White Space

White Space In the tradition of Memento and Inception comes a thrilling and scary young adult novel about blurred reality where characters in a story find that a deadly and horrifying world exists in the space be

In the tradition of Memento and Inception comes a thrilling and scary young adult novel about blurred reality where characters in a story find that a deadly and horrifying world exists in the space between the written lines.Seventeen year old Emma Lindsay has problems a head full of metal, no parents, a crazy artist for a guardian whom a stroke has turned into a vegetableIn the tradition of Memento and Inception comes a thrilling and scary young adult novel about blurred reality where characters in a story find that a deadly and horrifying world exists in the space between the written lines.Seventeen year old Emma Lindsay has problems a head full of metal, no parents, a crazy artist for a guardian whom a stroke has turned into a vegetable, and all those times when she blinks away, dropping into other lives so ghostly and surreal it s as if the story of her life bleeds into theirs But one thing Emma has never doubted is that she s real.Then she writes White Space, a story about these kids stranded in a spooky house during a blizzard.Unfortunately, White Space turns out to be a dead ringer for part of an unfinished novel by a long dead writer The manuscript, which she s never seen, is a loopy Matrix meets Inkheart story in which characters fall out of different books and jump off the page Thing is, when Emma blinks, she might be doing the same and, before long, she s dropped into the very story she thought she d written Trapped in a weird, snow choked valley, Emma meets other kids with dark secrets and strange abilities Eric, Casey, Bode, Rima, and a very special little girl, Lizzie What they discover is that they and Emma may be nothing than characters written into being from an alternative universe for a very specific purpose.Now what they must uncover is why they ve be

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White Space

  1. Among other things, I was an English major in college and so I know that I m supposed to write things like, Ilsa J Bick is Except I hate writing about myself in the third person like I m not in the room Helloooo, I m right here So let s just say that I m a child psychiatrist yeah, you read that right as well as a film scholar, surgeon wannabe meaning I did an internship in surgery and LOVED it and maybe shoulda stuck , former Air Force major and an award winning, best selling author of short stories, e books, and novels Believe me, no one is shocked about this than I unless you talk to my mother.

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  1. 1.5 ratings are going to drive me insane one of these days Many times there have been books that I give one or two stars to and it seems wrong somehow Because I don t mean this book is terrible or stay away from this , I mean I didn t like it or it wasn t my thing And that s a bit like how I feel about White Space I feel my rating doesn t say what needs to be said I also think this book is going to be a real mind blowing favourite in the hands of the right reader, but I know that myself and quit [...]

  2. how on earth i managed to forget halfway through that this was only the first part of something is beyond me but i didd i wouldn t call that ending a cliffhanger so much as a non ending and i don t mean that as criticism, although it sounds like one were this not part of a series, yes, those would be fighting words, but since there is to come, i will just say i was surprised that it ended where it did, and it felt like almost 600 pages of buildup that left me a little strandedis has been billed [...]

  3. I received this book from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.This is probably the hardest book review I ve written inever I loved the book, but there are some parts I don t like about it I will tag all of my major spoilers, so no worries I ve also never been one of the first book reviews for something, so I feel like pressure is on So, if you can deal with me, this will be a rather tangled mess of a review because the book was a rather tangled mess In a very good way I m flopping between [...]

  4. I tried I really did But, sometimes you come to a point when you realize you aren t reading a book for the fun of it any I despise any DNF but this book is so damn long I cannot drag myself through any longer.I have a few reasons for flouncing and since I did manage to get 45% in, I ll mention them First off, the fact that the reader is dumped straight away in a world with way way wayyyyyyy too many made up words objects.Imagine for a moment if I said to you I m going to put my badonkadonk into [...]

  5. See reviews at YA Midnight Reads This is a pre review Proper review to come later 3.5 starsThank you Egmont USA for sending me this copy No compensation was given or taken to alter this review.I feel like I should point out that this book will have many many mixed ratings I for one, have already seen a bucketload of DNFs and another handful of people who gave this 4 5 stars White Space, is one of those books that start off really crappy and end so amazing you just need to sit down and stare int [...]

