Everything can be hacked, even the truth.
Will this fact set Sienna free or plunge her into an even bigger lie?
Sienna Lewis lives in a world constantly threatened by a hacktivist group known as SWARM. After SWARM executes its deadliest attack yet, Sienna and her three college friends learn they have been chosen for the ELIXIR Project - a master plan designed to overthrow SWARM - and participation is mandatory.
As she faces the deadly challenges of the Project, Sienna confronts layers of conspiracies that force her to question everyone she trusts and everything she believes about her friends, her parents' untimely deaths, and herself-all while staying one step ahead of SWARM. In this fast-paced, near-future thriller, will love and loyalty have time to catch up with Sienna? Or will she crack under the pressure of a future already chosen for her?
©2016 Kary Oberbrunner (P)2016 Kary Oberbrunner
There are a lot of characters, but this narrator really pulls it off.
The Hunger Games or Divergent. Young adult, teen fiction. Thriller from start to finish with lots of unexpected twists that keep you wanting more.
Hearing the voices of all the different characters made this easier to follow than reading it. The pace of the reading is a little slower than I'm used to when listening to non-fiction, but I'm glad because the plot is complex and I like the extra time to let it sync in since I listen while driving.
Just the possibility that what SWARM is doing through the dark net could become a reality someday makes the hair stand up on the back of my neck.
I not really a fiction person because plots can become too complex and often the story line gets a little too slow for me...there is nothing slow about Elixer Project. I found myself upset every time I got to my destination and had turn it off and quit listening. I also love that there isn't any fowl language. A big thank you to the author for that.
That the addition of audio to the book lifts the story to another level of enjoyment.
Tilda graphically describing how her son was tortured and eventually killed in front of her.
The naming ceremony as each cleric dies to their given name to instead take up their chosen name for the sake of the world.
No the first time I wanted to let the experience linger. The next time I may.
The moment I heard this book was going to be available as an audiobook I knew I had to have it. I am so grateful I do.
Kary has done it again. With his new book Elixir project. From intriguing questions I have asked myself about technology being hacked to being personally hacked myself Kary bring a version of that reality to life in these pages. The characters are the perfect age to allow for all of the drama, suspense and excitement in this book. I am having a great time listening on Audible and reading the Elixir Project. Ty Kary for another successful book!!!!!
Kary Oberbrunner does a masterful job of projecting current reality (terrorist attacks, the dark web, neurobiological research, widespread computer hacking, etc) and weaving them into a tale that, while highly imaginative and innovative, is very believable. Heather Masters makes the characters come alive as they struggle to keep from being "hacked" so that they can save themselves and the world. The book leaves you wanting more....
This story is so scary because you don't know what's real and what's made-up sci fi. It's absolutely awesome. It starts slow, but then it's pure fire.
The main character, Sienna Lewis.
Too many to list, but there's one scene where they are competing in a pool of cerebral fluid. I can't imagine how nasty that must be!
Have you been hacked?
It's so hard for me to describe this book. Not only is it a sci-fi thriller, but now I'm questioning so many things in this world. And I'm wondering if my mind has been hacked. It's hard to describe "hack" without listening to this book, but the concept is incredible. This will definitely be made into a movie soon! So worth it! Phenomenal characters, scenes, and story!
Combining life coaching with a young adult near future thriller seems like an unlikely combination. I read almost all of nonfiction and occasionally engage in fictional movies or books. Cari pulled it off even for nonfiction folks like myself. This unlikely combination works. Looking forward to the next part of this Series.
Elixir Project is a provocative fiction novel that nicely parallels the constantly changing and angst-ridden world we currently find ourselves in. Within a time and place not far from our present moment, we meet characters that we can relate with and feel connected to. Fortunately, we get the pleasure of experiencing a stimulating and thought-provoking narrative through the window of their thoughts and experiences. I found this to be very important and a wonderfully engaging aspect of the wild ride that Elixir Project is. I absolutely love how we were given a first hand view into the mind of the main character, Sienna. I found her in-depth contemplations intriguing and very familiar and soon woke up as a backseat driver inside her do or die, world-saving mission. If you're looking for an experience that is part Inception, part Hunger Games with a dash of The Matrix and some real life seasoning, this book will be the red pill to satisfy any truth-seeking and adrenaline-fueled appetite.
Yes, movie material for sure. It was a complete pleasure to listen to the free chapters, see author's website, and then again via audible. Thought provoking and timely information, narrated in a way one looses track of time. Cont'd success Mr Oberbrunner and may you grace us w/ more books, ECalebs
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