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The Corridor

(The Corridor #1)

3.68  ·  Rating details ·  319 ratings  ·  97 reviews
Infinite worlds. Endless possibilities . . .

Stel Alaster has never known life without the Corridor. It appeared suddenly seventeen years ago, the only portal to a parallel version of our world—Second Earth. Everyone on First Earth fears Mods, the genetically modified Second Earthers who built the Corridor. They are too smart, too strong, and have powers that can’t be cont
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Published June 23rd 2015 by Alloy Entertainment
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Jun 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
3.5 Sci-Fi/YA lovin' stars!

"You can't live life that way, worrying about what's going to happen. You'd be paralyzed. Living means taking risks."


The Corridor is a fast paced Sci-Fi YA novel. The concept behind the novel is fresh and the writing was rich with description.

Stel lives in a dystopian society at in the future. In her world exists a “corridor” or gateway to other worlds. The corridor has been found to be unstable. Stel’s dad has been a huge contributor to helping her world find success
(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Alloy Entertainment and NetGalley.)

“Light kindled inside the portal, sparking like a fire. Electricity cracked in the air.
My dark brown hair rose from my head and stood on edge. My body subtly vibrated, teeth chattered and ears rang with the noise.
Then my entire world ignited.”

This was an interesting YA sci-fi story about a girl who could open portals to parallel universes.

Stel had a real problem in t
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The Corridor was an easy and enjoyable read. I can't really say that I went wild while reading it but it was decent.
It started a bit boring but the plot was promising and intriguing. After reading 30% of the book it felt like things were getting better and faster.

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Jun 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
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The Corridor is a fantastic novel about a multiverse. In this multiverse, numerous alternate dimensions exist. And there's a way to travel between them. Doing so has cost many alternate planets severely, and has led to death on a large scale. Yet, physicists are desperate to find a way to stabilize this transportation between alternate earths and continue to root out more dimensions. In each dimension, little changes exist that a
Jessica (The Psychotic Nerd)
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I received an ecopy of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

I adore the premise of parallel worlds, it's probably my all-time favorite topic, and I will pick up anything that even mentions them! I felt like this book incorporated parallel worlds very well! This book was intriguing, fast-paced, with lots of twist!

This book takes place in an alternate future. In Stel's world, there's a mysterious portal, call
Kirsty (Amethyst Bookwyrm)
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The Corridor, which is a portal to a parallel earth, which is called second earth, appeared 17 years ago. The Corridor almost destroyed second earth and has humans called Mods who have powers. Estele has lived near the Corridor all her life but when it fluctuates near her, she discovers she has a dangerous power to open portals, not just to second earth but other earths. When the Corridor starts to fail, Estele has to
Cheyanne Young
May 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is the perfect read for someone who likes adventure, sci-fi, and swoon worthy love interests. Luckily, I happen to love all three.

This story is about Estelle, who lives near the corridor, a portal to a parallel universe where there's another earth. The corridor is highly unstable and basically ruined the second Earth that it was created by, leaving First Earth with some creepy Mod residents. When the corridor freaks out one night, Estelle finds herself with a special modification of her ow
Carrie Esposito
May 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The Corridor is an excellent science fiction young adult novel that explores the possibility of parallel universes. The main character, Stel, is engaging as she struggles to understand herself and the power she possesses that when unleashed to its fullest capacity has the potential to change not only her, but the entire multiverse.
What makes this novel special and sets it apart is its incredible emotional life. We feel Stel’s losses deeply as well as her passions, particularly for Cohl, a dark a
Jun 04, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
*I received a copy of this book through Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review.


I'm extremely sorry because I did want to like this book's so messy.
The concept was interesting, but the plot is all over the place and the insta-love was almost unbearable. It is a quick read, even too quick, but the concept couldn't make up for all those flaws.
The concept of this book was pretty awesome. Multiple universes? Check. Trans-dimensional travel? Check.

This book hooked me in from the very beginning and kept me reading until the last page. The first book in a new series, it left me wanting more. Where's the next book, please?

