When Moira helps out her sister and brother in a Wiccan ritual on Halloween, the last thing she expects is to be swept away to a mystical wilderness. Sitting within the stones of the ancient circle of Penmaenmawr, Wales, she's convinced it's an illusion. But the dark-haired, handsome man with amnesia that Moira meets during her trance cannot be blinked away like a dream.
Hayko, the mysterious stranger, won't let go. After returning home from her stone circle adventure, she is beckoned back night after night to the outlandish dreamland by an invisible force. But the hardest part isn't having to fight the terrifying creatures of these nightmares - it's realizing she's falling for a guy without a past who isn't real.
What if you really can fall in love with the man of your dreams?
©2014 Jen Minkman (P)2016 Jen Minkman
Sci-fi, Fantasy, Mystery, Adventure, and YA Novels. If it weren't for physics, law enforcement, and my medication, I'd be unstoppable!
This was an interesting twist on the YA romance story with a heavy paranormal element. In the first 30 minutes or so I was VERY unsure about the book and where it was going, but it ended up being a great book with very believable characters.
Moira is an ADHD teenager who is trying to find her way in life. She has a boyfriend who cares about her, and a sister who plays a big role in her life. On Halloween, Moira, her sister, and a few others perform a Wiccan ritual at an ancient stone circle in the mountains. During what seems like a collective dream, Moira and the others find themselves in a parallel dimension known as the "in between" and make a startling discovery. A man is somehow trapped in the in between space.
What she discovers throughout the book with the help of her new-found friend is how to truly be herself. Does she need to suppress her creativity and personality because of what others say? Does she love this new mysterious stranger? How did her new friend get into the in between? How can they get him out?
The book was meant to be a stand-alone story without being part of the series. The book has a pretty solid ending without any cliffhangers or unfinished business.
I really liked the characters and thought they were very realistic. I actually related to the main character quite a bit and thought that we were very similar.
The narrator did an excellent job with this book. I was impressed with the different voices and accents.
Fans of YA and Paranormal stories will probably like this audiobook. 5 stars.
I received a free copy of this audiobook from the author, publisher, or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review. I was NOT required to write a positive review and this reflects my honest opinion of the work.
Yes I would recommend cause it was a wonderful story.
When Moira realized she she was a strong person and didn't need pills to help her out with her ADHD.
She does an awesome job of bringing the story to life
I read this book when it was first published but it has been a while so I had actually forgotten everything that happened. It was wonderful visiting this awesome world the author created. I was also intrigued to learn there is a lot about Phoenix in religious lore.
Books give a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything. - Plato
The story is different than anything I have ever read. It is interesting and the characters are well developed. The author did an amazing job creating the in between space/world. It took me a bit longer than usual to be sucked in by the story.
Moira is a great character and Patrick seems like he wants to change and mold her into someone else. He is a horrible listener.
On the other hand, Hayko is the opposite and slowly steals her heart. He likes her the way she is and encourages her to be herself. The problem is that he is not real or is he? Is he dead? Is she the one to help him cross over?
The narrator did a good job. The story is told mostly is Moira's POV. The conclusion wraps things up nicely and ends in a positive note. No Cliffhangers.
**This audiobook was provided free of charge in exchange for my honest unbiased opinion**
Thank God for books of all kinds and ears to hear
This is SO not my kind of book but I cannot turn down anything set in Wales (my family is mostly Welsh). I was so surprised how much I liked it. The space in between was not a huge stretch of the imagination and kind of made sense. I read a couple of reviews that think this is not a complete book, just a first in a series. Perhaps they are right, but I thought it complete and a great ending. The main character is likeable as is her family. The relationship with her boyfriend is fresh and believable.
I would read more by this author and the narrator did a good job.
I was gifted this book in exchange for an honest review.
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Narration, Karen Krause
Karen is a really good narrator. Her voice is lovely and enjoyable to listen to.
This book has characters from Wales, England & Armenia, so if you expect to hear those accents, I don't believe you will and the dialogue was a little stilted, BUT, with that said, her storytelling ability and all of the narrative is super.
This story was fabulous. Period.
Is the hero someone you will pine for? No, I don't think so.
Is the heroine a ravishing beauty with a fabulous body who doesn't think she's all that? No, I don't think so.
