Monday 7 September 2009


Honor and her parents have been reassigned to live on Island 365 in the Tranquil Sea. Life is peaceful there—the color of the sky is regulated by Earth Mother, a corporation that controls New Weather, and it almost never rains. Everyone fits into their rightful and predictable place...

Except Honor. She doesn’t fit in, but then she meets Helix, a boy with a big heart and a keen sense for the world around them. Slowly, Honor and Helix begin to uncover a terrible truth about life on the Island: Sooner or later, those who are unpredictable disappear . . . and they don’t ever come back.

When I started reading this book yesterday, I was concerned that some of the subject matter was similar to my own YA futuristic... but I didn't need to worry. Asides from a few minor similarities, it's completely different.

This book was great! I loved every minute of it. From start to finish, I couldn't wait to see what was going to happen to Honor and her family. On an island where the colours of the sky are controlled and everyone is expected to be the same, Honor's family seems to stick out. I loved that about them. It also made it hard for her to be normal. After all, she is a teenager and just wants to blend in with the crowd, she doesn't want to stand out for all the wrong reasons and rebels against her parents.

But what she uncovers about what's located on the other side of the island, makes her realise just how deep the manipulation goes. This was an awesome futuristic thriller, told through the POV of a young girl who's very strong and stubborn, but eventually figures out who she really is and where she belongs. I also thought the worldbuilding was fantastic and seamlessly blended into the story. Some pretty freaky things happen to those considered to be Unpredictable...

I was very impressed with this book. Really enjoyed it!

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