The strange war down south—with its rumors of gods and monsters—is over. And while sixteen-year-old Hallie and her sister wait to see who will return from the distant battlefield, they struggle to maintain their family farm.
When Hallie hires a veteran to help them, the war comes home in ways no one could have imagined, and soon Hallie is taking dangerous risks—and keeping desperate secrets. But even as she slowly learns more about the war and the men who fought it, ugly truths about Hallie’s own family are emerging. And while monsters and armies are converging on the small farm, the greatest threat to her home may be Hallie herself.
REVIEW BY: Arianna, age 12 years, 11 months
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This book is really empowering!
My favorite character is Hallie because she makes mistakes and doubts herself which makes her human. She is brave, smart, and she takes risks which pull off.
My favorite part is when Windstown comes and helps move Beast Island because it shows how much they believe in one another and how much they care as a community.
I recommend this book for anyone who likes hardwork, war and family.
I give this book 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 12 and up.