Leelo is living on a mysterious island known as Endla, an unreachable place surrounded by a poisonous lake. Leelo knows that the lake is the only thing standing between her people and the outsiders, who will surely destroy Endla if they ever get to it. But when Leelo discovers a drowning outsider, she saves him against her family’s principles. The outsider, Jared, is captivating to her. Leelo is intrigued by him and the experiences that he’s had, even though her family will kill him if he is discovered. As Jared opens Leelo’s eyes to a new world, Leelo must decide what is worth saving – and what is truly real in her society.
I’m sorry to say that I didn’t really like this book. It fell flat for me, and the characters were very forgettable. I had trouble following along with the story, and I feel that the book could have benefited from closer attention to the plot and less focus on the romance. However, I did enjoy the interactions between Leelo and her family, which I thought were interesting to read. Overall, I would recommend this book to people who are fans of romantic fantasy.