Monday, September 2, 2013

Island of Fire Review

464 pages
Release date: September 3rd, 2013

The magical world of Artimé is gone. The Unwanteds have no food, no water, and no hope. And everyone is looking to Alex Stowe for answers. Overwhelmed and feeling totally helpless, Alex knows it's up to him to find a way to restore Artimé, rescue his captive friends, and free Megan from her voice-stealing necklace of thorns - three impossible tasks. But could help lie with the silent, orange-eyed newcomers? Meanwhile, Alex's twin brother Aaron continues to build his army in the stark land of Quill, preparing for the ultimate showdown with the Unwanteds. But a shocking twist reveals that Alex and Aaron share a common enemy more dangerous than either could have imagined...

Review (ARC):
The last book pretty much left off in a dark place so I was especially excited to get my hands on this novel and see what happens next. Alex has so much on his plate now that its hard to imagine how he will ever be able to contend with it all. It's almost a reflection of what his twin Aaron is going through except for the fact that Aaron plotted and schemed his way to power. Alex has to grow up and take on a leadership role which he wasn't completely prepared for and its hard to watch him come to certain realizations about what this new life may mean for him. Then there are Lani and Samheed trapped on an island that puts them through unspeakable horrors. We get to see another one of the islands and it really makes you wonder what other terrible things might be on the other islands surrounding Artime/Quill. This novel is one huge adventure full with triumph, action, and then leaving us once again hanging off the edge of a cliff. I definitely recommend that you read this novel if you love a good fantasy tale, but make sure to pick up the first two novels The Unwanteds and Island of Silence.


Post a Comment