Where There Be Humans by Rebekah L. Purdy is an YA Fantasy story out now!
“Sixteen-year-old Ivy Archer is arguably the best warrior-in-training Gob Hollow has ever seen. Yet everyone—except her best friend she suddenly has other feelings for—looks down on her because she’s only half goblin, with no idea what the other half is. She’s always suspected it might be human.
But humans, she’s been told, aren’t real. They’re only creatures of myth.
When the prince of their kingdom is taken for ransom, it’s Ivy’s big chance to prove her worth. And when she learns his captors are human, the rescue mission becomes personal. The stories were clearly wrong, and now she has a chance to find the truth about her lineage, as well. If she survives…
With a small band of warriors at her command, including her best friend turned crush that’s getting harder to hide, Ivy sets out to find the prince and her human family. But the answers lie within secrets and conspiracies that run far deeper than she ever imagined.”
If you are looking for a reversed YA Fantasy story where instead of finding out there are paranormal creatures running around, you come to realize humans are also walking the realm, this fast-paced story is just what you’re wanting.
I was super intrigued by the synopsis and the world-building that hopefully would come along with it.
While I did find this book to be very entertaining and worth the read, there were a few typical elements that we tend to see in this genre. It just felt like the world itself was something we’ve read time and time again, BUT the plot was well-defined and provided a quick read.
I gave this one a solid 3 out of 5 stars. If this book sounds even remotely interesting to you, I would definitely recommend picking it up!
Published: 1 June 2020
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
How I Read It: eARC from YA Bound Book Tours
*Disclaimer: I requested a free copy of this book from YA Bound Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. All of my reviews contain my honest opinions only and are not influenced in any way.*
“I was born and raised in Michigan (just look for the mitten-shaped state on the map). I’ve lived here most of my life other than the few years I spent in the U.S. Army. At which time I got a chance to experience MO, KS, SC, and CA.
I work full time for the court system and in my free time I write YA stories. Pretty much any genre within the YA realm is game for me, but my favorites are fantasy, urban fantasy, paranormal romance, thrillers, light sci-fi, and some time travel.
I also have a big family–I like to consider us the modern day Brady Bunch. When my hubby and I met and got married, he had 3 children from a previous marriage, I had 2 and we have 1 together. It’s a lot of fun though.
And I can’t forget my other family members–yep, we’ve got some pets: 4 dogs, 3 cats, and 1 turtle. Everyone in the family has one…I won’t bore you all with their names (unless you really want to know). Okay, you talked me into it! Jack, Pearl, Grr…(yes that’s mydog’s name), Leia, Callie, Mooshoo, Grouchy, and Sorbert. Other than writing some of my other hobbies include: reading (mostly YA of course), singing, swimming, football, soccer, running, camping, sledding, church, hanging with my kids, and traveling.
I belong to a fabulous writing group called YA Fiction Fantatics (YAFF) and you guessed it we all write YA!”
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