Sometimes, books are like acid trips.

Not that I know that that’s like, but Eleanor by Jason Gurley is what I imagine one would feel like.

When a terrible accident claims the life of Eleanor’s twin, her family is left in tatters, and her reality begins to unravel, dropping her in and out of unfamiliar worlds. When she returns to her own time and place, hours and days have flown by without her. One fateful day, Eleanor leaps from a cliff…and vanishes. In a strange in-between place, she meets a mysterious stranger who understands the weight of her family history: Eleanor’s twin wasn’t the only tragic loss. And unless Eleanor can master her strange new abilities, she may not be the last. -Goodreads description

Parts of it held my interest, and it was a fast, easy read, but it just wasn’t my type of story. It reminded me a lot of an Alice in Wonderland story, where this poor girl just keeps having weird things happen to her against her will.

There are some heavy themes of grief, depression, and blame. So, while it seems like a light and easy tale, it’s actually pretty dark.

I’m not sure how I would even classify this book. There are elements of fantasy but also sci-fi and supernatural genres.

Overall, the book was okay, but nothing I would ever recommend to friends or want to read again.

I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.


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