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Young Adult Fiction 2102
Gripping!
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
I was hooked from the first chapter until the very end!
Reggie is just another teenage girl who has had a tough upbringing. Between a dead father and alcoholic mother, she has had all she can deal with. So throw in a power to raise the dead (and do many other things) and a magical other world and she can deal, right? Well, when you had in the fact that some people in the other world wanted her dead while the others want her to lead a revolution, she has no choice but to deal.
Then there’s a cute boy. What teenage girl can resist a charming boy with a good smile? The only problem is that this boy may not be who he seems when Reggie decides to embark on the ultimate journey with him. Is she going towards the safety of those who would use her to combat evil? Or is she walking to her own execution? You’ll have to read the book yourself to answer these questions. Any don’t worry, you won’t be disappointed.
I can just see the other world in my mind. The excitement and the danger at every turn. It doesn’t let up. I love these kinds of stories- full of magic and adventure. Miss Jaycox does a brilliant job of including the mystical element without making the book too fantastical and unreal. The characters are very real and well developed. You don’t feel like they are that different from you and me.
The only issue I had was the beginning of their relationship. It seemed rushed. Like- “we’re both here and alone so I must jump your bones”. That could be chalked up to them being so young and the rushed feeling does go away very quickly. I eventually ended up rooting for them and getting upset every time they were separated.
I can’t wait to dive into book two when it is released. This is a story that keeps you wanting more!
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