Stranded on an island with a boy they barely know, two sisters must survive the wilds, if they can first survive each other. This twisty YA combines the appeal of To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and Pretty Little Liars
A MAP FOR WRECKED GIRLS
by Jessica Taylor
Dial, August 2017
Emma has always orbited Henri, her fierce, blazing, magnetic queen bee of an older sister. And the two have always been best friends–until a few months ago, when Emma did something to betray Henri in mysterious, spectacular, and unforgivable fashion. When a boat ride off the coast of Puerto Rico ends in disaster, the sisters find themselves stranded on an uninhabited island with Alex, an enigmatic, green-eyed boy they’ve just met. As Emma feels the heat between herself and Alex burn hotter, Henri’s behavior becomes more erratic, and the tension between the sisters’ poisoned bond and Emma falling in love for the first time grows more agonizing. The island is a gorgeous hell of danger, and as the days become weeks, the sisters must find their way back to each other if they’re ever to find their way home.
Smart, sexy, commercial summer read: Jessica Taylor has created a beach-worthy page-turner made meaty by her richly explored characters, dynamic setting, and themes of sisterhood, jealousy, betrayal, guilt, and identity.
Jessica Taylor adores atmospheric settings, dangerous girls, and characters who sneak out late at night. She lives in Northern California, not far from San Francisco, with a law degree she isn’t using, one dog, and many teetering towers of books.