I, like the heroine of Between the Layers, have blue eyes, but even to become a princess, I wouldn’t venture into the world Sarajean Panek has created in Book One of her Travelers series. Tensions are high between the warring classes in what seems a post-apocalyptic planet other than Earth. Dropped into the midst of all this strife, what’s a girl to do?
Quick-thinking and inherently moral, Sera learns to trust the good guys as well as the magic within herself. And meets someone who I’m guessing will become a love interest in Book Two.
I don’t want to give away too much of the plot, but I’m also guessing Sarajean has had some bad experiences with small, recalcitrant children.
This was a page turner with a sense of humor, a winning combination.
Most fifteen year old girls are trying to figure out who they are; I’m trying to stay alive long enough to figure out what.
I’ve always been on the run. From my guilt about the things I couldn’t change, and from the voice in my head that won’t let me be normal. But yesterday Tommy and I were in a car accident on the way home from school. When I woke up, Tommy was gone, and so was the world I grew up in. Now I’m running less in a metaphorical way, and more in a “pick up the pace if you don’t want to die” way. Why? Because my eyes are blue, and I’m lost in a fantasy world where that means I’m different. It means I might not be human. It means I should already be extinct, and someone called “The Regent” is determined to make me that way.
I need to find the way home, and before I do that, I need to find Tommy. He’s only in this mess because of me. I can’t do it on my own, but it’s hard to know who to trust when everyone keeps trying to kill me.
About the Author:
SaraJean Panek has loved books since before she could read. One of her earliest memories is of sitting with one of her two older brothers and following along the page as he read her “Rapunzel.” She’s been telling her own stories nearly as long. “Between the Layers” is SaraJean’s debut novel. She travels at every opportunity, but currently lives in her hometown of Virginia Beach and spends most of her free time writing, the work she loves.