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Shipwrecked (Shipwrecked #1)

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This is the first book in a major new series. "Lost" meets "Gossip Girl". I jump at the sound of a whispered voice over my shoulder. But when I turn round all I see is sand, and the towering, green wall of the rainforest. I guess it must have been the breeze, but I can't help shivering. I have the weirdest feeling that we're being watched. Grace Delaney and her fellow ...more
Paperback, 342 pages
Published June 3rd 2013 by Electric Monkey
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Luna
Jul 01, 2013 Luna rated it really liked it
Shelves: uk-authors
The tag line of “Lost meets Gossip Girl” has no impact on me, I’ve never seen Gossip Girl and gave up on Lost after episode 2. I picked this book up for one reason only: Siobhan Curham

Reassuringly Siobhan Curham writing remains brilliant. You just want to read Shipwrecked. As a first book in a series there is a good balance between setting up the next book while having a gripping story for the reader to enjoy this time round. Personally I’m really looking forward to reading what happens next.

I w
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Svenja
Jul 04, 2016 Svenja rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: on-my-shelves
Das Buch erinnert ein wenig an die Serie "Lost"... Nur stranden hier Jugendliche nach einem Unwetter mit einem Boot auf einer einsamen Insel.

Für Spannung sorgt ein Mythos rund um die Insel, der durch seltsame Vorkommnisse verstärkt wird. Eine Frage beschäftigt alle: Sind die Jugendlichen alleine oder ist da noch jemand? Und spielen alle das gleiche Spiel?

Die Jugendlichen sind ein wenig klischeehaft, aber gerade die Oberzicken bringen ein wenig Abwechslung in die Gruppendynamik.

Das Ende des ers
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Franzis Bücherseelen
Anders als erwartet. Wenig "abenteuerlich" dafür viele kleine Zankereien und Dramen unter den Jugendlichen , sowie eine kleine Liebesgeschichte. Trotzdem gute Unterhaltung für zwischendurch :)
SJH (A Dream of Books)
Siobhan Curham is the author of the wonderful 'Dear Dylan' and 'Finding Cherokee Brown' both of which I have previously enjoyed. Her new title 'Shipwrecked' is aimed at a slightly older teen audience and is the first in a saga. Described as Gossip Girl meets Lost, the tagline made the book sound extremely promising and I was looking forward to a thrilling and sizzling summer read.

Grace Delaney along with her friends, are en route to perform on a South Pacific cruise ship when a storm hits, leav
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Liz Jager
Jun 11, 2013 Liz Jager rated it really liked it
I read Shipwrecked in 2 days over the weekend past. The set-up is handled well and effortlessly by Ms. Curham (as expected)and I relished knowing that the kids who seem so very cultured and bitchy would soon be stranded on an island. There is much bitchiness and shenanigans and it's handled well within the context of the book. I liked the voodoo vibe too and I like how the characters find out about that. It's creepy in places - thoroughly approved of this too - and I liked how the main character ...more
Jack
Jun 10, 2014 Jack rated it really liked it
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I read Shipwrecked during our scorcher of a Summer, and it was the perfect Summer read, I must say. I love all books involving a shipwreck, but this one just blew me away. I was not expecting it to be THAT good. I read Shipwrecked as part of the Shipwrecked Readalong with Sophie and Zoe. It was great chatting about Shipwrecked, and we all seemed to have the same opinion, we loved it!

The plot of Shipwrecked is very interesting. At
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Smithjamest
May 30, 2013 Smithjamest rated it it was amazing
Shipwrecked by Siobhan Curham is darker than her previous two novels, Dear Dylan, and Finding Cherokee Brown. However I think I enjoyed it more. Shipwrecked is what I would look for in a Young Adult novel with equal amounts of sass, adventure, drama, and romance. I like how Curham manages to make sure that there is an equal amount of girl/boy time to girl/friend time.

Shipwrecked follows a dance crew as they become wrecked on a desert island while they travel to a cruise ship to perform. Curham
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Kirsty (overflowing library)
The press release for this is bang on when it describes this book as gossip girl meets lost. A group of teen dancers are shipwrecked onto a tropical and oh so slightly sinister island and the story follows them as they adjust to their new settings.

The story is told from the point of view from Grace. Grace and her friends are hilarious to follow as they find themselves shipwrecked. The group immediately splits into cliques, the bitchy rich ones in one corner, the nice but poor scholarship studen
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Navya
Jul 25, 2014 Navya rated it liked it
Shelves: read-comfort
At first I thought this book would be one of those typical teenager-type of books, and to some extent it was, but I think it was still interesting because of the twist. Every chapter leaves you on a cliff hanger, and I kept wanting to know more. The plot line and characters were very "typical teenagery" and I think that was what made it amusing to read. Overall, I think this was a fun and amusing book. This type of genre is quite new to me and I'm glad I gave it a try!
Katie (Kitkatscanread)
Thank you to Electric Monkey for sending this to me for review!!

