16040421Nolander (Emanations 1) by Becca Mills

This is a book with a very interesting premise that somehow fails to deliver. I absolutely loved the use that Beth makes of 35mm photography and developing her own black and white prints, and how this introduces the idea of S-Ems in our world, but for me she ended up finding out too soon what was going on.

The story then quickly departed our world – Beth joined up with the mysterious organisations far too quickly for my liking – and the story started to inhabit a world that I did not know and didn’t have any way of latching on to what was happening.

The second half of the book was clearly building up to a series, but I doubt whether Beth will return to her photography and that subtle fantasy that I had been so attracted to at the start.