• Paulina Maurovich

The Girl Who Never Was by Skylar Dorset


The Girl Who Never Was tells the story of Selkie Stewart. A "normal" seventeen year old living with two weird aunts, her father is insane, her mother left her, and she is in love with a boy named Ben. After asking the correct questions Selkie discovers she is a half fairy half ogre and that her mother, the Queen of the court wants to kill her. She, along with four other girls, is the key to bringing peace to the Otherworld. She embarks in a journey trying to find her mother and save the boy she loves. All, while trying to save herself.

At the beginning of the book I was bored and confused. The story was a bit over the place and I just couldn't really grasp what the hell was going on. The characters weren't correctly developed and my mind just wanted to skip over all the story and get to the good details. I was almost to the point where I didn't want to hear about Selkie and her life.

Around half of the book I found myself intrigues by the story. Selkie starts being smarter and braver. The whole rescue mission was fun and exciting. And Ben, oh Ben. He just got better and better as the book progressed.

Now, about that ending. I wanted to rip Ben out of the book and scream at him for screaming at Selkie when he had also kept her life a secret. I loved the ending, it ripped my heart in tiny little peaces. I was about to give the book a 1, but then it started getting so good and I hope that the next book in the series will keep with the same pace as the second half of the first book has. “Benedict Le Fay will betray you. And then he will die.” That was the ending line of the book. Are you kidding me? I NEED MORE....

---3 stars---

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