Review: The Unburned Island by Auden Johnson


The entire island was on fire yet only one schoolhouse burned. Everyone disappeared. Several tried reclaiming the island but were never successful. It was left to rot. Years later, Kiran Ava and a team of magical investigators travel to the island to banish whatever haunts an old building. It takes them no time to realize the building isn’t the problem. The island is. With their team leader acting strange, they knew this wouldn’t be a simple job. Kiran develops a second ability, making their investigation both easier and harder. They never anticipated the terrible secrets hidden within the school’s campus. Maybe some of the residents deserved their fate.

Favorite Lines:

I didn’t keep track!

My Opinion:

I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest opinion.

This book was a really interesting concept and, dare I say, an addictive read. The story follows Kiran and her group of investigators as they try to find out what is haunting an island in a competition against other teams who are racing to do the same. The world is set in a world similar to our own but full of creatures not found on our Earth.

There were some spelling and grammatical errors throughout the book and I felt like the story just kind of started off without any premise about the world and the creatures in it. Additionally, I think there could have been more information about the world rather than learning as the mystery is being solved. I would almost say the book is missing a whole introduction and could be filled with half of a books worth of information just to lay a good foundation for the rest of the story. I would have loved to learn more about the Others.


Overall, this was a really interesting read. Johnson did an amazing job at coming up with a creative idea and painting a clear picture of the story


The Unburned Island


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