The author takes us on a voyage of discovery as Elana begins to understand the breadth and depth of her magical powers along with the responsibilities and dangers these powers possess. Once Elana realises that the worlds inhabited in stories may not be as fictional as she first thought, all bets are off and the dangers to Elana from those who don't want her to utilise those powers, increase a hundred-fold.
The author has done an excellent job with Elana's character development. She is portrayed as atypical of many of us who love to read and escape into fiction - socially awkward, incredibly shy and introverted, with just a few very close friends. We watch, as Elana emerges from her shell and begins to understand and adapt to the strange new worlds that have opened up for her. She may well still be full of doubts about herself, but every experience and trial she undertakes makes her stronger, more independent and surer of her place in the scheme of things.
The premise of the story is unique enough to make it stand out for that reason alone, but Elana's journey through the multiverses and of self-discovery lifts this story above your average fantasy adventure. A very good read and one I can highly recommend.