Welcome to The Island Library Book Club!
A virtual book club you can join from the comfort of your own home.
Each month we read a new book (or two) and meet on the last Sunday of the month at 4 pm (London timezone) to discuss.
If you don't fancy joining us in person, please feel free to read along and let us know your thoughts or any questions you'd like to be answered on Instagram, Twitter or use the contact form on our website.
DEC/JAN BOOK OF THE MONTH
BOOK CLUB MEETING 29.01.2023
LEGENDBORN / BLOODMARKED
By TRACY DEONN
After her mother dies in an accident, sixteen-year-old Bree Matthews wants nothing to do with her family memories or childhood home. A residential program for bright high schoolers at UNC–Chapel Hill seems like the perfect escape—until Bree witnesses a magical attack her very first night on campus.
A flying demon feeding on human energies.
A secret society of so called “Legendborn” students that hunt the creatures down.
And a mysterious teenage mage who calls himself a “Merlin” and who attempts—and fails—to wipe Bree’s memory of everything she saw.
The mage’s failure unlocks Bree’s own unique magic and a buried memory with a hidden connection: the night her mother died, another Merlin was at the hospital. Now that Bree knows there’s more to her mother’s death than what’s on the police report, she’ll do whatever it takes to find out the truth, even if that means infiltrating the Legendborn as one of their initiates.
She recruits Nick, a self-exiled Legendborn with his own grudge against the group, and their reluctant partnership pulls them deeper into the society’s secrets—and closer to each other. But when the Legendborn reveal themselves as the descendants of King Arthur’s knights and explain that a magical war is coming, Bree has to decide how far she’ll go for the truth and whether she should use her magic to take the society down—or join the fight.
How To Join The Book Club:
Our book club membership is £3 per month via Patreon. By joining, you can ask questions which are directly answered on the podcast, suggest ideas on the monthly book, and contribute to the conversation, as well as other benefits such as movie nights and quizzes. If you're not comfortable with attending in person, you can submit thoughts and feelings to the questions posed each week.
We wanted to create a book community from the safety of your home, so people felt a little less alone. Your contribution helps to keep the podcast running, and supports us as creators, with all money going towards making the Island bigger and better.