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  • Lost in Averell

  • Princess by Night, Book 1
  • By: Tara Grayce
  • Narrated by: Laci Morgan
  • Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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Summary

Average high school student by day, princess by night. 

Amy lives both in our world and in the fantasy world of Averell, struggling to balance homework and her duties as a fairy tale princess negotiating the intricacies of unicorn-dragon politics. 

When her high school crush stumbles through the portal to Averell in her family’s basement, she sets out with her shape-shifting unicorn best friend to find him before he dies or sparks a war.

©2019 Tara Grayce (P)2020 Tara Grayce

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  • 03-12-20

WONDERLAND OF AVERELL

THIS STORY WAS AMAZING!!! AMY IS A SWEET KIND YOUNG WOMAN WHO NOT ONLY LOVES HER WORLD BUT OURS AS WELL, ADD IN HER FRIEND TRIG A UNICORN WITH A CORNY MISCHIEVOUS TYPE OF PERSONALITY, AND HER HIGHSCHOOL CRUSH WHO ACCIDENTALLY. WANDERS THROUGH THE PORTAL AND FROM THEIR THE ADVENTURE BEGINS! ALONG THE WAY THEY MEET NAIADS, DRYADS AND SMALL SABOR TOOTH RABBITS ALONG WITH A VILLAINOUS DRAGON,
LACI MORGAN. DID AN AMAZING JOB WITH THE NARRATION!! I WISH THERE WAS ABOTHER BOOK WITH TRIG HE WAS SO MUCH FUN TO LISTEN TO! A DRAGON PRINCESS IS CAPTURED ALONG WITH HER HIGHSCHOOL CRUSH, TRIG AND AMY. WILL THEY FIND A WAY TO STOP THE WAR BEFORE IT BEGINS????

LISTEN TO THE AUDIBLE TO FIND OUT!

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  • Cathrine Bonham
  • 15-02-21

So much fun

Lost in Averell is a fun adventure through a highly original fantasy land.

Amy is the Princess of Averell, but she is also a normal high school student in Michigan.
both her homes are built over a portal allowing her to go back and forth, it also allowed her parents to meet in the first place.

I loved this story for one big reason. It wasn't a lost princess story. Amy knows who she from the beginning, she knows the world she's in and she knows how to survive in it. It's her friend Brent who doesn't know where he is. Guess that will teach him not to go snoop around in people's basements.

This first person narrative was expertly voice by Lacie Morgan. she really nails Amy's voice and makes the story feel like one that she's lived.

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  • Jenelle Schmidt
  • 04-01-21

Fun Portal Fantasy

This was a fun story. Not my favorite by this author, but still a fun romp. I enjoyed exploring the fantasy world, the portal-nature of the story, and the uniqueness of a protagonist who has to keep a foot in two worlds (and has a vastly different role/life in each of those worlds). The juxtaposition of life in Averell as a princess with life in small-town Michigan as an ordinary teenager was clever. Who wouldn't love a secret portal in their basement to another world?

I really liked the main character, who was a fairly responsible teenager who was doing the best she could, even though she was in over her head. For a female YA protagonist, she was refreshingly not whiny, self-absorbed, or convinced that she's awful. I appreciated the lack of a love triangle, or really any romance at all other than a small crush the MC has that we never get hints as to whether or not is returned... the characters are much too focused on not dying to be too terribly interested in kissing each other, which I appreciated as being a more realistic approach to the relationships in the story.

I could have used a bit more backstory and information to help me understand the villain and her motivations. There was also a highly repetitive nature to the story. I did not need to be reminded every few paragraphs that Brett was in dire straits or that the main character had to juggle two lives.

I also think I would have enjoyed this book more if I'd read it myself versus listening to the audio book. The narrator did a good job, but she didn't have a wide range when it came to voices, and the difficulty of the narrator's voice (in 1st person) being the same as the protagonist's voice when she was talking to someone often made it difficult to know whether the MC was talking out loud or just thinking to herself. I'm picky about narrators, and I know how big of a job this can be, but I personally prefer a narrator who can differentiate between the voices, especially when the writing style of the book doesn't always give you a good cue as to which character is speaking.

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  • North Wind Knight
  • 05-12-20

GREAT STORY BY TARA GRAYCE ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT.

ANOTHER GREAT STORY BY TARA GRAYCE IT'S VERY WELL WRITTEN AND EASY TO FOLLOW. THE STORY IS ACCEPTABLE FOR PEOPLE OF ALL AGES. THE NARRATOR THEY SEE MORGAN HIS GREAT AND EASY TO FOLLOW. THE STORYLINE IS GOOD CLEAN AND ACCEPTABLE.