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{March 10, 2014}   {Review} Lost Girl by Dax Varley (An Oracles Novelette)

Lost GirlFrom Goodreads: Juniper Lynch has a flair for all things psychic – a gift she inherited from her dearly departed granny.

When her best friend, Gena needs help finding her missing retainer, Juniper is quick to try scrying, aka crystal-gazing. With no crystal ball handy, she goes the easy route and gazes into a glass of water. But the image that appears is not what she expected. The shriveled face of a missing girl floats to the surface. Juniper is seized by a mystical connection and the countdown clock begins.

Can she find the lost girl before they both wither away?

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As the first in the series, this story almost feels a bit too perfect.  Everything clicks into to place so easily, and the characters are too sweet or perfect for them to seem valid and real at this point. There really weren’t any problems or issues to contend with within the story itself—the girls don’t know whether they believe Juniper’s vision or not—so though Juniper and her friends are looking for the girl who seems to be in immense danger, there isn’t much standing in their way besides their own disbelief in the fact that they might be able to find her.

This was good story, though short, about 60 pages, so readers don’t really get much connection time with the characters. Though as the first in a series of novellettes yet to come, I assume that we’ll be seeing these girls again and probably learning more about them.  Thus, there’s hope for more of a connection, and I’m looking forward to the next novellette as this was well written and did spark my interest.  After since we’re just now getting to know the heroines, I’m assuming that the next installment will hopefully be a little more climactic.  Regardless, if you’re looking for something light to read, I suggest picking this up.  Three stars.

3 stars

I received this novel from the publisher, via Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review.

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