Portals (Into The Galaxy Book 1) by Ann Christy

This is the first book of the series.

The world sees the portals as an invasion. For Lysa, they’re an invitation.

The portals appeared without warning. Every thirteen minutes they take a thousand humans, leaving exact duplicates in their place. Now, chaos reigns and no one is sure anyone is still the person they knew. Whoever is sending the portals has destroyed human society without firing a shot.

Not everyone thinks the portals are a prelude to invasion. Lysa, a student far too bright for her own good, believes the portals might even be something wonderful. There must be a logical reason for the portals, and that means something alive and thinking on the other side of those shimmering holes in our reality. Her burning curiosity leads her to do the unthinkable; she leaps through a portal meant for another.

What she finds is a galaxy teeming with life, worlds beyond imagining, and two terrible truths: Earth is in danger, and the portals are a one-way trip. Stranded in an alien civilization, Lysa will have to use her ingenuity to find a way home and warn Earth before it’s too late.

I enjoyed reading this book and found it very enlightening. The characters were great, the storyline was good and the plot developed well.

Lysa was a great character. She was just a normal human, but with alot of determination and bravery. She took a leap of faith and found herself in an unusual situation, of which she has ended up making the best of.

Jack was also a great character. He was different and I enjoyed learning about him. He was a rock for Lysa in this strange place and the connection they built was great to read. Hub was also a great addition to the book, and I found myself feeling sorry after Hub’s personal story.

The storyline was great and I felt that I went on a journey reading it. We learn everything as Lysa does, and it was all interesting information. At some places, there was a slight overload, but it didn’t stop me from enjoying it. The plot did also slow a tad in the middle, but it soon picked up again.

The descriptions were great and you could really picture the scenes in your mind, and visually imagine the characters. The added picture right at the end was a fantastic end.

I’m looking forward to seeing what happens next. The characters were great and the story was interesting. Overall, I would definitely recommend it.

My rating: 4/5*

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