Book Review: Uncharted by Tracey Garvis Graves

On the Island Novella #1.5
Author: Tracey Garvis Graves
Reading Level: Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Released: July 2nd 2013
Review Source: Dutton/Penguin/Purchased
Available: Amazon
On the Island Reviews: Yara | Deitre

Summary: (via Dutton) Fans everywhere will be reunited with T.J. and Anna, and will learn the truth behind the mystery of the island’s shack and its skeleton, which was left unsolved in On the Island.

Some time before Anna and T.J.’s plane crash-landed, twenty-three-year-old dot-com millionaire Owen Sparks walked away from his charmed life with one goal in mind: get as far away as possible. An uncharted island in the Maldives seemed like a perfectly logical place to leave it all behind.

Not part of Owen’s plan was Calia Reed, the beautiful British girl on holiday in the Maldives with her brother. Now Owen wonders if getting away from it all might be more enjoyable with a carefree girl who doesn’t know anything about the life he left behind. But Owen had no idea how much his carefully detailed plans would go awry. Nor did he realize that the decisions he made would forever change the lives of two passengers who boarded a plane in Chicago.

When Owen turns up unexpectedly at Anna and T.J.'s door with an incredible story to tell, they will learn just how intertwined their lives really are. Readers will get to catch up with Anna and T.J. and will finally find out the truth behind who built the shack on the island, and just who the mysterious “Bones” really was.

UNCHARTED has it all: an exciting new page-turning story filled with romance and surprise, satisfying resolution for On the Island’s Anna and T.J., and even a sneak peek of COVET, Tracey’s first hardcover novel out September 17, 2013.

Tracey has gone and done if again and with a novella not even full size novel. Uncharted just like On the Island struck a chord deep in me. The story told is beautiful and meaningful but what you walk away with from reading the book is even deeper. Tracey has this gift of writing scenes or simple words but piecing them together in a manner that you can relate to 110%. 

Uncharted is the story of Owen. Owen we come to learn is the person behind building the shack on the island that Anna and T. J. survived. Owen came to see them 10 years later after finding out they had survived the same island he spent over a year in at his will before they crashed on to it. You'll discover what Owen went through on the island and why he chose to be there and how all his actions intentional or non-intentional led to bringing together Anna and TJ. The purpose behind Owen's visit is to get some sort of forgiveness because he feels that it's all his fault what took place on that island. What he doesn't realize is that, in more ways than one that majestic uncharted island actually brought more than one life together. 

Uncharted will have you thinking to yourself it's very true. The past is the past. You can't go back and change it but you can definitely guide where you want the future to take you. And if you had to go through some tough times and bad choices to get to that amazing future, so be it. Just survive it and then live it to the fullest. Just know that you wouldn't be where you are today in your life if it wasn't for your past and the choices and roads you did take. 

Thank you Tracey for writing this book and all those before it. I cannot wait until the next one to see what journey you take. Tracey Garvis Graves is that author you don't even read the summary of the book, you just buy it and read it and love it. Tracey's next novel to be published is called Covet, I can tell you right now that I enjoyed reading it as well. My review will be posted closer to release time but I would strongly suggest pre-ordering it already. 

TRACEY GARVIS GRAVES is the author of the New York Times bestseller On the Island. She lives in a suburb of Des Moines, Iowa with her family. She loves hearing from her fans and can be found on Twitter @tgarvisgraves and at

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“Tracey Garvis Graves has one of those dream-come-true stories that makes other authors simultaneously delirious with joy on her behalf and jealous as all get-out.” 
—USA Today

1 comment:

  1. I loved your review. I wrote one but it doesn't even compare to yours. I loved the book too! I am jealous that you got to read Covet!


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