&BOOK ⇱ Savage Island (Red Eye) ☠ Ebook or Kindle ePUB free

A bitgore than I m used to, but super quick to read, and probably my favourite of the Red Eye books The setting was super effective, and I liked the balance of things you could see coming and the smaller reveals that managed to catch me by surprise Whoa baby Ewwwwwwwwwwwwww Gross Wow Ick Yikes Really What WHY GEEZ I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review When five friends are given the opportunity to win a million pounds each, they jump at the chance Little did they know of the terror and torment they would have to endure to succeed How far would you go to attain the cash prize Ultimately for me Savage Island was a little disappointing I found the plot, whilst creative, too unrealistic for me to get enthused Firstly, the aspect that made it unique was the f I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review When five friends are given the opportunity to win a million pounds each, they jump at the chance Little did they know of the terror and torment they would have to endure to succeed How far would you go to attain the cash prize Ultimately for me Savage Island was a little disappointing I found the plot, whilst creative, too unrealistic for me to get enthused Firstly, the aspect that made it unique was the fact that geocaching was turned into this gruesome, grisly activity and personally I thought it to be extremely disturbing, which I know is the point with the genre being horror, so in a sense it succeeded However, I prefer my horror to bepsychological or paranormal, blood and gore is overrated for me, but then that s just me view spoiler Then you have the major twist concluding the novel made little sense to me psychopaths running a business empire Crazy That s all I can really sum it up with as I couldn t wrap my head around it We learnt nothing about Mr Gold in the end, he was a bizarrely mysterious villain, with no backstory to explain his evil plan It just felt rather undeveloped hide spoiler Admittedly Savage Island was a quick read, entertaining me for a couple of days, but I wouldn t strongly recommend this one unless you personally are a fan of ghastly bloodshed that was just too much for me, maybe you ve got a stronger stomach than I do I love cheesy horror survival type books and films, so I was really pumped for this I was expecting lots of gore and some twists and turns First, the gore was kind of basic and predictable to me Keep in mind, that I watch a lot of horror no, I mean a lot and while there wasgore than normal YA books it just felt flat to me Nothing made me recoil or shocked me It was liked a REALLY watered down torture porn flick and I wasn t too impressed The characters are all morons, which woul I love cheesy horror survival type books and films, so I was really pumped for this I was expecting lots of gore and some twists and turns First, the gore was kind of basic and predictable to me Keep in mind, that I watch a lot of horror no, I mean a lot and while there wasgore than normal YA books it just felt flat to me Nothing made me recoil or shocked me It was liked a REALLY watered down torture porn flick and I wasn t too impressed The characters are all morons, which would be fine if they weren t written like experts in so many fields The decisions made no freaking sense I m all for some dumb decisions but the side eye was heavy in this one for me I just wantedI will say the book moves fast and I can understand why some will find this one exciting I am not one of those people and I cannot recommend this book sadly It s my second read from the Red Eye series and I plan on reading them all eventually I loved Frozen Charlotte, which was also put up for the Red Eye series RTC Dropped at 43% Warning, this review will be a lot of WTF, a dash of rage, and wth were they thinking And it will also be chaotic And on my blog I will also have some gifs between stuff.So I was REALLY eager to start reading this one, survival on an inhabited island With the only people being other teams Mystery and potentials murder Oh, yes, sign me up.Sadly, from the beginning it just wasn t all that For instance these kids are going survivalling, they want to bring with them some electr Dropped at 43% Warning, this review will be a lot of WTF, a dash of rage, and wth were they thinking And it will also be chaotic And on my blog I will also have some gifs between stuff.So I was REALLY eager to start reading this one, survival on an inhabited island With the only people being other teams Mystery and potentials murder Oh, yes, sign me up.Sadly, from the beginning it just wasn t all that For instance these kids are going survivalling, they want to bring with them some electronics but then are too dumb to understand that stuff may get wet and you should put them in a plastic waterproof tight bag They then proceed to be really shocked that their stuff is dead and soaked when they get to a dry point.Not to mention that if you have x time to cross a waterway that is about to flood in a few hours that maybe you shouldn t just rely on one watch, especially when that watch is a smart watch Instead set up multiple watches to make sure you are getting dry on the land I hated the mom in the then parts Dear lord, that woman Oh, my kid just hit a pregnant lady my sister with a heavy book out of nowhere, she is now angry, but it is my kid, he probably didn t mean it Let me just hug him for an hour Oh my kid cut off someone s hair because she didn t want to give her lunch to him, he has no issues I will sue the school instead And how she constantly lets Ben pick up everything, and let him her do all the work Plus it made me feel real disturbed about Will What kind of effing psychopath is that guy that he does all that shit From small kid to what he is now, I don t even want to know how terrible and frightening he is now He seems normal in the Now parts, but good grief, I don t want to know how fast that guy will snap shivers He should have gotten help from the moment that people noticed something was wrong with him Dad should just have done something to get that kid help, but it seems that dad was pretty oblivious to what was going on Ben, I keep thinking that he is actually a she I am not too sure how to explain this correctly, but with how he acts, how he does, how he thinks, everything just screams GIRL to me Even when eventually told Ben is a he, I kept seeing him as a girl Eventually I gave up on telling my mind that the character is supposed to be a boy and saw him 100% as a girl.I did feel sorry for Ben, that she had to give up so much, I wish she would just say no Sorry, you are not your brother s keeper, you also get a chance at living Just pick you for once The tooth extraction scene WTF WTF WTF and also NOPE NOPE NOPE pukes I still don t get the reasoning behind it How did we go from normal kids to oh hey we