Blog Tour Review – Gray Wolf Island by Tracey Neithercott

POSTED ON October 4, 2017 BY Austine IN Blog Tour, Book Review, Giveaway

Blog Tour Review - Gray Wolf Island by Tracey Neithercott

Blog Tour Review – Gray Wolf Island by Tracey Neithercott
Gray Wolf Island by Tracey Neithercott
Published on October 10, 2017 by Knopf Books for Young Readers
Pages: 336
Genres: Fantasy, Mystery, Young Adult

Right before Sadie died, she begged her sister, Ruby, to do the one thing she could never do herself: Find the treasure on Gray Wolf Island.

With just a mysterious treasure map as a guide, Ruby reluctantly allows some friends to join her on the hunt, each of whom is touched by magic: a boy allegedly born to a virgin, a girl who never sleeps, a boy who can foresee his own death, and a boy with deep ties to the island. Each of them is also keeping a secret—something they’ll have to reveal in order to reach the treasure.

As the secrets come to light, Ruby will have to decide: Can she make peace with her friends’ troubled pasts and continue to trust them? Can she forgive herself for doing the unspeakable? Deep in the wilderness of Gray Wolf Island, Ruby’s choices will determine if they make it out with the treasure—or merely with their lives.

From debut author Tracey Neithercott comes a darkly compelling tale of profound friendship, adventure, and finding the strength to tell the truth.

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Knight's Judgment
Writing Style

I wasn’t expecting this book. And by that, I mean I think I went in with more expectations for action, adventure, the standard fantasy elements that I always look for but this book just isn’t that.

loved that this felt like a mysterious treasure hunt and combined with the beautiful writing that reminded me a bit of The Court of Broken Knives, both books featuring a very lyrical, almost flowery style. It definitely slowed the pacing down but not in a bad way so much as world slowed (rather than bang-bang-bang action).

Gray Wolf Island is one of those books where I can’t really get into the plot or risk too many spoilers. The mystery is beautifully woven throughout the plot and each of the characters had their secrets that made me invested just because I wanted to know more. That wasn’t the only reason I loved these characters but it sparked the initial interest.

But this book wasn’t perfect (I don’t think any book is). I wasn’t a huge fan of the protagonist, Ruby. She wasn’t a bad character or anything but something about her just didn’t click for me. That being said, the secondary cast was also stunning and interesting and I was just so happy with that. I love books featuring groups adventuring. They’re like candy, I can’t get enough, and to see the secondary cast developed as well as the protagonist was so exciting.

Y’all don’t want to let this book go to the wayside. It’s a bit of mystery, a bit of magical writing, and a lot of amazing characters that you can get behind. Definitely get Gray Wolf Island on your list!


About Tracey Neithercott

My first book was written by hand and illustrated with some really fancy colored pencils. It was highly acclaimed by my mother. Now, I write YA stories of friendship, love, murder, and magic. (None of which I illustrate—you’re welcome.) I live in Massachusetts with my husband, who suggests improving my novels by adding Star Wars characters.

I’m the author of Gray Wolf Island, a YA novel about the truth, a treasure, and five teens searching for both. Coming fall 2017 from Knopf/Random House.


Tour Schedule

Week One:

9/25/2017- YAandWine– Interview
9/26/2017- Arctic Books– Review
9/27/2017- A Dream Within A Dream– Excerpt
9/28/2017- Smada’s Book Smack– Review
9/29/2017- Bookish in Texas– Interview

Week Two:

10/2/2017- Omg Books and More Books Review
10/3/2017- Falling For YA– Excerpt
10/4/2017- NovelKnight – Review
10/5/2017- BookHounds YA– Guest Post
10/6/2017- Seeing Double In Neverland– Review



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