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    4 stars

    4 stars Bloody Hell. Minkman has yet to disappoint me. Before I go too much into the review, I feel like I need to put it out there that this isn't a re-telling of The Island, but the stories do match up towards the end. This is more of a companion novel to The Island, and *can* be read as a standalone, but I wouldn't recommend it. I liked the Island way too much to leave it out! Now onto the actual review! Walt had a very realistic view on things. He made me like him by being practical, and I got to form a better opinion on him in this book, because I didn't have Leia's misguidance cloud my own judgements. I perceived Walt differently in the first novella, because he was so self-assured and straightforward. This book just shows that he is no different to anyone else, and gets nervous, feels remorse. Walt really developed as a person, because of the change in humanity, and having to adapt to the change surrounding him, just as Leia did in the Island, but I think Walt did it better Now having read The Waves, I like having both perspectives on 'The other side'. I know what it's like on the Island, and I know how it is in Hopes Harbour. I liked learning more about Hopes Harbour with all of it's ancestry and history. This novel is a prime example of judging a book by it's cover. People in the Island only assumed, where we find the truth. I can't wait to start The Deep, but I think my emotions need a break. I need to catch my breath before I finish the race, know what i'm saying'? I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
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    Great characters

    Thoroughly enjoyed, well rounded characters and imagery
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    Yeah okay

    I guess this was pretty much what I expected. Not word for word obviously, but there's only so much you can do with a dystopian or post-apocalyptic theme I guess. As a book by itself, The Wall was fine, but I really can't see a need for a sequel.
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    Review: The Waves, by Jen Minkman

    It’s been a few years since I first read The Island by Jen Minkman. The Waves is the second novella in The Island series, though instead of being a book two, it’s a parallel story to The Island. While this is a story parallel to the first novella, telling the story of life on the other side of Tresco, it’s also a little more in-depth of a story. What I like best about these books isn’t that there’s action or romance or anything like that, but that there’s a well-written backstory to how the two settlements on this island came to be, and what happened to the world. Even though I knew what would be revealed in The Waves because I read The Island, I was drawn in as the story unfolded. It was a different culture dealing with the new information about its history. It was also a different prescriptive put on the events that take place later in the story. Minkman, again, entertains her readers, makes them think into the deeper meanings behind Tresco’s history, and also makes readers meditate on faith and what it means to believe, no matter what it is that one believes in. There’s a third book in this series now, The Deep, and it seems to continue from where the first two books left off. The story will move forward, and I plan on moving forward with the characters. I’m looking forward to seeing what’s in store for them.
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    The wall

    I read this after book 2 so it was just filling in gaps really,but i enjoyed it..........?..............................................................................?....................?.................
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