WHITE SPACE BY ILSA J. BICK
In the tradition of Memento and Inception comes a thrilling and scary young adult novel about blurred reality where characters in a story find that a deadly and horrifying world exists in the space between the written lines.
Seventeen-year-old Emma Lindsay has problems: a head full of metal, no parents, a crazy artist for a guardian whom a stroke has turned into a vegetable, and all those times when she blinks away, dropping into other lives so ghostly and surreal it's as if the story of her life bleeds into theirs. But one thing Emma has never doubted is that she's real.
Then she writes "White Space," a story about these kids stranded in a spooky house during a blizzard.
Unfortunately, "White Space" turns out to be a dead ringer for part of an unfinished novel by a long-dead writer. The manuscript, which she's never seen, is a loopy Matrix meets Inkheart story in which characters fall out of different books and jump off the page. Thing is, when Emma blinks, she might be doing the same and, before long, she's dropped into the very story she thought she'd written. Trapped in a weird, snow-choked valley, Emma meets other kids with dark secrets and strange abilities: Eric, Casey, Bode, Rima, and a very special little girl, Lizzie. What they discover is that they--and Emma--may be nothing more than characters written into being from an alternative universe for a very specific purpose.
Now what they must uncover is why they've been brought to this place--a world between the lines where parallel realities are created and destroyed and nightmares are written--before someone pens their end.
Hardcover, 560 pages
Expected publication: February 11th 2014 by EgmontUSAPre-Order here.
I loved the Ashes trilogy by Ilsa, which is why I think I will love this book as well. It's sounds pretty awesome and I like the cover. I had some issues when I tried reading my eARC, which is why I will be waiting for my hardcover to arrive, as I think it will be easier to read. <3 And I cannot wait for that!
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I agree that it is a bit hard to get into it, but I will be trying to get to read my ARC of it this week!ReplyDelete
The cover is so eye catching! The story sounds like it could be really confusing though. Not sure if I'll pick it up or not but I'll keep it in mind =)ReplyDelete
I love the sound of this one, but I've heard mixed reviews so far. So I'm a little worried...ReplyDelete
Oh that sounds interesting, thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
I'm totally not interested in this one (LOL) because one of my blogger friends hated it, but I'm interested to see whether or not you will like it. Hope you do, Carina!ReplyDelete
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Great pick! I have an eARC of this and can't wait to read it, it looks really good. Thanks for sharing :) My WoWReplyDelete
Will definitely be reading this when it releases. AHHHH IT LOOKS SO GOOD. Great pickReplyDelete
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I'm becoming obsessed with white covers, so Lisa's future release is a definite auto buy. Lol.ReplyDelete
I don't think I've seen anyone review this yet, but I got the eARC as well and haven't attempted it. Sad to hear you didn't like it when you started it, but hopefully that'll change with the finished copy! :) Great pick Carina!ReplyDelete
I absolutely love the cover of this one! I loved her Ashes trilogy as well! But I'm not sure I'm going to pick this one up or not. I've heard it's really complicated and confusing! Looking forward to hearing your review, Carina! Thanks for sharing! I hope you're having a great week so far! :)ReplyDelete
Yes to the yes. I am on board for this! It's looks nice and long, too! :DReplyDelete
Great pick! I've read a couple of reviews for this book, and it definitely sounds like it will be an interesting read! :)ReplyDelete
I have not read anything by this author, but I like the cover and title. I also found the movie Memento to be fascinating, so I know I will have to read White Space. :)ReplyDelete
I see so many people reviewing this book right now!! I need to read it!!ReplyDelete