Review of The Sandcastle Empire by Kayla Olson

Titles: The Sandcastle Empire

Author: Kayla Olson

Synopsis (directly from book): Before the war, Eden’s life was easy. There was air-conditioning. ice cream, and 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, they 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 their solace is short-lived when one of Eden’s new friends goes missing. Braving the jungle in search pf 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.

Rate: No number of stars is big enough to express my love for TSE but 5/5

My Thoughts: I have taken a step back and given myself a moment to gather my thoughts on The Sandcastle Empire. I still don’t know how to verbalize how in love I am with this book. I still don’t know if what I am typing makes any sense because I am in such awe of this book.  Honestly this is one of the best books I’ve read since Veronica Roth’s Divergent, which we all know is amazing right?! Well TSE is just as amazing if not better, and I never thought I would say something is better than Divergent. Honestly every chapter there was an unexpected turn and I was on edge the whole time. I flew through it, I loved every word of it. I actually was spamming Kayla on instagram throughout the whole book, haha sorry Kayla!!! ❤

The only thing I can say is I NEED MORE! I need to know what happens now that Dr. Marieke has the blood lock! I need to know what happens now that Eden has replaced Ava and can work with Will officially. I need to know what Zhornov and all the king pins have been locked out. We need answers!!!! Like I can’t not know this!



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