The Island by C.L. Taylor is a thrillingly good YA psychological suspense that will have your pulse rising and your heart racing.
Paradise soon becomes hell as what should have been a dream come true disintegrates into a nightmare.
We all have fears and phobias. We need to face them before we can defeat them.
Tensions rise within both the reader and the characters as the island rapidly seems to take on a personality of its own.
C.L. Taylor has constructed a very clever and unique plotline. She reeled me in from the start and I clung on as the nightmare unfolded.
The characters were all well drawn – six teens whose parents had met at NCT classes and who holidayed together every year. The dynamics of friendship had altered as life had been faced and hormones were kicking in. There were multiple narrators enabling the reader to become intimately acquainted with the characters.
Comprehensive descriptions brought the island to life as I joined the characters in facing their fears in paradise.
I really enjoyed The Island. It consumed me from the start as I found it impossible to put down. It was more than a little scary at times. I can highly recommend it whatever your age.
I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.