Publication Date: 15 October 2020
Normally, I’d start with the blurb, followed by the review, but let’s be honest… who wants to read that when you can just watch Amy talk about the fae characters in her stunning books, A Girl Called Owl and Owl And The Lost Boy, and enjoy a reading! You can get back to the review afterwards…
Being stuck in an eternal summer is not fun. Especially when you’re Jack Frost’s daughter. Owl’s friend Alberic – who also happens to be the Earl of Autumn’s son – is missing. Determined to find him and end the perpetual summer, Owl and her best friend Mallory embark on an adventure that will take them deep into the magical world of time itself. But Alberic’s disappearance is shrouded in secret, and there’s more going on than meets the eye. As an epic battle of the elements approaches, will Owl and Alberic be able to control their magic and restore the natural world?
I had high hopes for this book after falling in love with Amy’s writing when I first read A Girl Called Owl back in 2017, and I wasn’t disappointed. If you haven’t read A Girl Called Owl, I’d strongly recommend it before reading this one…
We meet Owl, Mallory and Alberic once more when Summer should have long given way to Autumn. Stunning descriptions catapult us into the heart of Owl’s world and carry us with her to the Fae court as she strives to uncover why it is so unseasonably warm.
As they navigate rocky friendships, and the notion of what home is, we see them coming to terms with the discoveries from the first book, and finding an understanding of themselves and their place in the world.
I adored the meeting the elementals once more – their flighty, selfish fae ways both helping and hindering Owl’s progress. There was a dream-like quality to one of the characters and his world that left me feeling as lost and confused and desperate to get out as Owl.
Fantasy, friendship and family, Owl And The Lost Boy is a stunning read that will enthral readers looking for true escapism with heart.
Great for fans of:
- The Ice Garden by Guy Jones
- The Thirteenth Home Of Noah Bradley by Amber Lee Dodd
- The Other Alice by Michelle Harrison
Huge thanks to Clare and Macmillan Children’s Books for sending me a review copy and inviting me to take part in the blog tour. Do make sure you check out all of the other stops.