The Deep (The Island, #2)

The Deep (The Island, #2)

by Jen Minkman

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The Deep (The Island, #2) by Jen Minkman

‘The world is never-ending.
I never realized just how much space there is – how far and wide the water around our island stretches out. Somewhere in the back of my mind, I may have believed that a second Wall ran around Tresco, containing the infinite waters so we wouldn’t all wash over the edge and plummet down into the depths.’

Leia and Walt are on their way to the Other Side, where the legendary land of Cornwall awaits them. Tony, their new friend, has told them that all wars of the past have been forgotten and the citizens of Bodmin and Dartmoor live in peace. People adhere to the tenets of an old religion that preaches forgiveness and non-violence.
However, Walt and Leia soon discover that even a peace-loving, ideal society like this one may have its flaws. While on a forbidden trip to Exeter, the old city of their ancestors, the two Islanders discover more about the new world than they ever bargained for.

Secrets run dark and passions run deep in this thrilling conclusion to the Island novella series.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781498922524
Publisher: Dutch Venture Publishing
Publication date: 06/03/2014
Series: Island , #2
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 283,028
File size: 380 KB
Age Range: 13 Years

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The Deep (The Island Series #3) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an amazing book. Five stars hands down
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Melinda Hills for Readers' Favorite Leia is on a mission with Walt to find out more about the “Other Side” in The Deep, Book 3 in the Island Series by Jen Minkman. Together with Walt’s father and some of the other people from Tresco, they hope to make a connection with the people who now live in the area where their ancestors originated. The hope is that the war of years gone by has left something to return to and they receive quite a surprise when they arrive in Penzance and travel on to Dartmoor and Exeter. Meanwhile, Alisa continues to serve as liaison between her home of Hope Harbor and the village of Newexter, bringing the people together to work side by side for a better future. Putting the past aside, she becomes involved with Saul, former leader of Newexter, who has moved off by himself to live quietly. Little do they realize that things are about to change drastically – even more than anyone could have expected – when the explorers return home from across the sea. The Deep, Book 3 of the Island Series by Jen Minkman is an exciting story, full of action and plenty of emotion. All the characters are going through dramatic changes that will determine the course of their lives so that the thoughts and feelings they share provide tremendous insight into their personal struggles and growth. Set in the far distant future, the story takes place against the backdrop of a virtually devastated England and it is extremely interesting to see what the people have used to develop their personal philosophies and religions. It would be easier to understand if this book were read after the first two volumes, but the story does stand well by itself.
ABookVacation More than 1 year ago
This third and final installment of Minkman’s Island series is just as good as those that come before it, and as Leia, Walt, and their family and friends leave the island to see what is beyond their horizons, the novel takes a more sinister turn. I really enjoyed this final conclusion, and the ante is definitely way up in this novel as evil lurks within Bodmin and Dartmoor. Leia and Walt continue to be my two favorite characters of the series, though I truly enjoyed Alisa and Saul as well. And as they all get themselves into trouble, they must find a way to flee back to their own settlement across the water before it’s too late. Greed and power are a very real threat in the real world, and as Leia and Walt find out, the grass is not always greener on the other side. Though some of the adventures of the characters seems a little far-fetched to me, I also have a limited imagination and sometimes can’t pictures events within my head well enough for them to compute. Regardless, this fantastical novel definitely kept my attention and I enjoyed it very much. This is a very innovative story, and it liked it very much, especially whereas the other installment in the series are novella length, and this final installment is that of novel length, adding more depth to the story and giving readers a broader scope of the world as it exists within the pages of this fun series.
closkot More than 1 year ago
My Thoughts - 4 out of 5 Unicorns - I really liked it!!! ***Received the trilogy ebook via Story Cartel for an honest review The cover is beautiful with Alisa on the front :) This book was longer and definitely had more action :)  I think for me this was the best of the trilogy.  It did still have a few parts that were a little slow for me, but I’m pretty sure this was just me because I do not usually read books that resemble real life this much :)   Jen’s writing style is great with her descriptions and makes it seem like all of this could really happen. Now I’m torn because I don’t know who I like better Leia or Alisa.  Their strength and beliefs are amazing considering they grew up in completely different environments.  Saul & Ben really grow on you too in this story.  This book definitely had an emotional rollercoaster going. I recommend this series to YA fans of dystopian societies that could be a possible real world in the future.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's interesting to see how an author develops their craft through experience and time, always open to constructive criticism (and some not so constructive) and improving with each step. Pick up the first book in this series and read it with an open mind and the reassurance that each book is considerably better than the last. You'll see what I mean as you read the second and then this one, the best of the three. Familiar characters continue to explore not only their island but themselves and others in an intimate yet naive way. This isn't easy to convey but Jen does a fine job. The writing is good, the characters are fairly well fleshed out and the plot is intriguing enough to keep the reader engaged. I received an evaluation copy in exchange for my honest unpaid opinion. I'm going to keep a watch for future releases by this author and I think you should too.
