Thursday, September 18, 2014

The Girl Who Never Was (Otherworld #1) by Skylar Dorset - Ashley's Pre-Reading

*I received this book as an eARC from Sourcebooks FIRE on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

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Title: The Girl Who Never Was (Otherworld #1)
Author: Skylar Dorset
Publication Date: June 1, 2014

Synopsis: "Today is my birthday."

In Selkie's family, you don't celebrate birthdays. You don't talk about birthdays. And you never, ever reveal your birth date.

Until now.

The instant Selkie blurts out the truth to Ben in the middle of Boston Common, her whole world shatters.

Because her life has been nothing but a lie—an elaborate enchantment meant to conceal the truth: Selkie is a half-faerie princess.

And her mother wants her dead.

Why?: I love a good fantasy book. This one has enchantments, faeries, half-faeries, probably other magical creatures, and it just sounds like something that's right up my alley. Oh, Selkie's mother wants her dead, so throw in some intense scenes and probably Selkie running for his life and trying to figure out WTF is actually going on. Yup. Count me in.

Expectations: This book sounds really epic, so I've got some pretty high expectations for it. I've never read anything by Skylar, so my high expectations are based solely on the synopsis. I also expect a lot of world-building and answers to questions, with even more questions coming up. I can't wait to start this book!

Judging a book by its cover: I actually really love this cover. I love how the boy is reaching through the puddle to hand the girl a rose, and how the title goes around parts of them and over other parts. I really like the colors too. I would definitely pick this book up off a shelf in a bookstore, and it's what initially drew me to the book in the first place.


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