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The Lost Code

1, Atlanteans - Book One of the Atlanteans

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Kevin Emerson’s The Lost Code, first in the Alanteans series, tells the story of a near-future earth ravaged by global climate change. Owen Parker is about to learn that it isn’t the first time the planet has been near destruction. Owen’s ancestors were part of an ancient race whose advanced technology once almost destroyed the world.

With the help of a mysterious, enchanting girl named Lily, Owen will have to understand his history and his genetic code to prevent global annihilation. He will also have to leave the bio-dome that keeps him safe and brave the post-apocalyptic wasteland beyond.

Teens fascinated by the dark dystopian world of Divergent and mythology of the Percy Jackson series will want to read The Lost Code.

From Publishers Weekly

Jul 09, 2012 – Emerson (Carlos Is Gonna Get It) launches the Atlanteans series with a novel that blends post-apocalyptic, SF, and paranormal elements into a summer camp story. In a future in which climate change has rendered most of the planet uninhabitable, teenage Owen has gotten a rare scholarship to Camp Eden, where privileged kids and survivors of cryogenic freezing can experience a simulation of the biosphere of old. When he almost drowns, he discovers the camp's hidden secret: Owen and a handful of others (including his crush, Lilly) have developed gills and can breathe underwater. Owen is thrilled by his new abilities and sense of belonging, but when a child at the camp dies under mysterious circumstances, it becomes apparent that something sinister is occurring at Camp Eden. As Owen and friends attempt to figure out who to trust, they uncover more conspiracies about both the camp and the state of the world. Emerson throws perhaps a little too much into the book, but the high-stakes narrative moves forward with momentum, and a romance between Owen and Lilly is gracefully unveiled. Ages 13 up.

Customer Reviews

Fast paced, good for boys into YA

Full disclosure: I am friends with the author. That being said, I'm really impressed with the summer camp-driven, dystopian world created by Kevin here. The love for his subject matter and the care put into a small, concentrated cast of characters make for a delightful read that combines summer camp with some science-fiction stuff that maybe hits a little too close to home. Young adult fiction often ignores the awkward transition into growing up that boys face, too. Kevin really nails that here, and the kid inside of me really appreciated that. If the lost code never becomes a film, this book will at least create a movie-like feeling your head, for sure.

Very good

Very good, can't wait for the sequel to come out. I met the author, he's a funny nice guy. Kevin, if you read this, I'm the kid who plays drums and reads old books. ;) One of the few modern books I enjoyed. Keep it up!

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The Lost Code
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  • $2.99
  • Level: Grades 8 and Above
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Sci-Fi
  • Published: May 22, 2012
  • Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
  • Seller: HarperCollins
  • Print Length: 464 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: 1, Atlanteans
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 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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