Title: The Catswold Portal
Author: Shirley Rosseau Murphy
Page Count: 404
First Sentence: He ran pounding through the forest, his tennis shoes snapping dry branches as he stretched out in a long lope.
My Review:The Catswold Portal is a fantasy book.
The reason I read this book is for a reading competition/buddy read with someone on another forum. I wasn't too keen on the cover, but once I got into it, it was just fabulous. It takes place in two dimensions, the Netherworld and the upperworld, the upperworld being where the humans live, and the Netherworld being the place where strange beasts roam and magic is present.
The main plot is to overthrow Queen Siddonie, who is trying to take control of the Netherworld for power. The upperworld have no clue there is a Netherworld, but the Netherworld do know there is an upperworld.
The main character, a 17-year-old girl called Melissa, is stubborn, and I like that because it means she's not afraid to stand up for what she believes in.
The thing I didn't like about this book was the format size. Seeing it was published in 1992, it was a very small pocket-size book, and the font was quite small. Also another thing I came across was the chapters were in the middle of the page. So when a new chapter started, it wouldn't start a new page.
Overall, for a book published in 1992, it was exceptional! I loved it so much, and it is definitely recommended. Don't let the cover put you off!