Book Review: Please Return to the Lands of Luxury


Hey Readers,

I hope you’ve had a great time with your July 4th festivities. I spent some time with the bf and some of his family. It was really hot but a lot of fun, and now I’m recharged enough to complete my move that happens in just a few days. It’s going to be a chaotic rest of the week! Anyway, back to the post at hand. I read another book!

This time I read Please Return to the Lands of Luxury by Jon Tilton.

This book was recommended to me by the talented Jessica Renwick, but I wasn’t set to read this for a while based on my TBR. You see, after my pride month reads I tried to start 5 (yes, 5!) other books, but something about the way they started didn’t pull me in enough. I blame it on being restless with my upcoming move. So I kept shuffling books around and this one stuck.

Did the rest of the book pan out? Let’s find out!



An unexpected treasure. A treacherous journey. A thrilling adventure that will shape her future.

Jane lives on an island of trash. And even though she has to scavenge garbage and deal with sinister robots, she still loves her home. It’s all she’s ever experienced, from her most cherished memories to her foggy past that she can’t quite remember.

But when a doll shows up in the latest batch of garbage, everything changes. Unlike the rest of the junk, the doll is in excellent condition, including its tag which reads, “Please return to Gloria Thatcher.”

Convinced it arrived by accident, Jane vows to return the doll to its rightful owner. There’s just one problem—nobody has left the island before, thanks to the tyrannical robots guarding the Docks, a dangerous place with a mysterious history.

Will Jane find safe passage to the Lands of Luxury? Will she uncover the secrets of her past?

Embark on this thrilling adventure where Jane and her friends discover the importance of hardship and the beauty in sharing stories with life’s greatest treasure—our friends and family.

Please Return to the Lands of Luxury is the first book in this exciting series. Join Jane, Rodney, and Timothy as they explore a distant world, much unlike their own. These riveting tales are packed with an abundance of action, plenty of heart, and timeless themes.



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The Review

I was totally blown away by how much fun this book was!

In this middle grade novel we follow Jane, a young girl who lives on an island with other individuals that is filled with trash. Her days are spent scrounging through mountains of garbage for sustenance, and one day Jane finds a beautiful doll with a tag asking the finder to return it. When Jane’s friend Timothy reveals the location is a faraway land, Jane embarks on a mission to return the doll, unknowingly changing her life and those around her forever.

Man, this book had heart and then some! It gave me all the feels, and I couldn’t get enough.

Jane is a fun main character to follow around. She’s resourceful, curious, and determined, and those traits really see her through this adventure. I loved learning about her traumatic past and how it affected her present. I also enjoyed seeing her progression throughout the novel.

Timothy and Rodney are her best friends, and they had a lot of silly moments that kept things light and playful. I also really enjoyed Gloria, Marc, and Chloe as well. All the characters felt very real to me.

Each chapter was nice and short and had plenty of action or interesting developments that kept me blazing through the pages. I loved the element of mystery and all the details and worldbuilding we got to see. It’s really a spectacular world. My only nag is that I wanted to know how Jane and the islanders got stuck on the island in the first place. Besides that, this was a phenomenal read, and I’m definitely going to keep my eyes peeled for the next release from this author.

Definitely give this book a go!


That’s A Wrap!

Well that’s it for this book review. I hope you enjoyed it!

Have you read this book? Are there other similar books you’ve read that you simply have to gush about? Feel free to leave a comment. I’d love to start a conversation!

Have a great day!


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