Author: Mishell Baker.
Year of Publication: 2016 (UK).
Publishers: Saga Press (UK).
Format: Available in paperback, an ebook, and as an audiobook.
Cost for Paperback (RRP): £7.99 (UK).
Age Range: 16 and over, if you’re younger than this I suggest asking your parents before reading.
This is the first book in the Arcadia Project series.
A year ago Millie lost both her legs in a failed attempt to take her own life, and lost her career as a Hollywood filmmaker along with it. Her borderline personality disorder doesn’t help either. So when a secret organisation called the Arcadia Project gives her a second chance to work in the film industry, she takes it. Only it’s not the kind of job you would normally see in the credits of any movie.
The Arcadia Project is a police force of sorts, policing the traffic between our own reality, and that of a parallel universe where fairy tales an nightmares are not imaginary works of fiction. Her first assignment is to find a missing actor, who just happens to be a nobleman from the parallel universe, and do so without starting a war that could tear both worlds apart.
I love that this book makes a hero out of someone who has both a physical disability, and mental health problems, because there is so many times that someone with either of these issues is portrayed as a victim who is too weak to take a leading role in a story like this. It is well worth the read, and I am looking forward to the next book.
“Dreams are often most profound when they seem the most crazy.” Sigmund Freud.