THE BOY WITH THE HIDDEN NAME | REVIEW + AUTHOR INFO

The Boy with the Hidden Name

Title: The Boy with the Hidden Name
Author: Skylar Dorset
First Published: 2014
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult
Length: 320 pages
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Rating: ★★★★ (3.75)

**I received an eARC of The Boy with the Hidden Name, from SOURCEBOOKS, in exchange for an honest review**

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 “This is not your average trip to Fairyland…

     Selkie Stewart has just saved her quasi-boyfriend, Ben, from a fairy prison run by the Seelie Court. If they weren’t the two most-wanted individuals in the Otherworld before, they definitely are now. Along with Ben and the rest of their ragtag group of allies-Selkie’s ogre aunts; a wizard named Will; Ben’s cousin Safford; and Kelsey, Selkie’s best friend.

     Selkie is ready to embrace her destiny and bring the Court down. Until she hears the rest of her prophecy: Benedict le Fay will betray you, and then he will die.”


     The Boy with the Hidden Name was a spectacular conclusion for Skylar Dorset’s debut Otherworld series.
We meet Selkie Stewart again, and her new friends. As they race against the clock striking twelve, they must find the other three fays so they can save Parsymeon, and all of the Otherworld. Selkie feels somewhat useless. She feels like she can’t help much with her power of naming, without knowing any of the Seelies’ names.

     Selkie Stewart’s life has changed so much in the past weeks? Months? Minutes? Centuries? It depends on what time you’re keeping. Now, all she wants is a ‘normal’ life. Her and Ben in the common, her dad back safe and sound, and having fun with her best friend Kelsey. She’s tired of being part Seelie, of fighting, and she’s really tired of fulfilling her prophecies.

     The Boy with the Hidden Name is action-packed, and filled with attitude. I was encompassed by Ben and Selkie’s romance. The sort-of on again/off again tension between the two was to die for. As the book goes on, you’re just waiting for them to make up and be good and friendly again.

     Skylar Dorset has created this magic world, with characters that are somehow relatable – despite their certain powers. This book was all over the place with my emotions, just how I like it. 

     If you’re a fan of fantasy, faeries, or anything magical and mythical – go buy yourself a copy of The Girl who Never Was, and a copy of The Boy with the Hidden Name. 

     Have a great day!

More information

ABOUT THE BOOK:

     In the stunning conclusion, THE BOY WITH THE HIDDEN NAME (December 2014, Sourcebooks Fire, ISBN 9-781-4022-9256-9; $9.99, ages 12+) Selkie Stewart,  A half-faerie princess… and the most wanted person in the Otherworld, must prepare to meet her destiny as the usurper of the corrupt Seelie Court even if it means losing the boy she loves to a dark prophecy.

     Selkie Stewart has just saved her “boyfriend,” Ben from a fairy prison run by the Seelie Court. If they weren’t the two most wanted individuals in the Otherworld before, they definitely are now. Along with Ben and the rest of their ragtag group of allies- Selkie’s ogre aunts; a wizard named Will; Ben’s cousin Safford and Kelsy, Selkie’s best friend- Selkie is ready to embrace her destiny and bring the Seelie Court Down. Until she hears the rest of her prophecy…Benedict Le Fay will betray you and die.

 ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Author, Skylar Dorset

     SKYLAR DORSET grew up in Rhode Island (where she still lives), graduated from Boston College and Harvard Law School, and has lived in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Washington, D.C. But she actually spends most of her time living with the characters in her head. She hopes that doesn’t make her sound too crazy. Visit her atwww.skylardorset.com.

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