With the rift closed for the season and no more monsters to fight, Daelin Long gets bored as librarian in the podunk town of Settler, Oregon. A job interview and her brother’s arrival present a tempting opportunity to escape, until her brother and her best friend, a ghost, disappear.
While Daelin searches for them, more mysteries pile up: dead people coming back to life, portraits of the town founders replaced with strange white trees, and people on the other side of the rift returning. It’s impossible. The portal that allows monsters from other universes to come to Earth is sealed until next summer.
The Rifters, a secret group protecting our world, believe the troubles are nothing more than the tantrums of an offended ghost. Daelin disagrees. If she’s right, the evil hell-bent on destroying Earth has new technology making the rift more deadly.
Before the monster summons the next apocalypse, Daelin must find it and destroy it.
Book 3 in the Rifter series.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Daelin Long dreams of a life outside of being a Rifter in M. Pax's The Reader. Even when the Rift closes for the season, the danger is still all too real. The third book within The Rifters series delves deeper into the characters, particularly Daelin and Earl. Pax's strength is the way she has written the characters. Their growth through the trials they experience is satisfying. While some answers to the mysteries are revealed, other questions crop up as fast as the strange white trees plaguing Settler, Oregon. The steady pace pulls the reader along, and I wonder how in the forty-two universes will Earl, Daelin, and the others protect us from what will come next. The Reader by M. Pax is a fantastic installment within the series. In all the dictionaries, I'm definitely looking forward to the next book and was sad when I reached the end because I am now going to have to wait for more tales from the Rift. I received an advanced reader copy in exchange of an honest review.