Although there's an attempt at the empowerment platitudes that have recently become so popular in YA, it can't hold up a stale, lazy plot that insults readers' intelligence.
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.