Monday, June 29, 2015

Book Review: The Corridor (The Corridor #1) by A.N. Willis

The Corridor 
(The Corridor #1) 
A.N. Willis 
Pub June 23rd 2015 
by Alloy Entertainment 
ARC for Review 

Infinite worlds. Endless possibilities . . .

Stel Alaster has never known life without the Corridor. It appeared suddenly seventeen years ago, the only portal to a parallel version of our world—Second Earth. Everyone on First Earth fears Mods, the genetically modified Second Earthers who built the Corridor. They are too smart, too strong, and have powers that can’t be controlled. Any Mod found on First Earth is branded, then detained in the Corridor’s research labs.

Only Stel has a dangerous secret. She has a power, too: She can open a portal to Second Earth . . . and several other parallel universes she’s discovered. If anyone ever finds out, she’ll be imprisoned, no better than a Mod or common lab rat.

But when the Corridor starts to fail, emitting erratic bursts of energy that could destroy First Earth, Stel must risk everything to save the people and world she loves. With the help of an escaped Mod and an infuriatingly arrogant boy from a third universe, Stel sets out to unravel the mysteries of the Corridor and stabilize it before it’s too late. The fate of every world lies in the balance. . . .

I Agree Libra is the BEST

I don’t know what it is but I’ve been reading some serious amount of sci-fi here lately and its pretty weird. Not the books just the fact that I’ve been drawn to the genre…Hm, that’s a new thing. Any who this was a great read for me! I was first drawn to that cover GAW-JESS! Right? Then the synopsis? Well I knew right away I wanted to read this. I can honestly say I am delightfully pleased with everything about this book, except the date? It takes place in 2032 and it references back to 1990’s in different universes so it was hard for me to grasp that concept because I was around in the 90’s and I’ll probably be around in 2032. Totes Magotes Weird. Don't get me wrong because I will be following this series closely. Wonderful world building but because of the time frame and what I know of it. My imagination felt restricted…does that make sense? Like steampunk…totally cool cause even though I know it’s all fake and none of that really happened, I wasn’t alive during that time so…ya know? But the 90’s through 2032? Other than that! I loved  everything else, Ria went through the whole gambit of emotions with this one.  

The Story
, the world building was wonderful there are a multitude of dimensions. Traveling between worlds is every worlds dream. Cue the Corridor throw in some super genius scientists and what can go wrong? Ka-boom you guessed it! The people of first earth are the main focus the story is centered around their world. The people of second earth have all but been shattered. Something is amiss between these two worlds their are Mods that have come over but the reason is a pretty big secret. There are 2 other worlds that are visited but we know of thirteen. Through traveling between worlds and discovering who she really is Stel has the weight of the multiverse on her shoulders. There are a lot of shocking discoveries nice twists and turns and the tried and true knife in the back!! Yowza! My heart seriously broke at the end…Nice little cliff hanger but nothing like is she isn’t she? I can’t wait for the next to come out!

The Characters
, our main girl was wonderful! She is lost but something about the essence of her was engaging and she made me cheer her on! One of her most wonderful traits was the devotion to her family. Stel loves openly and with an unwavering loyalty. There is some turmoil between her and her friends because ever since discovering her power she doesn’t know who she is anymore. Wahoo!! I picked the right guy!! I’m beyond excited! The infuriating guy yep thats my guy and I’m beyond excited. These two clashed bonded and collided and I ate it up like I would an ice-cream sundae. There are several side characters that added wonderful depth to this story. I can’t wait to see how these characters develop.

The End
, Wow I mentioned a knife earlier…I can’t really go into it but through and through my heart went out to everyone involved in the last scene. I can’t wait to see what happens from here on out. I will say one thing and I hope its not too spoilery but something is resolved in an epic showdown that will have you on the edge of your seat. I seriously gasped a few times. Aside from my own imaginary mental blocks and a few things that I wished had been explained more this was a wonderful read. Anyone into Sci-Fi should absolutely give it a go, even those that aren't into it so much should give it a whirl like I did!

My Rating
4.0 January, Explosion, Barrens, Trip, Resignation, Betrayal, Show, Late Night, Barcode, Libra, Observatory, Friends, Bear, Sagittarius, Leo, Pulse, Helix, Sister, Father, Thirteen, Hallway, Confession, Best Friend, Portal, Hospital what the what filled stars!!

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About the Author

A.N. Willis spent way too many late nights in high school watching sci-fi shows, resulting in a possibly unhealthy obsession with yellow-eyed androids, renegade FBI agents, and wormholes to distant galaxies. She feels at home anywhere she can see the mountains. 

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  1. Sic Fi, huh? I haven't read any in quite a while. Sounds like this is a good one.

  2. Nice review. I don't read a ton of sci-fi but sometimes it does sound really good. I feel like Doctor Who fans would like this one (so that includes me haha).


  3. I'm glad to see that this one was good! I wasn't sure about reading it but your review has convinced me.
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  4. Ohh, the cover is soo stunning though! I usually don't read a lot of science fiction although, I do like the genre. Across The Universe was amazing though - thank you for this awesome recommendations. Wonderful review <3 Benish | Feminist Reflections


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