Overall The Island is an exciting, fast-paced thriller with more than a touch of Stanford prison experiment. It toys with your emotions and hangs them out to dry.
With Bad, I thought I'd be getting a psychologically suspenseful retelling of The Talented Mr. Ripley in the vein of Genuine Fraud and Social Creature. Instead, it was more L.S. Hilton's Maestra trilogy.
If you're a fan or even just like me a sporadic reader of romantic suspense, you'll likely enjoy Tailspin. At the very least you won't hate it.
If only Penelope could have been more than what they made her.
The Poppy War is one of a handful of books that are so astoundingly good, I recommend going into them 100% blind.