October is an ordinary girl. From her plain looks to her average grades, there seems to be nothing special about her. Then, three days before her eighteenth birthday, she develops a strange itch that won’t go away, and her life is turned upside down.
Suddenly, she can hear dogs talk, make crows fly, and two new and very handsome boys at school are vying for her affections. After she starts “transplanting” herself through solid rock, October learns that she is not ordinary at all, but the daughter of a troll princess and a fairy prince, and a pawn in a deadly war between the trolls and the fairies.
Now October will have to use all of her growing powers to save her family, and stop a mysterious evil that threatens to destroy the fairy world.
In the fantastical vein of authors such as Julie Kagawa and Holly Black, Extraordinary October takes us on a magical journey from the streets of Los Angeles to the beautiful and mythical underground fairy kingdom.
Actions, betrayals, fairies, trolls, transplanting, blood and a lot of running to escape. I haven't been able to put the book down once I've strated it. It was really a cool read to enjoy secrets and imaginary adventures.
Of course, it has reminded me of The Iron Fey series by Julie Kawaga and of Harry Potter with Dolores Umbridge. Less magical and with more pace, it's the perfect mix to escape into fantasyland while still be plausible.
October lacks of confidence in herself and has trust issues but with all the secrets and betrayal, she can be certain of anything after learning who she really is.
As for the two males "prince charming", they make mistakes and are not so charming. In reality, it's why it was a cool one. Nothing is black or white and October is a great positive heroine.
I've appreciated this story and the author creativity.
*Arc provided by Edelweiss
I received this book in exchange of a fair and honest review.