Have you ever gotten the chance to read a book that seemed like it would be two of your favorites melded together? That’s how I felt when I signed on to read the first in a new fantasy series recently.
How am I supposed to save the world when I’m not strong, not brave, not smart, and not particularly good at most things?
I ran away from home the day after my thirteenth birthday when Auntie and her weird friend attacked me. Now I’m on the run with the Grim Reaper and a scary soldier. And I’m no longer on Earth.
They were expecting me to be a Knight. The savior that’s supposed to stop a war and prevent the invasion to Earth. But I’m not. They grabbed the wrong girl. I just don’t know how to tell them.
Like the title says, when I started this book, it reminded me a lot of The Labyrinth ways, and Harry Potter in others.
Agatha is an orphan being raised in an unloving household. She’s convinced of her own boring less-than status, and confused when everything finally hits the fan. When it does, she reacts in the only way she knows how, but it does her no good to run. Like Sarah from The Labyrinth, she’s spoiled, insecure, and wishes she could go back to life the way it was when she was simply invisible and unhappy.
I didn’t love that it ended on a cliffhanger, but it didn’t affect my enjoyment of the story overall.
I give this book five of five stars for being a chosen one story that brought more to the table than most, for having a character who is deeply flawed but you still root for her.