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Yesterday's Gone: Season One
David W. Wright, Sean Platt
Cress (Lunar Chronicles, #3)
Marissa Meyer
Progress: 37 %
Tales of the Japanese (Illustrated)
Charles Morris
McSweeney's #10
Elmore Leonard, Michael Chabon, Stephen King, Neil Gaiman, Harlan Ellison, Nick Hornby, Jim Shepard, Michael Moorcock, Dan Chaon, Carol Emshwiller, Kelly Link, Chris Offutt, McSweeney's Publishing, Laurie R. King, Michael Crichton, Aimee Bender, Sherman Alexie, Howard Cha
Insomnia
Stephen King

Desperation: The Island I

Desperation: The Island I - C.B. Stone, Book Cover by Design *** 2.5 Stars ***

I had no idea what this book was about before I started reading it. I actually downloaded it by accident, looking for a different book with the same name. But, as it was free, I decided to read it anyways.

Reagan is sentenced for a crime she didn't do and gets sent to a reintegration camp for youths, which for some reason is set on an island far out to sea. But on the way there she decides to jump off the boat and swims to a different island where there is a group of people living a seemingly perfect life. But everything is not as it seems...

Something that bothered me was that all through her stay on the island Reagan keeps saying that something feels off, but she still decides to stay on the island. She also decides to trust the people there, even though she has a bad feeling.

Also, I'm not a huge fan of every single book written recently having to be part of a trilogy. This book is about 150 pages, book 2 and 3 each has around 130 pages. So technically, combined they are one single book. And the ending of this one is a cliffhanger, clearly meant for you to read the next one. The first book being free makes it less annoying, but it's still frustrating.

All in all an ok read, if you think the blurb sounds interesting I would try it out as it is free on Amazon. Well, the first books is anyways...