I received this book via the publisher jimmy patterson. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of this review.The Girl in the Castle by James Patterson, Emily Raymond
Published by jimmy patterson on 2022-09-19
Length: 368 pages
Reviewing eARC from the publisher jimmy patterson
Reading Challenges: #NGEW2022, 2022 New Release Challenge, COYER 2022
Beloved #1 bestselling author James Patterson delivers a thrilling novel about a teen caught between two worlds and the truths that could set her free—or trap her forever.
My name is Hannah Dory and I need you to believe me
NOW: Hannah Doe is brought to Belman Psych, kicking and screaming, told she is suffering from hallucinations and delusions.
1347: Hannah Dory and her village are starving to death in a brutal winter. Hannah seeks out food and salvation in the baron's castle. If she is caught stealing, she will surely hang.
NOW: Hannah knows the truth: she is Hannah Doe and Hannah Dory, and she must return to the past before it's too late to save her sister. Can Jordan, the Abnormal-Psych student who seems to truly care, be the one to finally help her?
Jordan isn't sure what to believe, and Hannah has even bigger problems: if she doesn't make it back, her sister will die, but if she keeps going back, she might never escape.
The Girl in the Castle by James Patterson, Emily Raymond is a fascinating fantasy thriller about a girl living in two times. Hannah Doe is in a psychiatric ward in the present. She has these episodes where she blacks out and is Hannah Dory, a starving girl from the 1300s. Told in Patterson’s signature style, The Girl in the Castle is an unputdownable read and will leave the reader guessing up to the very end.
I really liked Hannah! She is an interesting character to follow as we see her love out two different lives in two vastly different times periods. Yet, her personality is similar in both. I found myself wondering about half way through if I could believe what I was reading. Is Hannah really the same person and her consciousness is traveling between the two Hannahs from both time periods or does she have split personality disorder?
The plot is extremely fast-paced with short, easy to read (not so easy to put down) chapters. These short scenes keep the reader engaged throughout the book and are one of my favorite things that drew me to Patterson as a teen.
Final Thought: The Girl in the Castle is an exciting read that will appeal to older teens who enjoy thrills and a little fantasy.
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