Tuesday, December 9, 2014

The Boy with the Hidden Name by Skylar Dorset

Selkie saved Ben from the fairy prison, but can she save him from himself?

Sourcebooks Fire and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It was published December 2nd, so you can find a copy now at your local bookstore.

Ben is pure fairy.  Selkie is part fairy and part ogre.  Neither one of their mothers is a nice person.  Selkie knows she's fulfilling a prophecy to stop the Seelies from taking over the world but there's a bit at the end that says that Ben will betray her and then die.  She doesn't want the Seelie's messing with humans but she loves Ben...

There's lots of action and danger in this story.  You even get a Goblin King in on the quest.  Selkie's team loses a member in this war and it made me sad.  But so many other things went well and the ending is fantastic.  I saw no way out, but the author had an ace up her sleeve and plays it at the end of book.  Life changes but love lives.  How could I not like that?  I'm a romantic at heart even if I am realist about life.  This ends the way life should go and that's fine with me.

Both of the books about the Otherworld were a good read.  If you missed the first one, grab that one at the same time and then you'll be taken on an even greater journey.

1 comment:

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