The Other Inheritance
By Rebecca Jaycox
Rocking Horse Publishing
Trade paper, 304 pgs.
November 14, 2014, $12.15
Also available in ebook formats
She touched the frog. Just once. It leaped into the air and hopped away, disappearing under the classroom desks. It had been awaiting its fate as a science experiment, fully dead, the stench of formaldehyde permeating the room . . .
Seventeen-year-old Reggie has been having a tougher time than usual. As if dealing with her alcoholic mother and fighting school bullies isn’t enough, dead things keep coming back to life and this biker dude shows up in her dreams, babbling about magic and a world called the Other.
Reggie’s life is changing, and she has no idea why. Or whether she should believe Rhys, the man in her dreams, who claims she’s in danger and that someone is coming to take her to a safer reality.
And when Asher shows up, things really get crazy.
What I Thought:
This is a very engaging, interesting, fast paced YA fantasy.
I love a book with a good, strong female heroine, and this book is exactly that.
This book was well-written with character development and lots of action. And it definitely tells a love story, but thank you sweet baby Jesus it is not insta-love.
I was hooked from the beginning of this book.
And Reggie……..I have so much love for Reggie.
I definitely recommend this one for all YA and fantasy readers.
About the Author:
Rebecca Jaycox grew up in the tiny town of Berryman, which borders the Mark Twain National Forest and the Courtois River about 70 miles south of St. Louis. The beautiful landscape fed her imagination, and she began writing stories at age 10 and never stopped. Always seeking adventure, Rebecca moved to France after she graduated college with a journalism degree to teach English at a French high school.
Bitten by the travel bug, she has recently visited Italy, Greece, Austria, Spain, and finally made it to her bucket-list destination of Istanbul last summer. Rebecca now lives in New York City with her husband, Gregory. She is the curator and program director of the YA Lit Series at the 92nd Street Y—one of New York’s premier cultural centers. She enjoys reading and writing fantasy, urban fantasy, steampunk, and science fiction. The Other Inheritance is her first novel. www.rebeccajaycox.com