Six years ago in wartime London, sisters Evie and Philippa were transported to a magical realm where they became woodland queens. Now, returned to the real world, they must come to terms with more ordinary lives.
For Evie, it’s unbearable. A patchwork girl, pieced together from pain and longing, she dreams of the whispering trees and a daisy-chain crown.
For Philippa, it’s a relief – until her sister goes missing.
As the weeks unfold, Philippa must discover if Evie crossed safely between worlds or if the light was too bright – and she fell.
A mesmerising, dual narrative YA fantasy; The Magicians meets The Chronicles of Narnia.
Why I can’t Wait to read The Light Between Worlds:
The Light Between Worlds addresses a question left unanswered by one of my favourite books. The Chronicles of Narnia are among my all-time favourites. In The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe, four children disappear from their own world and become rulers in the land of Narnia. They remain for years, but when they return to England no time has passed at all. Neither this story nor Prince Caspian, explains how the Pevensie children cope with the transformation from great rulers back into school children in wartime Britain.
I am excited to read about another magical woodland realm. These are the lands of my daydreams, the worlds to which I am constantly drawn in both my reading and my writing.
The sisters react differently to their situation. I’m intrigued about what sort of conflict this causes after their return. I also want to know how they fared during their time in the magical realm. Did one do better than the other?
What happened to Evie? What does the synopsis mean by if she fell and does anyone know what happens to people who fall? There are so many questions. How can anybody not be intrigued?
The Light Between Worlds by Laura Weymouth
Chicken House Books