A world no one would believe.
From the moment Lyris is treated to coffee by a beautiful stranger, she has no idea that her life is about to change forever. In her enthusiasm to start at a new school with a new boyfriend, Lyris is almost able to look past his oddities.
The way he eyes up her striking red hair.
The way he loves that she’s seventeen. “The perfect age.”
And the way he’s gone from all but begging to show her a specific room in a specific house to making her swear never to even think about it again.
When Lyris doesn't take his strange warnings seriously, she finds that nothing could have prepared her for what lay behind that door.
Suddenly, Lyris finds herself in a world no one would believe. A world where she’s only a few inches tall and giants aren’t creatures from fairy tales. Where humans are no longer the dominant race, but pets auctioned off to the highest bidder. Lyris understands the true danger of such a place, but there seems to be one person on her side.
Her kind and surprised captor.
And while Brindt appears to be sweet and trustworthy, he also straddles the line between seeing her as an equal and a cute animal.
Lyris has to get home… before the one person can turn to becomes the one person who can’t let her go.
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Wow. This was not what I was expecting but it surprised me in a good way. I am not going to lie, I was a little skeptical at first because of how much of a douche I thought Wyatt was, but I did enjoy Lyris coming to that realization on her own.
Lyris was an exciting character. She wasn't completely cookie cutter of your typical ya heroine because she had to figure things out in her own way. Lyris trusted too easily and quickly at some points and not enough at others, but it was nice to see a flawed, spoiled heroine who started to think about others. I was really rooting for her to escape and be free. Or to at least be able to make her own choices.
The world building was pretty good, but left me with some questions at the end. But Lyris also had the same questions as me, so it was believable that I wouldn't know the answers to me. Because we got this from what Lyris saw and knew about the world of giants and I think that it was more believable that she didn't learn everything there was to learn about the other world than suddenly knowing everything. Had this been narrated third person, I would have expected to not have questions (or minimal questions because I am very into small details of new worlds), but considering all we knew was what Lyris could find out, it made sense that there was gaps. I think it makes it almost more interesting that we didn't find out everything about this other world because it lets the reader fill in some of the gaps with their own thoughts.
The one thing that did bother me was the epilogue and how Lyris
didn't even try to find a portal to get back to Brindt and Wyatt. I thought that she would have at least made an attempt to find where another one would be!
And that is why I rated it 4 stars tbh. Until then, it was a solid 4.5, but that upset me.
Overall: 4/5 stars for this one. This one was so creative and had such good, diverse characters. I highly recommend it if you are looking for something new and different.