Book Review – Seventh Dimension – The Door, a Young Adult Fantasy by Lorilyn Roberts

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Now we are onto a YA Fantasy novel review. Fantasy writers create alternative worlds where their characters either go on a personal journey to learn about themselves or to be a hero in the other world. There are many fantasy types of novels out there. Some are dystopian in nature and others are apocalyptic take overs of what we know our world to be now. Like the Narnia series by C.S. Lewis, this book is a great start for this series with the main character, Shale Snyder, being led to the door of the parallel universe by a stray dog.



Selma’s Book Review

Book Title

Seventh Dimension: The Door


Lorilyn Roberts

Type of Book

YA Fantasy


Lorilyn Roberts is a Christian author who writes for the young and young at heart. The Door is the first of four published books in the Seventh Dimension Series. Roberts is currently working on the last book of her five-book series. It has been the finalist of four different book awards and was the winner of the 2014 Book Goodies Best Cover Contest Winner, YA category

Summary of the story

Shale Snyder is a fourteen-year-old girl who feels all alone in the world. Due to an event that happened when she was twelve, she continues to be shunned by the kids she calls friends. One day, she meets a stray dog, Much-Afraid, who leads her to a door in the woods. After she goes through it, she is in a whole other world, the seventh dimension.

It is a coming of age story. When Shale arrives in the seventh dimension along with the stray dog Much-Afraid, she meets Cherios the rabbit, Baruch the donkey, Lowly the pig and Worldly Crow who all help her on the journey where they meet Shale’s dad and the King.

Reactions to the book

Shale’s journey to the seventh dimension happens so she can deal with her demons and learn about the power of faith to help her forgive herself. She’s introduced to the idea of a king who I believe represents a higher spiritual power. Roberts does a great job of weaving the Christian themes into the book and not make it feel like a religious book. I would recommend this book for middle grade and YA readers, but it could also be enjoyed by adults as well.

If you are interested in learning more about the author, you can check out her website Lorilyn Roberts

If you are looking for a copy of the book, here is a link to it on The Door

The author, Lorilyn Roberts, has offered a free copy of the book we just reviewed, The Door. I would like to do a giveaway to one of my followers on social media who comment on this review. I will randomly pick a winner from all that comment and will announce the winner on next Monday Morning’s Blog. Be sure to check out the author and Amazon links to learn more about the author and the book! 

10 Replies to “Book Review – Seventh Dimension – The Door, a Young Adult Fantasy by Lorilyn Roberts”

  1. I see a lot of resemblance to my writings! Pretty much the same stoeyline of a disturbed childhood that leads into the deepest depths of darkness! Seems like a great book! Thanks for the review! ?

    1. Selma, thanks for featuring my book on your blog. I’m glad you enjoyed “The Door” and look forward to sending a copy to the commenter above. Let me know if I should send the winner the print book or audiobook. The ebook is free on all websites including Amazon Kindle. Here is a link for a quick download.

      The whole series has won over 20 awards. I hope your readers will be sure and download the first book “The Door” for free. Blessings.

  2. Please tell me where to send the book to the winner? I was diagnosed with breast cancer in January and spent the entire year undergoing treatment. This fell through the cracks. I would love to send the book to the winner if I could have their address. Thanks.

    1. I am sorry to hear about your health issues. My mom passed away 9 and a half years ago from it. I wish I had a good answer. I contacted my winner and she never responded. I will be doing a gift ideas blog post for good reads for middle grade readers one week and YA readers over the next two weeks. I could do another plug for your book and a give away or if you have a place to donate a copy for Christmas that would be another option. Thanks all of the plugs for me that you do. If O cam ask, how are your treatments going?

  3. I’ve completed all my treatments and will have the final reconstruction on Dec 20. I’m so sorry to hear about your mother. I have a family history, so it was always in the back of my mind I might get it. It’s amazing the strides they have made in the past few years with a cure and even those with stage 4 can live a long time as they have developed ways to help women live with it using oral chemo. I was a stage three, so they went for the cure. It’s a miracle it was found — normal mammogram.
    I really am sorry to hear about your mother. It seems almost everybody I meet has a family member that has been affected by breast cancer.

    As for your question, book 5 was just released in the series, “The Prescience,” but after a review of book 5 by someone who hadn’t read the first four books. I realize that despite my best efforts to fill the reader in on the four previous books, I was doing myself a disservice and selling the reader short. There is just no way a reader can appreciate the intricacies of the story reading book 5 when they haven’t read the previous 4 books, so I decided I should just promote the first two books. You can start with book 2 and not book 1, and I actually recommend this for guys because the second book is written from the male protagonist’s POV. Anyway, to make a long story short, if you want to put in a plug for book 1, The Door, that would be great, and I can donate the book somewhere or someone can win it that really wants it, or whatever you would like to do.

    I have a daily email that goes out – it’s all automatic, and I found this blog post in the newsletter — your blog post was picked up and advertised, and that’s when I realized I never sent that book out to the winner. It’s great connecting with you again. If you are interested in reading book 2, “The King,” let me know. I have an unused Amazon coupon I can gift you for a free Kindle download.

    Lorilyn R.

    1. I am glad to hear that you are progressing through your treatment. I also have family history, my mom’s diagnosis was followed by my Aunt bring diagnosed with a tumor she had removed. My mom was stage three when she was diagnosed. The treatment put her into remission for three and a half years and the cancer came back with a vengeance. Thank you for your thoughts for my mom. So glad for you that it was found and that you are able to benefit from the treatments. It is amazing how,many people are affected by it. I did thw race for the cure 5k walks for about five years and saw many people that I knew there. I will send good karma your way!
      That is interesting what you learned about the book five content. It is amazing how people are able to write longer series. Mine will wind up being a trilogy and I think I have just enough material to make it work.
      I would love to read and review book two. I can plug book one on my Christmas gift idea listing this month

    2. Oops hit send too fast. Please donate the book you so graciously offered to me for my giveaway to someone you know will read and appreciate it. If you want to send me for book #2 I would love it.
      I am glad we reconnected. Will be in touch.
      Take Care,

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