Young Adult Book Review + Giveaway: The Boy with the Hidden Name by Skylar Dorset

Title: The Boy With The Hidden Name
Series: Otherworld Book One
Author: Skylar Dorset
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Genre Type:  Fantasy, Faeries
Publication Date: December 2nd 2014
Source: Publisher
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire


This is not your average trip to Fairyland...

Selkie 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.

This is not your average trip to Fairyland...

The Boy With the Hidden Name takes off immediately after the ending of book one, The Girl Who Never Was, with plenty of adventure ahead. An epic battle with the Otherworld looms over Boston, with both the Seelie and the Unseelie Courts, and hinges on a prophecy involving Selkie, the Fray, and the betrayal of someone she loves.

Once again, I was swept-up into this madcap story filled with fast-paced adventure. The Boy With the Hidden Name takes the readers on a dizzying quest, through several enchanting realms, in order to break a deadly prophecy.

I was delighted by the vivid descriptions of each realm as I was quickly whisked from Goblinopolis ruled by the King of Goblins, to both the Seelie and Unseelie Courts, all the way to Iceland and the realm of the Hidden Folk, to finally the dangerous shores of Avalon.

Throughout this adventure, Selkie learns more about herself and her power of naming. I had an easier time connection with her this time around, as the plot twists, betrayals and heartbreak made her growth evident and resulted in a stronger heroine. There's some great secondary characters that added interest and humour as well.

The romance that began in book one takes a turn as the threat of betrayal and prophecy looms ahead, yet Ben is so sweet, and the banter between him and Selkie was pure fun, I couldn't help, but hope these two get together.

From a crazy, giant Orchid named Larry, to royal Fae Corgis you ride like ponies, to seductive (and hot looking) Goblins, disorienting kisses, and the power of friendship and love, The Boy with the Hidden Name was a fun and exciting conclusion to this series.

My Rating: 4 Stars. I really liked it.

PLEASE NOTE: A finished copy of this book was provided by Sourcebooks Fire in exchange for my fair and honest review. Thank you Sourcebooks Fire for the review opportunity!


Thanks to the generosity of Sourcebook Fire, I have a one trade-paper copy of The Boy With the Hidden Name to offer to my readers (US and Canada ) in the giveaway! 

Skylar Dorset grew up in Rhode Island (where she still lives), graduated from Boston College and Harvard Law School, and has lived in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Washington, DC But she actually spends most of her time living with the characters in her head. She hopes that doesn’t make her sound too crazy.
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