Review: The Truth Spell by Anita Oh

 Fresh and fabulous

About the book:

A dastardly spell. Mysterious billionaires. An ordinary girl thrust into an extraordinary world.

Lucy O’Connor is more IT girl than “it girl” but even though she’ll never fit in, the scholarship to elite Amaris High is an opportunity she can’t refuse.

The day Lucy arrives at Amaris, she sees her best friend, Sam Spencer. But Sam had died three years ago, on the night that had changed Lucy’s life forever. The more Lucy looks for answers, the worse things get for her, as she makes an enemy of the richest, most popular boy in school, Tennyson Wilde.

When the entire school is hit by a truth spell, it seems like the perfect chance to find out what Sam and Tennyson are hiding, but the closer Lucy gets, the more she realizes that the truth is stranger than she ever imagined.

Harry Potter meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer in this fresh, funny, fast-paced YA paranormal romance.

Cover of Anita Oh's The Truth Spell

And it’s free!

Review by Katy Haye:

This was gorgeous. Lucy’s first person narrative was fabulous – vivid, wry, a little bit spiky and thoroughly entertaining.

The subtitle gave away a chunk of what was going on in the book, but there was so much in this story that was different and fresh that it was a real delight. If you’re expecting a standard werewolf story (or a standard high school story), that’s not what you’re going to get.

As well as the writing being a sparky delight, Anita Oh’s pacing was spot on – I’m a story nerd and it’s a sign of being in safe hands when the break into two and the midpoint are clear. I had the confidence to just sit back and enjoy it with this on.

There are more in the series, and I’ll definitely be coming back to them when I get the time.

Highly recommended!

Katy Haye is reading (and reviewing) her way through the alphabet. Check back next week for a review of her “U” read.

When not reading, Katy writes speculative YA fiction. Discord “The Matrix meets Planet of the Apes” is currently available.

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