Sunday, May 25, 2014

Review: Uncharted (An On The Island Novella, #1.5) by Tracey Garvis-Graves



Dutton Adult (Penguin Group)

Release Date:
July 2013

Millionaire Owen Sparks is only twenty-three and is already fed up with the people around him. He made is money through a dot-com business and it seems like everyone he knows wants some of his fortune. He leaves all the conveniences and technology he’s used to and lives alone on a remote deserted island.

He meets the beautiful Calia Reed and invites her to join him. She has plans of her own and knows nothing about Owen’s life, but she’s willing to take a detour for a short visit to the island. Her brother, James, isn’t going to let his sister go alone and makes the trip with them. Owen has everything planned out, but even the best plans can go awry.

When things take a disastrous turn, Owen isn’t sure life will ever be the same for him. He ends up on the doorstep of Anna and T.J. (the couple from the first book, On the Island) and shares an amazing story with them. I don't want to give anything away, but this story fits in nicely with the first book and brings both books to a satisfying conclusion.

I read and loved the original book two years ago and I should have read this one way before now. It’s a short story but filled with the emotions and drama of a full length book. I loved the characters and the best part was that we had a chance to revisit Anna and T.J. This book is a huge treat and reminded me how much I enjoyed this writer’s work.

It’s a fast read that makes for a nice way to spend an afternoon.

For reading challenges:
2014 Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge
2014 ARC Reading Challenge
2014 E-Book Reading Challenge
2014 NetGalley Reading Challenge

FTC Disclosure: NetGalley provided me with a copy of this book to review for this blog tour. This did not influence my thoughts and opinions in any way. All opinions expressed are my own.


  1. A nice fast read can be nice :)

  2. I loved the first book as well and bought this second novella. It's still sitting on my Nook waiting to be read.

  3. I haven't read either book but it sounds like a great summer book. I'll have to keep an eye out for it. I've done the same thing where I really loved a book and than it took me years to pick up the next one. I never understand why!


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