The Island of silence by Lisa McMann is the second book in the Unwanteds series. After the brutal battle of the Artimeans against the Quillians the people of Quill are losing control of their people. They are all moving to Artime because of the food scarceness. I feel like this book generates the feeling of living in hard times. When Artime shuts down it allows you to feel for Alex and how he is in so much pressure. This book also helped me understand what it is like to adapt to a new life. The conflict between Arron and Alex lets you see that if you don’t mend things with your family quickly then things may just get worse. In the end I would 100% recommend this book. I also that if you read one of the Unwanteds books you would want to read them all.