Uncharted: An On the Island Novella: (A Penguin Special from Dutton)

Uncharted: An On the Island Novella: (A Penguin Special from Dutton)

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by Tracey Garvis Graves
     
 

Tracey Garvis Gravesand Anna and T.J.return in this companion novella to the New York Times bestseller On the Island.


When twenty-three-year-old dot-com millionaire Owen Sparks walked away from his charmed life, he had one goal in mind: get as far away as possible from the people who resented his success, or had

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Tracey Garvis Gravesand Anna and T.J.return in this companion novella to the New York Times bestseller On the Island.


When twenty-three-year-old dot-com millionaire Owen Sparks walked away from his charmed life, he had one goal in mind: get as far away as possible from the people who resented his success, or had their hand out for a piece of it. A remote uncharted island halfway around the world seemed like a perfectly logical place to get away from it all.

Calia Reed wasn't part of Owen's plans. The beautiful British girl—on holiday in the Maldives with her brother, James—made Owen wonder if getting away from it all might be a lot more enjoyable with a carefree girl who didn't know anything about the life he left behind.

But Owen had no idea how much his carefully detailed plans would go awry. Nor did he realize that a decision he made would have such a catastrophic effect on two passengers who boarded a plane in Chicago.

And when Owen shows up at Anna and T.J.'s door with an incredible story to tell, everyone involved will learn just how much their lives are intertwined.

Uncharted includes an early look at Covet, coming September 2013
 

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780698137141
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/02/2013
Series:
E-INITIAL
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
61,142
File size:
631 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

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TRACEY GARVIS GRAVES is the author of the New York Times bestseller On the Island. She lives in a suburb of Des Moines, Iowa with her family. She loves hearing from her fans and can be found on Twitter @tgarvisgraves and at facebook.com/tgarvisgraves.

