Wednesday, November 6, 2013
The Blue Between by Patricia Little
The Blue Between talks about the titular mysterious blue between, a substance/dimension that you can use to teleport from place to place? So is this happening in our world? Well, sort of. This book uses the earth that we know and love and adds in another planet called Alanar. But things on Alanar aren't so rosy - there's persecution of Travelers, the people who can manipulate the blue between.
And that's where Heather Lucas comes in. Ever since her freak lightning accident, she's been mysteriously disappearing to places. Plus with her mom gone and her dad mad at her for 'running away', she has a lot on her mind. But one day, a boy called Alex appears and tells her about Alanar.
So this is the part of the book where all the rebel action happens, and it's done pretty well. I like how they switch between this planet and Alanar. Plus, I like how they integrate different characters pretty seamlessly. Not to give any spoilers, but the psychiatrist/psychologist guy that appears in the beginning will be playing a big role.
The only thing that I didn't really like about this book was that Jenny, one of Heather's friends (supposedly her best friend), disappears after the the first part of the book. I understand that she's supposed to be mad at Heather for not getting 'over it', but I thought that as a friend, she would be involved more.
All in all, this is an excellent book! If you like fantasy books with just a dash of earth, you should definitely give this a read.
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for a free and honest review.