Charlie Page thought she was a normal teenager until a supernatural creature attacks her family and leaves them separated. Charlie finds herself in a magical world called Ellauria with family friend Seth. She discovers Seth and her mother are members of the Fellowship, an organization dedicated to protecting supernatural beings from human detection. Ellauria is supposed to be safe but the spells that should be keeping Ellauria and Charlie safe are failing. All Charlie was is to find her family but she’ll have to ignore the Fellowship’s rules while learning about her powers and discovering who she is.
This was an addicting read with an interesting main character and amazing relationship dynamics. It started right away with Charlie and her twin brother, then with their mom, and their friend Seth. I could have happily read a whole book of just their banter.
Charlie was an easy character to like, Even things that would normally annoy me, like the fake cursing, fir her in a way that wasn’t just tolerable, it was endearing. She was strong and determined without being closed off to emotions. I enjoyed her reactions to finding out about the magical world and all the creatures and especially how even while seeing and learning all these new, amazing things, she never forgot her missing family.
The other characters were great as well. They stood out and complimented Charlie instead of either fading in the background or overtaking the story. My favourites were Seth, Lulu, and Kieran.
There was a lot of action and world-building to make it a fast read. The descriptions of the Between and Ellauria were very vivid and it really added something to them with Charlie being an artist and seeing with an artist’s eye.
I’m hoping there will be a next book because I’d really like to see more of this world.
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.