Cedar McLeod lives an ordinary but lonely life, raising her six-year-old daughter Eden on her own while trying to balance the demands of her career and the expectations of her mother. Everything seems normal until the day Eden opens her bedroom door and finds herself half a world away – and then goes missing. Suddenly, Cedar realizes her daughter is anything but normal.
In a desperate search for answers, Cedar tries to track down Eden’s father, who mysteriously disappeared from her life before Eden was born. What she discovers is far beyond anything she could have imagined. As she joins unlikely allies in the hunt for her daughter, Cedar becomes torn between two worlds: the one she thought she knew, and one where ancient myths are real, the stakes are impossibly high, and only the deepest love will survive
Review: Loved it! The book follows Cedar and her daughter, Eden as they discover they're not who they thought they were.
I loved all the Celtic mythology in the book and the whole 'door' concept was also awesome. I really liked the fact that Cedar had a daughter. Obviously a big part of the story but most of the books I read never have the main characters have children. So I thought that made the story unique from the very beginning.
I don't want to give too much away but when this one character showed up, I literally jumped up and yelled 'Yes', which earned me some very strange looks from the neighbors as I was reading on my porch at the time. I loved the whole cast of characters and I found Cedar to be a very likeable main character. I would have prefered a little more time between Finn and Cedar but the book is fantasy not romance so I understood.
It did get a little annoying in the beginning when Cedar didn't know what was going on and the other characters kept reminding her of that, but I suppose if I'm angry with some characters then I'm really invested in the story. :)
And the ending, well I'll let you read for yourself. ;)
About the Author:
Jodi McIsaac grew up in New Brunswick, on Canada's east coast. After abandoning her Olympic speed skating dream, she wrote speeches for a premier, volunteered in a refugee camp, waited tables in Belfast, and earned a couple of university degrees. She now runs a boutique copywriting agency in Vancouver, B.C., where she lives with her husband and two feisty daughters.