Lori Blaine is not your average seventeen-year-old high school student. Cool and iconoclastic in her dread-locks and natty thrift shop garb, with an IQ that’s off the charts, she is the ersatz leader of a pack of Goth kids that circle around her in the halls of Valesburg Central like a school of pilot fish. Lori speaks softly, but when she does speak, people have a tendency to listen.

But Lori Blaine has one problem: The door.

Lori’s dreams are haunted by this strange, recurring symbol. The door is always there on the periphery… beckoning to her, daring her to see what might be waiting for her on the other side. Finally, at the urging of an overzealous school psychologist, Lori Blaine decides to face her fears. The next night, she goes through the dream door… and immediately plunges into a shattered looking glass world in which nothing is as it seems and evil awaits around every corner.

But when Lori fights back, all hell breaks loose.  (Summary and cover courtesy of

Please note: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review courtesy of Xpresso Book Tours.


This book had just enough of a creepy factor for me to love it without enough to give me nightmares.  Well, maybe just a tiny nightmare when I stayed up too late reading and I had just gotten to…one scene.  IN ANY EVENT, I absolutely love Lori.  She’s spunky, different and actually interesting since she brakes the mold of the stereotypical heroine.  I also enjoyed her tendency to avoid following the rules more often than not.

The world behind the door is fascinating.  I loved how vivid each setting was and it had me intrigued to see what other worlds were out there.  If I have any complaint it’d be the instant-attraction factor, but it was never overdone throughout the story.  Now I just want to know…is there going to be a sequel?

Warning: Contains violence, note there is a horror aspect to the book.

Rating: 5 stars!

Who should read it? Fans of books that paranormal in a contemporary setting.