The Light Between Worlds || Narnia Inspired

 

Title: The Light Between Worlds
Author:
Page Count: 258 pages
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Genre: Young Adult // YA Fantasy
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Release Date: January 22, 2019
Buy It: Chapters Indigo

 

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

Five years ago, Evelyn and Philippa Hapwell cowered from air strikes in a London bomb shelter. But that night took a turn when the sisters were transported to another realm called the Woodlands. In a forest kingdom populated by creatures out of myth and legend, they found temporary refuge.

When they finally returned to London, nothing had changed at all—nothing, except themselves.

Now, Ev spends her days sneaking into the woods outside her boarding school, wishing for the Woodlands. Overcome with longing, she is desperate to return no matter what it takes.

Philippa, on the other hand, is determined to find a place in this world. She shields herself behind a flawless exterior and countless friends, and moves to America to escape the memory of what was.

But when Evelyn goes missing, Philippa must confront the depth of her sister’s despair and the painful truths they’ve been running from. As the weeks unfold, Philippa wonders if Ev truly did find a way home, or if the weight of their worlds pulled her under.

 

 

MY THOUGHTS

really put you in the characters head. I liked that the book was split into 2 sections, through 2 points of views.
However, I’m not sure I connected with this book because it was so somber. The tone was just so sad and I couldn’t dive into that at this moment in time. I also found it a bit too similar to Narnia (creatures fighting a war, children there to help, escape from WWI, etc, etc) so that was somewhat of a re-hashed plot for me.
If you’re looking for a Narnia re-telling and love books with that sort of tone to them then this is definitely the book for you! It’s also a blend of mystery, fantasy and historical fiction. If you’re into genre blends this will be satisfy that craving for you.
**Thank you HCC Frenzy for sending me an ARC in exchange for an honest review.**

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