This is an incredibly accomplished debut novel – it made me think of the brilliant Isabel Allende in style and the plot is mythic and magical and marvellous. It’s no surprise this is a bestseller.
Isabella lives with her father, a master cartographer on an island governed by strict rules – an entire section of which is out of bounds. When her father is arrested and her best friend goes missing, Isabella gathers her courage and the maps that decorate her home and sets out with the rescue mission.
I don’t want to give away any of the island’s secrets so just go read this for yourself.