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Review: Parallel by Shana Chartier

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Parallel (Interactive Ramblings Book one) by Shana Chartier 2.5/5

13933315_1240179256033489_668307562_n.jpgAva has finally found true love with her boyfriend, Mason, and her life is absolutely perfect. Until one night, during a casual kayak ride, the two of them are pulled into a whirling vortex under a bridge, and Ava is thrown into another universe where unicorns and fairies exist in the human world. With her alternate-universe self, Avalon, and an annoying hunter named Hunter, Ava must find a way to get back through the portal and to Mason. She is able to access another portal with the help of a witch, but when Avalon and Hunter tag along, there’s no way of knowing where they’ll end up next.

Thanks to Rambunctious Ramblings Publishing Inc for giving me a free copy of this short story in exchange for my honest opinion.


A short story of just 10,000 words, easily read in one sitting. A good concept with vortexes, parallel universes, dopplegangers, fairies, unicorns, and the such. However, it seemed hard to capture the overall idea in so few words.

I liked Ava’s character as she is a tough cookie with a strong determination to find her boyfriend, Mason, who was also pulled through the vortex to the Parallel. The other characters felt a little cliche to me- especially Hunter. This may be due to this being a short story, and subsequently, character development fell a little by the wayside.

If you want a quick, light read with supernatural twists, then this is the story for you.

The opinions expressed here are those of K.J.Chapman and no other parties

All books reviewed on this blog have been read by K.J.Chapman

K.J.Chapman has not been paid for this review

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