Sanz71 More than 1 year ago
INITIAL THOUGHTS I was looking forward to this book after reading book two. The only hesitation I had was would it have lots of references to the "Star Wars-ish" theme that was featured a lot in book one The Island. MY REVIEW I received an e-copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I really like the cover of this book, it depicts a scene featured in the book. It's Alisa holding the treasured shawl that her now dead fiancé, Yorrick gave her. I like the whole set of covers of this series. I love how the sea is a common theme throughout the covers. I imagine that paperbacks of this series would look really great on a shelf together! This book quite literally picks up as book two, The Waves left off. There are still two groups in the book, two stories running together. There's those with the pioneer attitude on board the ship travelling the waves. Then there are those who have stayed behind on the Island. So on board the ship, we have Walt and Leia. there relationship growing ever more close and intense. At the Island, we have Ben trying to settle with the Hope Harbour people. Saul is still on the other side of the Island, living apart from everyone but the exiled priests from Hope Harbour. Alisa is making herself useful and ends up assisting the Hope Harbour Bookkeeper. In fact Alisa adopts the special job of delivering letters back and forth between the two communities, and The Bookkeeper and The Eldest. She also keeps the line of communication open between Ben and Saul. In fact there's kind of a budding relationship going on there, but which brother will Alisa ultimately choose?  Those on board the ship eventually reach land and meet people from "the otherside of the water". There are "Star War-ish" references but they are kept to a minimum and are certainly relevant when used.  The ship finally reaches land and they meet "people from the other-side of the water". The first community they go into does initially seem really friendly and peaceful until they witness an injection being given to a "trouble causer". So what at first seems friendly and really welcoming, rapidly becomes sinister and highly dangerous. The lands around the small communities are blackened, dead and apparently poisonous to the settlers. Even a beautiful cathedral is off limits, and just the place that Walt and Leia want to go. they make a decision to sneak out, and take the risk of becoming sick. They think they have survived the trip unscathed until they are taken prisoner to be experimented on to find a cure for the radiation sickness. I can't say anymore as I feel I have given away more than enough to whet your appetites, and I have to leave somethings for you to discover yourselves.  There's an amazing twist at the end that points to lots more to come and I do really hope that Jen continues to write about these characters, their relationships and their trials and tribulations. So did I enjoy the book? I really did yes.The ending leaving things open to a spin off, it's really good and I felt myself wanting more at the end of this book. Did I enjoy the whole series? I admit I wasn't as keen on book one in this series, but the books have been even better as the series progressed. Would I recommend the book? Yes, if you have read book one and two, then you must read this one! Would I recommend the series? I really would recommend this series. I also like the style of Jen's writing and it's easy reading, the plot flows well and is interesting. There is plenty going on throughout the whole series. If there was a spin off series would I read it? I'd love to do so Jen, if you are reading this put me on the list to read it as soon as it's ready please? I'd volunteer to beta read if you needed me to as well!  Would I read more books by Jen  Minkman? I have already read another two books by Jen that aren't part of this series, or of the same genre called Shadows Of Time, and The Boy From The Woods. I totally loved Shadows Of Time and I also enjoyed The Boy From The Woods.
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DiiMI More than 1 year ago
Jen Minkman has outdone herself! The Deep, the last book in The Island Trilogy not only is the best of the best, but it wraps this series with a bright and unwritten future for its characters as they set a new course for their future. The world has opened up for the Islanders and the Fools and all of the small lands that thought they were either the only ones or the only ones who lived as their “gods” wanted. Told from the POVs of two of the previous main characters, Leia and Alisa, who each took different paths to opening up worlds to be explored and accepted, this final installment is full of heart, adventure and danger in equal amounts. Add the love and loyal bonds that are formed and the sacrifices of so many in the name of truth and you have a fantasy adventure that will have you hooked, lock, stock and barrel. Heroes rise from the most unlikely of places, evil is uncovered and lives are lost as new alliances and understandings are forged. Never has the phrase, “It’s a brave new world out there,” been more fitting to describe the path this trilogy took. One thing that stands out for me is how Jen Minkman’s own world has grown in her writing. Are you aware she first writes in her native tongue and then translates her tale into English? Not only has her style matured, but the smoothness of each scene and POV transitions without a hitch! Her characters are full of the vitality of youth, the yearning for a life that feels right and the desire to overcome the fears and prejudices of the unknown, while making the unknown become another tool to learning. Sometimes dark, but always entertaining and thought provoking, Jen Minkman’s world has become a favorite of mine. I’m sad to see it end, but she has allowed me to continue to picture my own HEA for everyone, because the possibilities are endless!