by Summer Wier
When I got a copy of Link through NetGalley I didn’t know much about this novel at all. I liked the cover and had seen a few people promote the novel on Twitter, but I had not read what it was about. When I started out I didn’t have much expectation and it was a long time since I read a book that I felt like I didn’t want to put away, so when this book hooked me from the start I have to say I was happily surprised.
The novel is basically about a girl who has an accident and then finds herself in another world while she’s sleeping. The first few chapters were a bit confusing, but still intriguing, and it was a bit hard to understand this whole dream thing. But after a while it all became clear and interesting and I just had to know what was going on.
The characters in the book are well developed and I instantly connected with the main character. I also like a lot of the worldbuilding, it is OK, but I do think that it should be made more clear throughout the novel that the main characters does not live on Earth. There was a hint in the beginning about this, but then it sort of felt like it wasn’t a different planet. The planet they live on is very similar to Earth, but I still find that it would have made the story more interesting if we could see some more differences between the worlds. It would have made the relationship and the conversations with the boy from Earth much more interesting and understandable at times.
The plot feels unique and I can really see the potential in this series. I am intrigued with what is going on and I want to know how it all ends. It’s a great sci-fi novel with what I feel is a unique take on this space travel and alien thing. So kudos to the author there.
My biggest disappointment about this book though is the ending. I do realize this is the first in a series of novels, but I still feel like there are so many questions that were left unanswered at the end. There was never any resolution to any of the things that began in this book and I feel that’s a shame. Obviously there has to be some sort of cliffhanger at the end to make the second book interesting too, but the “main problem” should be resolved at the end I feel.
But overall this is a great novel that really hooks you in and it’s both interesting and different, so if you like YA Sci-Fi, this is a book you cannot miss. I give it 4/5 stars.
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