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Between by Megan Whitmer
Paperback, 384 pages
Publication Date: July 29, 2014
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Add it: To your TBR Pile or your “Want to Read” list on Goodreads.
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.
I think one of the things that drew me to think upcoming title is the snarkiness, mixed with the magic. I love that comment about Bigfoot. The story seems to have all the basic fantasy tropes, which could have the story coming off as stereotypical fantasy-romance if the author isn’t careful. But I have hope for it. I think it could be really sweet. I like that Charlie is looking for her family. I’m curious to know more about them, why they weren’t in this magical world to begin with, and exactly what kind of mystical being she might be.