Wednesday 20 January 2021

The Island - C.L. Taylor Blog Tour


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 turns into a nightmare.
Because someone on the island knows each of the group’s worst fears. And one by one, they’re becoming a reality.
Seven days in paradise. A deadly secret.
Who will make it off the island alive?

I was gifted my copy for the blog tour.

I am a huge huge C.L Taylor fan and have read pretty much all her books, now i am the first to admit i don't read alot of Y/A but this one i must admit properly peaked my interest, the premise sounded gripping, thrilling and something i would enjoy - throw in its written by one of my favourite authors and i was ready to delve in.

Marketed as Lost meets Hunger Games, we meet six teenage friends who are about to embark on a survival style holiday on their own island, its meant to be a great chance to unwind, experience something new and have a great holiday together without the adults around. However - when their guide dies, and leaves them stranded things take a turn for the worse.

Someone on the island knows the groups biggest phobias and one by one these are coming to life, and seven days is really a long time when you have to fend for yourself and no way to leave. Who will actually survive this deadly island.

I loved this, it was so thrilling, it had elements of Lord of the Flies too which i adored, (i never watched Lost so i can't compare but still) I sometimes find when you have a few main characters it's a struggle to get my head around them all but these all had clear characteristics and each chapter was told from a different perspective you got to discover their individual voices.

I found that i was hooked into this straight away and felt myself been taken on a twisty turny journey with everyone on the island, i felt myself concerned and worried for everyone. I also felt my trust been taken away from me and desperately counting down the days until they could all leave or be found.

Cally has created a beautiful but dark read that has a powerful impact, tackles some very dark topics but is still light enough to enjoy. Everything was handled sensitively but looked at complex issues. The characters were all real, flawed and tackling their own issues. A great read and i am so glad i got to review this. 

C.L. Taylor is an award winning Sunday Times bestselling author of eight gripping psychological thrillers including SLEEP, a Richard and Judy Book Club pick for autumn 2019. Her books are not a series and can be read in any order:

2014 - THE ACCIDENT / Before I Wake (U.S.)
2015 - THE LIE
2018 - THE FEAR
2019 - SLEEP

She has also written two Young Adult thrillers, THE TREATMENT and THE ISLAND, which will be published in January 2021.

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.

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