piloria to plant the viruses without even asking them first, they are simply told that they are going. 

Storm and Lincoln have different priorities, they want to find a cure for the blistering plague and they know just who to find in order to get it… Blaine, an ex stipulator who was left on Piloria as punishment.

I can’t get enough of this story, can’t the beautiful way it has been written. Piloria is so well described that it feels like you’re really there and you get to explore the continent with the team.

Storm’s and Lincoln’s story and character development are wonderfully written. Storm has grown so much since we first met her, she’s definitely one of my all time favourite female characters, she is feisty and determined. And I personally think Lincoln has redeemed himself after what happened at the end of the first book. 

I really liked getting to know more about Reban Don in this one too, seeing his interaction with Storm and the others and getting more of the story that started to unravel in the first book. 

I think it’s obvious that I love these books, 5 stars are round, I would seriously give them more if I could, they deserve all the stars. 

9 thoughts on “The Extinction Trials: Exile by S.M. Wilson

  1. Ooh I really need to read these books. I’ve gone a bit mad on dinosaurs since seeing Dippy On Tour in Birmingham. These look really good and I’m pleased you enjoyed them so much. I’ll be adding to my TBR, I think 😀

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