Blue Window Read Online Free - Five siblings fall through time and space into a strange, unkind world -- their arrival mysteriously foretold -- and land in the center of an epic civil struggle in a country where many citizens have given themselves over to their primal fears and animal passions at the urging of a power-hungry demagogue.
When siblings Susan, Max, Nell, Kate, and Jean tumble one by one through a glowing cobalt window, they find themselves outside their cozy home -- and in a completely unfamiliar world where everything looks wrong and nothing makes sense. Soon, an ancient prophecy leads them into battle with mysterious forces that threaten to break the siblings apart even as they try desperately to remain united and find their way home. Thirteen-year-old twins Max and Susan and their younger siblings take turns narrating the events of their story in unique perspectives as each of the children tries to comprehend their stunning predicament -- and their extraordinary new powers -- in his or her own way. From acclaimed author Adina Rishe Gewirtz comes a riveting novel in the vein of C. S. Lewis and E. Nesbit, full of nuanced questions about morality, family, and the meaning of home.
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March 24, 2018
*I received an e-ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*
A dark mix of Narnia, Oz and Coraline. Five siblings discover a new world where nothing is what it seems. The story is told in alternating points of view and, while it had an interesting premise, it lacks originality...
March 18, 2018
I actually enjoyed a lot of this book, and I thought that the premise was very interesting! It felt a bit like a mix between Narnia and Oz, with a darker twist.
I did feel like the book was something that I'd read before, but nevertheless it was a fun read. I did have a little trouble with the cha...
December 19, 2017
In what reminded me of The Chronicles of Narnia with shades of Coraline, “Blue Window” is a novel that transports you out of reality and into a world where things aren’t as they seem.
Told in a collection of alternating point of view, shared between the siblings in a way that almost represents th...
April 07, 2018
DNF at 10%
I received an e-arc from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. My thoughts and opinions are my own.
This was very similar to The Chronicles of Narnia, and even had it's very own Susan and Lucy (though the two are not related in this book). Blue Window is about a group of children (...
April 05, 2018
Disclaimer: reviewing uncorrected digital proof via NetGalley
I'm not too sure how to review this one. On the one hand, it's very well written, has many strong points, and is generally enjoyable. On the other, it consistently put me to sleep every night and took about 5x longer to read than my usu...
April 04, 2018
Every once in a great while, a children’s book appears that has the requisite magic to enthrall its young readers and the philosophical depth and richness to teach them profound lessons about how to undermine the corruption of a damaged world. Blue Window is one such book. In its spellbinding nar...
February 09, 2018
Five siblings tumble through a window into another world. Faces are distorted. Bodies are distorted. Words are distorted. People act in odd and unpredictable ways.
Where are they? Why are they here? How can they return home?
The five children must venture out into the world to find others who can...
March 30, 2018
I wanted to like this book, I really did. It started slow, but the build was good. However, somewhere in there the author buried the lead. There was too much world building in the middle of the novel and not enough character development and story advancement. I could see how this book would appea...
March 23, 2018
This one got added to my DNF list. I read 50 percent (according to my Kindle,) and the kids still hadn't gotten any information whatsoever about what they were doing in the new world where they found themselves or what even brought them there in the first place. The pace on this was dragged too m...
February 14, 2018
Very dark (Sort of Narnia meets Wrinkle in Time, but with just all the creepily scary parts) and very long. I will pass for middle school. It might do better with older readers, but I just don't think it would do well with the fantasy fans in my school.