Rating – 4/5
“Cosplay ready, Violet and her friends are at Comic-Con. They can’t wait to meet the fandom of mega movie, The Gallows Dance. What they’re not expecting is to be catapulted by freak accident into their favourite world – for real. Fuelled by love, guilt and dear, can the friends put the plot back on track and get out? The fate of the story is in their hands…”
This is a new release and one I was extremely excited to read after seeing lots of people receiving arcs earlier in 2017. The book only released this month but I know it is going to get more and more hype as the year goes on.
Getting sent to the world of our favourite book is every bookworm’s dream and this story explores the downsides to what we all would assume is the perfect occurrence. Our four characters have to fully immerse themselves into the world which means poor hygiene, gross food and nearly getting killed at every turn. They also have to try and keep the story on plot in order to get home which isn’t easy when the story is pushing against you.
I really enjoyed reading from Violet’s perspective as she battled with wanting to get home but wanting to do the right thing for the characters in the world. We watch Violet struggle to keep to the plot as she learns horrifying truths about the world of the book she loves and I enjoyed experiencing the journey alongside her and questioning what I would do in the same situation. I adored Nate’s character and I loved Katie and I experienced the ups and downs of Violet’s friendship with Alice alongside her.
My favourite part of this story was something we learn at the end which I won’t spoil for anyone but it questions the strength of the reader and explores how our four heroes came to be part of the story they love. It was a really interesting aspect and made the story less predictable.
I highly recommend picking this book up no matter what genre of book you read as this story has something for everyone.