Island of Fire (The Unwanteds #3)

 
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Island of Fire (The Unwanteds #3)
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Release Date
September 03, 2013
ISBN
978-1442458451
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The magical world of Artimé is gone. The Unwanteds have no food, no water, and no hope. And everyone is looking to Alex Stowe for answers. Overwhelmed and feeling totally helpless, Alex knows it's up to him to find a way to restore Artimé, rescue his captive friends, and free Megan from her voice-stealing necklace of thorns - three impossible tasks. But could help lie with the silent, orange-eyed newcomers? Meanwhile, Alex's twin brother Aaron continues to build his army in the stark land of Quill, preparing for the ultimate showdown with the Unwanteds. But a shocking twist reveals that Alex and Aaron share a common enemy more dangerous than either could have imagined...

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When I started reading this one, I thought it would be the last. I'm sad I didn't get all the answers I was expecting, but in the end I'm glad McMann didn't try to rush the rest of the story to fit into a trilogy format. A series this epic deserves more than three books anyway.

I love everything about this series from the setting to the story to the characters.

The setting is unique with just the right mix of magic and mystery -- it's the type of setting that makes middle grade unique and keeps me coming back for more. I'm curious to see if the next book will shed a little light on the other islands and just where, exactly, they are.

The story, as I mentioned, is fantastic as well. McMann isn't afraid to shake things about and she does a fantastic job of weaving mysteries and answers in just the right way. Romance isn't always present in middle grade (which I enjoy), but it does have a spot in this series. I think it works really well with the kids just beginning to explore emotions freely and, most importantly, it's not the driving factor in the story. Plus, McMann isn't black and white about it all. Some people get together and then they move on, which is realistic, and I appreciate it.

This series has some of the best characters I've read. All main and main-side characters have fully fleshed-out personalities and interesting backstory. Plus, the growth and change they all go through is subtle and yet noticeable. I like when the growth feels gradual and natural as it does in the Unwanteds series rather than some revelatory moment when a characters decides to make a change (those are all well and good, but they're just not my general preference.)

The Nutshell: I loved it. And that's all there really is to say.
Direct Hit

(I apologize if this review is terrible. At the time of its writing I wasn't feeling great and just kind of threw some words on the screen.)
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When I started reading this one, I thought it would be the last. I'm sad I didn't get all the answers I was expecting, but in the end I'm glad McMann didn't try to rush the rest of the story to fit into a trilogy format. A series this epic deserves more than three books anyway.

I love everything about this series from the setting to the story to the characters.

The setting is unique with just the right mix of magic and mystery -- it's the type of setting that makes middle grade unique and keeps me coming back for more. I'm curious to see if the next book will shed a little light on the other islands and just where, exactly, they are.

The story, as I mentioned, is fantastic as well. McMann isn't afraid to shake things about and she does a fantastic job of weaving mysteries and answers in just the right way. Romance isn't always present in middle grade (which I enjoy), but it does have a spot in this series. I think it works really well with the kids just beginning to explore emotions freely and, most importantly, it's not the driving factor in the story. Plus, McMann isn't black and white about it all. Some people get together and then they move on, which is realistic, and I appreciate it.

This series has some of the best characters I've read. All main and main-side characters have fully fleshed-out personalities and interesting backstory. Plus, the growth and change they all go through is subtle and yet noticeable. I like when the growth feels gradual and natural as it does in the Unwanteds series rather than some revelatory moment when a characters decides to make a change (those are all well and good, but they're just not my general preference.)

The Nutshell: I loved it. And that's all there really is to say.
Direct Hit

(I apologize if this review is terrible. At the time of its writing I wasn't feeling great and just kind of threw some words on the screen.)
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