Lil has a dream, she’s transported to another world, meeting her doppelgänger. When she wakes up she’s left with questions. When a boy kidnaps her from school needing her help to save Willow, her double she jumps right in.
I love books with parallel universes, they’re fun to read and different. It’s amazing the imagination that goes into it. Ruth creates a world filled with magic, love, hope, fear and power. Fae are also a favourite creature of mine so I was really happy to see them included.
Lil and Willow look alike but they are very different. It’s only little things but it’s noticeable. I loved Lil, she will do everything she can to save her friends, even if it means making sacrifices. Willow seemed a little stuck up to me, but I loved how she was with Jamie and I warmed up to her towards the end. Hudson, Rawlie & Arianna were cool characters but I think they could have been a little more detailed.
The world building was good, I loved the portals and how everything came together. The individual powers from the Mystics was funky too. I had quite a few surprises thrown at me, one or two I definitely wasn’t expecting.
I had to put Orenda down a few times as I got bored but then at other times I was on the edge of my seat excited, It was a little up and down for me. Good but not my favourite from Ruth Silver. I’m curious to know what happens next even if I am a little undecided if I’ll read book 2.