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.
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.
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.