The Dark Hills Divide tells of twelve-year-old Alexa Daley, spending another ordinary summer in the walled town of Bridewell. Every year she stays in an old building containing a mysterious library which holds the entrance to a maze of passages. Though the town itself is wonderful, she has always been curious of what lays outside Bridewell's walls--all she knows is that beyond them lay the Dark Hills, which the townspeople fear and avoid.
But Alexa's summer this year is far from ordinary. Soon she finds a way outside Bridewell's walls, and then discovers strange clues and a mysterious power. Can Alexa save Bridewell from a coming evil?
I liked The Dark Hills Divide because there was magic and adventure and some very good characters. There was also a bit of mystery within the excellent storyline. It is the first book in The Land of Elyon series, all of which I enjoyed, and I highly recommend them all.