Post by Felicity Banks on Jan 5, 2018 17:21:45 GMT 10
In 2017 I discovered Mishell Baker. Her first book was "The Arcadia Project 1: Borderline".
Here's the blurb:
A year ago, Millie lost her legs and her filmmaking career in a failed suicide attempt. Just when she's sure the credits have rolled on her life story, she gets a second chance with the Arcadia Project: a secret organization that polices the traffic to and from a parallel reality filled with creatures straight out of myth and fairy tales.
I'm mentally ill myself and overly empathic (as in, I get traumatised by fiction and I can "catch" mental disorders or get depressed by depressed characters), but this book lifted me up. I actually paused and took photos of some of the pages, because the insight was so powerful to me. I've read the second book, and I'm hanging out for the third (in 2018). Plus, like any book I bother reading, it's a great and interesting story.
Author of the Antipodean Queen magical steampunk trilogy, and the Heest magical pirate trilogy for tweens (both published by OdysseyBooks.com), plus an increasing list of interactive fiction (listed at ifdb.tads.org).