Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Golden by Melinda Michaels

by Melinda Michaels

My rating: 4 stars

Publication Date: March 24, 2015
Publisher: REUTS Publications, LLC.
Genre: YA Fantasy
Print Length: 314 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

High school senior Hanna Loch just suffered a blackout in front of her entire homeroom class. She hasn’t had one in over ten years, and she’s terrified—the last time she blacked out, she woke up with no memory of her life before. To make matters worse, no one can explain why it happens. For Hanna, bad things tend to come in threes.

And that doesn’t even begin to cover it . . .

When she learns she could be a descendant of someone who lived /once upon a time/, Hanna must put her trust in William Vann, a descendant of one of the most hated villains ever known. Their histories are intertwined in more ways than she expected, and he has answers about her past, answers even her family won’t share.

But is it safe to put her trust in someone who appears to be danger reincarnate, while trying to escape the darkness that tried to kill her ten years ago?

A loose fairytale retelling, GOLDEN is a story that’s /just right/, weaving together lost secrets, vengeful enemies, and what happens when fiction becomes reality.

 Golden by Melinda Michaels

GoldenBeautiful princesses, woodsmen, big, bad wolves, handsome princes, these are just some of the characters from childhood fairy tales. What happened when the tale ended and “they lived happily ever after?” What if that veil between fantasy and reality was non-existent and centuries later, there are families who are the descendants of our favorite characters? Welcome to the world of Melinda Michaels as she tells us the rest of the story in Golden.

Hanna is no to stranger to blacking out, but it’s been a decade since her last “spell.” Now eighteen, it has happened again and walking home she feels and “sees” that her death in eminent when a truck comes barreling at her, but the she is rescued by a stranger who risked his own life to save her. Things like this so not happen in her small Michigan town. From that very moment when she thought she would die, her life is changed forever and secrets long hidden slowly unfold, thanks to William, the handsome young man who saved her. Are her blackouts bringing back the memory she lost at eight years old? Has everyone been keeping truths that she NEEDS to know from her? Can she trust anyone but William, or is he part of the past she cannot remember?

Part mystery, part fairytale come to life, part budding romance, Melinda Michaels’ tale is a little different, a bit of a twist on YA fantasy that combines tales of our youth with the magic of her words. Rather than being a fast-paced action driven story, Ms. Michaels allows the characters to unveil every twist and turn in a unique and carefully planned plot. Did you believe in the possibility of those fairytales as you got older? Maybe you should have! They say truth is stranger than fiction and there is truth in stories told through the ages.

I received this copy from Melinda Michaels in exchange for my honest review.

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