  6. White Space was terribly disappointing for me It certainly didn t read like young adult fiction The characters were the right age, but it was like a super complicated science fiction novel I consider myself a fairly intelligent reader and I could barely follow the story I found myself rereading pages, flipping back to reread whole chapters There were so many different points of view, it made my head spin New POVs were being introduced even in the last half of the book The kicker This book is al [...]

  7. I copied and pasted the html from the blog post, so things probably won t look like they should If you want to read this with proper formatting go to Ransom Reads Major Selling Points BookceptionThe whole conept of stories being parallel universes people that may or may not really exist and the fact that authors pulled the characters and words from those different words onto white space was what really drew me to White Space I wanted to find out how it worked, and the added mystery of is what I [...]

  8. Lizzie and the Mirrorarc received from EgmontUSA through EdelweissTrigger warnings for this book cutting, suicide and gore.There are so many amazing things about White Space, but what pulled me into it was the narration When it starts it s narrated by a little girl with a little kid s linguistic idiosyncrasies and I really can t explain why, but it makes everything a hundred times creepier.So let s start there is a little girl, Lizzie, a mother who dabbled in some really dark stuff, and a father [...]

  9. White Space is a book for those who often end on the weird sides of tumblr you tube and stay there for an hour or two I don t know what it is about Ilsa J Bick I love her long ass books Every time, she convinces me to pick up the 500 pager and not to set it aside until I m done Most of the time I m confused because she loves her mind tricks But that s one of her charms, I guess White Space isn t for anyone as you can tell by the general book rating here on GR It s strange, gruesome, brutal, diff [...]

  10. I m not sure how to talk about this book because I m not even sure what this book was I know that it made way too many references to The Matrix and Inception One or two references is fine, but this just made me feel like the author was trying to hit me over the head with a Hey, my book is like these movies Don t you dare forget it I know that this book creeped me out, and I know that the twist was cool The problem is that the first 300 pages make no sense It leaves you completely in the dark, an [...]

  11. WHITE SPACE does not have a quick beginning It opens with Lizzie, a precocious child, observing a conflict between her parents play out This bit is filled with odd vocabulary and a strange magic, and just as soon as you think you ve figured out the rules, a girl named Emma wakes up from her reverie about being Lizzie to recall how she came to be driving through the mountains And so on, flashing though narrators and their stories and the way they come together.WHITE SPACE is a disorienting experi [...]

  12. This review was originally posted on The Moonlight LibraryI quit this book at 14%.I ll be honest there s nothing particularly wrong with this book So it s getting a DNF rather than the 1 star I usually leave for books I don t finish.I just don t think I have the patience to sit through 560 pages of POV jumping when nothing has made me particularly interested or invested in any character up to the 14% where I m quitting.Although I do appreciate the fact that the worldbuilding has given me no info [...]

  13. This review appears on Happy Indulgence Check it out for reviews All the negative and DNF reviews intrigued me to be honest, and I really wanted to give White Space a good, hot go Now that I ve finished the book, I m not sure whether to be disappointed that I ended up reading it or glad that I read such a unique book Most of all, I feel confused and frustrated.White Space is a combination of a psychological thriller, a gory horror, and a physics based mystery about multiverses in storybooks It [...]

  14. This comes out on my birthday next year WOOT WOOT pAnd look at the motherfucking cover my brain is experiencing multiple orgasms right now I LOVE IT The synopsis also sounds amazing can t wait D

  15. This book has so many divisive ratings I need to bump it up to read for myself and I still have the Ashes Trilogy to get through too.Man, this is going to be a busy reading year I m looking forward to seeing what happens with this, though.

  16. Originally posted at All About BooksI ve never been so confused by a story like this one That s why I loved this one so much The worldbuilding is fantastic and so detailed so that all these different parts of the story are hard to follow This is a story you have to get yourself completely into It s not a story you can rush through and it s everything but a light read.This book is described as Matrix meets Inkheart for a reason It is not only just as amazing, complex and confusing as Matrix or In [...]

  17. WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT THIS BOOK, OKAY I didn t have very high expectations for White Space, since I d seen mixed reviews and heck, I picked it up cause I thought the cover was cool and I like long books and those hardly ever turn out well I was totally wrong One thing you should know about me is that I don t hand out 5 star ratings willy nilly The book has to work hard to deserve something like that But any book that can be 550 pages long and border on being a horror book, and yet still manage t [...]

