March 22, 2017

The Old Man and the Princess

The Old Man and the Princess
Sean-Paul Thomas
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(more like 3.5)
*This book was gifted to me by the author. The below review is my honest opinion*
This book was different than anything I've read lately, I'll definitely give it that. I'll probably keep thinking about this one for a while.

Goodreads blurb:
"Would you believe a strange old man if he kidnapped you off the streets and told you that you and your dead parents were from another planet?

Is the old man, really, who he says he is? And is he telling Sersha the truth about who she is and where she is truly from?

An eccentric old Irish man, who claims to be 'not of this Earth,' kidnaps Sersha, a young, headstrong, Irish girl, from the streets of Galway and tries to convince her that her life's destiny is tied to a mystical cave in the Scottish highlands.

But with strange and suspicious, underworld figures, violently on their trail, Sersha, struggles back and forth with the old man's real identity and his far fetched intentions to whether he truly is genuine in his wild and fantastical beliefs. Or is he really just some mad and demented, old fool, having a mental breakdown in his twilight years.

A thrilling and witty, action packed, Sci Fi mystery, that will keep you guessing, right up until the breathtaking finale.

With witty, razor sharp dialogue, characters who will melt your heart and won't ever forget - Read this novel now to find out why everyone who buys this book absolutely loves it."
What a wild ride, for sure. It keeps you guessing and you never know what's going to happen next. One of the main reasons why I enjoyed this is because it was pretty realistic if you think about it. How many times have we read a fantasy where a teenage girl learns that she's special and has to go on some adventure to a different land? A lot. And how many times do they just accept it without questioning anything? almost always. This is the exception. Sersha never really believes Derek, she just kind of humors him and accepts that she's going on some crazy adventure, but isn't fully convinced that she's actually form Mars. I also liked the twist of what everything meant. I think that after everything, it may not be the ending that people are looking for, but again it's realistic and important.
There were a few things I didn't particularly like, one being all of the Irish slang just because I didn't understand most of it. Almost all of the dialogue (and there's a lot) in this book is made with Irish accents and wording (obviously, since they're in Ireland). Also, Derek seems to know everything about Sersha... stuff she's never told anyone else, but he doesn't know that she's vegan? I found that hard to believe. She also randomly kept comparing things to how she lost her virginity that had nothing to do with the story.

Overall, it was entertaining and enjoyable.

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