Erin Searles is addicted to stories in any medium. She was determined to be a writer from a young age, despite her parents telling her that mathematically inclined girls do better as accountants, actuaries or software engineers.
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The human realm and the realm of Faerie. Two worlds separated by the thickness of a shadow.
For seventeen-year-old Artemisia Jacobs these two worlds will collide when her twin brother is stolen away by a faerie lord.
She is plunged into a world of beauty and cruelty, and must fight to protect those she loves.
Smashwords book reviews by Erin Searles
- The Between
on Jan. 16, 2012
The Between is a story of Lydia Hawthorne, a girl who discovers that she is a faerie. Lydia is sought as an asset by both sides in a stalemated war that only she can end.
I really enjoyed this one. It has a good story with many threads of plot woven together, though there were a couple I wasn’t sure how they tied off.
The ending felt to me like a bit of a downer. The good guys triumphed, but the cost of victory seemed so high.
One thing that I found slightly distracting throughout is that one of the characters is called Clive Barrow (and is often referred to by his full name). Every time I saw it I thought of Clyde Barrow, as in Bonnie and Clyde. A connection I’m not sure the author intended.
Overall this was the best self-published novel I’ve read so far, and better than some traditionally published novels. It was well written, well paced, and the characters, their decisions and motivations felt very believable.