Title: Isle of Blood and Stone (Tower of Wind #1)
Author: Makiia Lucier
Isle of Blood and Bone was one of the most underhyped releases last year, and now that I’ve finally got around to reading it, I can say with the utmost certainty that it deserves way more recognition than it gets. Want to read an excellent (standalone) YA fantasy done right? Read this book.
While this book isn’t super action-packed, Isle of Blood and Bone delivers such an interesting premise with that it was very easy to find myself lost in the pages. It contained the perfect blend of adventure, mystery, hints of romance, and steady pacing to captivate me as a reader. The backstory and character histories were written in a way that it felt completely natural: I knew exactly what was going on without having piles of information dumped on me. The little plot twists were cleverly placed to create suspense, yet remain believable. I also thought the ending wrapped up really nicely and the epilogue was definitely a perfect fit for the story.
I cannot get over how severely underrated this book is. I really enjoyed Isle of Blood and Bone and I’m really looking forward to reading the companion novel later this year!