Fantasy

Into the Rift

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An action-packed and satisfying forbidden romance story set in an eye-catching fairy tale world in the midst of hidden turmoil.

Into the Rift by Miranda Harvey is the first installment in the Guardians of Wundor series about a human girl and a half-elf guardian who find forbidden love amongst a backdrop of an alluring magical world in the midst of hidden turmoil. 


When nineteen-year-old Zara meets half-elf Luca after a near-death encounter, they are immediately drawn to each other. Luca has been sent to the human world to guard the Rift, the hidden portal to Wundor. Once Zara and Luca’s attraction to each other can’t be denied, Zara finds herself on the wrong side of the border trying to piece together the fairy tales she’s grown up with with the fairy tale creatures of Wundor. While it seems exciting, vibrant, and tranquil at first, there’s a hidden side to Wundor that Luca and the Guardians are trying to keep at bay. Not to mention the centuries-long ban that forbids humans from entering Wundor. 


Into the Rift is a satisfying paranormal romance, and a quick read for lovers of fantasy. The world Miranda Harvey creates is eye-catching and the way she intertwines Wundor’s history with our own is intriguing. The imagery used to describe Wundor makes it seem full of rainbows and unicorns, so it was a jarring (but welcome) contrast to its darker underbelly. It slowly hinted at the troubles awaiting Zara and Luca by the end of the story. 


Zara and Luca made for a lovely couple. Luca is a stand-up male lead, that is both compassionate and understanding of Zara’s feelings after being thrown into his world. The secondary characters were also well-rounded, I loved their personalities and how they complimented the lead characters. 


However, there were a few areas where I felt Into the Rift left me wanting more. The book could use one more round of edits for grammatical errors. Additionally, while as a romance it was expected that Luca and Zara would end up together, some of the other plot twists and turns felt similarly obvious. 


Overall, I was entertained by Into the Rift from start to finish and it left me eager to read the next book in the series. I recommend this title for readers interested in YA or adult fantasy with a heavy dose of romance.

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I'm a freelance writer, teacher, and an avid reader of picture books, middle grade, YA, sci-fi, and fantasy. When I'm not reading you can find me on my blog, www.bilinguallyyours.com, a place for Spanish teachers and bilingual families.

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About the author

Miranda Harvey is an Australian writer of fantasy. Her Book “Wolf Moon” was part of the Fated Mates boxed set and saw her listed on the USA Today Bestseller list. She lives in Perth, with her scientist husband Andrew and their fur baby Kira. She believes happy endings are worth fighting for. view profile

Published on January 27, 2021

70000 words

Genre: Fantasy

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