August 9, 2013

Review: Uncharted by Tracey Garvis-Graves

Uncharted by Tracey Garvis-Graves
Series: On The Island #1.5
Publisher: Penguin Group
Source: Netgalley
ISBN: 9780698137141
Release Date: July 2, 2013
Pages: 131

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Tracey Garvis Graves—and Anna and T.J.—return in this companion novella to the New York Times bestseller On the Island.

When twenty-three-year-old dot-com millionaire Owen Sparks walked away from his charmed life, he had one goal in mind: get as far away as possible from the people who resented his success, or had their hand out for a piece of it. A remote uncharted island halfway around the world seemed like a perfectly logical place to get away from it all.

Calia Reed wasn't part of Owen's plans. The beautiful British girl—on holiday in the Maldives with her brother, James—made Owen wonder if getting away from it all might be a lot more enjoyable with a carefree girl who didn't know anything about the life he left behind.

But Owen had no idea how much his carefully detailed plans would go awry. Nor did he realize that a decision he made would have such a catastrophic effect on two passengers who boarded a plane in Chicago.

And when Owen shows up at Anna and T.J.'s door with an incredible story to tell, everyone involved will learn just how much their lives are intertwined.

Uncharted includes an early look at Covet, coming September 2013.

Tracey Garvis Graves brings us back to the island where Anna and T.J. were stranded for three years. This time it is told in the perspective of Owen Sparks, a dotcommer, who gave up his life to live on an uninhabited island for fifteen months.

Owen's story is very different from T.J.'s and Anna's as he chose to be there and wasn't stranded. He was able to bring supplies and it wasn't so much as a survival turned love story as it was more of a man trying to find his way back to his life

Owen was wracked with guilt over what happened after he left the island and has come to confess. I couldn't put the book down and sped through it quite quickly. You just knew something bad was about to happen, and I needed to know what that was. I kept saying to myself only one more chapter then I go to bed. Next thing I knew I only had fifteen more pages before I finished the book.

I did enjoy this book as you saw T.J. and Anna a few years from where On The Island left off. I had a clue what the bad thing that was going to happen (or at least the one bad thing) once one character was introduced.

Uncharted will be a great novella for anyone who loved On The Island.

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