Monday, April 29, 2013

Review of The Unwanteds: Island of Silence by Lisa McMann

This is the sequel to The Unwanteds, a book that I loved.  The sequel is just as interesting and creative as the first book, but there are some deaths and events that are very disturbing; it is as dark as the last few Harry Potter books but without the character investment that made those books so appealing.  Some of the imagery could give younger readers nightmares -  frankly, it gave me nightmares!  I think this book works better for 11 or 12-year-olds - worth reading but only for older readers.  3 Elves- Recommended with reservations