Thursday, August 4, 2016

In Another Life by Carys Jones


Pans Labyrinth meets Once Upon A Time in this fantasy thriller from Carys Jones
Returning home one weekend Marie Schneider’s life changes forever when her car collides with a lorry on the motorway and she is left fighting for her life. Whilst in a coma, Marie awakens in the fantastical world of Azriel which appears to be right out of the pages of a Fairy Tale book. Here, Marie learns that she is their long lost Princess North, and that Azriel is where she truly belongs.
When Marie eventually wakes from her coma her thoughts of Azriel are still very present in her mind and she struggles to adjust to her 'normal' life. Everyone around her insists that Azriel is just a figment of her imagination but as she tries to recover from her wounds people start approaching her on the street, insisting that Azriel needs her and that she must return there at once.
Confused, Marie tries to discover which reality is the right one. Could she truly be a long lost princess from another world or is she just losing her mind? As the world of Azriel starts to creep in to her current life it gets harder for her to ignore that perhaps she really is Azriel's Princess after all...

My Thoughts
★★★★ Stars
I received this book in return for an honest review.
Move over John Green, Carys Jones is coming through!
I found this book very interesting, but when it said "Pans Labyrinth meets Once Upon A Time" I honestly didn't see that... But that is a different story. Lol
I am trying to write this review with no spoilers, but I have noooo idea how! lol
In Another Life was very well written and kept me wondering what would happen next. 
Just when I thought I knew what was going to happen, something happened that completely threw me off. It really kept you guessing wondering what was real and what wasn't.

That ending really killed me though. I wasn't expecting that and I cried like a baby.

I liked Marie, but the rest of the characters really ticked me off. I thought her parents were over pushy. They wanted her to be better, I get that, but the second she was out of the hospital they wanted her to be better then and there. And sorry, but it doesn't work like that. And okaying the reporter to come without even asking her first really made me mad at her mama.
Sebastian ... is just crap. I hated him with a passion. It seemed like every time he did something douchy, "I love you" was brought up. Reminds me of one of those abusive relationships. He wasn't abusive or anything, he was just a super jerk and not supportive at all. 
All in all, it was a really good book and I would recommend it. 
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