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Picking up where Island of Silence (2012) ended, this instalment finds the world of ArtimÃÂ© decimated and Alex Stowe with a growing list of problems. With no food or water, he is helpless to prevent the exodus of Unwanteds who are choosing a life of servitude in Quill rather than wasting away in a lost world. Furthermore, his friends are still trapped on Warbler, and Meghan, the only Unwanted who managed to escape the ill-fated expedition to Warbler, has been rendered mute by a necklace of thorns. But Mr. Today's faith in Alex was well-appointed. The development of Alex as a leader is one of the most satisfying aspects of the novel; it is in stark contrast to the regression of his twin, Aaron, still whining away in Quill and becoming increasingly paranoid. The series appears to have left its dystopian roots behind and developed into a full-blown fantasy saga. Another cliff-hanger ending will keep fans wanting more. New readers will need to start at the beginning in order to catch up. Grades 4-7. --Kara Dean --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.