Saturday, July 26, 2014

Between the Layers Review

Most fifteen year old girls are trying to figure out who they are; I’m trying to stay alive long enough to figure out what.

I’ve always been on the run. From my guilt about the things I couldn’t change, and from the voice in my head that won’t let me be normal. But yesterday Tommy and I were in a car accident on the way home from school. When I woke up, Tommy was gone, and so was the world I grew up in. Now I’m running less in a metaphorical way, and more in a “pick up the pace if you don’t want to die” way. Why? Because my eyes are blue, and I’m lost in a fantasy world where that means I’m different. It means I might not be human. It means I should already be extinct, and someone called “The Regent” is determined to make me that way.

I need to find the way home, and before I do that, I need to find Tommy. He’s only in this mess because of me. I can’t do it on my own, but it’s hard to know who to trust when everyone keeps trying to kill me.

About the Author:

SaraJean Panek has loved books since before she could read. One of her earliest memories is of sitting with one of her two older brothers and following along the page as he read her “Rapunzel.” She’s been telling her own stories nearly as long. “Between the Layers” is SaraJean's debut novel. She travels at every opportunity, but currently lives in her hometown of Virginia Beach and spends most of her free time writing, the work she loves.

My Review: 

I give this book three stars. I thought this would be great, but it was ok. When Sera, short for Serendipity, ended up in the other world, I thought it was interesting. There is no sports, no education, nothing in our world is normal there. I thought there might be a love interest, but there din't seem to be one. But like all YA books, there is a evil guy trying to kill Sera. Only because she has blue eyes everyone thinks she is a lost princess and their savior. 

Unfortunately, this book was not my cup of tea. I am glad I read it, but it not one of my favorites. This is only my opinion. If you like this book, then I suggest you continue on reading. It was a fast pace book and is a little confusing. The plot is good, but with the way it unfolded I feel it just jumped around a lot of details that could be important earlier on. All in all, it was an ok book and would recommend that people try it.