To day I am doing a review of Glimpse(The Dwellers book 1) by Sara Daniell.
Blurb: Orion Draper is not your typical Dweller. She is a non-conformist with an insatiable appetite for adventure. And trouble. So it is no surprise when she finds herself eavesdropping on a Constable meeting. One word that makes no sense, “Earth”, sends Orion on a quest for answers.
What is this “Earth”? And why has it never been mentioned before? Her search is soon over, but not without a heavy price to pay. Forced to leave behind the only home she has ever known, Orion fights for the chance to return. Every corner holds a new danger, and every shadow hides a secret. No one can be trusted, and no town is permanent.
Will Orion ever return to Dandux? Or is she forever condemned to repeat this hell she now knows?
My Review: I loved the concept of this book. A world within a world. Orion and her best friend Sage live in a sphere that is on Earth but not of it. The people of her sphere know nothing about Earth and Earth knows nothing about the spheres of her world. Orion is very rebellious. Something not tolerated well in her world. She accidentally ends up being transported to Earth when she travels outside of the safe zone in her world. This is when it gets a little shaky. We do not know exactly how she ends up on Earth. Or why she ends up in the middle of a street in Iowa when the portal to her sphere seems to be outside of a town in Thailand. The story skips ahead several years instead of going into how the learns to adapt to this new world. They are constantly on the run from hunters from their sphere, who they are always killing then running without ever being hunted by the police of Earth, even though with blue hair and lots of tattoos they could be traced easily. That is just a few of the holes in the book. It needs a serious edit. It does have plenty of action. With a little more work it could be a good series. I give this book 3 stars.