The concept behind this story was very original and entertaining. I’m pretty sure I’ve never read or watched anything that came close to demigods looking for contraceptives! It may or may not sound silly to you, but until you read it, you will never know how great the story is. This In-between world that was built into the story was very detailed and believable, also with Erda. There are so many differences between Erda, In-Between and Earth that you could not compare. Granted, In-Between was modeled from Earth on it’s appearance, but that is where the similarities stop. The structure of the society is totally unique to the races that live there, which is why Jocelyn still struggles with a social life. Jocelyn was raised by her human mother on Earth her whole life but knowing who her father really was.
The characters were abundant and colorful. During Jocelyn’s research for her mission, she arrives at the Archives, the library of all basically, lol. There, she meets Declan Rivers, a demigod. Declan is a man of average height, thin but muscular build, with a handsome face and geeky personality, and he works there! Declan immediately jumps in to help Jocelyn with her research just to be near her. The two hit it off all to well very quickly, and he becomes an integral part of her life, the story, and her understanding of the gods’ history. Then, there is Carmine………sigh. He is an 800-year-old Light Elf that works with Jocelyn at the BCW as a counselor. Carmine offers friendship and sound advice when she needs it. When Declan and Jocelyn get better acquainted, we meet his house mates- twins, Hamish and Finley. They are demigods as well, and pieces of work they are! At first, I wasn’t sure if I liked them because of their blase attitude toward women and the playful jokes they pull on Jocelyn, but in the end, they won me over, and I absolutely loved them!
During their trek to seek the ultimate contraception, Jocelyn and Declan get closer and closer- to each other but not to what the random attacks on them are all about! There seem to be multiple things going on in the story at the same time that don’t add up, but I’m sure this is an indication of how deep the story will get with these layers, and they kept me actively involved in this world. I was truly interested in how the In-Between and Erda worked with lots of OMG!…to LOL!….to Gross… The author gets very descriptive sometimes which gave it a good balance, just enough for your imagination to take over and fill in the blanks. I absolutely will continue on with this series, it was wonderful!