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Uncharted: An On the Island Novella 4.3 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 43 reviews.
chelleyreads More than 1 year ago
On the Island was one of my favorite reads of 2012 and one of my all-time favorite reads period (I push this book on everyone I know) so I was very excited to read Uncharted, a follow-up novella. My excitement was not unfounded. Uncharted explored the mystery of the human bone remains T.J. and Anna found while they were stranded on one of the remote uncharted islands in the Maldives. If you read On the Island you might remember that T.J. and Anna found the remains of a person in a cave on the island and they dubbed him "Bones." When they were rescued and they mentioned it to the authorities, it was assumed that it was the remains of Owen Sparks, a missing dot-com millionaire whose trail went cold in the Maldives. Imagine T.J. and Anna's surprise when Owen Sparks showed up at their door with his amazing story. Uncharted was a short read (it can easily be read in one sitting if one is so inclined) but very satisfying and so, so good. I loved reading Owen's experiences, which was different from Anna and T.J.'s experience on the island. With them it was mostly about survival and the violent beauty of the island while Owen's (at least during the first few months of his stay) was about finding peace and solitude. It was his island paradise away from his greedy family members and away from the stress of his business. It was getting back to nature and using the skill his dad (who passed away) taught him when he was a young boy. And when Owen got felt the need for human interaction, his seaplane pilot--who he grew very close to--was just a phone call away to take him back to the mainland.  It was on one of these trips to the mainland that Owen met Calia Reed and her brother James. He invited them back to the island and just when Owen and Calia start to fall in love and nothing could have been more perfect, a deadly disaster struck and everything came snowballing down--this was also when Owen and T.J. and Anna's story start to intertwine and a single decision made by Owen changed T.J. and Anna's life. Though most was told by Owen, a couple of chapters also switched to T.J. and Anna's perspective and it was great knowing what they were thinking and their reaction as Owen told his story. I fell in love with T.J. and Anna when I read On the Island and I enjoyed revisiting them and seeing them deal with their kids. They also get that final closure with the help of Owen and it was satisfying all around. Initially, the biggest draw for me to reading Uncharted was revisiting Anna and T.J. but I fell in love with Owen too. Uncharted was Owen's story and what a great, romantic story it was! I loved it to bits! If you loved On the Island Uncharted is a MUST-read for you.  If you have not read On the Island (Seriously?! What are you waiting for?) read Uncharted** anyway and get a taste of the awesomeness that is a Tracey Garvis Graves book. I liken her stories to potato chips in that they are totally addicting and you can't read just one chapter--you'll want to devour the entire thing no matter how late it is in the night.  **Uncharted can be read as a standalone but you'll enjoy it more if On the Island was read previously. Originally posted on Michelle & Leslie's Book Picks book blog.
sugarpine721 More than 1 year ago
I almost liked the novella more than On the Island.  It tied together all the lose ends and finished the story.  If you read On the Island you must read Uncharted!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Island was one of my favorite books and this was a great follow-up. I read this in one sitting. I would recommend it...looking forward to her nextbook
crystalbella77 More than 1 year ago
Uncharted is just a short little Novella that MUST be read after On the Island. It's the story of "Bones" and a man named Owen. This was a great little story, that did draw me in right off the bat. You get little snippets from Anna and TJ but not a lot. It really is a separate, but connected, story. As it went it did slow down a wee bit. Not as engrossing as On the Island, but still really enjoyable.  Everything is wrapped up nicely, and it does tie up other loose ends that you might have had after reading On the Island.
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jnnfrcm88 More than 1 year ago
You have to read this book and the other one - both are so good!! Couldnt put them down.
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CrystalMarie218 More than 1 year ago
If you are like me and loved loved LOVED “On the Island”, than “Uncharted” is a must read for you. I fell in love with TJ and Anna, and I was really curious to find some answers behind some of the mysteries and unanswered questions from their stay on a deserted island in the Maldives. This is Owen’s story of the island, which you come to find out intertwines with Anna and TJ’s story in a really interesting way. Owen was not stranded on the island; he went there willingly in order to get away from the stresses of his life, family and business. When he wanted interaction, he simply called his pilot and got a ride off the island to civilization. It’s on one of this off the island furloughs that he meets Calia Reed and her brother James. He invites them back to the island, and just when things seem to be going right, disaster strikes. This is where Owen’s story begins to tangle with Anna and TJ’s, and you find out how a decision made by him had a direct impact on Anna and TJ. I have to say, this book was just superb. It was a wonderful add on to Anna and TJ’s story, and what was best about it was that it all made sense. I’m not sure if Tracey had this back story in mind when she wrote “On the Island”, but if she didn’t, she pulled it all together incredibly. I can’t recommend this book enough; you will read it in one sitting. 5 stars!
Dollycas More than 1 year ago
Tracey Garvis Graves – and Anna and T.J. – return in this companion novella to the New York Times bestseller On the Island. Dot-com millionaire Owen Sparks shows up on Anna and T.J.’s doorstep with quite a story. That is all I am going to tell you because I don’t want to spoil the wonderful novella. If you read On the Island last year and enjoyed it as much as I did, don’t read the synopsis of this story you see everywhere. Just order the book and sit back and relax and enjoy the writing of Tracey Garvis Graves. She is a gifted storyteller. If you haven’t read On the Island read that first or this story will not work for you at all. Questions are answered and we see how Anna and T.J. are moving ahead. I recommend highly all three of this author’s books. Every one of them has been a perfect escape!! Watch this author, I can’t wait to read whatever she writes next!
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BrianaMaeC More than 1 year ago
On the Island is one of my favorite books now.. and to finally have the story be completely filled in.. well it's just great. And a beautiful read for 3 bucks?! Hell yeah!
MauigirlCS More than 1 year ago
I wish I could review...I waited and waited for more from this author! Her first book was amazing.....characters that stayed with you for days. I ordered this novella for my ereader and the darn thing crashed or something--all of my library, including this novella and a James Patterson book were gone and I didn't get to enjoy! I am super bummed!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved it!!!
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Very good! Im very excited for the new book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just finish this today. Loved this one as well as The Island. Love the interaction with all the characters from both books. Really enjoyed it.