Can I stop thinking about this story? No, I don't think so.
This is such a smartly written story that honestly will grab you from the beginning and keep you all the way to the end. It's complex, but you won't get lost. All the details and the mystery of the piece are delivered perfectly without feeling like you're being spoon fed. You'll think you have everything figured out and you'll be wrong. Honestly I had no idea where this was going at times, and I was ok with that.
I received a copy of this audiobook free of charge from AudiobookBoom in exchange for an unbiased review
Audio book addict, spending a fortune on this passion. ;)
I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom.
At first, I couldn't really get into the story, but after a while, it grew on me. It's not just about a young woman's quest to save the man she falls in love with in another world, it is about relationships, too. The story shows effectively, how destructive an unhealthy relationship can be, and how difficult it is, to free oneself of it. Apart from that, we learn something about the belief of the Yazidis, which was totally new to me, and which I found fascinating and interesting. It is not an in-depth study of the belief system, but it mentions the main pillars on which the belief is based.
I liked the ending, and contrary to a review I read, it does NOT leave the reader hanging.
The only beef I have to grind, is that there is a lot of (albeit mild) swearing. True, the protagonists are young people, but I don't know any young people who swear this much in real life, and I certainly wouldn't want to know them.
The narrator does a great job, especially with all those Welsh names (although, not knowing Welsh, I can't judge whether she pronounced them correctly or not).
The voice was well fitted to the age of the protagonists, and it was easy to follow the story, and who was saying what, so kudos here.
On the whole, I enjoyed the story, mainly due to the wealth of ideas, and the combination of real world/Other world, and how they influence each other.
Entertaining, creative and enjoyable not your average YA paranormal story.
It took me a while to get into this book. The story builds up a little at a time. Once it gets going you can't stop listening.
I had never heard of The Order of the Peacock. The Yazidi people yes, but I had never thought about their religion. Learning something new in an entertaining and enjoyable way is a win/win scenario.
After a Wiccan ritual which" transports" them to the land outside of time. Moira and her siblings all end up "collective dreaming" the same dream. In this dream they meet Hayko a mystery man who has no memory. Switching between real life and dreams little by little Moira and her siblings unravel the mystery surrounding Hayko and his situation.
Loved the growth of Moira's character throughout the book. Unfortunately many men act like Patrick did. But it made it easier in the end because you didn’t feel sorry for him when the relationship ended.
Karen Krause has a very pleasant voice, easy to listen to. Her voice does fit the age of the characters. Nice even pace. She was able to convey the emotions of characters as well.
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I listened to the audio version of The Space In Between: Dreamscape by Jen Minkman, which is a wonderful story about believing in yourself and listening to your instincts. It has everything that I look for in a story - the perfect trifecta: part romance, part mystery, and part mystical fantasy. Jen has a natural gift for blending all these elements into a truly engaging story that really draws you. I found myself sitting in my car just listening to "one more chapter" before going into work or into the house after work.
The story centers around 20-something Moira, who is a part-time college art student who works part-time and writes songs on the side with her two charismatic siblings. She still lives at home with her close-knit family who are all very supportive of her and her endeavors, especially since she was recently diagnosed with ADHD. On Halloween, Moira and her two sibilings dream the same dream and Moira meets Hayko, a mysterious guy who's trapped in the dream world and has no memory of who he is or how he got there. As the book progresses Moira and her siblings unravel the mystery of who he is and why he and Moira are connected to each other. I especially loved how Hayko convinced Moira that she needed to believe in her instincts and to stop the ADHD medication because it placed a damper on her creativity. And the ending was pure perfection (after pulling on a few heartstrings beforehand)!
Karen Krause narrated the Audible version of this book and she did an excellent job narrating the story. She provided distinct and consistent voices for all characters throughout. She also had great intonation and pace, conveying urgency in all the right places. Simply put, I highly recommend The Space In Between: Dreamscape!
Enjoyed this listen. Its definitely not for everyone. If you don't like YA book then you may not like this one. I loved the character development between Moira and her long term boyfriend. Moira has become comfortable in a one sided relationship until she meets a Mysterious man of her dreams. I absolutely loved the journey even though I guessed the end early on in the book (which I won't spoil).
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