Saturday, August 3, 2013

**Jax Reviews ~ The Lost Code ~ Kevin Emerson**

The Lost Code (The Atlanteans, #1)
The Lost Code by Kevin Emerson
Series: The Atlanteans #1
Release Date: May 22, 2012
Genre: YA SciFi/Dystopian

In the year 2086, Camp Eden promises summer “the way things used to be,” back before the oceans rose, the sun became a daily enemy, and modern civilization sank into chaos. Located inside the EdenWest BioDome, the camp is an oasis of pine trees, cool water, and rustic charm.

But all at Camp Eden is not what it seems.

No one will know this better than 15-year-old Owen Parker. A strange underwater vision, even stranger wounds on Owen’s neck, and a cryptic warning from the enchanting lifeguard Lilly hint at a mystery that will take Owen deep beneath Lake Eden and even deeper into the past. What he discovers could give him the chance to save the tattered planet. But first, Owen will have to escape Camp Eden alive…

Jax's Review

This was probably the best book you could get from a free Friday- I didn't read anything else until this was finished! The book takes place in a grimly plausible dystopian future on the wrecked planet Earth. There's almost no ozone, a giant fire is creeping across America, and the sun is treated as an enemy.

Meanwhile, the human race has survived underground and in the three huge Eden domes, giant bubbles of safety with prosthetic clouds, stars, and even a sun. The whole thing is run by Paul, a mysterious figure that almost never appears. Owen Parker gets a once-in-a-lifetime chance, to go to Eden west away from his homeland, Yellowstone hub. There he realizes, along with Lily, a cryogenically frozen girl from before the “Great Rise,” balance the problems of romance and popularity with the secret of the atlanteans and the world.

The reason I liked this book is because Kevin Emerson did so much research on climate change to create a very realistic future. Also, it combines mythology into it, making it a very odd mix of the mythical world and reality. I would recommend it to pretty much anybody if they're interested in mythology and realistic fiction.


  1. Sounds interesting for sure! I love to throw a good dystopian into the mix every now and then. Thank you so much for sharing :D Jaclyn @ JC's Book Haven.

  2. This was a great read! I really need to pick up the sequel, great review!
    -Scott Reads It

  3. I don't think I've read a climate dystopian. This sounds so good! I just added to my TBR shelf. Great review, Jax!


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