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.
*I received this book from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review*
I have been in a bit of a book slump lately. Where I am reading the books that I want to, but it has taken me a lot longer then it normally would. One of those I really should finish it fazes. Then I picked up Golden and I didn’t want to put it down. As most of you know I love fairytale retellings and reimaginings and Golden does an excellent job of taking the old “folk tale” and turning it into the modern.
Hanna has no idea who she really is. She knows she has lost memories and that she has felt like an outsider all her life, but she doesn’t know why. She’s a good girl with an infinity for a near death experience. Which she finds heightens everything around her. She is persistent in her quest to find out what she is missing and in the end shows how brave she can be.
Then there is William. The good guy, the bad guy. Remember just because history says you are suppose to be bad, doesn’t mean you have to be. William is a great character and I was routing for him the entire story. He knows what is going on in Hanna’s life and has the answers she is looking for, but is it best for him to tell her?
All the characters in Golden are well written. Hanna’s supporting cast is solid and the writing grabs you from the beginning and takes you in. The world that Melinda Michaels created is excellent and I look forward to reading the next book.
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