Andi, Quinn, Fredrick, and Dylan weren’t expecting their worlds to be turned inside out – it just happened. One minute they’re here, and the next they aren’t. Where are they? The woods of Elorium, a strange place where anything can happen. Why are they here? Who WERE their grandparents? What happened to happily ever after? Will they ever escape alive, or will they be doomed to remain in a not-so-pleasant fairytale – forever?
Facts: This book is fairly well written, the action flows along nicely, and the plot is original. It’s clean, interesting, and fun. I would recommend it for book lovers, teens, or anyone who likes fairytales with a twist, although the author does leave the ending pretty open to a sequel.
My Feelings: I’m giving this book four stars because it was very hard for me to get through the first few chapters. Each one tells a separate story, which ends abruptly with the main character’s disappearance from this world, yet they didn’t seem to flow very well in my opinion. Once I got past those first few chapters, I really did enjoy this book, although at times the stories did seem to overlap and blend, and I wasn’t sure which character was which at first. It is a very different spin on fairy tales than I expected, and once it gets started, the action moves right along. It’s a book I wouldn’t mind reading again, although I would skip the intro chapters the second time through.
I received a copy of this book through NetGalley for the purposes of this review.