The Lost Knight by Candy Atkins

the lost knight

The Lost Knight by Candy Atkins

Published: May 20th by Monster Publishing

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.

Note: I received a review copy of this book via Xpresso Book Tours in return for an honest review. This in no way influences my opinion.

I’ve read some pretty positive reviews about this book – so when I saw that it was up for review on Xpresso, I had to grab a copy and give it a try. This book was definitely used to set up the series in terms of the characters, the settings etc. but I loved it! It was all so real and our MC has already come a long way from who she was at the beginning!

Our MC has always had to deal with a lot of negativity in her life concerning herself and the way she was treated. It was easy to see why she was so disheartened at the beginning of the book and why she always found it difficult throughout the book to believe the new people in her life telling her something different! I actually felt really sorry for her, but at the same time, I’m glad she managed to toughen up a little bit and she began to believe in herself! There was one crucial scene (which I obviously don’t really want to go into for spoiling it!) that I feel was absolutely crucial to her change in heart and change as a character. It was definitely an extra insight into Agatha’s character and I am glad that she managed to resolve some of the feelings that she was having and she got a little stronger from the experience. I definitely think that she is going to change a to more throughout this series and I cannot wait to see what the author does with her!

What I also loved about this book was the parallel worlds. I loved the fact that the creatures in the other world were basically reflections of the creatures that we know and love within story telling in our world – but they were inherently different! The author turned it to make it sound like the human versions of the characters and the stories that got told were twisted over time… therefore the creatures, like elves, faeries etc, are the same, but they’re not the same! I loved learning about them and I really wish they were real because *cough* I currently have a new book boyfriend in the form of Dathid! I wasn’t actually too sure how I felt about Dathid at the beginning of the book and whether or not I liked him because he was a pretty broody prince with some secrets. Broody he still can be and secrets he still has – so I am most definitely looking forward to seeing more of him later on in the series!

The world building was AMAZING! I felt like I could have been there, bouncing on the ocean and what not! I wanted to be there, it all sounds so beautiful! The explanations and the descriptions were rich and I cannot wait to explore more of this world as our characters continue on their journey!

I will admit that, whilst I know that this book was used mostly to set up the series, I felt like it was a little bit too slow. There could have been moments with more action etc. just to give that little bit more of an edge, because most of the book consists of our characters travelling and our MC figuring stuff out! I wanted a little bit more oomph, which I expect I will be getting later on in the series!

All in all, I really enjoyed this book despite its sometimes slow bits. I cannot wait to see where our characters go from here! I gave this book 4/5 stars!

Have you read this book? Did you enjoy it? Feel free to drop me comments!

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