Oh my God this book was so good!!
Blew me away how fantastically entertaining it was!
It really makes me want to play Sims Castaway now (damn you)
So many fantastic characters. Eep!
Honestly can't wait for the sequel =D

Video review to come..
Annalikes
Jan 28, 2016 Annalikes rated it really liked it
Es würde 5 Sterne bekommen,aber der eine Stern wird für den Gruselfaktor abgezogen
Wub
Sep 28, 2014 Wub rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Danii
Dec 01, 2013 Danii rated it it was amazing
I wrote some notes about this book as I was reading. The first half I wrote about half way through, and the second half were written once I'd finished the book. I'm going to put them both under separate spoiler cuts, but I don't know whether the first one counts as spoilers or not because I hadn't finished.

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Jesca
Sep 19, 2014 Jesca rated it it was amazing





FINISHED THE BOOK SECTION

I just finished the book and I'm actually blown away. My mind is wrecked. As in shipwrecked?
Wasn't expecting the book to be this good.
I thought it was going to one of those bad young adult clichè novels. I was totally wrong. Although it was a cliche but it was a brilliant cliche.


So le' me give you a rundown on what's going on in this story.


THE STORY LINE SECTION

We have a dance crew right. Grace (main girl), Jenna (bestfriend), Cariss (bitch....but she is), Todd (Grace's
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Stefanie M
Aug 30, 2014 Stefanie M rated it really liked it
Da ich Geschichten über Schiffsbrüchige und einsame Inseln sehr gerne mag und auch die Fernsehserie Lost liebe, musste ich dieses Buch einfach kurz nach dem Erscheinen kaufen. Ein weiterer Pluspunkt war, dass die Protagonisten auf eine Tanzakademie gehen, was sich für mich sehr gut anhörte.
Von dem ganzen Tanzen bekommt man immer wieder am Rande was mit, aber es steht definitiv nicht im Mittelpunkt. Das war jetzt nicht so schlimm. Ich hatte nur irgendwie erwartet, dass man noch ein bisschen was
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Jennifer Heine
Meine Meinung

Das Buch war lange lange auf meinem SuB, aber am letzten Wochenende, als es sooo heiß war, hatte ich keine Lust den Kindle mit den Garten zu schleppen, sondern nahm einiger Bücher meines SuBs. Dabei war unter anderem Shipwrecked und Watersong.

Fangen wir gleich an. Grace und ihre Freunde gehen gemeinsam auf die LA-Dance-Academy und haben sich an einem Ferienworkshop beworben. Für sie geht es auf ein Kreuzfahrtschiff im Südpazifik. Sie sollen dort tanzen und die Reisenden unterhalten
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Anya (An Awful Lot of Reading)
My second Siobhan Curham book was very easy to read and get sucked into. Curham has this easy-reading and flowing narrative that just rolls over you and draws you in. And with a mad and adventurous story as this, the story-telling has to be great. Luckily, it really was!

Told from Grace's P.O.V, the group of dancers get stuck on an island on their way to the cruise ship for which they are the entertainment. The lot of them make up quite a stereotypical group, from the rich brats, the jock types a
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Emma
Jul 09, 2013 Emma marked it as guest-reviews
Review by Beth

I had the pleasure of reading Finding Cherokee Brown by Siobhan Curham in March and so was super happy when another of her novels found its way through my letter box. Shipwrecked is entirely different from Cherokee though and is the beginning of a brand new series from the author. I believe the Shipwrecked novels are also aimed at a slightly older audience which is all good for me.
Described as ‘Lost’ meets ‘Gossip Girl’ I didn’t find myself hooked by the synopsis. I am NOT a Gossip
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Jess Swann
Apr 06, 2016 Jess Swann rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Au début je n'étais pas très enthousiaste... mais plus les pages défilaient, plus je me suis retrouvée charmée par l'histoire. L'héroïne, Grace, à travers laquelle on suit l'histoire, est une jeune fille amusante et profondément gentille. Au contraire de sa garce de copine Jenna, elle sait voir au delà des apparences et se montre ouverte et tolérante. Notamment avec Belle. C'est intéressant de la voir s'affirmer au fil des chapitres, au début, elle est plutôt "mouton" vis à vis de celle qu'elle
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Wattle
2.5 stars out of 5.

Lost meets Gossip Girl. Apparently. I personally find this tag line ridiculous as well as way off the mark.

I thought that Shipwrecked had such a promising premise. A bunch of teenagers, on their way to perform on a cruise ship, end up stranded on an island where strange things start to happen.

This book started out so well, I enjoyed it for perhaps one third of it. But once they ended up on the island things started to go downhill.

