By Erica Cope
The last time she checked, Mia Carrington was pretty sure that she was a normal girl with a completely ordinary life. She goes to high school, has a crush on the gorgeous and mysterious new boy in town, and has strange dreams that she can’t help but feel are real somehow. Okay, so maybe she’s not all that normal after all. A freak accident changes Mia’s life forever when she is thrown into another world and left to deal with the revelation that she is the daughter of the King of the Light Elves. Throw in an ominous prophecy predicting that Mia will break a curse unleashing the Dark Elves on the world and well, things don’t look too good. There is danger lurking at every corner in this strange world and Mia isn’t sure who she can trust…The only thing she is certain of is that the Dark Elves know about her, and they will stop at nothing until they have her.
This was one of those books I was hoping would be great and I ended up being highly annoyed as I read it. The heroine was okay, but she was so annoying because the author used her poor character to make the plot move along by having her do stupid things, like lying for no reason to people she should trust, and therefore putting everyone in danger for seemingly being too much of an imbecile to figure out it was a bad idea. The execution of the story was really interesting when the author got into the back story of the light elves and the dark. That was the best part of the whole novel, the mythological side of things. And of course I was EXTREMELY perturbed at yet another love triangle. We have two uncommonly gorgeous males vying for our heroine, and while one is nice and everything decent (in other words boring as all get out) the other is snarky and interesting. Hmmm. I wonder who she’ll choose. Sheesh. This book had loads of potential, and was written well, I just really got turned off by the love triangle and the stupidity of the main character.
This is a 2 out of 5 for me.