I’ll admit, one of the coolest perks of being a writer is having access to books before their official release. I received a copy of Alyson Grauer’s novel On the Isle of Sound and Wonder in exchange for a fair and honest review here on this blog and on other book review sites.
First and foremost, check out the trailer-
This is a book that has something for all audiences. There is action, adventure, peril, magic, love, loss, and a kiss of steampunk – just to keep things interesting. For those students of Shakespeare, this is a delightful romp through the classic story of The Tempest. The characters have been renamed and reimagined to appeal to today’s readers.
There are very few books that capture my attention where I find them hard to put down, this was one of them. Grauer has a knack for creating vibrant, well-developed characters that are a treat to read about. Everyone from the brooding magical Dante to the mechanical man Gonzo has an intriguing history where their motivations and desires feel natural in the development of the story. The story itself is well written with plenty of twists and turns to keep things interesting.
I loved Isle of Sound and Wonder and I look forward to reading more from this author.
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