• Title: The Boy with the Hidden Name
  • Author: Skylar Dorset
  • ISBN: 9781402292569
  • Page: 429
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Boy with the Hidden Name This is not your average trip to FairylandSelkie 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 Oth
    This is not your average trip to FairylandSelkie 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 KeThis is not your average trip to FairylandSelkie 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.

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    1. **Check out the original review over on 21st Century Once Upon A Times**'I look at my aunts, hesitate, and then say, "What-"My aunts have gone back to knitting, even more furiously than before."You're going to be late for school," Aunt True says, and that is the end of that attempt at conversation.My aunts hate it when I ask questions. It tends to destroy the world.'You can't hide from your destiny forever.Selkie Stewart has been through the adventure of a lifetime. Now, all she wants to do is b [...]

    2. I am pissed. This duology had so much potential, that it would have been awesome in the hands of another author. But no. It didn't live up to it.Basically, no one knew anything about what was going on, including myself and pretty much all characters and their mommas, and stuff happened randomly. Nothing made any sense at all and then shit got real and suddenly, 'YAY, THE ENTIRE WORLD IS SAVED.'For pity's sake, don't even get me started on that anti-climatic ending. So much angst and drama becaus [...]

    3. From start to finish, Skylar Dorset’s The Boy with the Hidden Name is jammed packed with humor, attitude, prickly romance, political intrigue and the magic of the world of the fay. Kind of like watching all of the clowns get out of the little car at the circus, each page uncovers another twist, more action and more mystery as Selkie still can’t seem to get her wish to live a normal human life without being reminded that she is part fay and part ogre. I mean, really, what girl wants to be an [...]

    4. **I received this book for free from Sourcebooks Fire via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.***Genre* Young Adult, Paranormal*Rating* 3.0*My Thoughts*The Boy with the Hidden Name closes out the Otherworld duology which started with The Girl Who Never Was. The story is once again told in the first person narrative by Seventeen-year-old Selkie Stewart a faerie princess and half ogre. Returning to Dorset's world, we f [...]

    5. The Girl Who Never Was was both surprisingly enjoyable, yet also disappointing in areas. It was hard to see past the glaring comparisons to The Iron Fey series, in doing so, it meant that what was impressive was lost in between it all. So, when it came to the sequel, I decided to focus on this series alone and admire the positives without negatively comparing them, and low and behold, either my lack of comparison worked, or this sequel was much better than it's other half. But even with it's pos [...]

    6. When I read author Skylar Dorset’s The Girl Who Never Was a handful of months ago I remember being compelled to fall in love with her take on faeries. The genre has always been one that I rarely find myself reading in and her story and world were impeccable. I absolutely adored reading about the main character Selkie, discovering the truth about her family, and learning about this secret world of faerie. Not to mention that the way the last novel ended with the prophecy of ‘Benedict Le Fay w [...]

    7. My Thoughts – Selkie and Ben take their adventure to the next level. Kelsey, Will and Safford are all along for the ride. They are in the midst of trying to prevent an all out battle from taking place, a battle that seems to be in the favor of the Seelie. We learn so much more about the other Feys involved in the prophecy as well as more about Selkie’s aunts and her dad, and Ben’s mom and Selkie’s mom. There is so much that takes place in this book, I can’t believe how much was writt [...]

    8. Short Review:Had the same issues with this as i had with book 1. Nothing major happened at all. The story moves very well but everything is down played.The MC is a wet noodle. She "hates" the boy she "loves", which is crazy insta-love that almost gets them both killed, gag!She spends half the book "mad" at him, and the other half kissing him.I thought i was going to witness an epic battle towards the end, but instead i was thrown into a boring side conversation which lasted the whole battle. May [...]

    9. I really enjoyed this, while I enjoyed the first one more this was still a nice conclusion to the series. It still kept it fairytale and whimsical tone to it which I really enjoy. I did find parts of it pretty predictable, I figured out who was the 4th fay pretty quickly. That being said I really enjoyed all the characters but wish that some of the minor characters had a bigger part. There was once again a few confusing parts but it wasn't as bad as the first and got cleared up quickly.All in al [...]

    10. I loved it!!! A duology with a fast development of the story, but in a funny and intriguing way to keep your eyes on the reading! Again, Selkie is struggling with the help of her friends and Ben, to find a way to fulfill the prophesy and bring back the "normalcy" at the world. It's crazy, funny, dense and with a unexpected surprising revelation! The writter was very clever! I think the whole mix with the Seelie, Unseelie, goblins, wizards, orcs and giants corgis, was amazing! A sweet love story [...]

    11. First off, I LOVED that this one picked up pretty much right after the first one ended. There were some new characters that I really enjoyed and the plot was fast paced. There were some really good twists and one pretty epic heartfail near the end that I definitely didn't see coming. And the actual ending was near perfection. Even though I still struggled with being in Selkie's head, this book was stronger than the first one and I was instantly captivated by the storyline. **Huge thanks to Sou [...]

