Review: “The Lost Knight” by Candy Atkins

A review by Hannah.

I would like to start by thanking Enchanted Book Promotions for approaching Fangirls Read It First to review The Lost Knight. When I read the synopsis of the book, I called dibs as quickly as I could.

Agatha Stone is a quiet girl who likes to paint from Queens, New York. When she turns 13 her foster mother attacks her. Agatha is saved by Jonah, a Curramonstrusos from Ashra. Ashra is a world connected with Earth through gates. Once upon a time, the gates were open and guarded by Knights. Now the gates are closed and Knights from both sides of the gate have been hunted down and destroyed. Agatha is a descendant of those Knights; in fact she is the last of her line, and she is destined to save both worlds.

Now Agatha is on a voyage through Ashra. She is joined by her savior Jonah, Crown Prince Dathid, and Luxus, her new pegasus. How is she supposed to accomplish anything when she’s sure they saved the wrong girl? They need a knight and that is the opposite of what Agatha Stone is.

I knew that I might have a difficult time liking Agatha. She doesn’t have any self esteem, she comes off as whiny, she’s scared of everything, and she doesn’t like cats. Then I remembered that she just turned 13. Thirteen is the worst age to be, hands down, and Agatha’s home life doesn’t make it easier for her. I began to like Agatha much sooner than I anticipated. She is thoughtful, sassy, a talented artist, and she is growing braver by the hour.

There is no romantic subplot in this book, which I really liked. Agatha is 13 years old and she has to focus on her destiny. She doesn’t have time for the love triangle that usually pops into these kinds of stories. She receives hugs from Jonah and Dathid, but she never mentions that her heart starts beating a million beats per minute. She does casually mention that Dathid is beautiful, but it never goes beyond acknowledging his aesthetic. I find this refreshing and hope that this trend continues with the rest of the series.

I really enjoyed this book. Agatha is a well thought out character with room to grow. Ashra is a strange and beautiful land, and this is a great beginning to an amazing adventure. The only thing that irks me a little is the abrupt ending of the book. It ends with the question, “What am I supposed to do now?” I don’t know Agatha, but I can’t wait to find out.

My rating: 4.5/5 stars.

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