by Ashley Bourgeois, Kathryn McGowan
Aislin's mother just died. Her mother passed on her love of reading and left her boxes of books which Aislin spends all her time reading. Aislin finds a magic book. The story then splits off into a fantasy land. The writing felt really disjointed at times. I couldn't get a good enough feel for Aislin to find her sympathetic. Some of the story, sad girl who just lost her mother bullied by mean girls at school, felt overdone and cliched. Outside the book are the Outer Realms and inside the book is the Inner Realm. The BDSM aspects of the story were very unexpected and seemed to come out of nowhere. I found a lot of this story just strange. It wasn't coming together for me. 3 stars.