Isle of Savages

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1 star

Oh, this book is too disjointed and I didn't care for any of the characters. Sorry, it is not for me. 

I want to thank NetGalley and MuseItUp Publishing for forwarding to me a copy of this book for me to read and review.
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Very rushed? Can't relate to the characters. The MC seems to find women to be lesser than men? I don't know, can't get into it.
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Quick paced (a little too quick), we land right in the middle of this disjointed tale. We follow Mia, Keri, and Eric who have been washed up on a mysterious island following and ate attempted mutiny on their vessel. A ruthless  Cap’n and his ‘dog’ are in hot pursuit......will they catch them up? Something unseen is chasing all of them. 
Unfortunately Briar writes with a misogynist attitude - ‘
you’ll be serving me because that’s how it works in primitive society. The man always comes first. Didn’t you pay attention in history class?’
Just one of the references in the book I could choose from. 
I feel the characters were underdeveloped, lacking any depth, making it hard to attach a bond to them. I also didn’t understand the plot? This felt like a book that needed much more development. Sadly I DNF this book, and would not recommend. 
Thank you to Netgalley, Briar, and muscletup Publishing for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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ISLE OF SAVAGES is a fast-paced adventure story filled with shipwrecks, savages, human traffickers and teenagers.  While it is action-packed, I felt like ISLE OF SAVAGES was closer to a screenplay than a novel.  The reader is dropped into the middle of the story, which is a good thing - it's exciting, but Briar doesn't do a good job of fleshing out the characters' backstories enough for us to care about them.  Without the backstory, the main characters, both good and bad, come across as wooden and a little cartoonish.  ISLE OF SAVAGES could be an excellent novel, but this reads more like a first draft with lots of room for progress.
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