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This post contains affiliate links you can use to purchase the book. If you buy the book using that link, I will receive a small commission from the sale.The Lost and Lonely (Evanders School for Enchanted Personage) by Elaine White
Series: Evanders School for Enchanted Personage #1.5
Published by Indie on 2016
Genres: fantasy, romance, YA
Source: a blog tour
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Phil always thought his life was going to be chaotic. Orphaned as a child and having grown up in foster care, his boyfriend Logan is the only shining light in his world, along with Phil’s two foster sisters, Ella and Estelle. But when Estelle goes off to a fancy new boarding school, suddenly everything changes. His life won’t always be dark and lonely, but it will no longer be simple, either. When the Sutherland’s enter his life, Phil has to question what secrets he’s willing to keep and where the word ‘magical’ fits into his normal, human life.
Lost and Lonely is book 1.5 in a series – I reviewed book one, The School of Second Chances, earlier today.
This is an interesting beginning of a series that crosses genre. It’s a YA book (though at times the writing and plot seems more MG/immature than YA, there’s also subject matter that’s definitely YA), that is firmly set in a fantasy world where fairies, vampires, witches, werewolves, and the like all live together, along side humans. There’s also lots of romance happening. I’m not a big romance reader, but love my fantasy, so that’s why I decided to read this series. The romances are actually very sweet, as characters get to know one another and start to fall in love.
There’s a lot of teenage angst in the book, as you can imagine teenage magical creatures struggling to not only deal with teenage hormones, but fantastical abilities, too.
The chapters are all short, which makes the book read very quickly. I actually would have preferred longer chapters, as I felt there could have been more detail, especially in certain scenes (for example, as White is describing her magical world. Part of the magic of the Harry Potter universe is how real it feels, and we don’t quite get that in this series).
About the Author
Elaine White is the author of multi-genre romance, covering everything from paranormal, crime and contemporary. Growing up in a small town and fighting cancer in her early teens taught her that life is short and dreams should be pursued. Living vicariously through her independent, and often hellion characters, she lives comfortably at home with a pack of wolves cleverly disguised as one standard poodle. The Winner of two Watty Awards – Collector’s Dream (An Unpredictable Life) and Hidden Gem (Faithfully) – she has explored the worlds of multiple genres, but remains a romantic at heart. A self-professed geek, Elaine has fallen in love with reading and writing LGBT romance, offering diversity in both genre and character within her stories.
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