Earlier this fall, I signed up to participate in a blog tour for Glass House Press. I volunteered to read and review a novella by Mary Fan called Tell Me My Name. But there were a couple of glitches, because computers rock, and I didn’t get the file until the day my post was supposed to go live.
But! I’ve finally managed to find enough spare moments to sit down and read this fantastic novella, and now I’ve got the scoop on what it’s all about. The blurb:
In Mary Fan’s second novella for Glass House Press, a girl wakes up in an icy cell, alone and frightened. She has no memory of who she is or how she came to be there.
She does know that she must get out, at all costs. And that escape must start with remembering the simple things – her own name. Her place of origin. Her possible powers.
When a group of dark magicians reveal themselves to be her captors, she finds herself in the clutches of those who will stop at nothing to uncover the secrets locked within her lost memories. With her life fading under their merciless spells, the need to escape becomes dire.
But can she get out when she doesn’t even know who she is? Can she count on one unlikely ally for help? Or is it already too late for her, a girl without a name?
Tell Me My Name introduces the main characters in Mary’s new fantasy series, Fated Stars, with the first book, Windborn, due in 2015.
This story started a bit slow, but I loved it (some of my favorite books start off a bit slow). Naturally, it was over before I knew it, but it left me longing to know more about Kiri and Darien and what’s going to happen with the two of them. Also, the green-eyed man intrigued me, but I couldn’t help smiling at the words “green-eyed man” because it reminded me of the movie Bolt. (Time to whip out the kids card, though I probably would have seen Bolt even if I hadn’t had kids.)
Anyway, I can’t recommend this novella highly enough – it’s enticing, it’s tense, and now I can’t wait for the first Fated Stars novel to come out so I can find out what happens next. Tell Me My Name is available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, as well as direct from the author.
What great books have you read recently?
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