Andrea’s life is thrown into chaos when she accidentally travels to an alternative world, from a cave on a forbidden beach in her family’s kingdom to the warm and carefree life of Southern California. Then a careless visit to the cave results in terrible consequences: a brewing war between kingdoms, her sister’s love for the wrong man, Andrea’s own conflicted feelings for an enemy leader, and dark family secrets exposed. Andrea faces many difficult choices, torn between duty and desire on so many levels.
Review: This was an easy book to get into. The story was told from first person POV and her voice was young and fresh and really natural. The ideas were interesting. Alternate worlds connected to this one, loving the wrong man, learning how to run a kingdom and be a lady when its the last thing you want to do. These ideas are classic for a reason- its hard to go wrong with them. The author did not go wrong. There was nothing wrong with this book. It just kinda… went by. There was no big battle scenes, there was no great romance scenes or anything that would make this book a reread. When I finished the book, I knew that I liked it, but I wasn’t sure what I would rate it. Someone who reads YA fantasy a lot would find the same things off about it that I did. Someone who reads them occasionally or someone that doesn’t read all that often would not understand my concerns. So I went to my read buddy. She asked a simple question, “Would you reread it?” The simplicity in my answer really cleared up my issues. Again, there is NOTHING wrong with this book. It wasn’t a bad book. There was just nothing that stood out to me. I hope that I am able to read another book by her and see that her writing has grown.