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Tuesday, 13 May 2014

The Girl Who Kissed a Lie by Skylar Dorset

Title: The Girl Who Kissed a Lie
Author: Skylar Dorset
Series: Otherworld
Read Type: Indie Published

This charming little prequel to the novel The Girl Who Never Was, available later this year, is currently free
You can purchase a copy of this book from Amazon UK and Amazon US

You can find out more about the author on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, Goodreads and her website
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Don't miss this enchanting prequel to the exciting summer debut of The Girl Who Never Was. Before the enchantment breaks, Selkie thinks she's just an average teenage girl...

It's the beginning of summer vacation, and everyone at Selkie Stewart's Boston high school is excited. Except for Selkie, who sees herself standing at the edge of an abyss of Nothing To Do. Selkie doesn't want to spend her summer scouring the kitchen for gnomes with her crazy aunts or mooning over the enigmatic boy on Boston Common. So instead Selkie goes in search of a job. What she finds is a new best friend, a cute boy who might be more than he seems, and even more question about her mother and her past — and a sense that Selkie's adventures are just beginning.

Strong language: None
Drugs: None
Violence: Vague / negligible
Sexual content: Negligible

This novella has a conversational style to the first person narrative, instantly making you like the girl and feel a part of her rather bizarre world. Generally I liked how this felt, it read very naturally, but at times it made the protagonist sound considerably younger than she was supposed to be, almost as if she was talking down to you. This is something I can overlook though, in light of the positives.

The characters are slightly offbeat, almost making the "normal" characters, if you can consider them that, feel out of place! All the characters are colourful, filling their roles as awkward youths or crazy old ladies with few words but good coverage.

The plot follows a girl, Selkie, as she gets her first real summer break, due to having been previously home-schooled by her aunts and all the trouble she can get herself in in a quiet town.

I read this is one sitting, it's an easy read with short chapters, ideal for commuting. Take a few minutes out of your day to enjoy the simple pleasures of a fairy tale for children and adults alike.

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