Wednesday, March 18, 2015

What is Lost by Lauren Skidmore -- Blog Tour

What is Lost

Publisher: Sweetwater Books (Cedar Fort)

Published: March 10th, 2015

ISBN13: 9781462116218

Paperback: 240 pages

FTC FYI: Received a PDF from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.


Angry at his failure to exact vengeance on the prince, mask maker Joch flees Venesia to find his lost love. When a red-cloaked assassin promises answers, he has little choice but to trust her-though he may be walking into a trap. Unravel the deception in this dazzling story of second chances that will keep you guessing to the last page.

My Review

Very intriguing story and a real page turner!  I was immediately drawn into this world.  Although I have not read What is Hidden, the author did a great job of explaining the importance of masks in the Venesia region, and what happened with Joch and the prince in the first book.  I thought it was very cool to have the bad guy be the focus of the story.  I know he was villainous, but I felt sorry for him at times, and I could see a change in him developing.  Kit was instantly likable.  She had a presence that commanded attention and I loved her spunk and smarts.  The ending I saw coming, but the very last pages were a surprise and I am excited for what happens next.

4 out of 5 stars.  This is a book two, but I never felt lost (LOL).  I plan on reading book one as soon as I can.

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About the Author

Lauren Skidmore grew up in Kansas, with stints in Ohio and New York, and currently lives in Utah. She attended Brigham Young University where she earned a BA in English Teaching with an emphasis in Teaching English as a Second Language and Japanese. She then spent a year in Japan teaching and traveling. When she's not exploring new places, you can probably find her on the internet with fifteen windows open and looking at just one more thing before actually getting something done.

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