Stel is a normal girl on First Earth, until a horrible energy surge gives her powers to open portals to any other dimension of Earth. Throughout the book she struggles with her new gift and the implications it could have
Hannah L (Reviewer)
May 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
In The Corridor, there are multiple dimensions and universes, and the main character Stel Alaster can open portals to them all on her own. When her world is threatened by the potential creation of a new Corridor, which could cause a second Pulse and kill everyone; she is forced on an adventure with two 'other dimensions' inhabitants.
Very intense and thrilling, The Corridor takes the reader on an adventure through dimensions and parallel worlds. I found The Corridor to be interesting and prett
Jessica | Booked J
May 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
and soon to be here:

As a note, an e-galley of this novel was sent to me via NetGalley by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not effect my opinions in any way.

THE CORRIDOR by A.N. Willis has been on my most anticipated list for quite a while now and thankfully, it didn’t disappoint me. Within the first chapters, I knew that it was on the track to becoming one of the best young adult sci-fy rele

The Corridor grew on me fairly quickly, because there was plenty of showing and not telling. I saw the world through Estelle's eyes and wondered what everyone's agenda might be.

But there were a few things that inhibited my further enjoyment.
The whole business with Estele's teleporting could have been much better explained. For instance, ever since I found that she could open a portal to different Earths, I wondered what would happen if she went to somewher
Jamie (Books and Ladders)
May 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
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Disclaimer: I received an advanced review copy of this book on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to Alloy Entertainment for the opportunity.

First of all, this is a beautiful cover. Like I am in awe with how beautiful this cover is. It is one of the reasons I wanted to read this one, but once I read the synopsis, I was hooked. And the story delivered.

Stel was an interesting character. She was really dependent on her family
Jun 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
*An advanced copy of this book was given to me through Netgalley in exchange of an honest review.

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Have you ever finished a book, put it down, and then wanted to scream out loud in agony because the characters and the plot and the ending were so marvellously, amazingly good? This book certainly made me feel that way.

So where do I start? I absolutely loved, loved, loved this book. To begin with, it was science fiction. Very few people can pull of scienc
Bailey Riddle
Jun 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
*I was provided a copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.*

Imagine a world in which there is not only one Earth, but many Earths, with the possibility of traveling between each of the Earths and finding the same planet with different people, different technology, different ways of life. This is the world of The Corridor.

A group of people from the Second Earth open up a portal to First Earth, but this has unexpected consequences when it causes cha
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'"I know I wouldn't want to be standing right here with anyone else but you," I told him. That was all I could see right now- this moment- so it was all I could give him. But maybe that could be enough.'

Rate: 3.5
I was seriously contemplating on giving it a DNF because nothing really spiked my interest.It was dragging on and I wanted some action. But thank god I soldiered on, it got so much better after posting my update at 27%.

From that point onward I sped through the book. Everything came tog
May 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I love the fact that Willis says that the idea for this book came to her in a dream --the multiple Earths named after the signs of the Zodiac definitely has that uncannily "on-ness" that happens in dreams. But there are so many layers to this book - Stel, the protagonist, is fully drawn, with an ability to move between worlds that could have her locked away because her society fears such powers, and a mission to help her ailing father. Like other readers have mentioned, I appreciated that Stel's ...more
Kirsti Call
Jun 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
I got a copy of this book from netgalley in exchange for an honest review. SPOILER ALERT

This story is an action packed, compelling, sci-fi YA with a sprinkle of romance. This premise of this book is intriguing. There are two different versions of earth connected by a portal called the corridor. Estelle, the MC, is a normal girl until she's close to a corridor energy surge and becomes someone who can make corridors herself.

What I liked: The characters in this story are real and likable. Estelle
May 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is a rare treat. A sci-fi thriller that's exciting and fast-paced for casual fans, but also hits on a deeper level with its characters and the amazing universe(s) it creates. Even better, the author weaves in enough real science to appeal to the nerdier sci-fi genre people (like me) who love the world-building aspects of these books above everything else.

