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Fleeing her past and a dark tragedy that haunts her every waking moment, Rose settles for a crummy retail job in a crummy town in the middle of Indiana. Her one solace - the sprawling forest behind her apartment complex - leads her down a dizzying path into a topsy-turvy world where Rose escapes her painful memories…but finds herself at the center of a dangerous plot.

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Published November 22nd 2019
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Kaysee
Nov 22, 2019 rated it liked it
I would first like to state I received an ARC for an honest review of this book, so here we go.

I didn’t finish because it felt like the story wasn’t progressing. Rose was beginning her adventure, but at 10% in it felt like it might take too many pages for her to actually be on her way I lost interest. I realize someone might say, “That doesn’t seem deep enough in,” yet it was when she spent the first chapter complaining about Indiana summers (they do suck) without explaining why she decided a
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Lynn Graham
Nov 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Cranky - The Book Curmudgeon
Nov 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5 Cranky Stars


This is a well written story. I found it entertaining and a little different. As usual, there is mystery, magic and strange creatures. Also, a different world parallel to Earth.


The main character is Rose. She had her life all planned out. She had her dream job to start and a secure future guaranteed. However, nothing is ever guaranteed. In college graduation day, her parents and her sister were killed in an auto accident on there way to the ceremony. Unable to handle her grief,
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Inkslinger
Nov 23, 2019 rated it liked it
(Review posted in its entirety at www.BetwixtTheSheets.com.)

I'm being slightly generous with the stars.. I'd like to give it 2 and a half.. but it's better than 2.

"This novel left me conflicted, and it makes sense.. since 'Rachael Vaughn' is actually the pen name for a couple. According to their website bio, Laura Rachael Black and Trenton Vaughn Hockersmith share the writing duties.. and while such a partnership can yield amazing results, it requires the partners to be on equal footing
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Sarah M
Nov 27, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019
Thank you to Xpresso Bpok Tours for granting my request on Netgalley for this book. All opinions are my own.

Rose goes hiking and stumbles upon something new, a new world opens up for her and she has an adventure together with people she meets there.

On paper that sounds just like the type of stories I enjoy when it comes to the fantasy genre. Normal person who just happens to find something much bigger or go through worlds to something more fantastical where they find their purpose and learn
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Chris
Dec 04, 2019 rated it it was ok
I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for an honest review.

Where to start?

I didn't give this a high star rating, because there were a lot of weaknesses. Some of the characters' motivations were a bit hazy, and I didn't understand how some of them knew the information that they knew.

One of the surprises was something I guessed easily, (view spoiler).

And I found the world... well, fantastical and
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Courtney
Nov 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I recieved an early review copy of this book from Net Galley.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It is a modern-day fairy tale, reminiscent of Alice in Wonderland (although I was underwhelmed by Alice and was charmed by this book). The story is enchanting, and each time I had to lay it down, I was eager to return to it. The world Vaughn creates is fantastical, yet familiar. The plot propelled forward at a satsfying pace. Consistent with the magical tone, not all mysteries are answered by the end of
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Michelle VanDaley
Nov 24, 2019 rated it liked it
The world building in this book is interesting but Rose was not a great lead for me. She just pretty much went along for the ride - not questioning things she should. The story is told from multiple view points and that got pretty confusing at times. Overall I found it pretty slow paced and an okay read
Anji Ison
Nov 18, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc
This wasn't an enjoyable read but it has potential. My main issue is that it just took too long for this story to start shaping up. Waiting until almost 50% of the book was read to learn about where the rot came from, what role Neku and Yesendria played. Even the Ma'ar's background took forever to get too.
Maybe if Chapter 23 started the book off, it would be a better read.
Carla Naum
Nov 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The author created an Amazingly inventive world that I loved very much. I was a bit disappointed when the book ended - I always feel that way about good books coming to a close. Hopefully, there will be more from her!
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India Staten
Dec 14, 2019 rated it liked it
I don’t understand why all the text is in bold. It almost feels like a passive yelling on the pages. The world building was very descriptive and I could imagine the world well. It felt like I was ready a mystery novel that made me want to know what was going to happen next.
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Rachael Vaughn is the creative brainchild of husband-and-wife writing duo, Laura Rachael Black and Trenton Vaughn Hockersmith.

Laura is the wordsmith of the pair, and a bona fide dabbler. With interests in everything from mosaics to wood carving and playing the hammered dulcimer, there isn’t much that doesn’t appeal to her insatiable need to create. When she isn’t writing, Laura stays busy as the
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