Reading Level: Middle Grade
Length: 528 pages
Release Date: September 15, 2015
Stand Alone or Series: 6th book in the Unwanted series
Source: Borrowed from Library
Rating: 4/5 stars
This is the 6th book in the Unwanteds series. The 7th book is supposed to release in 2016 and will be titled Island of Dragons. This was an excellent addition to the series and wraps up some big items in the story.
Aaron finds himself adrift and injured, rescued by those inhabiting the Island of Shipwrecks. He has survived but he has many lessons to learn if he is going to make a living with these people on this storm plagued island. Meanwhile Alex has to choose between the people of Artime and rescuing Aaron. When Gondoleery Rattrapp proves to be a bigger threat than ever, Alex is forced to stay on the island of Quill and come up with a plan to deal with her once and for all.
The story switches POV between Aaron and Alex. We hear from Alex more than Aaron. Usually I don’t enjoy Aaron’s parts much but he goes through a lot of trials and changes in this book, so I found his parts to be even more interesting than Alex’s.
Alex is still struggling with being a good leader for Artime and balancing his friendships as well. Him and Sky are on the outs, but Alex is working to try and understand how to do all he needs to do without alienating his friends.
We meet an awesome new character when Alex and Sky run into someone from America on the gorilla island. As the rescued girl and Alex and Sky talk they try to solve the mystery of the Islands and the relationship of these Islands to America.
This is a massive book and a lot happens in here. There are a lot of changes both for the island of Quill and for Alex and Aaron. The book was fast-paced and hard to put down. My eight year old son read this as well and really enjoyed it.
Overall this was an excellent continuation of the Unwanteds series. A lot happens in this book. I continue to enjoy the awesome world-building and interesting characters throughout this series. I would definitely recommend the Unwanteds to those who enjoy fantasy and adventure in their stories.
This book goes towards the following reading challenges:
– You Read How Many Books? Reading Challenge