Title: The Light Between Worlds
Author: Laura E. Weymouth
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Release Date: October 23, 2018
Five years ago, Evelyn and Philippa Hapwell cowered from air strikes in a London bomb shelter. But that night took a turn when the sisters were transported to another realm called the Woodlands. In a forest kingdom populated by creatures out of myth and legend, they found temporary refuge.
When they finally returned to London, nothing had changed at all—nothing, except themselves.
Now, Ev spends her days sneaking into the woods outside her boarding school, wishing for the Woodlands. Overcome with longing, she is desperate to return no matter what it takes.
Philippa, on the other hand, is determined to find a place in this world. She shields herself behind a flawless exterior and countless friends, and moves to America to escape the memory of what was.
But when Evelyn goes missing, Philippa must confront the depth of her sister’s despair and the painful truths they’ve been running from. As the weeks unfold, Philippa wonders if Ev truly did find a way home, or if the weight of their worlds pulled her under.
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I really enjoyed this story! I couldn’t put it down.
I expected this story to have more fantasy elements, since it is marketed as being similar to the Chronicles of Narnia. There are some flashbacks to their time in the Woodlands, especially in the first half, but the story mostly takes place during the years 1948-1950.
The characters felt very real. They struggle with a lot of the things that happen to them. I appreciated the honesty of the characters, and the way they dealt with their problems.
This book was very good! I can’t wait to see what Laura writes next!
What to read next:
The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (Chronicles of Narnia #2) by C.S. Lewis
Have you read The Light Between Worlds? What did you think of it?