Title: The Lost Code
Author: Kevin Emerson
Publication date: May 22nd, 2012
Genre(s): Young Adult (Fantasy/Sci-Fi)
Challenges: A-Z, Debut author
The Lost Code was another anticipated book of 2012 for me. The cover is really cool, though I don't like it when they show the character's faces because I want my imagination to decide how they look. The synopsis was a bit weird, but it did sound very interesting. I expected this book to be full of fun, adrenaline, and excitement. I'm sorry to say that it wasn't as great as I expected it to be, but it was good overall.
The main protagonist is a boy, which wasn't clear for me until a while. Owen's world is destroyed from the ozone layer, and the ocean levels have risen, and their main enemy is the bright sun. I'm not sure where they "live" if they can't be out in the open, but i'm guessing it's someplace protected or underground even. Owen goes to a camp, which wasn't clarified if it was just a summer camp for kids or what type of camp exactly. In this camp, the children/teenagers are put in groups. I don't want to write any spoilers here, but one day, Owen discovers something magical that he has. The thing is, I never expected that to happen. I didn't understand the conflict between the good and bad characters either. I was confused at so many parts, and I really felt like many things weren't very clear. I had no problems at all with the writing, but I enjoyed the first half of the story much more than the last half.
Even though I might not have enjoyed it as much as I wanted to; I do know that many people did. The idea is very weird, but in a good way. I'm not sure if I might pick up the second book, but if I had extra time on my hands, I will give it another chance, just to find out what happens next!
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