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Reviewed by Katelyn Hensel for Readers' Favorite
Sarah Wilkes doesn't know how to live in a world without her twin sister. Lea's murder has sent her into a spiral of depression and Sarah can't concentrate on college or anything she used to be interested in. She's desperate, desperate enough to allow a spirit to drink her blood and take her to the Unreal City.
So, being a twin myself, I have a real fear of losing my twin. There's just something about not having the person that's been on the Earth with you for your entire life, who's made up of your flesh and blood...just gone. I can totally feel Sarah's pain, but even if I wasn't a twin, her bleak tone, depressing thoughts, and crazy overblown reactions to little things would definitely come across as unstable and in pain. Because of all she's going through, you don't meet the character in the best of times so she can be a challenge to like. However, you can relate to her experience, and grow to like her as the plot moves along.
Unreal City by A.R. Meyering reads like a myth and has similarities both to the underworld and to the Celtic stories of dark faeries. I liked these, as well as the contemporary twist. I do wish that some of the plot was explained further as I felt that some ideas were only touched upon and could have been really made into poignant points, but overall, Unreal City is an interesting and compelling read from a 'new to me' author, A.R. Meyering.