The Light Between Worlds by Laura E. Weymouth

The Light Between Worlds

Five years ago, Evelyn and Philippa Hapwell cowered from air strikes in a London bomb shelter. But that night took a turn when the sisters were transported to another realm called the Woodlands. In a forest kingdom populated by creatures out of myth and legend, they found temporary refuge. When they finally returned to London, nothing had changed at all—nothing, except themselves. Now, Ev spends her days sneaking into the woods outside her boar...

Details The Light Between Worlds

TitleThe Light Between Worlds
Release DateOct 23rd, 2018
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, Historical, Historical Fiction

Reviews The Light Between Worlds

  • Korrina (OwlCrate)
    A picked this book up on a total whim and absolutely loved it. The writing was fantastic, and the story made my heart ache in the best way.
  • Hamad
    This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book PrescriptionActual rating: 3.5 stars“A Woodlands heart always find its way home”🌟 The moment I set my eyes on this cover I knew I was going to read this book. It has one of the best covers ever. I wanted the inside to match the outside, well it happened but to a certain degree.🌟 Let’s just say that the first thing that caught my attention was the writing style, Laura is...
  • Joey Rambles
    You know, if you can get past the off-putting formatting and enigmatic writing style of this novel, there's actually a pretty interesting story in it!Too bad I couldn't get past the off-putting formatting and enigmatic writing style.This is going to sound like an angry review, so before anything else, I'd like to say this: everything I dislike about this novel is purely on a semantic level. I have no problems with its characters or its plot. It's...
  • Melissa
    A yearning, achingly lovely take on what happens when you find your way free of your own world and into one that suits you better--then are forced back home again. This is a book for anyone who dreamed of being Lucy Pevensie or broke their heart over poor Susan, with the mystical, lonesome feeling of a clearing happened upon in the woods.
  • Nadhira Satria
    Boring and a complete rip off of Narnia.bleh
  • Cindy
    If you have loved Narnia, you MUST look this book up next fall. I don't even have words to describe how much I adored it; the lyrical, literary prose, the deeply flawed but eminently relatable characters, the utterly phenomenal premise. This book is like nostalgia incarnate, and not quite like anything I've ever read. ❤❤❤ DEFINITELY read it. If you have loved Narnia, you MUST look this book up next fall. I don't even have words to describ...
  • Nemo (The Moonlight Library)
    This review was originally posted on The Moonlight LibraryI received a copy of this book from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Some people will see this as a loving homage to Narnia, with similar elements easily identified: Lucy, Susan and Peter are obviously Evelyn, Philippa, and Jamie, with Aslan recreated in Cervus the stag, and the Woodlands creatures shadows o...
  • Dani - Perspective of a Writer
    Check out more reviews @ Perspective of a Writer...5 years ago, Evelyn and Philippa Hapwell cowered from air strikes in a London bomb shelter. But that night the sisters were transported to another realm called the Woodlands. In a forest kingdom populated by creatures out of myth and legend, they found temporary refuge. When they finally returned to London, nothing had changed at all—nothing, except themselves. When Evelyn goes missing, Philipp...
  • Vicky Who Reads
    4.5 starsThis was such a poignant read, I'm stunned by Weymouth's expert skill at manipulating what we perceive as reality and fiction.Not only was I wholly immersed in this novel--in the rich worlds of the Woodlands and wartime London--I was also invested in the characters' stories and wanted to see them succeed.Let me backtrack.Weymouth definitely blew my expectations away with her debut, and I definitely already had decently high expectations....
  • ✧lilly✧
    ✧ ARC PROVIDED BY THE PUBLISHER VIA EDELWEISS IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW ✧Have you read The Chronicles of Narnia or watched The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe? If yes, don't come anywhere near this book. Reread or rewatch Narnia instead. You'll be getting the better execution of the exact same premise.There isn't an ounce of originality in The Light Between Worlds. It's practically a recycled version of Narnia, minus Edmund:✔ four t...
  • Samm | Sassenach the Book Wizard
    HOLY CRAP! I FREAKING LOVED THIS BOOKFirstly, I did not realize how much of a historical fiction it was going to be! It's a historical fiction with some fantasy--not a fantasy. I got some hardcore Narnia vibes but the POV and information given was actually quite different. Imagine being kicked out of Narnia and trying to go back to your life just after WWII. We're not focusing on the magical world that changed you BUT how actions and events in li...
  • Brittany (The Book Addict's Guide/Novelly Yours)
    Initial Impressions 8/19/18: 4.5 starsWhat a beautiful book this was! THE LIGHT BETWEEN WORLDS wasn't quite what I was expecting but it turned out to be even better. The focus was much more on the time after the fantasy world and how the three siblings had to deal with being back in the real world and it made for such an emotional story. I loved the characters and how real everything felt. The emotions really struck me and I connected with these ...
  • London Shah
    You don't even know how much you're going to love this book... Oh my goodness, it is haunting in the most beautiful ways. Prepare to meet one of the most unforgettable MC's you've ever read about––I can't believe how much I connected with Ev!!! I still think about her, and that's something when you consider I read an early draft of this story. I cannot wait to read the final version. So utterly beautifully written, a heartbreaking premise, an...
