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Saturday, August 2, 2014

Book Review: Goldilocks by Patria L. Dunn

Goldilocks by Patria L. Dunn
Genre: Young Adult (Paranormal Romance/Fractured Fairy Tale)
Date Published: January 27, 2014
Publisher: Self

Hannah Adler had wished for more attention from her father, but not at the cost of leaving everything she loved behind. The mountains of Hinsdale, Colorado was not where she’d imagined spending her senior year, but with her father accepting the inspector position at the Golden Wonder gold mine, she had no choice but to make the best of it. It’s not as if the friends, she didn’t have, would miss her. Life had been lonely since losing her mother almost five years ago, and now was her chance to start letting her heart heal once and for all. 

Jake Bear had his nickname for a reason, but it wasn’t one that Hannah would have ever suspected. There was a secret buried in those sable colored eyes, and with something lurking in the woods behind her new home, Hannah was almost sure he knew more than he let on. 

He only wanted to protect her, but from what…?

Goldilocks by Patria L. Dunn is an interesting new spin on an old fairy tale. Hannah is "Goldilocks" within this story. This Goldilocks story is brought to modern day with new characters and new situations. In fact, aside from the three bears and a blonde main character, Goldilocks stands apart from the original fairy tale almost entirely. The author truly made it her own. Hannah is a believable and adaptable character. She's lost her mother and is still grieving. Her father's just moved her out of state, and she'll be starting a new school. She's a city girl who's now tossed in the middle of nowhere...literally. Jake changes her world, but he has some secrets. I enjoyed his point of view through the story just as much as Hannah's. The author created a whole new mythology to support her story. It was inventive and interesting. Goldilocks wasn't your typical Goldilocks story, and it kept me engaged from start to finish.

Goldilocks by Patria L. Dunn was kindly provided to me by the author for review. The opinions are my own.

Patria Dunn-Rowe hails from the small town of Louisa Virginia. Born in 1981, a true child of the 80's; her interest range from classic to unimaginable. While The Gifts is her first work, it certainly isn’t her last, with the second book in the series, Signs & Wonders coming next followed by Revelation. A young woman with many talents and many titles such as: Pianist, Author, & most importantly Mother, if you ask about her accomplishments she will tell you: "The best is yet to come."

To learn more about Patria L. Dunn and her books, visit her website.You can also find her on Goodreads, Facebook, and Twitter.

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