  18. I don t even know how to begin to describe this book My thoughts both come up blank and, are all over the place I found that while reading this book, some of it was really predictable What really drew me in though, was the first page, in all its creepy glory That drew me in right away After that though, the book was really hard to get into and fell flat I read on though and learned that there were multiple point of views I am so glad that there were so many point of views because, through Emma s [...]

  19. Full review here bibliotropic 2014 11 07 wh Throughout reading this book, my brain went through three different stages First it was lightly poached Then it started to get a bit fried Then at the end, it was thoroughly scrambled White Space is one of those novels that I say without a doubt isn t for everybody, because it s confusing as anything and requires twisting your mind in about 5 different directions at once and spending the majority of the book not knowing half of what s going on.If you d [...]

  20. I didn t hate it but I didn t like it that much either I ve been confused from the beginning and I don t think I have any clue still.

  21. 2 17 14 DNF 46%Sadly, I just don t want to waste any time reading this I don t mind that it s strange, but I truly don t understand this world of Dark Passages and Peculiars and the Sign of the Sure, etc 46% in and it s still freakin confusing Buddy Read with Glass.2 6 14 I ve been sitting on this ARC for practically a year now and I need to get to it already, but I m not liking the high number of DNFs Hopefully I can get through it I sometimes like the weird and unusual shiz lol

  22. Why Did I DNF I loved that itty bitty summary so much potential in those few words I was eager to request and download this electronic arc and began reading last week I d heard some less than stellar things but went into it hoping for the best I was immediately confused by Bick s writing style and tried desperately to pick up what was going on in the first chapters.I began to get a feel for the story and was enad with the horror aspects But the I read the I had trouble really absorbing the wor [...]

  23. White Space Dark Passages 1 by Ilsa J Bick is easily going to be one of the best fantasy horror novels I will read all year and the year has just begun Teenage Emma Lindsay has metal plates in her head, no parents and an eccentric catatonic artist for a guardian But those are Emma s regular problems, her stranger problems come when she blinks away and drops into other lives and other times Other lives that have Emma wondering which is real and which is not.The Emma writes a story called White Sp [...]

  24. DNFI am loath to but I can t help prematurely throwing the towel and abandoning White Space I tried I really did I gave it an honest chance to wow me Sadly, it didn t manage to.Giving up on it especially pains me because I had been anticipating White Space for a while, and because I am always reluctant to abandon ARCs.Judging by its premise, Bick s novel has everything going for it To every ardent lover of reading, the concept of characters jumping between the lines of books must inevitably be f [...]

  25. Several of my students read this book before I did and when I asked them what they thought, all of them said the same thing, It was confusing See below for one 12th grade student s take on it I decided to read the book to see if my superior intellect and extensive education would allow me to better understand it After powering through 550 pages, I came to the same conclusion as they did It was confusing.There s a lot of shifting going on this novel shifts in time and place, shifts from dream to [...]

  26. Spoiler freeWhite Space is definitely not your normal YA book I would even go as far as to say that this is not a YA book at all the only elements that make it a YA book is that the protagonists are under twenty years old, but most importantly this book provides concepts and ideas few authors who claim to write for the teenage audience has attempted to bring into a story.ProsThe characters are believably and likable most of the time, and the plot is interesting enough to make you want to stick w [...]

  27. Rating 5 stars White Space is beautifully written, has a cast of characters I am in love with specifically my darling Casey , and seriously messes with your head But a lot of people will tell you it s confusing Which it is But not enough that, at least for me, I couldn t figure out what was happening Also, it helps add to the story, because ALL the characters are confused and have no idea what s going on But, I will admit, there were some things that happened and I was just like how the heck did [...]

  28. One thing that I can say about White Space is that it s a major contender for the most confusing book I have ever read Literally until the halfway mark and this book is quite a hefty one , I had absolutely no idea what was going on Constant point of view changes with incredibly short chapters and very random unexplained events had me in a state of perpetual confuzzlement.However, another thing I can say about White Space is that it s a major contender for the most creative book I have ever read [...]

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