    12. Love this series, and this does not disappoint! The story sucks you right in, and doesn't let go until the very end.

    13. I really enjoyed book 2. I wonder if there will be a book 3, because I'd be content on leaving it off right there. It wrapped everything up nicely and into a HEA ending.

    14. The Boy with the Hidden Name is the second book in the Otherworld duology by Skylar Dorset. This book was everything I thought it would with crazy characters, a complicated plot, surprises here and there, magic, mystery, action and all of it with that wonderful Alice in Wonderland feel to it.This book pretty much starts where we left off in The Girl That Never Was, Selkie is mad at Ben because he left, the Aunts are trying to keep Selkie safe, Will is planning things, the Seelies want to torture [...]

    15. Waahhhhh Its over!! Why does it have to be only two books??? (Sighs) anyway i soo love this book and bc of this seriea i was reminded why Fairies are on the Top 2 of my fave supernatural creatures. I'll miss every single one of them but especially Ben and Selkie. You guys just proved that a book doesnt need to have complicated world building for it to be one of the best. Sometimes simple is just perfect!!

    16. Couldn't put it down - great story, complex characters, twists and surprises. Great for readers who enjoy fantasy and magic!

    17. Again. I can not stress how good these books are. I won't go into a long review on here since I did a long one on The Girl Who Never Was. This was another great addition to The Otherworld series! I loved the ending!

    18. A few months ago, I read The Girl Who Never Was—the first book in this series—and gave it five stars. I loved Selkie the narrator’s voice as all the irreverence was happening around her, and I loved the use of my hometown of Boston as a safe-haven for magical creatures. The book tied up its primary conflict but kept it open for something bigger to happen in the sequel. Let’s see how well it continues the story. Like before, let’s look at the beautiful cover first. I love how it’s an [...]

    19. Selkie is back in book two of the Otherworld series, which takes place about a week after the events in the first book. Ben left Selkie to find his mother, even after Selkie asked him to stay because she loved him. She is attempting to deal with her mistrust and anger towards Ben when the Seelie’s start to invade Boston. She and her mismatched group need to band together to save the world that they know.I absolutely loved the first book, The Girl Who Never Was, with its random tangents and tot [...]

    20. Originally reviewed on LauraofLurkingStrong language: Some, mildDrugs: NoneViolence: NoneSexual content: YesI was given a copy of this book, via NetGalley, in return for an unbiased review.Note: I have read and reviewed this before the release of The Girl Who Read The Stars, so any contradictions are due to thatSelkie is a half-faerie, half-goblin who until recently lived under an enchantment believing herself to be a human living with two slightly kooky aunts and a grandfather clock that never [...]

    21. This might could actually be 5 stars. Maybe something's holding me back. Just not sure what.I know I really enjoyed it. Even how they wrapped it all up. Went better than I expected.I'm not sure how I felt about Ben & Selkie's relationship in the last book, but this one really moved me with it. Just the words the writer used. During their conversation about it. That was very impressive. It affected me. Well done!

    22. The Boy with the Hidden Name was an okay sequel to The Girl Who Never Was, but it left me a bit disappointed. Selkie was pretty much in denial about her feelings for Ben for the first part of the book, which started to get on my nerves after a while. She just kept going on and on and on about how he "left" her - to be honest, I don't know why she was SO upset about it she hardly knew anything about him anyway. And so after that she was like "ugh, I'm so not in love with him anymore!" which just [...]

    23. **I received a free copy of this book from Net Galley in exchange for my honest review**4 1/2 stars!Benedict La Fay will betray you. And then he will die. After Benedict Le Fay disappears out of Selkie Stewart’s life, in search of his mother – after his declaration of his affections for her and a promise to always be there for her – Selkie’s life seemingly goes back to normal…that is if normal is having all kinds of supernatural creatures looking for the magical book they stole togethe [...]

    24. All I can say is WOW a million times, and that I wish there was a third book because I am not ready for this story to end.

    25. This book was good, especially considering how much of a reading slump I've been in recently. I got The Boy With the Hidden Name and just devoured it! Trust me when I say that you want to read this duology. Also, I just want to note that the cover is the same cover as the first book, except upside-down. How cool!First ImpressionsThis picked up a couple days or so after the first book ended. I always love when a book starts out with something funny, interesting, etc. The first sentence in this is [...]

    26. I really, really enjoyed The Boy with the Hidden Name. It was exactly the action-packed adventure I expected with zero of the things that bothered me in the first novel (The Girl Who Never Was). The plot was good, but the pacing, characters and love story were what stood out the most.Now when comparing awesome fey stories, it’s hard not to bring up Julie Kagawa. Her books are simply amazing. That said, there are little things about Kagawa’s books that sometimes irritate me. First and foremos [...]

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