It’s the weekend!!! It’s miserable outside with us all feeling the effects of Storm Christoph. So why not treat yourself to a trip to a remote Thai island. Can’t you feel the sun on your shoulders already?
Many thanks to HQ for my advanced e-copy of The Island that I received through Netgalley. I also bought myself a copy.
Welcome to The Island.
Where your worst fears are about to come true…
It was supposed to be the perfect holiday: a week-long trip for six teenage friends on a remote tropical island.
But when their guide dies of a stroke leaving them stranded, the trip of a lifetime turns into a nightmare.
Because someone on the island knows each of the group’s worst fears. And one by one, they’re becoming a reality.
Seven days in paradise. A deadly secret.
Who will make it off the island alive?
What Did I Think?
I’ve loved all of C L Taylor’s books I’ve read and really enjoyed The Treatment her first step into the world of YA writing. So I couldn’t wait to read The Island. The whole blurb reads like any of her adult novels, the suspense, that hook to pull you in to her psychological thrillers.
I won’t say too much about the whole story line as the blurb says enough and I fear I’ll say something that will spoil the rather tense build to the book’s climax. But what I will say is it was rather brilliant. I was there shadowing this party of 6 as they got used to their surroundings without their local survival guide. At this point, I had flashbacks to reading William Golding’s Lord Of The Flies – would this group of teens turn savage in order to survive or was there something more twisted to their stay?
I loved how the narrator switched between Jessie and Danny. Their different voices guided me through this ordeal in a Thai paradise. I was intrigued why those two in particular were telling me the story but irrespective of the reason, I was hooked with their tale.
This not-so-young adult thoroughly enjoyed this tense escape to a remote Thai island. I was hooked on the story but had to break for a 5 minute breather at the end of a number of chapters to catch my breath and steady my unnerved self. Taylor has yet again created a taut thriller for both young adults and her adult fans.