Heather Macauley has written some of my favorite books in recent years. Hers such a unique and important voice. The way she interweaves an engaging fantasy tale with ancient wisdoms makes for magical reading every time. I always get lost in her work and have the strange twin sensations of needed to know how the book ends but not wanting it to end all at the same time. With heathers books I always escape to somewhere I long to be. Parallel Worlds leaves you asking what is real and what is not, both in the book and in the world , and its an important question, but it's more than that the book is an exciting journey into the centre of the world which will literally have your heart beating out of you chest, and there's some beautiful romance in there too which reminds you what love might one day mean. I loved it. uplifting , honest and deeply refreshing ( in the true sense of the word) .