High school senior Lydia Hawthorne is less than grateful when Oberon has her snatched from the Mortal world and she finds out she's actually Fae. And not just any Fae, but a trueborn with enough inherent magic to tip the balance between Oberon and Titania's warring Bright and Shadow courts.
But that's their game and she doesn't want to play by their rules. Together with Clive Barrow, a Bright Court Fae with embarrassing family ties to the Mortal world, Lydia fights to regain her old life, fueling her magic with the very Human power of love and loss, challenging the essential nature of Faerie itself.
Do faeries truly exist? What would happen to the mortal world,if Fae Rulers King Oberon and Queen Tatiana stopped at nothing to gain power over each other? The Between is in a single word..mesmerizing. Fantastically written,fast-paced once you move past the first chapter introduction to the characters,intelligently mythical,this is not a simple tale of the Fae. This story actually takes some brain power to keep up with. In-depth plot twists twine back and forth between the mortal world and the Fae world just like the roots and twisted branches of the ancient trees LJ Cohen gives life to in her pages. The author's view of the ancient tale of battle for power between Queen Tatiana and King Oberon,who they will involve,and who will survive, is completely unexpected and truly makes you wonder about that veiled world we all dream exists.
A Solid 4/5 Stars.
Reviewed by Carolyn Seiver for YA Book Addict