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Corridor by Robin Parrish

Robin Parrish This book could be the beginning of an Epic–yeah it was that good.  It is classified as a YA book, but even as a 30-something adult I found myself glued to the book.

Here’s what the book is about:

THE ONLY WAY OUT IS TO RUN.

On the eve of his seventeenth birthday, Troy Goggin finds himself inexplicably transported to an impossibly huge, miles-long structure called the Corridor. But what is the Corridor, and why was he brought to it?

It’s a place of mystery, wonder, and heart-stopping danger. It will test him and push him both mentally and physically. His only companion is the girl whose voice he hears inside his head, explaining the rules he must follow if he hopes to escape.

But there is much more to this extraordinary place than Troy could ever imagine. The Corridor’s true purpose — the biggest mystery of all — is revealed only to those who make it to the end.

When I got to the end I was stunned.  I thought it was an amazing story while I was reading it, but the end just blew me away–and left me wanting to know more.  When a sequel comes out I will be in the front of the line to buy it (Robin Parrish if you read this,  notice that I said when, not if).

Even better, is that as of the posting of this review, the book is only 2.99 on kindle.

Definitely a 5 star read, and on my shortlist of recent favorites.

I received a copy of this book from the Author. All opinions rendered are my own.

Ordinary People Thrust Into Quite Unusual Circumstances

The Skin Map                           by Stephen Lawhead

I don’t typically read sci-fi or fantasy books.   This being said, I committed to reviewing this book and I intend to give it a fair review.

The Skin Map by Stephen Lawhead has a well developed plot and enjoyable story-world.   The book is written  well, and I enjoyed author’s  British English.

The story follows an extremely boring and mundane British couple Kit and Wilhelmina who are thrown into more adventure than they ever hoped for when Kit’s long lost grandfather introduces him to the concept of lay lines by setting him up to cross into one.  When he finally returns to present day, he is late to meet Wilhelmina which causes her to be angry.  To prove that it is not his fault, Kit drags her to the place where he crossed over and attempts to help her cross as well.  She does, but ends up in an entirely different time and place than Kit.  Of course now that she is “lost in time” it is Kit & his grandfather’s mission to find her and make things right.

I really did not understand many of the aspects that may have been easy to follow for readers of this genre.  I had to look up lay lines, because the idea was just confusing me, and it was confusing for me to keep track of the different layers of what was going on.  The whole omniverse idea while interesting for a moment, was not something I enjoyed as an integral part of the book.  Although the plot twisted greatly at some points, at others it seemed to go on, and on, and on.

I think overall what I took away was that this is a good book, but it just was not for me.  It was not introductory level in it’s genre.

I give it two stars from the perspective of someone used to reading books that take place in our dimension.

This book was given to me for review purposes by BookSneeze.  All opinions are my own.

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