Today I will be reviewing Summer Wier's Link. I was quite curious to read this novel as I've worked with Wier briefly in the past with the marketing for SOUL. She is a gorgeous lady, which instantly makes me paranoid. Reviewing friend's works is a dangerous business. But it's the business we're in, so lets get started.
(As always, click through for goodreads page - and pretty cover!)
Link tells the story of Kira - an upcoming seventeen year old with daddy issues - who on a birthday camp-out, nearly drowns in a lake after being hit by a light. She falls into a brief coma and dreams of an alternative world and the attractive Evan. But this dream world isn't what it seems, and Kira soon learns she is mentally crossing worlds by the power of her star - which is dying. Any moment, she'll find herself restricted to one world only, and it may not be hers.
It is evident that Wier has done her research. The mechanics of this world Wier has created are complex, and fascinating - it is the selling point of this story; the originality of her core idea. However, what is the strength of her novel, also to turns out to be her downfall.
This review is going to be a bit of a mess, as it's hard to outline what exactly I want to say. So I'm going to break it up into four sections: foreshadowing, exposition, monologue, and other. Hopefully this will make everything a little more coherent. From there, we'll see how it goes.