For as long as she can remember, Megan Bradshaw has imagined herself as the heroine of Vindor, her own secret world populated with mermaids, centaurs, samurai, and more. When school pressures and an upcoming move make life unbearable, Megan wishes she could escape to Vindor for real.
And then she does. Megan finds herself trapped in Vindor, with flesh-and-blood versions of her imaginary characters. Dreaming about being a hero and actually fighting monsters are two very different things—especially when the Shadow, the frightening creature now tearing Vindor apart, is one Megan doesn’t remember putting there.
Megan, playing the part of her alter ego, Selena, embarks on a dangerous journey, accompanied by a know-it-all centaur and a goblin she’s not sure she can trust. Will the Shadow destroy her before she can find a way to save her world?
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I think if I would have known I wouldn't get super stuffy and congested all over again from my current cold, I totally would have cried at the end of this book. I am so incredibly sad this story is over!!! Though I was unsure how things would end and what would happened, it was perfect on so many levels. I was greatly touched by the overall message and it greatly encouraged me. I, too, want to look at the stars and remember.
Folks, you have to read this book. Escape to Vindor is everything you wanted in a book when you were a child, legitimized for teens and adults. Really, people of all ages would absolutely love this book. I was in the middle of a different (very long, but good) book series, and I didn't think anything could derail me from that. I decided to take a break and try a few chapters of Escape to Vindor, and I was immediately hooked. It has been a long time since I literally could not put down a book, but Emily Golus kept bringing more to the story, and I couldn't stop. Let me expand a little more on what I enjoyed so much: 1. The Setting - I love a story with no boundaries and I love a descriptive world where the author FINALLY doesn't limit my imagination, but goes beyond it. The world of Vindor is so expansive and the images of what I have formed in my mind based on descriptions of the scenery is beautiful. The author created some very fun and unique locations for her story to take place. The scenery alone is good enough reason to read this book. 2. The Characters - Simply put, the characters are extremely lovable and relatable. The main characters internal struggle is something every human can relate with, and I found myself as the victor at the end of this book, because the author somehow intertwined a fictional story with a relatable issue. Emily gives us enough background of each character to cause you to form your own opinions of each. I had my own "favorite character" and it might not be who you would expect. 3. Good vs. Evil - This book is by no means predictable; it really is a completely unique story. But one thing I do appreciate in Escape to Vindor is how the author talks in such true words about the problem of evil. This book is fictional, and the story doesn't deviate from an exciting adventure, but the outcome leaves you at a place where you have to (and want to!) look internally. If you want to immerse yourself in a new world, full of adventure and new turns along the way, read Escape to Vindor and if your anything like me, you'll be back in no time, waiting for book number two.