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The Island
The Island | Natasha Preston
23 posts | 20 read | 10 to read
Hot on the heels of the New York Times bestsellers The Twin and The Lake, another pulse-pounding read from the undisputed queen of YA thrillers! They said goodbye to their friends and family for the weekend. They werent counting on forever. Jagged Island: a private amusement park for the very richor the very influential. Liam, James, Will, Ava, Harper, and Paisleysocial media influencers with millions of followershave been invited for an exclusive weekend before the park opens. Theyll make posts and videos for their channels and report every second of their VIP treatment. When the teens arrive, they're stunned: the resort is even better than theyd imagined. Their hotel rooms are unreal, the parks themed rides are incredible, and the island is hauntingly beautiful. Theyre given a jam-packed itinerary for the weekend. But soon they'll discover that something's missing from their schedule: getting off the island alive.
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DestinyMorna
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This book was very similar to Agatha Christie‘s classic “And then there were none” but updated and modernized. There are 6 teenage influencers on an island and they start dying. There are a lot of twists and secrets and was on its way to being a 5star read for me until THE ENDING. To say it was abrupt is an understatement. I still would recommend it and have it 4 stars. I‘m wondering what other readers feel about it??? #theisland

bthegood Welcome to Litsy. @LitsyEvents is great to follow to get info on read alongs, #BookSpinBingo and other special activities on Litsy. 🙂 (edited) 2mo
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ShyBookOwl
The Island | Natasha Preston
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I upload my latest trailer to TikTok, advertising my new YouTube video, Killer in the Family, and I sit back.

#FirstLineFridays

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AroundTheBookWorld
The Island | Natasha Preston
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Six social media influencers are invited to Jagged Island, an amusement park for the rich and famous. Trouble abounds and murders arise as they start getting bumped off one by one.
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AroundTheBookWorld
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AroundTheBookWorld
The Island | Natasha Preston
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Six social media influencers are invited to Jagged Island, an amusement park for the rich and famous. Trouble abounds and murders arise as they start getting bumped off one by one.
#TheIsland #NatashaPreston #book #books #epicreads #bookend #bookends #bookedit #bookedits #bookeditor #bookrecommendation #bookrecommendations #recommendation #recommendations #Thriller #Mystery #YoungAdult #Horror #MysteryThriller #Fiction #Audiobook #Suspense 🏝️🎢🤎

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RavenclawOwlCat
The Island | Natasha Preston
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3/5⭐️ WHAT WAS THAT ENDING?! The book was slowish up until the murders begin but the last 50-100 pages are when it really gets juicy! I was shocked three times in a row, each time feeling much more shocked than the last. Wow! I am stunned! I will say all the italicized issues I kept finding annoyed the heck out of me.

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RavenclawOwlCat
The Island | Natasha Preston

“He‘s no longer running to catch his prey. He steady, calculated, a lion right before it pounces.”

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RavenclawOwlCat
The Island | Natasha Preston

“You don‘t respect the sea, you drown. The ocean can change in an instant if you‘re not vigilant.”

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RavenclawOwlCat
The Island | Natasha Preston

...” he‘s a flash of black and then gone. Like getting a glimpse of a ghost.”

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RavenclawOwlCat
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How I picture some of the cast from The Island!
Harper: Nya (Nyareadsandsmiles from YouTube)
Kenna: Zethu Dlomo-Mphahlele (Madi from Black Sails)
Liam: Lukas Gage (Adam from You)
Ava: Taissa Farmiga
Malcolm: Mark Strong

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candc320
Island | Natasha Preston
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Oh how I wanted to like this book! The cover and premise just made me pick it up at the library. Then I started reading 😳. Now, I know this is YA and therefore it‘s going to be written for a possibly younger audience, but I‘ve actually come to really enjoy YA horror/thrillers and this just doesn‘t stack up to others I‘ve read. The dialogue was cringy and the writing just felt needlessly juvenile. And the ending 🤬🤷🏼‍♀️. Just not for me. 🌟🌟

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MommyOfTwo
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Wait….what….😱
I don‘t even know what to say but this was a good read.

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AshRaye
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The book is entertaining, I got wrapped up in the story from the beginning. It was rather easy to guess who the killer was. The ending was a little sudden and leaves it up to the imagination on how it truly ends. My sister was so angry when she finished the book that she made me listen to it, so I would understand her pain. I wasn't as bothered by it as she was. Ultimately, it was a decent book that I really enjoyed.

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SlytherinBookLady
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The fuck is wrong with the author ending a book like that?!! Like that was just a cop out. Excusing the lazy ending the book was actually really good, up til that last sentence. I actually flipped the pages to see if that was it. Somebody needs to let the author know she needs to rewrite that ending, or at the least write a continuation so we know what happened!!

