Dangerous Designs (Design, #1) - Dale Mayer There is a lot that goes on in this story, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I love YA books where the main character is strong and doesn't let anything get in the way of accomplishing her goals. Storey is one of those characters. She has a good head on her shoulders, and once she finds out her stylus is different then what she thought it was, she doesn't let the rules of the other dimension stop her from trying to fix the mess that she accidentally made in both worlds.

Eric was an interesting character, but to be honest I had a really hard time relating to him and while there was a bit of a romance between him and Storey this is one of the rare times that I think that the romance wasn't really necessary. This might sound contradictory to what I just wrote, but I enjoyed his friendship with Storey. He was there to guide her, but she ended up showing him that it is ok to be different and sometimes rules are made to be broken if you are doing it for the right reasons.

The story line was really different from other YA books that I've read and I think that is one of the things that pulled me into the story. I loved learning about the other world that Storey stumbled on, and how it was a lot like Earth, but only different. It shows how history can twist things to the victors side and what Earth could've been like without all the pollution. No world is perfect though and each side had it's own pluses and minuses. This is was just a great change of pace and I look forward to reading more by Dale Mayers.