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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.
|Title||:||The Sandcastle Empire|
|Number of Pages||:||464 pages|
April 22, 2017
This book kept me up all night with a fast-beating heart. It had so many twists, turns, secrets, scares, and romantic moments. I don't want to give anything away, because I think it's best to go into this book blind. If you liked LOST, you'll definitely love this book. I predict that it will be t...
July 11, 2017
I'm really sad I hated this book so much when pages 1-100 were SO GOOD. I don't think I've ever gone from loving to hating a book so fast.
The Sandcastle Empire originally pulled me in with a completely awesome opening. We begin on a beach where Eden is waiting to execute her escape plan. Shit ge...
July 24, 2017
The fire pops, hisses. War is like this: consuming, ravenous, feeding and feeding until there’s nothing left to take and all that’s left is ash.
YA dystopians can be pretty hard to resist and the concept for this one intrigued me. It doesn't hurt that it had already gotten optioned for film prio...
June 28, 2017
This book is insane. It starts off as an awesome dystopian and first 100 pages were amazing but it quickly changes from there and becomes sci-fi. Now that's not a bad thing at all but it just got so confusing, SO CONFUSING!
I may be the only one who feels like this way but I understood the basis...
May 21, 2017
(I received an advance copy of this book for free. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.)
“I have to believe in something.” I dare to meet her eyes. “And I think you do, too. No one runs with that much conviction unless they know what they’re running toward.”
This was a YA dystopian story set...
June 18, 2016
I devoured this book and loved every last second of it! From the very first chapter, when Eden stands on a boardwalk near a mine-littered beach, planning to make a break for it and escape the Wolves who stand guard, the story grabbed hold of me and didn't let go until the very end.
The main charac...
March 13, 2017
As a survival story - 5 stars
As a dystopian/futuristic corporate run society story - 2 stars
As a standalone with a resolved ending - 1 star
As the first part of a series or duo - 3.5 stars
"The enemy wore sheep's clothes for many years before it bared it's fangs and went for blood. Fathers. Brothe...
June 25, 2017
The writing in this book was incredible!! I'm shook. It was confusing (in a good way), and I was so invested in this story and its characters that I had trouble putting it down!! Highly recommended- it's definitely a new favorite. :)
"The enemy wore sheep's clothes for many years before it bared i...
September 07, 2016
"No one ever prepared me for hope to be so tangled with fear."
And this book is flush with both, in the best possible way.
First of all--the writing. The prose is beautiful. Olson's words shimmer like the lush jungle setting she's created, and the plot slithers, curves, and strikes. I loved the des...
April 22, 2017
It has been so long since I've read a dystopian book, and I have to say, I've been really missing the genre. I always get so excited when I am finding out about the post-apocalyptic world and how the things are, who is in charge and what's there left of the normal world.
The Sandcastle Empire had...