ABOUT THE ISLE:
The Isle by Jordana Frankel
The Ward, #2
Katherine Tegen Books
On Sale: January 19, 2016
Rating: 4 Stars
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.
I would like to thank the publisher for sending me a copy in advance for an honest review.
The Isle is an intense, fast-paced, emotional ride!!! This is even faster paced then The Ward, there was so much happening that I just flew through the pages and couldn’t put it down. I loved that this book was done in dual POV of the two sisters, Ren and Aven. They love each other so much and really count on each other. This relationship was really touching and a highlight for me in this book.
The Isle takes place where The Ward took off with Aven being taken. Ren and Derek making plans to rescue her. I have to say the POV of Aven was my favorite. The things she goes through when in captivity, touched me, I was crying and cringing.
Derek has been ousted from his family for choosing to give the cure to Aven and help Ren. There is a line drawn and his brother and wife seem determined not to see any reason and will not bend.
Ren is a racer and we still get some of the cool racing in this book just like we did in the last. I loved the under water racing scene. There are many twists and turns, and things were always changing. Leaving you wanting to see what was next.
I thought this had a great ending that left me satisfied. Jordana gave me a great dystopian, when I really had been wanting one. It does make a few unbelievable moves that I had a hard time picturing how it all would work! But overall a book I was looking for in a genre I have missed!!! I am giving The Isle 4 out of 5 stars.
ABOUT JORDANA FRANKEL:
Jordana Frankel is a Jersey native.
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 year. Afterwards she then went for her MFA in Poetry at Hollins University.
But then she graduated and she moved back to NYC.
She got her first job at The Literary Group International as a literary agency, where she’d started as an intern reading queries and then assisted editorially. At Linn Prentis Literary, also a literary agency, she handled foreign sales, picked up gems from unsolicited mail, and helped authors through the publishing process. And then it was onto The Book Report Network where she handled ads and promos for features on Teenreads.com, Kidsreads.com, and GraphicNovelReporter.com.
Jordana is currently writing a (history textbook/)novel entitled THE WARD, forthcoming from KT Books/HarperCollins in 2013. She also teaches creative writing workshops for kids ages 8 to 18 through Writopia Lab, a non-profit organization based in New York City.
3 Finished copies of THE ISLE