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The Girl Who Never Was: Otherworld, Book One

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The Girl Who Never Was: Otherworld, Book One

Selkie didn’t know revealing her birthday would set off a life changing prophecy. She also didn’t know she was involved in a magical world filled with strange creatures, magic, revenge and a cute world-hopping boy who helps her along her journey. Selkie discovers who she really is and what it means to be herself as she deals with a mother who might want to kill her, two protective aunts who happen to be ogres and her feelings for traveler and friend Ben. THE GIRL WHO NEVER WAS by Skylar Dorset tells the story of a quirky, alternate, magical Boston in which one girl’s world is thrown upside down.
 
THE GIRL WHO NEVER WAS is a promising first book in a fantasy series with relatable, modern characters and exciting, action-packed chapters.
 
The details and rules of this fantasy world can be a bit confusing, but the plot moves quickly enough to offset any confusion and keep the pages turning. Some characters are only briefly mentioned and have mysterious histories, but this sets up the rest of the series and will leave the reader curious for the conclusion.
 
A whirlwind of events and daring journeys, THE GIRL WHO NEVER WAS is a promising first book in a fantasy series with relatable, modern characters and exciting, action-packed chapters.

Reviewed by Emily P., Teen Board Member on June 5, 2014

The Girl Who Never Was: Otherworld, Book One
by Skylar Dorset

  • Publication Date: June 3, 2014
  • Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Romance
  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
  • ISBN-10: 1402292538
  • ISBN-13: 9781402292538