Series:(Lost Night #1)
Author: Candy Atkins
Publisher: Monster Publishing
Published Date: May 20th 2016
Genre: Fantasy, Middle Grade, Science Fiction
My Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★
How am I supposed to save the world when I'm not strong, not brave, not smart, and not particularly good at most things? I ran away from home the day after my thirteenth birthday when Auntie and her weird friend attacked me. Now I'm on the run with the Grim Reaper and a scary soldier. And I'm no longer on Earth. They were expecting me to be a Knight. The savior that's supposed to stop a war and prevent the invasion to Earth. But I'm not. They grabbed the wrong girl. I just don’t know how to tell them.
"I'm not scared. And because I'm not scared, I'm worried. I'm not a brave person. This monster should be terrifying me out of my mind, but instead, I'm overcome with relief."
Agatha is a 13 year old who comes from a very unloving home where she lives with her Aunt and Uncle. This all changes when Jonah shows up in her life and things start to go absolutely crazy. Not only does she find out who she really is, she also finds out that she is far more important then she ever thought she would be.
"Finding out about one's heritage should be finding out your great uncle was a drinker or fought in a war. Not that there are two worlds and monsters are real."
Jonah while slightly terrifying to picture at times, is also the new fatherly figure in Agatha's life as he helps her navigate through a whole new world she never even knew existed.
A world that at times was rather difficult to understand because of how amazing the creatures seem to be and how exactly all of the new worlds work in contrast to the "real world" that she's always known. (I feel like we will get a better understanding as the series goes on.)
Then we have Dathid who is probably my favorite fairy that I've read about so far. Not only is he protective of Agatha in a brotherly way he is also one that seems to have a lot of secrets and I can't wait to get to know him more as the series goes on.
"Good, we contain a little Hope and a tiny bit of Trust, some Curiosity and a lot of Doubt and Fear."
While we have a whole other slew of characters that are vary important to the story as well, I can't really talk about them because I feel like it will take away from the experience. I will say this though, while this book is fantasy it's full of a 13 year old girl who is very realistic and it was so refreshing to see a main character who doesn't have a lot of skills and is scared of things, yet tries to put on a brave face to do what she has to.
The ending of this book left me wanting to know what happens next and I can't wait to read the next one.
Thank you to the author for contacting me and sending me a e-copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.