Waiting on Wednesday: The Sandcastle Empire


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week’s book: The Sandcastle Empire

The Sandcastle EmpireTitle: The Sandcastle Empire
Author: Kayla Olson
Publisher: HarperTeen
Publication Date: June 6, 2017

Summary (from Goodreads):

When all hope is gone, how do you survive?

Before the war, Eden’s life was easy—air conditioning, ice cream, long days at the beach. Then the revolution happened, and everything changed.

Now a powerful group called the Wolfpack controls the earth and its resources. Eden has lost everything to them. They killed her family and her friends, destroyed her home, and imprisoned her. But Eden refuses to die by their hands. She knows the coordinates to the only neutral ground left in the world, a place called Sanctuary Island, and she is desperate to escape to its shores.

Eden finally reaches the island and meets others resistant to the Wolves. But their solace is short-lived when one of Eden’s new friends goes missing. Braving the jungle in search of their lost ally, they quickly discover Sanctuary is filled with lethal traps and an enemy they never expected. 

This island might be deadlier than the world Eden left behind, but surviving it is the only thing that stands between her and freedom.

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It’s been a while since I’ve picked up a dystopian, and The Sandcastle Empire seems really interesting. I am intrigued by the idea of a group controlling the world’s resources except for on one island. I have read a few books about surviving in the jungle before and have enjoyed them, so I have high hopes for this one. I can’t wait to read it in the summer!

11 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday: The Sandcastle Empire

  1. Kelly says:

    This sounds like the perfect summer read! I haven’t heard of this one before now, but it sounds amazing! I like the cover, too. Definitely adding this to my list.

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