Sunday, August 28, 2016

Book Review: Alter of Reality


Sixteen year-old Madeline has struggled with epilepsy for most of her adolescent life, leaving her something of a social pariah. Things go from bad to worse when she wakes up from her first grand mal seizure in an extremely unfamiliar world but surrounded but familiar faces. Her hometown is in ruins, the aftermath of a Cold War turned hot. Thomas, the boy that stomped on her heart a year ago, and his brother Brandon have been hiding her away since the explosion that killed her parents. The Lord Commander, now running the southern territories, believes Madeline died with them and the brothers need to keep it that way. The biggest problem? The explosion happened when she was twelve.

Madeline isn’t sure what to believe. The brothers insist her memories must be of a dream life she created while in her coma. But when she returns to the reality she knows, they insist this war-torn world must be the dream. She doesn’t know if she’s truly caught in the middle of a brewing rebellion or teetering on the brink of insanity. As she finds herself flipping between the two lives, her heart becomes torn between two versions of the same boy and the lines between her realities begin to blur.

My Review

This is Alter of Reality by Mara Valderran. This book is 210 pages long.

Madeline has had epilepsy from a young age and then she started having seizures. When Madeline had a seizure she went into a different reality were everything was different and there was total war. Madeline's friend, Brandon, is the only on who knows about her "seizure dreams". She now has to save many people on one side and lose her love for everyone in the other. On the brink of insanity, she must find something to root her to the reality she is meant to be in. Is anything real? Is Madeline insane? Who will survive?

This book was INSANE(Pun intended)!!! It was kind of confusing, but the title and cover definitely make lots of sense to me now. There is only mild cussing, so this a book for most ages. I bet this was a very difficult book to write, but Mara Valderran, the author, did a fabulous job!!

WARNING!!! Ends on a cliff-hanger...

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