* in the same universe as Letters To The Lost
Rev Fletcher is battling his past. With supportive foster parents he’s managed to keep his past at bay. Until he gets a letter from his abusive father, bringing the horror right back again.
Emma Blue works on a computer game she’s completely built from scratch. It’s easier to work on her game than live in the real world where her parents relationship is crumbling to dust. She’s excellent with any computer problem, except the problem she faces when an online troll starts harassing her.
Rev and Emma meet and want to help shoulder eachothers burdens. Their situations turn dangerous and their trust in eachother is tested.
**TRIGGER WARNING- FOR ABUSE AND BULLYING**
I have to be honest, I haven’t read Letters to the Lost. But this book makes me immediately want to go buy it. The book starts off with super- smart Emma getting a bullying message on the game that she created, OtherLANDS. She has a dilemma on whether she should ban the player who sent it or just shrug it off, worrying that the ban will make the bully post how a girl gamer can’t handle “smack talk”. I honestly instantly bonded with her in that moment, as a female who games it’s too common to have a male message you either being a disgusting pig or a bully. After a bit she started to irritate me. She harps on her friend about her makeup videos she does because her friend isn’t playing OtherLANDS as much as she used to. That makes Emma a really crappy friend honestly, she obviously has her own thing and to not be okay with her friend having her own thing is extremely selfish. But I like how her personality sorted out in the end.
The twist towards the end was completely unexpected as well. It made me so anxious for Emma. But I loved the ending ❤