Friday, August 9, 2019

Shannon's Review - Between Worlds by Skip Brittenham

Title: Between Worlds
Series: ???
Author: Skip Brittenham
Genre: Fiction, Juvenile, Fantasy, Magic
Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons for Young Readers
Received: Purchased
Release Date: August 2016
Pages: 256

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Shannon’s Thoughts:

Two teens, a boy, Marshall, and a girl, Mayberry, decide to take a hike in their local woods to find a legendary tree. Even though the forest is known to be like the Bermuda Triangle for hikers the two find the tree that town folks call The Wishing Tree. They soon find out the tree’s power is much more than a myth. They without thinking wish to travel to another land and learn magic. There wish comes true and they get more than they bargained for. A story filled with adventure, magic and a tie-in to an augmented reality app that enables you to see various characters in 3D.

I picked this book up at a used book section. What attracted me was the augmented reality aspect. I had never experienced it within a book. It was interesting. The story got darker than I expected for a kids book. It did keep me wanted to know what was going to happen to Marshall and Mayberry. They ended up spending much more time in the world than most characters would in a story such as this.

While the augmented reality was a neat hook sometimes the app did not work for me. It was fun to see the creatures in 3D but the journal entries were long and definitely took you out of the story. In fact, the journals seemed to belong in another book.

Between Worlds was an okay story with a fun gimmick. I might read another like it or I may not. It was an experience.

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