C.L. Taylor is one of my ‘go to’ Authors when I know that the book will be addictive and fantastic and I won’t want to put it down. So I snapped up the chance to read her upcoming publication (due March 2021) without quite realising that it was a Young Adult Thriller.
However it didn’t make a bit of difference! I don’t know why I thought that it would. I often venture into the genre – but this was just another fantastic, addictive and gripping read and I actually wouldn’t necessarily mark it as Young Adult at all.
The book addresses a number of issues – bullying, post traumatic stress disorder, loss, grief, relationships and so on. For that reason the target audience that would benefit would be young adults. However it crosses adult concepts and dilemmas too and I think it’s suitable for most ages.
About the book…
Lost meets The Hunger Games in the thrilling new young adult novel from C.L. Taylor, the Sunday Times and million-copy bestselling author.
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 quickly turns into a nightmare.
Because someone on the island knows each of the group’s worst fears. And one by one, they’re coming true.
Seven days in paradise. A deadly secret.
Who will make it off the island alive?
Genre: Young Adult/Thriller
Publication: March 2021
About the author…
C.L. Taylor’s books have sold in excess of a million copies, been number one on Amazon Kindle, Kobo, iBooks and Google Play and have been translated into over 25 languages and optioned for TV.
Cally Taylor was born in Worcester and spent her early years living in various army camps in the UK and Germany. She studied Psychology at the University of Northumbria and went on forge a career in instructional design and e-Learning before leaving to write full time in 2014. She lives in Bristol with her partner and son.
Connect with the Author…
Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher and author for a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.