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The Island - Jen Minkman Rating: 3.5 Stars

I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect from The Island.

I knew to expect Star Wars references, but I didn’t expect the story itself to revolve around Star Wars. (Which actually isn’t a bad thing.)

The Island is a quick read. It is short and enjoyable, but it does feel like something is missing and I think that is only because of its short length.

I love novellas, especially since I don’t really have much time to read nowadays, but I was hoping for a bit more with The Island. The concept is definitely unique, and I absolutely loved that about The Island. (Seriously, if you’re a Star Wars fan, I think you’ll enjoy this novella.) But I would’ve liked to see the relationship between Leia and Walt develop a bit more, or even see what exactly happened to Leia’s father, or her mother’s reaction to the note.

If you’re looking for a short read that you an easily devour, then I’d recommend The Island. And if you’re a Star Wars fan, then I would definitely recommend checking this out. It is a unique dystopian tale that will leave readers wanting more.