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The Isle by Jordana Frankel: Review and Giveaway!

Monday, January 11, 2016

The heart-racing and thrilling sequel to The Ward about a teenage female drag racer who will do anything to save her sister—and a flooded futuristic Manhattan.

Drought season is coming....

The Ward is in trouble—its 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 scientist friend, Callum, and her racing buddy, Derek, has discovered a cure—miraculous spring water—administering it to her sick sister, Aven. But when Aven is kidnapped by Governor Voss, the malevolent dictator of the United Metro Isles (UMI), Ren must go on a dangerous mission to save her sister, again.

The mysterious healing water is the only source of freshwater throughout the entire UMI—water that Ren had been tasked by the government to discover. Although she refuses to give up the water’s location, Governor Voss has his own selfish reasons for wanting it. And he will do anything to satisfy his thirst for unquenchable power.

But Ren and Aven have more enemies than the governor. An ancient order, the Tètai, has been guarding the magical water for hundreds of years. And they will kill to protect it. With the Ward in desperate need of freshwater and wracked by disease—and deadly enemies at every turn—the sisters face a dangerous journey, marred by mysterious secrets and horrifying truths, to save their friends and neighbors, and a city.

Goodreads Summary

This is an epic journey that will take you on an adventure like Indiana Jones or National Treasure. There is a secret special power in that water and everyone wants to get their hands on it to unleash its wonders. A special group of people that appreciate it enough to protect it from the outside world want to protect it. There are people who want the water for good and then there area people who want it to rule the world. Who will win?

What I liked best about this book was the element of unknown combined with a sense of adventure that could only be satisfied by reading further in the book. The characters are well-developed and you can really get to care about them. Although stories like this have been told before, the author does well with keeping scenes and the plot fresh and exciting. Frankel also keeps enough of the answers a mystery until the right times to keep you guessing which situation will go which way. I also loved the message behind the story about helping the needy when they need it most. It was a very nice touch of humanity in a story where it seems like so many characters have the potential to lose themselves to the current crisis. All in all, this book is worth the read.

3.5 Stars

Reviewed by Chris 
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  1. The Isle sounds great ♡ Looking forward to reading this book. Thank you

  1. I liked this one, but I will say not as much as the first. I'm not sure why, though. Maybe the dual POV? I don't know. Either way. I enjoyed this series.

  1. Amy said...:

    The cover for The Isle is awesome!

  1. I haven't read The Ward, and honestly didn't know too much about it. But this sounds like a really good sequel so I might have to look more into the first book!