The Islands At The End Of The World by Austin AslanThe Islands At The End Of The World by Austin Aslan

The Islands At The End Of The World

byAustin Aslan

Paperback | August 4, 2015

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In this fast-paced survival story set in Hawaii, electronics fail worldwide, the islands become completely isolated, and a strange starscape fills the sky. Leilani and her father embark on a nightmare odyssey from Oahu to their home on the Big Island. Leilani’s epilepsy holds a clue to the disaster, if only they can survive as the islands revert to earlier ways. 
   A powerful story enriched by fascinating elements of Hawaiian ecology, culture, and warfare, this captivating and dramatic debut from Austin Aslan is the first of two novels. The author has a master’s degree in tropical conservation biology from the University of Hawaii at Hilo.

Praise for Islands at the End of the World:

“A riveting tale of belonging, family, overcoming perceived limitations, and finding a home.”--School Library Journal, Starred

"Aslan’s debut honors Hawaii’s unique cultural strengths--family ties and love of home, amplified by geography and history--while remaining true to a genre that affirms the mysterious grandeur of the universe waiting to be discovered."--Kirkus Reviews, Starred

"Aslan’s debut is a riveting tale of belonging, family, overcoming perceived limitations, and finding a home."--School Library Journal, Starred


From the Hardcover edition.
Austin Aslan was inspired to write his debut novel, The Islands at the End of the World, while living on the Big Island of Hawaii. He earned a master’s degree in tropical conservation biology at the University of Hawaii at Hilo. His research on rare Hawaiian plants located on the high slopes of Mauna Loa won him a pair of destroyed hik...
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Title:The Islands At The End Of The WorldFormat:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 8.19 × 5.5 × 0.75 inPublished:August 4, 2015Publisher:Random House Children's BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:038574403X

ISBN - 13:9780385744034

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Editorial Reviews

Kirkus starred review, May 15, 2014:“A suspenseful and engaging series opener made all the more distinctive through its careful realization of setting.”School Library Journal starred review, June 2014:“Aslan’s debut is a riveting tale of belonging, family, overcoming perceived limitations, and finding a home."Publishers Weekly starred review, August 15, 2014:“Debut author Aslan shows off his promise as a writer, delivering a fresh, of-the-moment take on apocalyptic fiction […] it's an exceptional adventure and survival story that's intimately tied to its setting.”From the Hardcover edition.