I just wish that for once some teenage stories
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Meg
Aug 04, 2014 Meg rated it really liked it
This is the second time I have read Shipwrecked and I absolutely LOVE this book!!
I love Grace too!! She is lovely strong character and a good friend! I did not like her boyfriend Todd!! Ugh! He was sooo cocky and just a TOOL!!
I LOVED Jimmy the Flea. If I ever got Shipwrecked on a weird island I would sooo want him there!! He was just hilarious!
I quite liked Dan too although I would have liked to get to know more about him! Maybe we will in the next one! (Which I am psyched for!!) :) ugh!! Jenn
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Lycidas Bookworm
Aug 05, 2013 Lycidas Bookworm rated it really liked it
Ok so i randomly got this book, because i was hungry for new books and very desperate.
And to be honest it turned out to be a pretty good book. A lot of things happen to keep you entertained, just before you get bored and i love the love stories that have been going on, turning a love triangle into proper relationships that make you grab your bed cover in jealousy of the perfection. At times i didnt like how the relationships between the characters were so extremely immature, guessing their age i
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Marion Grassie
May 05, 2015 Marion Grassie rated it really liked it
Shelves: giveaways
I was very kindly given this book by the author following a mix-up by Goodreads. Many thanks to Siobhan Curham. That being said, the following is my considered review of the book.
The story takes place in a detailed and beautifully described tropical island setting. I would describe it as a gripping YA adventure with touches of comedy and romance.
It follows a group of young people, a dance crew en route to a performance, as they become victims of a storm in the South Pacific and become shipwrecke
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Varsha Kanitkar
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Vanessa
I picked this book up on a whim and ended up enjoying it very much! It was exactly what I expected: mindless but fun entertainment. All the characters are fairly black and white - one half of the group that's stranded on the island consists of nice characters who are really good people, and the other half consists of mean girls and not-too-bright jocks. I liked the characters I was supposed to like, and spent sufficient time rolling my eyes at the others. There is a romance in there too, but ...more
Julia
Oct 31, 2014 Julia rated it it was amazing
all i have to say is that this book, is nearly perfection.

and im not exaggerating.

shipwrecked made me realize that a book doesnt have to have those deep words with deep constellations, for it to be amazing to read.

it's the plot.

and that is what shipwrecked have. a plot that reels me in deep inside and plucked me so much emotions that if shipwrecked were a person i'd hug it so hard because im so in love with it. and the things to love there are the people, more accurately, Cruz (huehueheuehehe)
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Laurie
Apr 13, 2015 Laurie rated it it was ok
This book was going okay. Nothing extraordinary, for sure, but it was okay and I was interested in the characters, they were good.
But.
I get a strong feeling that the author drew inspiration from a certain unlikely source... an animated movie, about ten years old... Dream Works Animation... a bunch of animal BFFs get stranded on an island, far away from their New York City zoo... you know it...
In this book, the islanders spell out "HELP" with wood, hoping that they'll be seen from above and rescu
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Chrissi
Dec 14, 2013 Chrissi rated it really liked it
I wasn't sure what to make of the whole Lost meets Gossip Girl statement. I'm a huge fan of Gossip Girl... Lost not so much. The plot of Shipwrecked grabbed me immediately though. I found it completely unpredictable which is always nice. It kept me reading, devouring page after page. I found Siobhan Curham's writing in Shipwrecked quite chilling. It was completely different to Finding Cherokee Brown, which shows just how talented a writer she is. I'm so glad Shipwrecked is a series, because it ...more
Ellie D'angelo
Feb 03, 2014 Ellie D'angelo rated it really liked it
i really liked this book and was really spooked out at some bits, like the voice in Grace's head. The only thing for me was that the mean girl (forgotten her name at the moment!) was a real cliche popular, rich, bitchy girly girl. i was disappointed that her character remained that cliche the whole way through the book. I would have liked to have seen some development from her. Then again, this could happen in the next book.
Anyway, i enjoyed it more than i thought i would, and am eager to conti
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Emilie
Dec 02, 2013 Emilie rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
When I got this book I thought it would be this cheesy book where everybody is friends and the main heroin fall in love. Even though it was along the lines of that, it was much better than I thought it would be. What I liked most about this book was the way it was narrated, as it felt really realistic and I loved the narrations wit.
However the story line at the end I felt was a bit rushed and everything the book was building up to happened all at once.
Overall i actually really enjoyed this book
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Siobhan Curham is an award-winning author, editorial consultant, motivational speaker and life coach. Her books for young adults are: Dear Dylan (winner of the Young Minds Book Award), Finding Cherokee Brown (shortlisted for Wirral Paperback of the Year), Finding Your Inner Cherokee, Shipwrecked and Dark of the Moon (currently being developed for television), True Face and, coming summer 2016, The ...more
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