have to extract a tooth to have equal trade pukes And then they do it in such an irresponsible way Giving the guy medicine, drugs magical mushrooms , and oh yes, vodka because that is just what you want to give someone when blood is about to flow out of them It was just so disgusting, plus again, so unbelievably stupid that it just didn t make sense and I don t see why it was added I could see that maybe later in the story it would have worked better, but now it just felt weird not to mention uberdisgusting And then to hilarity sake that that happened to the tooth Good grief.Then later Carmen disappears, and I just knew crap was about to hit the fan, and yep It did In a very disgusting way How didn t they just make a list for each person on what to bring Especially Grady, someone should have kept an eye on him and what he brought Grady, was it needed to add him to the mix He seemed to totally not fit the whole survival trip stuff, OK, sure, the others also didn t seem the type, but he was 100% not fit for it all Plus his conspiracies got on my nerves.Also I am pretty sure that is a hint to something very disturbing, but when they found that note at the beginning and also later another one that kept going on about Elizabeth s thumb, Elizabeth s thumb I can only guess what will happen later in the book, not that I will be around to read it Sorry, these kids are just badly prepared for something like this I had expected them to at least have some form of skills, but to me they seemed to just do this for lols and oh yes, money Because they all had some sad backstory and needed the money so desperately that they would just extract a tooth from a dear friend Also who the hell eats magic mushrooms while on a survival trip I would have also loved to see the other teams Now we just see them fleetingly from a distance, or read that they are around So yep, I am backing my way out of this one and say a big fat NOPE to this one Review first posted at this book had quite a slow start, but quickly escaalated to the point where i felt as though i was unable to put it down. 5 friends sign up for the chance of a life time competition to win 1 million pounds each the task Just complete some puzzles and find some geocaches on a secretive private island how hard can that be But the island holds sinister secrets, the competition is not all it appears and the other teams seem to be playing for much higher stakes Savage Island is the latest horror in the Red Eye YA Horror Series from Bryony Pearce I would say this is less a horror story anda psychological thr 5 friends sign up for the chance of a life time competition to win 1 million pounds each the task Just complete some puzzles and find some geocaches on a secretive private island how hard can that be But the island holds sinister secrets, the competition is not all it appears and the other teams seem to be playing for much higher stakes Savage Island is the latest horror in the Red Eye YA Horror Series from Bryony Pearce I would say this is less a horror story anda psychological thriller although it does get a bit gory in places The premise itself is great, as a geocacher myself the idea of finding something unwelcome in a box is intriguing and stuck with me after I had finished the book The riddles and puzzles the group have to solve keep the story interesting and it s paced nicely with the stakes gradually getting higher and higher as the plot builds to a crescendo The 5 characters are nicely written and well rounded and the fact it s written in the first person from the perspective of Ben helps to draw you into the story.My main problem with the book was with the narrative itself it seemed very disjointed at times and in several places I found myself turning back to see if I had missed a page or a paragraph The story occasionally jumps around which is at odds to the rest of the writing style For example, right at the beginning they are filling out the questionnaire to join the competition and then half way through the scene you suddenly get the letter of acceptance with nothing to join the two Later they go to fetch a geocache box without something important that they need to open it They suddenly produce something they have created to work around the problem but nothing had been said about them making it or having the idea it s suddenly just there for them to use.Although the use of flash backs works well to establish backstory, it felt like they were thrown in randomly they weren t clearly defined and they confused the plot in places They were needed as exposition to make the ending work but they weren t particularly placed sympathetically in the present narrative As I was reading an advance copy pdf of the book there were some formatting errors including odd paragraph breaks, which may make this a little clearer but I didn t feel this was solely a formatting problem Overall it s a really good premise and a really interesting story It s easily comparable to novels like Lord of the Flies or The Hunger Games but it brings something new to the table in a modern day setting There s a good ending and it s use of suspense and slow raising stakes makes it interesting to read My only criticisms are the odd use of flash backs and occasional disjointed narrative but otherwise I recommend it Thank you to NetGalley and Little Tiger Group for the chance to read and review Savage Island.Readof my reviews at www.kindig.co.uk &BOOK ⇱ Savage Island (Red Eye) ★ When reclusive millionaire Marcus Gold announces that he s going to be staging an Iron Teen competition on his private island in the Outer Hebrides, teenagers Ben, Lizzie, Will, Grady and Carmen sign up the prize ismillion pounds each But when the competition begins, the group begin to regret their decision Other teams are hunting their competitors and attacking them for body parts Can the friends stick together under such extreme pressure to survive When lives are at stake, you find out who you can really trust A Red Eye horror novel for teens, this gripping YA thriller story is full of fast paced action I have written a full review of this book over on my blog www.janaybrazier.blogspot.co.ukOverall, this was a really good book It is uniquely scary and gruesome, a book that I would describe as The Hunger Games meets the Saw movies It s not the kind of thing I d usually pick up but it still sounded intriguing, so I picked it up I m glad I was brave and went for it I have written a full review of this book over on my blog www.janaybrazier.blogspot.co.ukOverall, this was a really good book It is uniquely scary and gruesome, a book that I would describe as The Hunger Games meets the Saw movies It s not the kind of thing I d usually pick up but it still sounded intriguing, so I picked it up I m glad I was brave and went for it The ending, wow Although I was kind of upset about the very last page So I m giving this a 3