Review Tour Stop: Boy With the Hidden Name by Skylar Dorset

Romantic, suspenseful, and witty all at once–Alice in Wonderland meets Neverwhere.” –Claudia Gray, New York Times bestselling author of the Evernight series

Otherworld Duology, Book Two
by Skylar Dorset
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ISBN-13: 978-1402292569 // Pages: 320
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
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“Benedict Le Fay will betray you. And then he will die.”

Betrayal and death—not quite the prophecy Selkie wanted about her first love. A half-faerie princess with a price on her head, Selkie Stewart just wants a little normal in her life. Not another crazy prophecy. Besides, she and Ben are a team. They’re the two most wanted individuals in the Otherworld, and fated to bring down the Seelie Fairie Court and put an end to their reign of terror. Nothing can come between them.

Until Ben leaves.
And the sun goes out.
And the chiming bells deafen all of Boston.

The Seelies are coming. And only Selkie can stop them from destroying the world.

My best image capture of The Boy With The Hidden Name

I cannot review this book without copious amounts of SPOILERS, so I'm doing a vague mini-review in which I gush with very little detail, because I'm BURSTING with the need to TELL YOU GUYS EVERYTHING! 

Swoon! Just as gorgeous and magical as the first book- and I MELTED in those last handful of paragraphs. Such a wonderful series. The Goblin King and his special super power were delicious, Will broke my heart, and Ben- I LOVE Ben and Selkie. And Kelsie is still the bestest friend ever. It left me feeling euphorically satisfied.

Adventure, romance, intrigue, quests, impossible tasks, terrible Mothers, torture, Kisses, sexy Goblins, player Wizards, paranoid ogres, lunatic fathers, time is not time, and reality which is not reality, evil Seelie Faeries, and more mythical creatures than I can list. What is not to love?

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Get to know Skylar Dorset:

Skylar’s first story was a tale of romantic intrigue involving two feuding factions of squirrels. Think “Romeo & Juliet” but with bushy tails and added espionage. She was seven.

Since that time, Skylar’s head has been filled with lots of characters and lots of drama. She is delighted to be able to share some of it with all of you now, because, honestly, it was getting pretty loud and crowded in there.

Skylar is a born-and-bred New Englander, which is why Boston was a natural setting for her debut novel, THE GIRL WHO NEVER WAS. Skylar shares her home with a cardboard cutout of the Tenth Doctor, lots of Mardi Gras beads from the time she spent living in New Orleans, and a harp she’s supposed to be teaching herself to play. She’d like to get a dog

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One Last Thing:

An Otherworld Duology Novella, Book 1.5
by Skylar Dorset
Available Now
Pages: 160
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Utterlly charming... echoes of Neil Gaiman's STARDUST, of Diana Wynne Jones' FIRE AND HEMLOCK.” — Erika Koch Utsler, Amazon on The Girl Who Never Was 

 Set after Skylar Dorset’s debut The Girl Who Never Was and before the thrilling conclusion to her Otherworld duology, The Boy With the Hidden Name, this novella is told from the perspective of Merrow, the Fay of the Summer Equinox. Merrow could tell is was going to be a good school year because Jupiter was moving into her constellation. Merrow read the stars...well, sometimes she got a feeling anyway. The stars were always dancing — they were difficult to understand. And then there was Trow. He was a new boy at school and Merrow got a feeling... Which is weird because she’s never minded being on her own before. (She wasn’t exactly popular.) But there was something about Trow. And a prophecy and fate and danger and love — if only the stars would hold still.

My very last word about The Girl Who Read the Stars:

This is a must read before Boy With the Hidden Name, otherwise Merrow and Trow show up outta thin air.


Skylar Dorset said...

I love that image capture!

Perla said...

Squee!!! Dancing around my library!! I'm particularly proud of that image capture as well. You are awesome Skylar!