This New Life | Owl Eyes: A Fairy Tale by Molly Lazer

Title: Owl Eyes: A Fairy Tale
By: Molly Lazer
Genre: Fantasy
Pages: 264
Release Date: March 20th, 2018
Publisher: Fire and Ice YA

Summary from Goodreads: Nora knows three things: she is a servant, her parents are dead, and she lives in the kitchen house with her adoptive family. But her world is torn apart when she discovers that her birth father has always been right there, living in the house she serves.

This discovery leads Nora to more questions. Why was she thrown in an ash-covered room for asking about her father? Why is a silver-bladed knife the only inheritance from her birth mother? Why is magic forbidden in her household—and throughout the province of the Runes? The answers may not be the ones Nora hoped for, as they threaten a possible romance and her relationship with the adoptive family she loves.

With the announcement of a royal ball, Nora must decide what she is willing to give up in order to claim her stolen birthright, and whether this new life is worth losing her family—and herself.

Review: This was an enjoyable fairy tale retelling that had a darker side to it. Although I was enthralled with the story, the world building was lacking and left me in the dark most the time. All I had to go on was the dialogue and the characters. It was a nice twist on one of my favorite fairy tales. 

Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review.

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