Books On Our Radar: The Sandcastle Empire by Kayla Olson
The Sandcastle Empire by Kayla Olson is today’s Books On Our Radar pick. It sounds like it is full of danger, fun, mystery, and more! If you are like me, you keep consuming all the dystopian books, because you need all the tools and ideas in your arsenal for the inevitable. Dystopian novels feel so believable these days, you know? Like the possibility of catastrophic climate change and overpopulation destroying the earth, so plausible (I am not being sarcastic…I mean it!). Strong environmental themes play out in this thrilling and fast paced novel. There is a lot of early buzz for this book, and I myself am adding my voice to the babble. If you don’t trust me, than believe all the hype, as The Sandcastle Empire is slated to be the next big dystopian novel and early reviewers agree. And if you need more incentive to pick this one up, Paramount and Leonardo DiCaprio’s production company has already optioned the book to film adaptation rights! You know you want to read the book before the movie releases; so be sure to add this to your TBR before the June 6th release date!
Category: Young Adult, Sci-fi, Dystopia
Publication: June 6th, 2017; HarperTeen
When all hope is gone, how do you survive?
Before the war, Eden’s life was easy—air conditioning, ice cream, long days at the beach. Then the revolution happened, and everything changed.
Now a powerful group called the Wolfpack controls the earth and its resources. Eden has lost everything to them. They killed her family and her friends, destroyed her home, and imprisoned her. But Eden refuses to die by their hands. She knows the coordinates to the only neutral ground left in the world, a place called Sanctuary Island, and she is desperate to escape to its shores.
Eden finally reaches the island and meets others resistant to the Wolves—but the solace is short-lived when one of Eden’s new friends goes missing. Braving the jungle in search of their lost ally, they quickly discover Sanctuary is filled with lethal traps and an enemy they never expected.
This island might be deadlier than the world Eden left behind, but surviving it is the only thing that stands between her and freedom.