The Shadow Prince is the first book of author Bree Despain’s new young adult series, Into The Dark, featuring a tale inspired by the Greek myth of Persephone and Hades. The premise is fun and interesting one, it takes the idea behind the Greek myth and the realm of Hades and creates something new and exciting.Read More
White Space by Ilsa J. Bick is the first title in the new young adult, two-book series called The Dark Passages. White Space takes the concept of alternate realities and combines it with horror and mystery where the characters of a novel come alive and exist in a reality between the lines.
There is definitely a sense of being dropped into the story without a clue of what's going on as the reader is taken through a blurred reality where dark and terrifying things are lurking in the White Space. The protagonist Emma is a seventeen-year-old who has just written a scary story for her high school teacher entitled "White Space" about several kids who get stranded in a spooky house during a blizzard. For the first 30% of the book, remember it's a walloping 560 pages, I had no clue what was really going on in the book, other than what the its blurb described. This was in a sense both good and bad. It was good in the fact that I was to enjoy the ride knowing this was a fractured story and that pieces were going to be slowly revealed. On the other hand, it was bad because I expected a high payoff in the end and didn't really feel like I got it.Read More