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The Boy with the Hidden Name

(Otherworld #2)

4.02  ·  Rating details ·  753 ratings  ·  100 reviews
This is not your average trip to Fairyland...

Selkie Stewart has just saved her quasi-boyfriend, Ben, from a fairy prison run by the Seelie Court. If they weren't the two most-wanted individuals in the Otherworld before, they definitely are now. Along with Ben and the rest of their ragtag group of allies-Selkie's ogre aunts; a wizard named Will; Ben's cousin Safford; and Ke
Paperback, 320 pages
Published December 2nd 2014 by Sourcebooks Fire
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Sep 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
**Check out the original review over on 21st Century Once Upon A Times**

'I look at my aunts, hesitate, and then say, "What-"

My aunts have gone back to knitting, even more furiously than before.

"You're going to be late for school," Aunt True says, and that is the end of that attempt at conversation.

My aunts hate it when I ask questions. It tends to destroy the world.

You can't hide from your destiny forever.

Selkie Stewart has been through the adventure of a lifetime. Now, all she wants to do is b
Jun 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book was very fun and fast paced and I just genuinely really enjoyed myself reading this.
Lucy Qhuay

I am pissed.

This duology had so much potential, that it would have been awesome in the hands of another author. But no. It didn't live up to it.

Basically, no one knew anything about what was going on, including myself and pretty much all characters and their mommas, and stuff happened randomly. Nothing made any sense at all and then shit got real and suddenly, 'YAY, THE ENTIRE WORLD IS SAVED.'

For pity's sake, don't even get me started on that anti-climatic ending.

So much angst and drama becaus
From start to finish, Skylar Dorset’s The Boy with the Hidden Name is jammed packed with humor, attitude, prickly romance, political intrigue and the magic of the world of the fay. Kind of like watching all of the clowns get out of the little car at the circus, each page uncovers another twist, more action and more mystery as Selkie still can’t seem to get her wish to live a normal human life without being reminded that she is part fay and part ogre. I mean, really, what girl wants to be an ogre ...more
**I received this book for free from Sourcebooks Fire via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.**

*Genre* Young Adult, Paranormal
*Rating* 3.0

*My Thoughts*

The Boy with the Hidden Name closes out the Otherworld duology which started with The Girl Who Never Was. The story is once again told in the first person narrative by Seventeen-year-old Selkie Stewart a faerie princess and half ogre. Returning to Dorset's world, we f
Dec 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book was very interesting and took unexpected paths throughout the story.
Amanda G. (Nellie and Co.
The Girl Who Never Was was both surprisingly enjoyable, yet also disappointing in areas. It was hard to see past the glaring comparisons to The Iron Fey series, in doing so, it meant that what was impressive was lost in between it all. So, when it came to the sequel, I decided to focus on this series alone and admire the positives without negatively comparing them, and low and behold, either my lack of comparison worked, or this sequel was much better than it's other half. But even with it's pos ...more
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Sep 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
When I read author Skylar Dorset’s The Girl Who Never Was a handful of months ago I remember being compelled to fall in love with her take on faeries. The genre has always been one that I rarely find myself reading in and her story and world were impeccable. I absolutely adored reading about the main character Selkie, discovering the truth about her family, and learning about this secret world of faerie. Not to mention that the way the last novel ended with the prophecy of ‘Benedict Le Fay will ...more
Nov 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
{My Thoughts} – Selkie and Ben take their adventure to the next level. Kelsey, Will and Safford are all along for the ride. They are in the midst of trying to prevent an all out battle from taking place, a battle that seems to be in the favor of the Seelie. We learn so much more about the other Feys involved in the prophecy as well as more about Selkie’s aunts and her dad, and Ben’s mom and Selkie’s mom. There is so much that takes place in this book, I can’t believe how much was written into th ...more
Lígia Bellini
Oct 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved it!!! A duology with a fast development of the story, but in a funny and intriguing way to keep your eyes on the reading! Again, Selkie is struggling with the help of her friends and Ben, to find a way to fulfill the prophesy and bring back the "normalcy" at the world. It's crazy, funny, dense and with a unexpected surprising revelation! The writter was very clever! I think the whole mix with the Seelie, Unseelie, goblins, wizards, orcs.. and giants corgis, was amazing! A sweet love stor ...more
Oct 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
First off, I LOVED that this one picked up pretty much right after the first one ended.

There were some new characters that I really enjoyed and the plot was fast paced. There were some really good twists {and one pretty epic heartfail} near the end that I definitely didn't see coming. And the actual ending was near perfection.

Even though I still struggled with being in Selkie's head, this book was stronger than the first one and I was instantly captivated by the storyline.

**Huge thanks to Sou
Brooke ♥booklife4life♥
Short Review:

Had the same issues with this as i had with book 1. Nothing major happened at all. The story moves very well but everything is down played.

The MC is a wet noodle. She "hates" the boy she "loves", which is crazy insta-love that almost gets them both killed, gag!

She spends half the book "mad" at him, and the other half kissing him.

