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Chloe and the Half-World (Slumberland Station #1)

3.63 of 5 stars 3.63  ·  rating details  ·  19 ratings  ·  11 reviews
Slumberland Station is an urban fantasy series for young adults aged 12 and up.

If her father finds out Chloe plays with ghosts after school, she’ll be grounded forever. Why? Because for Chloe, playing with ghosts means racing them from rooftop to rooftop across the Manhattan skyline. Not to worry; when you’re fourteen, you’re immortal, so what could possibly go wrong?

Kindle Edition, 332 pages
Published August 2012
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Although this is said to be a young adult book, I couldn't put it down! The concept behind the story is very unique and imaginative. Two 14-year-old girls live on a private island owned by a company that designs new technology, where their parents are important scientists. The girls accidentally discover that each evening, ghostly figures run along the roof tops, seemingly trying to get somewhere. At first it is all a game to the girls, until one of the "ghosts" starts seeing them and asking for...more
Sandra "Jeanz"
I received this book directly from the Author as a review request in exchange fr an honest review from myself.
The cover is fairly plain, though it is an attractive colour it doesn't immediately grab you. The Train silhouette on the cover, to me represents the Ghost Train, so is definitely in keeping with the plot of the book.
The book is quite a complex story, but it unfolds at a reasonable pace, and keeps you interested and wanting to know what will happen to Chloe and her friend Alice....more
Dana Cheryl
Oct 05, 2012 Dana Cheryl rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Young Adults, Anime/Manga Enthusiasts, Lewis Carroll Fans, Urban Fiction Fans
Recommended to Dana by: First Reads Giveaway
Chloe and the Half-World is a uniquely visual book. The author does a phenomenal job describing the often surrealist places Chloe & co. travel to and from during their adventures. It's like reading anime and it's (pardon the vernacular) freaking cool. If this book can make its way to the diverse audience to which it will most appeal we'll see The Slumberland Station series soar to the top of the bestsellers lists.

Neon May has created fabulously smart, funny, daring characters in his open ho
Caitlyn Burleigh
Feb 12, 2013 Caitlyn Burleigh rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Lewis Carroll fans, Satoshi Kon fans, Urban fantasy fans, anime/manga fans, Hayao Miyazaki fans,
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This book is amazing! The author is incredibly creative-minded and talented. I look forward to reading other books by him. The book gripped me within the first five pages, where it opens with Chloe and her best friend Alice chasing the Echoes, a group of spirits that try to reach Manhattanville, an island off Manhattan that is uninhabited. Along with their adventures with the Echoes, Chloe also has to deal with a critical older sister and with living in a tightly secured community of engineers a...more
Nenia Campbell
ARCs are tricky. Some are good. Some are bad. Some are so ugly that you want to beat them down with a chair and say, "Get thee hence, Satan!" Unfortunately, Chloe and the Half-World is one of these latter. I really, really did not like this book. It literally gave me a headache because I found the main character so repulsive, the characterizations so inconsistent, and the plot so convoluted, that I truly hadn't the faintest idea what was going on.

Chloe and the Half-World consists of The Hero's J...more
The basic plot of the story was interesting. Although, it just wasn't my cup of tea. I felt like there were conflicting parts in the story. The main character, Chloe is suppose to be at the top of her class and the daughter of a robotics scientist. Yet, she doesn't know how to code a computer or understand a scientific explanation. I didn't see any real character development. The novel was basic. Once I got reading the book, I continued until the end. It was okay, just not really up to par. Ther...more
This is definitely s young adult fantasy book. Chloe and her friend Alice live on an island where a company designs new technology. Each night the girls go to rooftops and run with “Echoes”, ghosts, from one building to another. One ghost tries to communicate with them one night and things change from there on. The plot of this book is very imaginative, but not to my liking. There are some very good, vivid descriptions throughout. Some of the names used are uncommon and definitely geared toward...more
Chloe and the Half World takes you on a journey into an futuristic world surrounding the New York area where nothing is as it seems. Overall the story line was unique and the characters were interesting. I did have a problem with the way current trendy descriptions were used for describing a futuristic world and its characters as I find these detract from a futuristic setting. However, with that said, I still enjoyed the story line. I would recommend for those that like reading about heroines, g...more
I won this on first reads.

I take reading and reviewing books very seriously. Due to deaths and major family health issues, I have not been able to dedicate time or energy towards reading or reviewing. I do not want to do either half heartedly, so I will have to post this for now and will come back when things slow down. At that time I will update this with a proper review.
Raven Ward
I really enjoyed this book. The concept was somewhat familiar but the story telling and the character growth was done very well.

While I look forward to reading more I am not all that excited about the "reboot" that May is doing. I will give it a look though.
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I'm the author of the urban fantasy series for young adults, (No) Reality (Ages 12+).

I currently live in San Francisco. I'm a big fan of Nagaru Tanigawa, Hayao Miyazaki, London Elektricity, and believe Haruhi Suzumiya is up to something. I haven't grown up yet thanks to the adoption of a longer day cycle. I rarely update my blog,, since I don't like to write about reality--even if ther...more
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