This is a must read for YA fans, sci-fi fans, and all my fellow dorks who got excited by every time-travel/multi-dimension episode on Star
May 15, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley-read
The Corridor was a fun and unique read, but it did have a few things I didn't like (insta-love romance and a skinny dipping scene that was a little uncomfortable to read). Still it was interesting and quick to read. I'm not sure if I will read the next book or not.

*i received a compliment ebook copy via netgalley for my honest review. As always, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.*
May 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Willis manages to create a fast moving and compelling story that is pure fun and adventure with characters you will love and loathe. It is beautifully and intelligently written so that I felt I was in Stel’s shoes and heart through her highs and lows. I am so looking forward to the sequel and what other books A. N. Willis has for us in the future!
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Jun 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
4.8 / 5 stars.

Loved it. Can't wait till it's released so everyone can read it ❤
Sophia (Bookwyrming Thoughts)
I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
It seems, that books relating to parallel universes are like mermaid books and contemporary books: I either get along with them, or I don't get along with them.

It's no brainer that a book involving parallel universes as A Thousand Pieces of You and The Corridor have would be extremely scientific in its explanation. An information dump is (or may
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The first of the series, The Corridor is a fast paced sci-fi drama about alternate realities or multiverses, alternate Earths. There is never any conclusive proof that alternate realities exists bit if you (like me) are sci-fi nerds with an open mind then you'll believe that our choices coupled with all that 'what if' scenario available on a grand scale, then anything is possible. Just believing is the key. But we are weening of
**Copy provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review**

The thing that disappointed me most about The Corridor was that it had potential. So much potential. But it was let down by the character development and the progression of the story.

Probably the first thing that irked me about The Corridor was the time skip. Six whole months from the first chapter to the second. We are told later in the story that Estele did certain things in these six months, like exploring the Barrens and learning
Lindsey Learn
Jun 03, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: young-adult
I was excited to read The Corridor. Finally, some science fiction! I loved the premise with multiple Earths and Mods (a mutant-type character, but more genetically engineered). Despite my initial excitement, it was really hard for me to get into this book. I still can’t believe it’s only 217 pages…it felt like fourhundredandthirtytwo…thousand, to be exact. Fortunately, the second half gained some speed and the relationships fell into more natural rhythms, but it took a little too much time to ge ...more
Katy Sauer
Jun 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The story started out a little confusing for me. A lot of the technology took me a moment to figure out from the descriptions given. Once I did though, I became a touch jealous. I’d love to have some of the gadgets they have as every day items! The real events of the book start happening right away which I really appreciated. It didn’t seem like there was a big gap at the beginning for world building or getting to know the various characters. All of this came up as the plot moved along, not as s ...more
May 17, 2015 rated it liked it
Writing a review with a headache isn't the best thing to do but still, I just finished reading this YA sci-fi story so I'll try to put into words what this book is about and how I felt about it.

First of all, the Corridor is about Estelle or 'Stel', a young girl living on "First Earth" who loves her family: her dad and older brother Justin. Due to an accident with the Corridor a few months ago, she's now able to open portals to other worlds or other Earths. She doesn't really know how her power
Rachana Hegde
Jul 31, 2015 rated it liked it
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Disclaimer: This book was provided by Alloy Entertainment via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

The premise is great, the plot is okay...But you guys..It's confusing. And that is my #1 issue with the book because while it's fast-paced and interesting, it's really hard to keep track of everything. There is even info-dumping at some points in the book (and I know it's not easy to avoid but come on). I'm n
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A.N. Willis writes YA--sometimes sci-fi, sometimes supernatural, always with heavy doses of action and romance. Her first novel, THE CORRIDOR, was inspired by her love of sci-fi TV shows growing up. She spent too many late nights in high school watching reruns, resulting in a possibly unhealthy obsession with yellow-eyed androids, renegade FBI agents, and wormholes to distant galaxies. When she's ...more

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