Extracted Review



By R.R. Haywood

I received a free copy of Extracted from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion.

In 2061, a young scientist invents a time machine to fix a tragedy in his past. But his good intentions turn catastrophic when an early test reveals something unexpected: the end of the world.

A desperate plan is formed. Recruit three heroes, ordinary humans capable of extraordinary things, and change the future.

Safa Patel is an elite police officer, on duty when Downing Street comes under terrorist attack. As armed men storm through the breach, she dispatches them all.

‘Mad’ Harry Madden is a legend of the Second World War. Not only did he complete an impossible mission—to plant charges on a heavily defended submarine base—but he also escaped with his life.

Ben Ryder is just an insurance investigator. But as a young man he witnessed a gang assaulting a woman and her child. He went to their rescue, and killed all five.

Can these three heroes, extracted from their timelines at the point of death, save the world?

Summary from Goodreads.

Do not go into Extracted expecting an action-packed story. In fact, it is quite the opposite. I would say this first book delves into the psychology of depression by dragging someone out of time and expecting them to just be able to cope with it (although it is not purely that).

I feel like this was very much a setup book and that it would have benefited from merging the first 2 books into one as I left this book feeling like it ended too quickly. Normally I find this the complete opposite and think that the book has dragged on and should have been cut shorter so I feel like that I a good sign for the next books in this series.

I also enjoyed that Haywood attempted to try and have the characters understand how impacting the timeline by would change events (like going back and killing yourself when you were younger) and he came up with a pretty solid theory (I will leave it to you too find out what he thought of it).

Honestly I wish that I had more to say about Extracted but it was one of those books that was neither amazing or bad. An enjoyable read if you go into it not expecting too much action to happen.


Have you read Extracted? Do you agree with my review? Let me know your opinion in the comments below!

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