Book Review: Golden by: Melinda Michaels


Publisher: REUTS Publications, LLC

Publication Date: March 24, 2015

Origins:  From Author for Review

Synopsis: 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.

Review: Hanna Loch doesn’t remember the first few years of her life and suffered from blackouts previously. However, she hasn’t had a blackout in ten years – the one which took away her memories of ‘before’. Until today, when Hanna blacks out in school and when she realizes this, she’s understandably scared out of her wits. From this newest blackout, she’s determined to find out the answers about her past. GOLDEN has diffused fairy-tale elements with a focus on the darker aspects – closer to the original Grimm fairy tales. The world- and character-building is excellent and the writing is formidable. Anyone who enjoys fairy tales with a grim twist will definitely love GOLDEN!

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