Island Beneath the Sea - Isabel Allende

Island Beneath the Sea

By Isabel Allende

  • Release Date: 2010-04-27
  • Genre: Literary
Score: 4.5
From 633 Ratings


“Allende is a master storyteller at the peak of her powers.”
— Los Angeles Times

From the sugar plantations of Saint-Domingue to the lavish parlors of New Orleans at the turn of the 19th century, the latest novel from New York Times bestselling author Isabel Allende (Inés of My Soul, The House of the Spirits, Portrait in Sepia) tells the story of a mulatta woman, a slave and concubine, determined to take control of her own destiny.


  • I loved this book!

    By ScubaDyer
    It entertained me. It gave me a good look, I suspect, at life in Haiti and Cuba and old New Orleans. Better than anything, it delved deeply into the characters, with all the real and magical fiction that isabel Allende writes. I loved it. I was sorry when it ended. That’s the best test. Not the silly comments of professional book reviewers.
  • Best ever

    By Caggas
    Great book with a lot of knowledge 5 stars
  • Island beneath the sea

    By buns ferrel
    This is one f the best written stories I have read in a long time.I have read some of her other stories. However, by far this one was the best in my opinion. I would recommend this story to anyone who loves a great storyteller.
  • Enjoyable to read

    By J'y Réfléchis
    Read this for a book club, and I was skeptical at first, but came to love it. It is an excellent work of historical fiction, focusing on the French colonies in the Antilles, which would become Haïti. The plot takes a little time to grip the reader (if they don't have background in Haïtian history) but it is very realistic and pretty close to the historical timeline. It was well worth the time and money to read. Not perfect, but good nonetheless.
  • Love it!

    By Isabella919
    I absolutely loved this book. I could not let it down and when did I happen to be dwelling it. I have Also read house of spirits also a great book. I definitely recommend this book.
  • Amazing!!

    By Estefanyc
    I loved it!!
  • I love it!

    By Tigeer9
    After The House of the Spiritis this one is my favorite novel of this incredible writer. Isabel Allende is without a doubt my favorite author.
  • Island Beneath the Sea

    By suzye a
    Enjoyed reading about the history of the time. The story flowed until the end, where I became tired of the story line of the two half siblings. But I was compelled to finish reading. Was glad for a lighter ending.
  • Beautiful!

    By Anne91580
    She did it again, isabel allende is a master novalist. American and caribbean history through the eyes of Zarite, a family history, a love story and the history of mankind.
  • Island BeneathThe Sea

    By Walter Roura
    A compelling read. Allende weaves the story in an interesting and intricate fashion. Each person is his own and what follows is a look into a family with all the intrigue and skeletons that would make a voyeur salivate.