The Island Series - Book 1
By Jen Minkman
Jen Minkman (1978) writes YA paranormal romance and dystopian fiction. Her novels have sold thousands of copies in Enlgish, Spanish and Dutch. She won 2nd prize in the prestigious Harland Awards 2016 (a Dutch award in recognition of outstanding novellas in the dutch sci-fi and fantasy landscape) and hit the USA Today bestseller list in August 2017 as part of the Shattered Worlds YA paranormal collection
USA Today bestselling author Jen Minkman
The four titles in the series have sold over 5.000 copies since publication
'I walk toward the sea. The endless surface of the water extends to the horizon, whichever way I look.
Our world is small. We’re on our own, and we only have ourselves to depend on. We rely on the Force deep within us as taught to us by our forefathers.
If I were to walk westward from here, I’d come across a barrier - the Wall. Behind it, there are Fools. At least, that's what everyone says. I’ve never seen one.'
Leia lives on an island where children leave their parents to take care of themselves when they’re just ten years old. Across the island runs a Wall that no one has ever crossed. The Fools living behind it should be shunned because they believe in salvation from across the sea. That's what The Book says, the only thing left to the Eastern Islanders by their ancestors.
But when a strange man washes ashore and Leia meets a Fool face to face, her life will never be the same again. Walt, the boy from the other side of the Wall, isn’t as foolish as she was always led to believe. And as Leia and Walt set out to bring the truth about both their societies to light, all the things they once took for granted fall by the wayside.
Their island world is about to change... for better or for worse.
'Unexpected read. Engaged me straight away. I love the clever plot lines intertwined with old and new. A must read for those who like The Hunger Games.' - Amazon reader review
Additional Information :
Published 2018(Dutch/Dutch Venture Publishing) - Complete English translation ISBN: 9781985708297 - 194 pages - Paperback & ebook
World Rights Available (Excl. Dutch, World English)