"The Lucasfilm-esque milieu, blending magic with exobiology, astrophysics, and a painless layering of multiculturalism, is a tantalizing one. Portman adds a layer of emotion via Olive's struggle with obsessive-compulsive disorder and anxiety... [A] strong start to a space saga." -- Kirkus Reviews
"A well-crafted, thought-provoking, action-packed space adventure and coming-of-age story" -- Readers' Favorite (five-star review)
"[R]eaders should be sufficiently hooked to follow the vivid, ominous threads into the next volume. An engaging installment of a complicated SF/fantasy series about a besieged writer." -- Kirkus Reviews
"[A] gorgeously penned emotional journey ... The Silver Sail is a must-read for fans of the first novel, and the series, in general, would be a fantastic recommendation for young adult readers seeking an emotive and relatable protagonist." -- Readers' Favorite (5-star review)
Olive Joshi never meant to fall through a portal into her own abandoned novel, much less kill her protagonist and resurrect her as a villain. Now she’s on the run in a universe quickly spiraling out of her control. After narrowly escaping Coseema with her life, Olive and her friends head for a distant planet in search of the legendary starship the Wave-Rider, which may be the only hope for the doomed people of Lyria. But the voyage there is littered with obstacles—the tyrannical ruler of a dying colony, a mysterious spacefarer, the ever-present threat of Coseema, and Olive’s own obsessive fears. Back on Lyria, Olive’s allies face obstacles of their own as they vie with the cruel emperor Burnash, while Burnash himself chafes under Coseema’s control. Olive, armed with her omniscient journal, finds comfort in reading along with her friends’ adventures. But when time runs out, she must embark on a risky collision course with her former heroine, one that may require her to give up what she treasures most.