This book was fabulous! The Beyonders about Jason and Rachel who travel to Lyrian through unconventional means is thrilling from beginning to end. While it took me a while to read this book (in my defense it is 430 pages), there was no lull in excitement! The only problem I had was that it just ended with me wanting more and finding out I would have to wait!!!
For those of you that havent yet read the Fablehaven series and aren't familiar with Brandon Mull, I would suggest you read those first!!! There are five fabulous books in the alraedy completed series. That way, you wont have to wait as long when you come back to the Beyonders (unless you're a fast reader, then I can't help you!) Again, Spring 2012 is a year away, if you can't wait that long, wait a little longer to pick this book up.
On the plus side, you could be me, waiting 7 years for the 3rd book of the Abarat series (there will be 5 total), but alas, September can't come fast enough!!!
Check out the synopsis and reviews for the Beyonders below:
(Tell me this doesn't look awesome!!!)
Synopsis: "Jason Walker has often wished his life could be a bit less predictable--until a routine day at the zoo ends with Jason suddenly transporting from the hippo tank to a place unlike anything he's ever seen. In the past, the people of Lyrian welcomed visitors from the Beyond, but attitudes have changed since the wizard emperor Maldor rose to power. The brave resistors who opposed the emperor have been bought off or broken, leaving a realm where fear and suspicion prevail.
In his search for a way home, Jason meets Rachel, who was also mysteriously drawn to Lyrian from our world. With the help of a few scattered rebels, Jason and Rachel become entangled in a quest to piece together the word of power that can destroy the emperor, and learn that their best hope to find a way home will be to save this world without heroes." - goodreads