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Book 1, Extraction Series

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"Welcome to extraction testing"

Clementine has spent her whole life preparing for her 16th birthday when she'll be tested for Extraction, in the hopes of being sent from 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 at 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. Trapped 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's leaders don't want her running—they want her subdued.

With great writing, fluid dialogue, and a cast of unforgettable characters, Stephanie Diaz's Extraction is a page-turning, gripping read—sure to entertain lovers of Hunger Games and Ender's Game—and leave them breathless for more.

From Publishers Weekly

May 05, 2014 – Sixteen-year-old Clementine is trapped on the surface of Kiel, where deadly acid rains down into the atmosphere from the nearby moon, held at bay by a force field maintained by the oppressive government. Every year, a few candidates with exceptional intelligence, strength, and obedience are "extracted" from the surface to join the elite citizenry living safely in the planet's Core. Clementine is one of them, but leaving the surface means leaving her boyfriend, Logan. Clementine's selection comes as little surprise, so the first section of Diaz's debut novel drags a bit, and the social dynamics of the surface world will be familiar to avid readers of recent dystopian YA. The story picks up once Clementine reaches the Core, where her initial impression of paradise is replaced with suspicion at the eerie compliance of her fellow extractees and horror at revelations that threaten the surface world. The finale hits a few false notes Clementine's plan to save her former home gets overcomplicated but the story remains entertaining as it sets up the next book in this planned trilogy. Ages 12 up.

Customer Reviews


I am not great with words myself but this is an amazing book! If you loved the hunger games you'll adore this book. Highly recommend.

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  • $7.99
  • Level: Grades 7-13
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Sci-Fi
  • Published: Jul 22, 2014
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Seller: Macmillan / Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC
  • Print Length: 416 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 1, Extraction Series
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.5 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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