Seventeen-year-old Charley doesn’t know the rules. She doesn’t even know where she is. The last thing she remembers is blacking out, and when she wakes up, she’s lying naked in an empty rock field.
Lost and alone, Charley finds no sign of other people until she meets Thad, the gorgeous leader of a clan of teenage refugees. Soon Charley learns that leaving the island is harder than she thought . . . and so is falling in love. With Thad’s time running out, Charley realizes that to save their future, Charley must first save him. And on an island rife with dangers, their greatest threat is time. @goodreads
This book is very bizarre and what's even more bizarre is I didn't think I would like it but I did!
The book did remind me of a blend of movies all thrown in together. The Blue Lagoon, The Maze Runner, and Lost. There are just little things from each one that made me think of these movies.
On the island of Nil there are only teens and they just pop out of the air butt-naked. You just wake up any ole place, but it's kinda good if you wake up on your own somewhere first because if you think you feel messed up enough, imagine waking up naked with all of these kids looking down at you!
You get sucked up into one of those heat mirages you see when your walking into a store or some such thing. Charley, she was taking some stuff back to Target and got sucked up there and planted, teleported, thrown out on Nil island.
Also, random animals get thrown out onto Nil as well. It's all good if it's a cow that you can get milk out of but the predators not so much although they mostly left the kids alone. It seems like they had a worse person in their little camp than an animal.
So, Charley is alone for like 11 to 12 days before two of the boys end up on her side of the island and spot her. One of the boys is named Thad and he's the leader of the group. Of course you know Charley and Thad form a love connection but it's not all like that, there ain't no humping in the bushes so get that out of your head!
AND you have to keep up with your days because you only have 365 days to catch a gate and return home or to wherever it takes you. The gate is just some shimmering thing like a little tornado you jump into, but it only comes out at noon every day. So the ones that are closer to death are helped by the others to find one. They have to travel all over to try and get one. That is until Charley starts doing some maps and figuring in her head and can pinpoint where they are going to come out. So run and jump in!
↑Okay that's just some dudes bubble he used with those wands above there but it was the closest I could come to a shimmering tornado thing. :-D
There are also these 4 drawings on different parts of the island. They have a person and some other stuff. They never do find out what those mean in this book, but they hint at some ideas.
I liked the book and to me it was left like it could be just the one book, but there are two more! I wonder what they will find out and I want to know if it's some crazy stuff. It's always some crazy stuff. It better be some crazy stuff! I like crazy. I look forward to the next books.
We shall see!
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