*I recieved this advanced reader copy for a fair review*
Thank you Netgalley and Entangled Teen for my copy of this book.
MY REVIEW: 4*
I really did enjoy this book, so much so that i read it in one go. There are alot of characters in this book, each is unique and memorable and has their own story. It moves along at a great pace, though at the start the bullying scenes were not nice to read, but it added to the suspense and was used well through the story, so was essential .
This book has a Lord of The Flies feel to it, take away the plane crash and have a corn maze instead. Olive Maxi Gagmuelher has run into the maze to get away from a bully Olive has been teased, beaten up and been the victim of bullying for years from the group of girls called The Trio. They cornered her at the Carnival in town and carried on what they had started at school earlier in the day.
The Carnival was there the year before, it has the usual rides, games and stalls you would expect to find and also a Maze in the corn. Last year a young boy entered the maze but never came out.
When Olive enters the maze she is aware of it’s history, but regardless it is her only means of escape. She finds herself transported to The Island where she finds that she is not alone.
It is on this island that she finds that she is more than the nobody she feels she is, more than the girl with the name that causes her embarrassment, she is not worthless and a target for school bullies. She is accepted into the group after proving herself worthy, for thinkiing fast and for protecting one of the other children on the island.
Mean Girls meets Lord of the Flies in this YA contemporary fantasy.
The Castaway Carnival: fun, mysterious, dangerous.
Renowned for its infamous corn maze…and the kids who go missing in it.
When Olive runs into the maze, she wakes up on an isolated and undetectable island where a decades-long war between two factions of rival teens is in full swing.
Trapped, Olive must slowly attempt to win each of her new comrades’ hearts as Will—their mysterious, stoically quiet, and handsome leader—steals hers.
Olive is only sure about one thing: her troop consists of the good guys, and she’ll do whatever it takes to help them win the war and get back home.
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