It starts off in regular world. Story has come home from college to spend time with her mom and best childhood friend Adam. Her other best friend Elliot (who I loved) is a stylish gay man with a sixth sense who shows up when he feels that Story is in danger.
They go on a hike and end up at a lake that her mom hates. The lake sucks them into another world. They then find out that Story is the legendary Dreamer and the fairy tale world is relying on her to save both worlds.
There is a lot of world building in this book, but it is needed because it’s a big part of the story.
The characters in this book are some of the best I think I’ve ever read in a re-told fairy tale.
Fairy tales come to life (not necessarily the Disney versions)
Morgana and Guinevere..(2 lesbian characters) Morgana looks like one of my heroes!!
and so much more.
This is a thick book..and I’m sorry that I finished it. I wanted to stay in this world a little while longer.
If you love fairy tales..this book is just flipping awesome. If you are expecting Disney versions..you might as well go somewhere else.
I received an ARC copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.