The Isles of the Gods

Amie Kaufman

The Isles of the Gods
A&U Children's
2 May 2023

The Isles of the Gods

Amie Kaufman

Selly has saltwater in her veins. So when her father leaves her high and dry in the port of Kirkpool, she has no intention of riding out the winter at home while he sails to adventure in the north seas. But any plans to follow him are dashed when a handsome stranger with tell-tale magician's marks on his arms commandeers her ship under cover of darkness: He is Prince Leander of Alinor, and he needs to cross the Crescent Sea without detection so he can complete a ritual on the sacred Isles of the Gods.

Selly has no desire to escort a spoiled prince anywhere, and no time for his entitled demands or his good looks. But what starts as a leisure cruise will lead to acts of treason and sheer terror on the high seas, bringing two countries to the brink of war, two strangers closer than they ever thought possible and two dangerous gods stirring from centuries of slumber...


Attention all Amie Kaufman fans! Known for co-authoring some of the most unforgettable YA series, such as The Illuminae Files and The Aurora Cycle, Kaufman is back with her first solo YA novel! It includes everything a fantasy lover could want: a swoon-worthy enemies-to-lovers romance, rich mythology and lore full of magic, and a jaw-dropping cliffhanger that’ll leave you begging for more.

Many years ago, a war between the gods almost destroyed the world, but they were put into a deep slumber with a sacrifice. But now, 501 years later, the gods are stirring.

Selly is determined: just because her father abandoned her to adventure at sea doesn’t mean she’s going to let him get away with it. But before she can follow and find him again, her ship is suddenly commandeered by a handsome stranger who needs to escape. He is Prince Leander of Alinor, who must brave unknown seas to get to the Isles of the Gods, where he must perform a sacrifice to keep the gods from waking up. But with assassins, traitors, and wicked magicians on their heels, will Selly and Leander make it in time to stop a war, or has fate already written their doomed destinies?

With prose that flows as fluidly as water, high stakes, world-threatening danger, and an unexpected romance, The Isles of the Gods is a thrilling adventure perfect for long-time fans of Kaufman and new readers. For ages 14+

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