review 1: I really liked the first book, Amber House, but I can't get past the ugliness of the alternate reality presented in Neverwas. It made me sick. I read to escape from reality and this was a harsh, cruel world to be dropped into. I might have been able to finish the book despite the setting and general attitude, if the characters had been as engaging and interesting as they were in the. If so, Amber House is the mother lode. This is the kind of book where the heroine figures out there’s a hidden staircase because, while it’s nowhere to be seen in the house itself, a dollhouse based on the real house does have a staircase in that spot. If this appeals to you — and it definitely appeals to me — you need to read Amber House/5(). He is a sweetheart though. He is always reminding Sarah to say thank you. Also when they came to Amber House he "gave" Sarah her room. Throughout the book Sammy is acting weird and no one seems to realize it. I loved this book. The authors Kelly Moore, Tucker Reed, and Larkin Reed do an amazing job getting you interested right from the beginning/5(64).