CM Magazine - February 3, 2017
"For those of you who remember reading Hans Christian Andersen's 'The Little Match Girl', prepare for something completely different from the beatific ending he provides for the title character when you read Holly Bennett's smart, dark twist on the tale...Bennett's strong plot and pacing doesn't sacrifice character development for the three main characters...Readers will be feverishly turning the page...Drawn Away would be a good addition to upper elementary and secondary school libraries as well as YA collections in public libraries everywhere."
Booklist Online - January 6, 2017
"The book is imaginative...it is certainly well written, and the concept of finding oneself transported to the land of a famous children's story has terrific potential."
The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books - January 1, 2017
"A well-drawn mystery/ghost story make[s] this an inviting quick pick."
Resource Links - December 20, 2016
"What is most impressive about Bennett's novel is that [the] paranormal events and Danish family connections are placed in such a believable context. Both teens are realistic in their actions and reactions, their concerns for school-work, their family interactions, and their feelings for each other...But the reader is willingly "drawn away" to the haunting past."
Kirkus Reviews - November 2, 2016
"An absorbing narrative that tempers its dark subject matter with humor and boasts three protagonists with distinct personalities, ambitions, and fears...A definite crowd-pleaser for fairy-tale enthusiasts and fantasy lovers."