  • Leah
    How dare someone think to write this! I mean ... this was just ... COMPLETELY, UTTERLY AND IRREVOCABLY DEVASTATING!!!First, let me start off by saying I had ridiculously high expectations for this book. Ever since the deal was announced, say a year and a half ago, I have kept an eye on every single update. The title change, the cover reveal which then changed as well (to a masterpiece, I might add), when ARCs went out, etc. The author even follow...
  • Shannon (It Starts At Midnight)
    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight This book... well it wasn't my favorite. It did get a wee bit better as it went along, at least? Idk, I am grasping at straws here, because I wanted so desperately to like it. And tons of people did, from what I can tell on Goodreads! So as always, opinions vary!The Things I Liked: •The sibling bond. The sibling story that the story w...
  • Britt
    Wow, this book was quite a trip. It started out with a Chronicles of Narnia vibe but then turned into all of the darkness and poetic beauty of Wintersong. This book gives insight to what might happen after Narnia. They’ve lived in a different world, are years older, different people – and then get thrown back into their younger bodies in this old world. It is a story about the bond/relationship between sisters, and dealing with loss, grief, a...
  • Ameema Saeed
    4.5 stars.I'm an Indigo Employee, and I received an advanced reading copy of this book, in exchange for my honest feedback.The alternate ending to Narnia that you never knew you needed. This book was devastating (in the best of ways). Covering incredibly heavy topics like grief, loss, trauma, and mental illness – this book was truly genre-defying. Almost split into two stories – this read half like the story of a young, troubled girl – torn...
  • Meredith Miller
    I stayed up most of the night reading this. It's that compelling! The premise is great. What happens to kids once they get back from someplace like Narnia (it isn't Narnia, but a similar kind of fantastical alternate world) and have to fit themselves back into this reality? The writing here is so strong and the story is realised in a dark and beautiful plot about love between sisters and two young women coping with the constant threat of emotiona...
  • Renee
    Lovely writing. Winsome characters. Leisurely pace. This novel explores the characters’ longings for another world & the ache they feel when separated from the place they truly belong. A strong YA novel with beautiful use of language. I look forward to another story from this talented author! (This is a very introspective novel. I was moved by the story but wished that the characters’ sojourn in the other world would have made them braver, st...
  • Kathy
    Right. Where do I even start with this?How about here: there's only one other book (or series, rather) I've read this year that's made me cry as much as this one, and even now, days later, it's got me aching and drenched with its characters and their pains.I wondered if should take a month to sort out my feelings and write something that can be at least 10% of what this story is worth. Then I realized I could take the entire year and still have n...
  • Drue
    Thanks, Edelweiss and HaperTeen for providing me with a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review. "The heart of a woman falls back with the night,And enters some alien cage in its plight,And tries to forget it has dreamed of the starsWhile it breaks, breaks, breaks on the sheltering bars."Oh boy, had I expected this book to be completely opposite of what I got? Yes. A thousand times.Weymouth has a way with words. Each sentence contained ...
  • Ellie (faerieontheshelf)
    This book is 50% girl searching for her way back home and 50% girl searching for her missing sister. It involves a lot of emotional and physical searching. If you’re searching for a POW-wow-wow book, this isn’t it. It’s a quiet and character-heavy look at emotions and the repercussions of having to leave behind what you love, and I love the idea of it - because what does happen after the journey’s done and everyone is heroes - do you just...
  • Mia
    Rating: 5 stars When I picked this book up on a whim, I definitely never expected to find one of my top favorite reads of 2018 and possibly of all time. The Light Between Worlds is one of those books that I felt in my bones, in every facet of my heart as I turned each page. It's a story of belonging, sisterhood, love, and most of all, home.I'm going to start my review off with a very important note, however, which I think everybody needs to unde...
  • Abby
    (I rated this book 5 stars!)Holy shit. I can't believe how lucky I am to have stumbled across an ARC of this in the staff room at work, because I think if I hadn't it would have gotten buried under the rest of the new releases in October when it's slated to be released and I never would have picked it up.As someone who vastly prefers fictional worlds to real ones, sometimes to a very unhealthy degree, to cope with mental health problems... This b...
  • Rendz
    I can't even right now. I'm too happy and hopeful and also a little sad. I think this review might get a little personal because this book people....this BoOk.Full RTC
  • Lauren ✨ (YABookers)
    Disclaimer: I received a free copy via Edelweiss for review purposes.Trigger warnings (as given on the authors' website): "The Light Between Worlds portrays characters dealing with depression, self-harm, post-traumatic stress disorder, suicidal ideation, illness and disordered eating, and the loss of a loved one. It refers to possible suicide, contains scenes of violence and war, and brief mentions may be unsettling to readers with emetophobia."I...