Stories never end. They just get bigger.
You only have to turn the page.
Meg Mitchell lives in a castle, but she’s no wilting princess. Raised in an alien world by adoptive parents, she spends her time fighting Centaurs, training as an Andai warrior, and chilling in her favorite willow tree.
But when Meg uncovers her birth father’s journal, she discovers a cousin she didn’t know existed. Meg and her little brother and sister travel through an interdimensional rip to San Francisco to search for their cousin, setting off a chain of events no one could have foreseen.
When her sister is kidnapped, Meg enlists the help of teenage detective Barb Taylor and her genius little brother Jim. Following clues dropped by a mysterious benefactor, they embark on a cross-country adventure to rescue her sister and find Meg’s cousin.
Family is everything to Meg, but not all is as it seems. In her quest to reunite her family, she may lose more than she ever imagined.
*All opinions are 100% honest
This book wasn’t what I was expecting at all. I had something completely different in mind. But, I liked the book. It wasn’t amazing I will say but it was still great & enjoyable. At the start of the book I didn’t like it that much but then as the book progressed and the family took a trip to San Francisco, things got interesting. I like the way the prologue and the epilogue were written compared to the actual story. But that’s a different situation. To me this book was a bit too long. It didn’t take me long to read but some chapters were completely pointless in my opinion. The reason for this is because some parts of the story were explained in too much depth.
I know that’s a good thing that the story was very descriptive, in-depth and everything, but I still think some chapters were a bit pointless like I said earlier.
Ok, I know I’ve started off this review a bit negatively, so it’s time for some EXTREME POSITIVITY.
The characters are pretty decent and likeable, but I don’t have favourites. The story itself is quite interesting and intriguing and I like the alien-fantasy setting. I also like the way there was action in it, and there was mystery and it all fitted together really nicely and made quite a good book. I tend to not like fantasy at all but this was a first. I really liked it and I’m sort of having different thoughts about fantasy now that I’ve read this book.
Ok, have I talked much about the characters?! NO. So now I will. There’s the siblings from alien land Meg, Danny & Jenny. Their all very enjoyable characters whom I love (and who also live in an alien land with centaurs). There’s the detectives Jim & Barb (siblings too) and then there’s the long lost cousin Michelle. I’m not revealing who r where or when or ANYTHING about her. No spoilers today I’m afraid. Read the book yourself. Then there’s David, Black suit guy & Phoenix Munroe. The criminals/daffodil lovers. And I like them all. And I think you will too. When you read this book.
So to wrap up my opinion and not make this too long, I would recommend this book to anyone out there who is reading this and if you do read this book I hope that you like it because I did!
Amy Williams is a novelist, freelance writer, founding member of Crosshair Press LLC, and professional nerd. You can find most of her work under the name A.C. Williams, but she also writes young adult fantasy (The Legend of the Lightkeepers) under the pen name Kimberly McNeil. Amy is single and lives in her family’s 100-year-old farmhouse on five acres in the middle of the Kansas prairie. She loves cats and drinks far too much coffee.
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