Title: The Unwanteds Island of Fire
Author: Lisa McMann
Illustrator: Karin Paprocki
Publication Date: September 3, 2013
Number of Pages: 451
Text Structure: Novel
Starter/Lead/Hook/Grabber: When the magical land of Artime had no food or water, people start to become depressed and very desperate. It felt like the whole world was shutting down. Will the people of Artime survive through this terrible, rough time? Read this book to find out.
Summary: It was as if Artime never existed. The people of Artime are starving and getting desperate, so desperate that some of them are stealing food from each other. Alex wasn’t doing any better. He was starving as well and very confused at the riddle that Mr. Today had given him. Alex was still very overwhelmed at having his best friends gone, as well as having no head mage. Meanwhile, Aaron is still trying to take over Artime with his cruel army back in Quill. But a very surprising twist shows that even though Alex and Aaron are very different, they share a very dangerous enemy.
Reviewer’s Opinion: I really liked this book because there were some mysterious problems along the way. The beginning of the book was a little bit sad, but it got more happy in the middle of the book. Also very adventurous!
Recommended For: Grades 4- 7
Related Books: The Universes Inside the Lighthouse, Configured, and Arestana
More in this Series: Island of Shipwrecks, Island of Graves, Island of Dragons
Other Books by this Author: Infinity Ring, Don’t Close Your Eyes, Dragon Bones, and many more.
Reviewed By: Shannon O., 5th Grade