The Story: Cameron wishes life could be easier for him and his disabled sister, Cass. What with her failing health and the lack of parents, he hardly can afford to hope that they’ll be able to visit all of the amazing places that his sister wants to go to. When a mysterious boy named Nico shows up in the middle of the night, asking questions and flashing magic skills. Cameron and Cass are drawn into the depths of a mysterious building called “The Hotel Between”. Here the secrets of the mystical realm lie, allowing Cass to achieve her long held dream of seeing the world. But all is not as it seems in this strange new world. Cam is sure the secrets of his father’s disappearance and magic lie here, yet with all of the twists and turns life is taking, Cam’s not sure who he can trust. And with Cass’ health failing, can he really afford to risk it all?
My Thoughts: This was a well written and highly entertaining read. Sean Easley does an excellent job of keeping the pacing at a consistent level, though I will say that some of the reveals were somewhat predictable (but that’s an opinion that’s up for debate). All in all, this is a read that I think younger and older readers alike will enjoy.
Parental Advisories: There is some standard juvenile humor, but no cussing and/or scenes.