CMCurtis77 I thought the same thing!! Great book.. horrible ending!! 12mo
SlytherinBookLady @CMCurtis77 yes!!!! Someone needs to tell the author that‘s not how you end a book 12mo
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AudiobookingWithLeah
The Island | Natasha Preston
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Earlier this year I listened to Never Coming Home and this book was very similar, in fact, the only difference was the amusement park rides. Everything else…the same story. Which one did it better, to be honest...neither. There‘s just something about a creepy amusement park setting that draws me in. Honestly, I think I‘m always looking for another Fantasticland…but nothing else is ever as good or as creepy-scary as that one.

ShyBookOwl I was like, why does Fantasticland sound familiar? Turns out, it's one of many not yet started audiobooks in my Audible library. Better get to it! 13mo
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Bklover
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#titlesandtunes #islandvibes. Well, let‘s just say that the song definitely was better than the book. It‘s not a bad book, and I probably didn‘t choose wisely as this is a YA thriller that reads like you‘re watching a movie. Again, not bad, just not for me. I think I‘d have probably loved it when I was 15!

BarbaraBB That‘s a bummer but at least we have this great playlist 😉💃 13mo
Cinfhen Agreeing with @BarbaraBB song choice was fab 😎 13mo
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Bklover
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#islandvibes #titlesandtunes

May pick! This is as good as I can do - a book about teens who may not make it off an island and a 🎶hotel where no one leaves🎶. It‘s shaky, but it‘ll sort of work. Did have fun looking through music though! Also looking forward to the book 😉

Cinfhen I love your pairing!!!! Well played 🎊 14mo
Bklover @Cinfhen ❤️❤️ 14mo
Cinfhen Book sounds really fun! 14mo
BarbaraBB Cool choices!! 14mo
Bookzombie Excellent choices! 🙂 14mo
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Bookzombie
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Fingers crossed my hold for the tagged comes in for #TitlesandTunes in May. For my song choice I had to go with Jimmy Buffett‘s Island. The book and song are in no way related. 😄

https://open.spotify.com/track/30EnCVSpZPb3fPbBqVutgz?si=bqlu0mW_RMWDAhRd_30Z7Q

Bklover That‘s the book I picked too!! 14mo
Cinfhen My book and song aren‘t related either but they both give me #IslandVibes 😎 I hope your hold comes in 🤞🏼and yay for going with Jimmy B🏝️ 14mo
Cinfhen This sounds like a #ReggieBook @Reggie 14mo
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Bookzombie @Bklover I hope we both like it! I‘m probably going to listen to it. 🙂 14mo
Bookzombie @Cinfhen Thanks, I feel pretty sure it will. Lol. 14mo
Bookzombie @Cinfhen It might be a @Reggie book. 🙂 I‘m not sure it will have as much horror as I want. 😄 14mo
BarbaraBB That book sounds awesome! And the song is spot on 😉 14mo
Bookzombie @BarbaraBB Thanks! 🙂 14mo
Reggie I had never heard that song before. Very man looking out on his life. Also, have you read any of Jimmy Buffet‘s books. I read 2 of them and I can‘t remember anything about them other than I enjoyed them. 13mo
Bookzombie @Reggie It‘s not one of his popular songs. I haven‘t read any books by Buffett. Now I‘m curious. 13mo
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ReadingOver50
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I liked the mystery and watching the people try to survive the weekend with a killer on the loose. The motive for the kills was understandable, yet the identity of the killer was a surprise. I was entertained throughout the whole book, but still felt something was missing with the writing style. Probably because this is written for a young adult audience and I was looking for some more depth. 3 stars

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BookLineNSinker
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I got this fresh off the presses on my Libby app. So far, it is super creepy and has me wondering exactly what is going to happen next. 😳 It's a YA thriller about 6 young influencers that are invited to a remote island-based amusement park. So far they've rolled out the red carpet for this eclectic group and the rides are surely a thrill...But is something more sinister than a few freaky rides in store for them? Can't wait to find out!

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robinb
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For promotion, six teenaged social media influencers are invited for a pre-opening weekend at a new “gothic-themed” amusement park on Jagged Island. While the billionaire owner seems a bit odd, the group loves the rides/vibes. But as dead bodies start mounting up they must figure out who they can trust (Each other? The park staff? The owner?).
I really wanted to like this one. Great premise, great book cover, but unfortunately that‘s🔻

robinb about where the “great” ended. This reminded me of ‘80s slasher movies where you‘re always yelling when the characters make dumb decisions and stupid mistakes. I won‘t go into specifics except to say that the group seemed to always be running toward the killer rather than away. There were a vast number of obvious problems with the scenarios. I basically shook my head, rolled my eyes and couldn‘t wait to be done. And the ending? 🔻 1y
robinb Totally left field and totally unnecessary…one of those “what just happened?!” moments. 2/5⭐️ (edited) 1y
Hannah_Haymond Agreed! I just finished this one as well, and that ending! I actually flipped back and forth to make sure I wasn't missing another chapter, hehehe. Glad to know I'm not the only one puzzled 13mo
robinb @Hannah_Haymond I did the same thing! And unfortunately I didn‘t get much out of the rest of it either. 13mo
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