Gus, Leo, and Ila live a very normal life until one day, Leo is swimming one hundred meters and he doesn’t need to come up for air at all. All of the sudden, things get really weird. Their mother gets very ill. Gus, Leo, and Ila must stay with their grandmother (who they didn’t even know existed), must discover who they truly are, and go on a journey to fulfill a prophecy. Will they ever be able to cure their mother? What exactly are they? Will their mysterious and magical journey pay off? When they return home hopefully everything will be back to normal, but after a while that seems impossible, though it’s the least of their worries.
I loved LOST CHILDREN OF THE FAR ISLANDS. It was spellbinding! The many cliffhangers all lead to unexpected outcomes. Emily Raabe had me guessing what would happen next, and then I found out that I was completely and utterly wrong. The characters were mysterious and outgoing. I definitely hope that there will be a sequel to LOST CHILDREN OF THE FAR ISLANDS, maybe even another three or four books. My favorite character was Gus because she is so much like my best friend, she has the same interests and the same goals. I also liked the Bedell because he was trustworthy in the end.