Release date: July 29, 2014
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Genre: YA Fantasy Romance
When a supernatural freak of nature forces her family to separate, seventeen-year-old Charlie Page must turn to her frustrating (yet gorgeous) neighbor, Seth, to help reunite them. Seth whisks Charlie to Ellauria—a magical world filled with the creatures of myths and legends—and tells her of the Fellowship, the group charged with protecting mystical beings from human discovery. (All except Bigfoot: that attention whore is a total lost cause.) But when Charlie learns that she's under the Fellowship's protection herself, well, "stressed" is an understatement.
Ellauria should be the safest place for Charlie while the Fellowship works to find her family, but things in the mystical realm aren’t what they seem.
Magic is failing, creatures are dying, and the Fellowship insists Charlie holds the key to saving everyone. With her family still missing and the danger in Ellauria growing, Charlie doesn't know who she can trust. She's dealing with a power she never asked for, falling for a guy she can't have, and being forced to choose between her destiny and her heart. And if she chooses wrong, she could destroy magic forever.
Charlie may be in over her head.
My Rating: 5 Roses
Charlie was a lovely heroine. She was strong and fiercely loyal to those she cared about. Even in a totally new world where she constantly faced danger, she held her own. However, she did have a habit of being frustratingly reckless, often giving the impression that she was more concerned with breaking rules on principle rather than her own safety. It made me want to shake some sense into her more than once (if someplace is forbidden, there is obviously a reason for it, my dear). But, overall, I thought she was a great character that was easy to like.
Seth was wonderful. Like Charlie, he was very loyal to the people he cared about and would do anything to keep them safe (even though a certain someone didn't appreciate his efforts to curb her recklessness). He was sweet and adorable and I absolutely loved him.
I want to mention the setting, because it was really well done. The descriptions were vivid and brought me fully into the world of the book. It was all beautifully described and, without a doubt, one of my favorite parts of the book.
The romance was great. Charlie and Seth were perfect for each other, both loyal and matching each other, wit for wit. I thought they were a lovely couple.
The plot was fast paced and I was hooked the entire way through. There were plenty of unexpected twists along the way, secrets that I never saw coming, and it all kept me totally drawn in. I loved the story and the ending was wonderful.
Between was a brilliant YA fantasy read. It had twists, secrets, and a very enjoyable story. From the magic, to to lush setting, and the lovely romance, this book was fantastic. YA lovers, this is a book you won't want to miss.
*I received a complimentary copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review