Author: John Dixon
Star rating: 2.5 stars
So what's it about?
Carl Freeman, a champion boxer, is an orphan who has been moved from foster home to foster home as a result of his constant fighting with bullies.
When a judge sends Carl to Phoenix Island, an intense boot camp for troubled orphans, he realises that the fight for his life has only just begun.
Love it or hate it?
Phoenix Island started well, capturing my attention and imagination.
The characters were easy to connect with and some of them likeable.
However, about half way through when Carl starts training with Stark, I found my attention slipping, as it did towards the end when I didn't really care what happened anymore.
Overall Phoenix Island started promisingly but petered off towards the end.
Note: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review via Netgalley. Thanks to Gallery, Threshold, Pocket Books and John Dixon.