by Sara Ella
Publisher: Thomas Nelson/HarperCollins
Release Date: October 11th 2016
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Rate: 4 out of 5
Eliyana has always recoiled from her own reflection in the mirror. But what if that were only one Reflection—one world? What if another world existed where her blemish could become her strength?
Eliyana is used to the shadows. With a hideous birthmark covering half her face, she just hopes to graduate high school unscathed. That is, until Joshua hops a fence and changes her perspective. No one, aside from her mother, has ever treated her as normal. Maybe even beautiful. Because of Joshua, Eliyana finally begins to believe she could be loved.
But one night her mother doesn’t come home, and that’s when everything gets weird.
Now Joshua is her new, and rather reluctant, legal Guardian. Add a hooded stalker and a Central Park battle to the mix and you’ve gone from weird to otherworldly.
Eliyana soon finds herself in a world much larger and more complicated than she’s ever known. A world enslaved by a powerful and vile man. And Eliyana holds the answer to defeating him. How can an ordinary girl, a blemished girl, become a savior when she can’t even save herself?
Ever wondered what would happen if the one thing you really didn’t like about yourself actually not only made you special, but really important? That’s what happens to Eliyana! Being born with a large birthmark on her face always made life really difficult for her. It’s a life made more difficult when her mom dies and leaves her in the hands of her older best friend. She doesn’t even have time to mourn her passing since soon after the funeral her life gets turned upside down with people chasing after her!
This book from the first chapter takes off running and doesn’t let up till the very end. Every time I started to get a handle on what was happening something new and big was taking shape! I can’t give much detail without giving away too much! I STRONGLY suggest you pick this up! Even if your not usually a fantasy novel reader I still suggest giving this book a try. We have all felt different from others at some point in our lives for one reason or another. Join Eli as she discovers not only the truth of who she is, but also shows how strong a woman she will become!
Once upon a time, SARA ELLA dreamed she would marry a prince (just call her Mrs. Charming) and live in a castle (aka The Plaza Hotel). Though her fairy tale didn’t quite turn out as planned, she did work for Disney—that was an enchanted moment of its own. Now she spends her days throwing living room dance parties for her two princesses and conquering realms of her own imaginings. She believes Happily Ever After is Never Far Away for those who put their faith in the King of kings.