The Secrets of Islayne

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The Secrets of Islayne
About the Book

A powerful island. A dangerous mystery. An impossible choice.

For centuries, the island of Islayne has given certain residents the ability to revive other people’s memories. These gifted individuals are known as luminators, and sixteen-year-old Ronan Saunders desperately desires to join their illustrious ranks. As he struggles against the prejudice of the old, powerful families who have an iron grip on the trade, Ronan falls under the tutelage of a reclusive luminator, rumored to be insane.

Just when his long-desired future is within reach, Ronan and his three friends discover a deadly secret on the island. As they delve deeper into the mystery, what they find forces them to question their loyalties, doubt long-held beliefs, and wrestle with the dire consequences of revealing the truth. Ronan finds himself torn between everything he loves and the only future he’s ever wanted. The entire fate of the lumination trade hangs in the balance of his decision.

Genres: Fantasy, Science Fiction, Teen & Young Adult
Publication Year: 2017
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About the Author
Kari Lynn West

Kari Lynn West writes contemporary YA fantasy—normally while drinking far too much coffee—and lives in North Carolina with her husband and two daughters.

Books have long been her obsession. As a kid, she could spend an entire Saturday curled up on the couch with the latest Redwall novel. In college, she majored in English so no one could fault her for reading so much. One summer, she worked weekends at a tiny, mostly-forgotten used bookstore where they paid her in books. There is a kind of magic in well-written words that she's been drawn to her whole life.

Writing novels was just a natural extension of this love. She likes to create character-driven stories that are set in the real world with a twist, weaving fantastical elements into everyday life.

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