Giveaway ~ The Girl Who Never Was (Otherworld #1) by Skylar Dorset ~ Review by Fallon

4 Out of 5 Stars

Author Description:

THE GIRL WHO NEVER WAS is the story of Selkie Stewart, who thinks she’s a totally normal teenager growing up in Boston. Sure, her father is in an insane asylum, her mother left her on his doorstep—literally—when she was a baby, and she’s being raised by two ancient aunts who spend their time hunting gnomes in their Beacon Hill townhouse. But other than that her life is totally normal! She’s got an adventurous best friend who’s always got her back and an unrequited crush on an older boy named Ben. Just like any other teenager, right?

When Selkie goes in search of the mother she’s never known, she gets more than she bargained for. It turns out that her mother is faerie royalty, which would make Selkie a faerie princess—except for the part where her father is an ogre, which makes her only half of anything. Even more confusing, there’s a prophecy that Selkie is going to destroy the tyrannical Seelie Court, which is why her mother actually wants to kill her. Selkie has been kept hidden all her life by her adoring aunts, with the help of a Salem wizard named Will. And Ben. Because the boy she thinks she’s in love with turns out to be a faerie whose enchantment has kept her alive, but also kept her in the dark about her own life.

Now, with enchantments dissolved and prophecies swinging into action, Selkie finds herself on a series of mad quests to save the people she’s always loved and a life she’s learning to love. But in a supernatural world of increasingly complex alliances and distressingly complicated deceptions, it’s so hard to know who to trust. Does her mother really wish to kill her? Would Will sacrifice her for the sake of the prophecy? And does Ben really love her or is it all an elaborate ruse? In order to survive, Selkie realizes that the key is learning—and accepting—who she really is.

Fallon's Review:

Thank you Sourcebooks for giving me this book for review. I loved this book and am so happy I choose this as my first read for Fairy Month. This was a great start. This book was so original. I loved the world on top of worlds. Ben is my favorite character. The more the story developed the more depth came to his character. While the story was about Selkie I felt in the end I wanted more on Ben. This book does not have just Fairies which was so refreshing. Another great thing was the power of ones name which was funny because while I was reading this my husband looked at me and said my full name and I started to laugh. Read this book to know what I mean.

I am giving this book 4 out of 5 stars. This is a must read. The only thing I did not like was how quickly Selkie felt she was in love. I did however love the fact of time and age and from the very beginning she wonders why she feels young and then old. Her aunts and her house has this creepy quality which is so great. The hero of this book however is her best friend who loves her and is there for her. Sourcebooks I need book 2.

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