Excerpt from Island of Fog #teasertuesday #books

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, read the rules at Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along!

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This is a quick, fun read for middle school ages. Island of Fog by Keith Robinson is, as is obvious from the cover, fantasy, which I don’t read a lot of, but I was looking for something light and entertaining.

“You look so stupid as a dragon” Abigail said suddenly, her voice mocking. “Look at you, standing behind a bush with your stupid long tail poking out one end. And your horrible wings sticking up in the air. How ugly!”

Keith Robinson, Island of Fog


A lonely, foggy island is home to eight families. Twelve-year-old Hal and his friends have always wondered what happened all those years ago on the mainland, that unseen place Out There beyond the fog, and after an astonishing discovery in the woods the children are more determined than ever to find out what their parents are hiding. But their lives are turned upside down when Abigail reveals her closely guarded secret. According to her, the children are slowly changing into monsters! Are they freaks of nature, or subjects of a sinister experiment?

Each child reacts differently to his or her unique monstrous transformation; after all, one may feel proud to be a dragon, faerie, or centaur, but who in their right mind wants to be a sadistic manticore or cowardly harpy?

ISLAND OF FOG is a story of intrigue and conspiracy. The reader follows Hal Franklin as he struggles to accept that he and his friends are something more than ordinary children, and that their parents have been covering up the truth the whole time. With their trust shaken and the unexpected arrival of a strange woman from Out There, the children hide their frightening shapeshifting abilities and pretend nothing is wrong.


  1. What a refreshing concept, do hope you enjoy it!

  2. Ha! Loved that teaser. Sounds just like a taunt by a MS kid! Not sure this one is for me though. Thanks for stopping by.

  3. Aww, poor kid being told their dragon form is ugly! It’s an unusual concept, though
    Here’s a link to my teaser:

  4. Sounds like a nice twist with the children changing into monsters. Thanks for coming by mine for Death of a Policeman at http://wp.me/pZnGI-iW

  5. Sounds good! Thanks for sharing…and for visiting my blog.

  6. Sounds different.

  7. Poor dragon… Imagine being so mighty, and being so horribly teased/mocked! I’d eat her/him if I were the dragon. Just sayin…
    Anyway, great teaser! I definitely want to check it out, I’ll read almost anything involving a dragon! And the title reminded me of The Mists of Avalon. Avalon is an Island of Fog allright. I’ve never heard harpies being describes as cowardly before though…

    Here’s my teaser this week 🙂

  8. Children turning into monsters?!? Sounds interesting! Thanks for sharing! Cheers!

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