Review Detail

Young Adult Indie 651
Lots of fun
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Plot/Story 
 
4.0
Illustrations (if applicable) 
 
N/A
Characters (if applicable) 
 
4.0
Editing/Design Quality 
 
4.0
An intriguing world.

The story:
Maray is an American girl living in Vienna with just her dad. Her mother abandoned them when she was young and they never got over it. When she stumbles upon a young man fighting a creature she’s never seen before, she saves his life. In return, he abducts her into another dimension straight out of a fantasy.
He has his reasons, Maray’s remarkable resemblance to the queen for one. But there are secrets in Maray’s family, secrets she isn’t quite prepared to learn.

What I loved:
Maray. She’s the kind of character one can root for. Smart. Capable. Funny. I love how much she challenges Jem. The writing style has an effortless quality that makes it an easy read. And the new world leaves you wanting more.

What was just okay:
It was hard to connect to the story in places and I think that’s because there are more than two POVs. Some modern language is used by the people in the fantasy dimension that it was a bit jarring.

Final Verdict:
An exciting opening to what promises to be a great series. With great character development and a fascinating world, it’s sure to delight young readers.
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