The Oddling Prince by Nancy Springer

Princes, fairy lands and enchanted horses are some of my favorite things. I love the idea that there is a thin veil that separates our world from that of the fairy. I think it has to do with having a grandmother who still put out bread and honey for the fairies and little people (leprechauns) so they would not make mischief. I still cling to the belief there is magic in the world we just have to reach out to find it. (As always this is my experience with the story. Nothing to do with the author).

What I liked: I wanted to like this book more then I did.  The premise of the story was super appealing. I liked that idea that the King traveled through time to fairy land and then returned to exactly where he had been. I loved the idea that he had a son in fairyland that returned to find him and a war. So much to love but…

What I didn’t like: The relationship between the brothers. At the beginning it was cool Aric had a gut feeling that Aldric was his brother. However; at times their relationship seemed almost romantic. Which kinda creeped me out a bit.  The pacing of the story was not to my liking. It was slow and plodding. I felt myself wanting to put the book down and read something else.

Star Rating: 3.0

My Thoughts: Here is what I can say. The writing in the book is really good.  This is the problem. I don’t have many thoughts about this book. I read it and have really no feelings about it. I was not invested in the characters or the story line. The brother’s relationship kinda weirded me out..either your brothers or you hook up. You can’t have both. No offense meant to anyone I just could not wrap my head around where Springer was going with the brother’s relationship. So well that was really the only feeling I had. The book was just not for me, but this doesn’t mean that someone else won’t enjoy it more then I did.

Release Date: May 15th 2018

I would like to thank Tachyon Publishing and NetGalley for providing me with a advanced reader copy in exchange for my honest review.

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