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Saturday, February 29, 2020

The Vault Between Spaces

About the Book

Book:  The Vault Between Spaces
Author: Chawna Schroeder
Genre: Young adult Christian Fantasy
Release Date: February 11, 2020
Schroeder - The Vault Between SpacesEvery legend must start somewhere…
No prisoner who enters the gates of HopeWell ever leaves. But from the moment Oriel sets foot inside Anatroshka’s most formidable prison camp, she unsettles both commandant and prisoner alike with eyes that see beyond the surface and music that trails her everywhere.
Petite and delicate though she appears, Oriel bows before neither threat nor punishment. Moreover, she makes no attempt to hide her intention: Oriel plans to escape the inescapable HopeWell.
But when facades are stripped away and myth becomes clothed in flesh, what begins as a prison break becomes a mission to stop the invasion of evil itself.

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The author has written a story that captures a true example of using subtle words or symbols  that bring spiritual wisdom and insight. I was captivated by the author’s imagination and how I felt like I was floating just above watching scenes unfold. Oriel is easy to be drawn to with light that surrounds her and hope for a future where freedom is found. 
It was easy to see that the story would journey into darkness with Oriel proving that she can break free of a prison camp. What I loved was how Oriel represented a strong and determined mind who wanted to save the world from evil. I did think this sentence was intriguing; “You do not stop being what Creator designed you to be because you no longer do what He created you to do.”  God designed each of us for a purpose and even though we may go another direction we are still what He created us to be.  He may have designed you to be a teacher. If you stop teaching, you are still a teacher. I loved how the author makes readers see past the story and find spiritual truths that remind us of what our purpose is. 
The Vault where Oriel seeks to go reminds me of The Garden  of Eden. The Vault is described as “The Vault contains the Water of Life , The Tree of the Everlasting , The Fruit of Knowledge.” It is a place where wisdom and a new beginning lays. I did like the story but there were times I didn’t quite understand what was going on. The fault is mine since I am still learning about the genre of speculative or fantasy Christian books. The author does have a gift of taking readers on a journey to another world and showing how good vs evil fight for what they believe in. I think the most profound words spoken by Oriel is, “ Because I serve the Lord of truth, not a master of deception.” We as Christians follow the truth and fight against the enemy who deceives. 
I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. The review is my own opinion.

About the Author

Chawna SchroederChawna Schroeder is Minnesotan writer who enjoys snow, chai tea, and playing “what if?”—even if that game occasionally gets her into trouble. She also loves stretching both her imagination and her faith to their limits and helping others to do the same. As a result, her writing explores the vastness of God, His multifaceted nature, and the potential of a life lived with Him. This means both learning the boundaries He created for our protection as well as demolishing the human boxes that restrict both God and people.
When she isn’t reading or writing, a variety of other activities fill her “free” time: practicing piano for church, preparing Sunday school lessons, studying the biblical languages, or working on one of her handwork projects while
enjoying a movie.
Chawna’s other books include Beast, a coming-of-age fairytale for teens and adults, and the Bearing the Sword curriculum, which teaches the basics of discernment to teens through in-depth Bible study and media analysis. You
can connect with Chawna through her website (, blog ( or Facebook (

More from Chawna

Beyond Reality
Life can seem so drab and dreary, clouds of monotony graying the days and the chill of trouble piercing the night. It is not the world we would choose to live in, yet it is the world we often find ourselves trapped within, imprisoned by circumstances beyond our control.
Perhaps that is why myths and fairy tales carry such strong appeal. They promise what we see is not all there is. They infuse the world with possibility. They dare us to believe that now isn’t forever. They offer us hope.
Yet many myths and fairy tales are so far removed from our normal world, we end up dismissing them as irrelevant, the stuff of children and starry-eyed idealists. For no sensible person would believe in seven-headed dragons or wing-footed messengers, in fairy godmothers and cursed spinning wheels. Yet the magnetism of such stories remains.
Which is where The Vault Between Spaces comes in. We begin with a recognizable world. Chain-link fences and cars, umbrellas and guns—these are things we know. More than that, the world feels familiar: drab, monotonous, inescapable, hopeless.
Then one lone girl steps into that world—our world—and changes everything, challenging us to question all that we thought we knew. Could there be more truth to those childhood tales than we ever dared believe?

Blog Stops

Texas Book-aholic, February 29
Rebecca Tews, March 3
Emily Yager, March 8
Pause for Tales, March 12
Mia Reads, March 12


To celebrate her tour, Chawna is giving away a themed basket including autographed copy of the book, $10 iTunes gift card (since music plays a dominate role in the book), embroidered bookmark, and embroidered denim book bag!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.


  1. Wonderful review, Deana! Sounds like one not to miss.

  2. I love that quote about how God created us, regardless of our current activities! That’s such an important truth.

  3. Great review! I’m looking forward to reading this one!

  4. Thanks for such a nice review! I'm glad you enjoyed it.