Author: Emma Woodcock
Language English
Pages: 266
Genre: Fantasy
Goodreads Rating: 4.50
Published: September 25th 2011

Fifteen year old Sophie is not the most popular girl at school. She's not thin enough, she's not pretty enough, and she's way too interested in maths and physics to be even remotely cool. So when she finds herself mysteriously transported into another world where it never rains, the sun always shines, the people all think she's fantastic and their impossibly handsome king dotes on her, she can barely believe her luck. But Sophie gradually begins to realise that all is not as well as it seems in the Darklands. Why are all the visiting delegations so angry with the King? What is the mysterious millenniversary everyone keeps talking about? And quite what is Sophie's role in it all? Drawing on fairy tale folklore as well as ideas of parallel universes, Darklands imagines a world similar to our own, but in which technology is viewed as outlandish and miraculous, while people routinely use magic to do everyday things. Sophie finds both alarming differences and uncomfortable similarities between the two worlds as she struggles to find her way back home - preferably without turning the universe inside out...