Interworld (Interworld #1) by Neil Gaiman&Michael Reaves
Genre: MG/YA, Fantasy, Science Fiction
Rating: 3.5 stars
Summary: When Newbery Medal winner Neil Gaiman and Emmy Award winner Michael Reaves teamed up, they created the bestselling YA novel InterWorld.
InterWorld tells the story of Joey Harker, a very average kid who discovers that his world is only one of a trillion alternate earths. Some of these earths are ruled by magic. Some are ruled by science. All are at war.
Joey teams up with alternate versions of himself from an array of these worlds. Together, the army of Joeys must battle evil magicians Lord Dogknife and Lady Indigo to keep the balance of power between all the earths stable.
(summary taken from Goodreads)
My opinion on the book:
When i first picked up the book i wasn’t sure what to expect, i just like Neil Gaiman, so i decided to give it a chance. The book was nothing i could have expected anyway.
This is a book that takes you to different worlds and it’s full of action, good and absorbing action…It may take a little while to enter the story, but if you give it a chance it will catch you and won’t let you go.
I loved the fact that the walkers (the people that can walk between worlds) are so much alike but so different at the same time, although at moments it was a little difficult to follow on who was who because they all had similar names.
The universe the book created is very fun and interesting, finding out how other worlds are similar to ours but have little (or huge) differences made it engaging. The writing is incredibly appealing since it’s sort of a middle-grade book i was expecting a little infantile writing or explanations, but the book takes its readers seriously and doesn’t underestimate kids, this being refreshing in this kind of books in my opinion.
Reading the book reminded me of reading the Percy Jackson series because of the adventures,the action, the ‘school’ and the characters.
The characters weren’t very developed in the book, but i hope in the next books it will happen, still, i enjoyed and liked them very much. It was fun to read about them and the villains.
Overall, a fun reading, especially for middle-grade students.