Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Book: The Island

I was really excited to read this book the cover was cool and the story sounded great. I had hopes that it would be good.
But by page 3 I was already way let down. It felt like the story was trying so hard to be edgy. And there did not seem to be anything new or fresh to it.It was just another YA dystopa. I know it says it on the cover. But I was hoping for something more. Something really one of a kind about it.Now the book was good. I mean its a novella you so there is not a lot of time to really build up a world and characters. Its just that the first 20 pages could have used some cleaning up.And I feel that in a Novella that is a little bit more of big deal than it would be in a say five hundred page book.This book did keep me reading and wondering and it was nice to read something quick and to the point.But it did not thrill me.I feel this is a book that I did not find my self going back to and thinking about what happened. I just was like " so thats it".
I was interested to see how the Star wars thing was mixed in here and over all I have to say at times it was a little bit of pain but at others it worked really well i felt.Over all for me it was just another part of the story.  Would I read another book about these characters? Yes, I would like to see were the writer would take it if she wrote more.Would I read another book by this author? Yes, I think she is a pretty good writer just that this might not be her best work and I would like to give her other books a chance.

( YA - 13 and up)
Stars: * * * 3.2

I was given a copy of the book by the publisher. This did not in anyway effect my review or thoughts on the book. 


  1. This doesn't really sound like the novella for me, but I do like Dystopian. Great review!

  2. I agree, the first couple of chapters were hard to get into and the book didn't thrill me, either. I think the author is actually writing a full-length sequel, so I hope that will be better. Great review! :)

    1. First of thanks for stopping by.
      If she is writing a full-length sequel I think I would be willing to give it a try because I think she could do a lot better and there is lots of hope for her work in the future.



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