I got into this book right from the beginning. Though all the different parallel universes kind confused me,it was great. This is the best book I've read of Bryan Davis's.I'm looking forward to reading the next book Eternity's Edge!
Sixteen-year-old Nathan Shepherd has an unusual life traveling the world with his investigator father, his world-renowned violinist mother, and his personal tutor. Something goes wrong at a concert in Chicago that results in the death of his parents. Nathan moves to a small town to live with a childhood friend of his fathers and his teenage daughter Kelly. He takes little with him: his mothers violin and the Quattro mirror his father had insisted he keep safe. As Nathan tries to adapt to his new life, he discovers that his small mirror is the missing piece of a wall-sized mirror in his new bedroom. Once the mirror is whole, Nathan stumbles onto a mystery. The mirror shows him things. But are they his dreams? the future? or a different world? Could his parents still be alive? Nathan and Kelly must work together to figure it all out.Wow. This was a completely unexpected and unique story. Ive read a few books before that deal with different dimensions, and although this one did get a bit confusing, it was much easier to understand for this non-science girl. I liked Nathans character a lot. This world needs a lot more perfect gentlemen. I also really enjoyed how the plot kept unfolding. I sort of saw the ending coming, but I didnt know how Bryan Davis was going to get us there. Overall, this was a really entertaining, fast-paced story. My kind of book. My kind of unique plot. My kind of story. Highly recommended.
When I say this is a crazy book I mean it! I do not mean that in a bad way, it is just that this book will take you on a wild journey. The journey is great and really exciting but still wild at the same time. Join a boy named Nathan who has to cope with the loss of his parents and the discovery that the world is not what it seems. A great adventure for teenagers and up. Sit back in your chair, set it to the relax stage and pick up this book. Buy this book and you will not be disappointed!
If anything, Beyond the Reflection's Edge is more relevant to the culture today than the Dragons in Our Midst books. Although Bryan Davis certainly does a lot of what I like to call "rearranging the universe," he manages to keep the "lesson" very close to home, at least for this teen. I could not have been more encouraged and challenged by Nathan Shepherd's commitment to purity, and I became more aware of the consequences of my choices after reading this book. I will definitely be reading the next one as soon as I can.