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Nolan doesn't see darkness when he closes his eyes. Instead, he's transported into the mind of Amara, a girl living in a different world. Nolan's life in his small Arizona town is full of history tests, family tension, and laundry; his parents think he has epilepsy, judging from his frequent blackouts. Amara's world is full of magic and danger--she's a mute servant girl who's tasked with protecting a renegade princess. Nolan is only an observer in Amara's world--until he learns to control her. At first, Amara is terrified. Then, she's furious. But to keep the princess--and themselves--alive, they'll have to work together and discover the truth behind their connection. A fascinating premise, clearly and compellingly written and imagined by a startlingly original debut writer.
Publisher: [United States] : Abrams : Made available through hoopla, 2016
ISBN: 9781613125090
1613125097
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital

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Bisexual. Amara is never alone. Not when she's protecting the cursed princess she unwillingly serves. She can't be alone, because a boy from another world experiences everything she does alongside her, looking through her eyes. Amara has no idea . . . until he learns to control her, and they comm... Read More »


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Jun 24, 2017

Awesome and intriguing. At first it kind of seems weird and boring but once you get into it its very adventurous and its worth reading if you enjoy action

AL_BRIDGET Aug 24, 2016

A unique portal fantasy. There are some serious themes in this book, from violent abuse to dealing with a magically caused disability to political persecution, but the characters and story are so well drawn that the book doesn't feel mired in issues. I particularly loved Nolan's family!

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marthabelle
Feb 26, 2015

Really unusual teen fantasy about a boy in our world who travels into the body of a girl in a fantasy world every time he closes his eyes. Hard to explain, and the plot gets pretty complex toward the end, but there's a lot of interesting concepts here, and issues of different ethnicities, sexual orientations, and disabilities are handled so wonderfully and as a non-issue and that don't feel forced at all -- it's just incredibly well done in that regard. Very enjoyable read.

ChristchurchLib Sep 01, 2014

"Lots of people might wonder what it's like to see the world through someone else's eyes, but Arizona teen Nolan doesn't have a choice: when he closes his eyes, he experiences life as Amara, a mute slave girl living in the magical Dunelands. Nolan's doctors diagnose him with epilepsy, but his seizures are actually caused by Amara's agony as she shields the fugitive princess Cilla from a painful curse. After a new medication allows Nolan to influence Amara's actions, new possibilities are revealed in both worlds. Fantasy fans who appreciate diverse, authentic characters and creative world-building should definitely pick up this unconventional debut." Teen Scene September 2014 newsletter http://www.libraryaware.com/996/NewsletterIssues/ViewIssue/8c5d2fc3-2dbd-444e-9fcf-6538111b2bb0?postId=483ea93a-652f-4637-834d-a7fa6c6b6cd9

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