Drought season is coming....
The Ward is in troubleits streets filled with seawater after a devastating flood and its impoverished inhabitants suffering from a deadly disease called the Blight.
Ren, with the help of her ...more
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This was an okay sequel, but I didnt enjoy it as much as the first book in the series.
Ren had a new crusade in this book finding Aven, and it wasnt quite as thrilling as the race to find the spring in book 1. Ren did stay strong though, and continued to look for answers to impossible problems, even when the answers cost her everything.
The storyline in this ...more
It feels like it's been at least a year and a half since I read this book - to be honest, I think it has been a year and a half. Yet, there's been nothing but a promise for a second book!
Where is the cover? Where is the blurb? WHERE IS THE BOOK!?
I want it and I want it now!
It feels like forever since the first book came out, but imagine my joy when I finally saw the announcement of the sequel that it felt like I have been waiting for forever for. I almost wished I re-read the first book to brush up on what it left off because The Isle starts shortly after the events of the first and when it takes off, it really takes off.
I found the second book of the series to be pretty faced paced, because before I knew it, I have devoured it in no time. It sets the tone from
When I received the first book in this series to read and review, I will say I was totally intrigued. Being from NYC, a book that takes place there is always of interest to me. Add in a dystopian world and a bit of sci-fi/paranormal element and I'm hooked! So given the chance to read the next book up, I jumped at ...more
*Genre* Young Adult, Science Fiction, Dystopian
Set in a futuristic New York City where a catastrophic flood has washed out Manhattan, The Isle is the action packed, suspenseful sequel to 2013's The Ward. The Isle actually alternatives narratives between two characters this time around. 16-year old Renata (Ren) Dane, a former drag racer known as the Red Rider, and her 14-year old adopted sister Aventine (Aven) Colatura. The last time we ...more
Ren, with Derek and Callum, had discovered a cure for the Blight and when her sister, Aven is kidnapped, Ren must save her. This book took a bit for me to get back into but once things got moving, I found myself ...more
The ending made me think that the story isn't over. I hope book three will be out quicker than the time it took for book two to be released.
* This book was provided free of charge from Publisher in exchange ...more
I'd been waiting so so long to read this book - The Ward was among the first ARCs I received after I started this blog. And now I finally got to read its sequel! This is a duology as far as I know, so The Isle has a clear ending with most plotlines wrapped up.
The Isle is told in two POVs - Ren's and Aven's. At first I was excited about this, because I liked Aven in The Ward. Sadly, I didn't like her much in this book, I'm not quite sure why. Maybe it was her ...more
Emily Reads Everything
This book picks up right where The Ward ends. Its not a stand alone novel. When I first picked it up, I knew I was missing something. Luckily The Ward was easily available so I was able to grab that up and read it first. This book was so engrossing. It was such a fun and easy read. Even though I suddenly had two books to read, it wasnt a chore at all.
In the world of the Isle, water is a commodity. It is in such short supply that it has become a currency. ...more
This book has a bit of a different feel than the first. First there's the obvious, since instead of just being told from Ren's point of view it alternates between Ren and Aven. But it's more than that. I think a lot of it is there's more action. Yes, the first had its ...more
Come it did, though. And while it's been long enough that I've managed to forget huge chunks of The Ward, I also managed to remember a lot of stuff all over again while reading this book. I like how this one largely does away with the racing angle from The Ward - not that that was a bad ...more
What I liked:
Way better than I was expecting after the first book. Much more fast-paced and action-packed than your typical YA book.
Kid napping, chase scenes, fight scenes, prison breaks (sort-of), viral epidemics, human experimentation, conspiracy, self-sacrifice. There's a lot happening here, and it never lets up.
What I didn't like:
Wasn't a fan of the twist halfway through, as it pretty much came out of nowhere, wasn't foreshadowed or ...more
I guess it's no surprise that the The Isle didn't really do anything for me either. I loved the story setting and I continued to enjoy the relationship between Ren and Aven. The rest of the relationships fell ...more
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I liked this, I really did. I liked the action, and the pure sense of adventure. It was nothing short of exhausting. Find the cure for the sick and the poor...aint that the American dream? If we all sit and really think about it. But, the race is on as two sisters face off against hell with the world against them. Or at least, that is how I saw it. Having a lot of ...more
I did like this one more than the first. For the most part I felt like the author explained things in this one better than the previous story. And I had fewer issues with technical aspects of the story.
The only part I really truly had an issue with was Ren's blood and the fountain of youth water needing to be mixed. And it being the exact amount in her body. That seemed like a hell of a coincidence to me, but....
Otherwise I didn't have an issues and I did enjoy the story and the ...more
Loved the characters.
Kept me turning through the pages to see what happened next.
Intense. I was wanting more the second I started reading.
She's been a camp counselor, a salesperson of diamonds, a hostess at a southwestern grill, an archivist of rare books, a yoga instructor, and a reading teacher, but her shining moment was when she got to hang out in Walmart for 12 hours a day as the AXE girl.
She received her B.A. in English from Goucher College, graduated and then went to live in Italy for a ...more