I thought i was going to witness an epic battle towards the end, but instead i was thrown into a boring side conversation which lasted the whole battle.

Apr 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this, while I enjoyed the first one more this was still a nice conclusion to the series. It still kept it fairytale and whimsical tone to it which I really enjoy. I did find parts of it pretty predictable, I figured out who was the 4th fay pretty quickly. That being said I really enjoyed all the characters but wish that some of the minor characters had a bigger part. There was once again a few confusing parts but it wasn't as bad as the first and got cleared up quickly.
All in al
Christy Sloat
Nov 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed book 2. I wonder if there will be a book 3, because I'd be content on leaving it off right there.
It wrapped everything up nicely and into a HEA ending.
Dec 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Love this series, and this does not disappoint! The story sucks you right in, and doesn't let go until the very end.
Lexi Herondale
Feb 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
I really liked this series.
May 02, 2015 rated it liked it
3.5 stars
Nov 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
The Boy with the Hidden Name is the second book in the Otherworld duology by Skylar Dorset. This book was everything I thought it would with crazy characters, a complicated plot, surprises here and there, magic, mystery, action and all of it with that wonderful Alice in Wonderland feel to it.

This book pretty much starts where we left off in The Girl That Never Was, Selkie is mad at Ben because he left, the Aunts are trying to keep Selkie safe, Will is planning things, the Seelies want to torture
4 stars!

"Benedict Le Fay will betray you. And then he will die."

After having Ben abandon her, can Selkie ever trust a Farie again?

And, if the betrayal part is true... Is the death one going to happen, too?

Will Selkie ever see Ben again?!

How will she fulfill the Prophecy without him?

And where, exactly, are the other Fays?!

With the Seelies coming for Selkie, and set on destroying Boston and her family; Selkie will have to figure it all out...and fast!


I Real
Shravya Shruti
Jul 10, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
This book was the first one I have ever read about faeries, and I think they are my favourite creatures! After reading this I want to read more of faerie series like ACOTAR.

As I said, the faerie world is my favourite part of the book. The protagonist, Selkie, was also really interesting. The main characters were great. But I felt like the side characters were not well developed. For example, Trow hardly did anything in the story.

Honestly, I liked the fist book and the #1.5 one more than this one
Edrillan (vampire junkie)
Jan 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Waahhhhh... Its over!! Why does it have to be only two books??? (Sighs) anyway i soo love this book and bc of this seriea i was reminded why Fairies are on the Top 2 of my fave supernatural creatures. I'll miss every single one of them but especially Ben and Selkie. You guys just proved that a book doesnt need to have complicated world building for it to be one of the best. Sometimes simple is just perfect!!
Jun 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book was amazing! I am at loss for words! I couldn't stop reading, and it's hard to believe that this one was better than the first. Read in a short two days, I wish it was longer. There were so many memories created when reading this book. I loved it!!!!!!!!!!! Must read!!!!!!!

My favourite pages are: 71, 85, 112, 145, 152, 236, 278, 293
Aug 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
Amazing sequel to The Girl Who Never Was by skylar Dorset, might have spelled that wrong sorry. Anyway I hated the ending of the first book and thought she was gonna end it there but thankfully she redeemed herself with a great sequel.
Reena Yadav
Oct 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is one of the books which I couldn’t put down. The fast paced plot, where everything is happening at once, doesn’t give any breathers. Selkie Stewart just wants to lead a normal teenage life in Boston. However, nothing ever happens the way we want it to, doesn’t it? This action-packed adventure with a sprinkle of romance and strong characters made this book a memorable read.
Taylor Hartsock
Mar 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Again. I can not stress how good these books are. I won't go into a long review on here since I did a long one on The Girl Who Never Was. This was another great addition to The Otherworld series! I loved the ending!
Aug 27, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I wish there were more in the series, but I enjoyed the two there were!
Sep 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Couldn't put it down - great story, complex characters, twists and surprises. Great for readers who enjoy fantasy and magic!
Oct 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed these books; both were fun and gave you that Alice in Wonderland weirdness that is so fun. Benedict La Fay I name you with love. So much fun.
Katherine Paschal
Selkie is back in book two of the Otherworld series, which takes place about a week after the events in the first book. Ben left Selkie to find his mother, even after Selkie asked him to stay because she loved him. She is attempting to deal with her mistrust and anger towards Ben when the Seelie’s start to invade Boston. She and her mismatched group need to band together to save the world that they know.
I absolutely loved the first book, The Girl Who Never Was, with its random tangents and total
Pete Tarsi
Aug 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult, magic
A few months ago, I read The Girl Who Never Was—the first book in this series—and gave it five stars. I loved Selkie the narrator’s voice as all the irreverence was happening around her, and I loved the use of my hometown of Boston as a safe-haven for magical creatures. The book tied up its primary conflict but kept it open for something bigger to happen in the sequel. Let’s see how well it continues the story.

Like before, let’s look at the beautiful cover first. I love how it’s an inversion of
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“There is a moment when I stand at the edge, hesitating. I look at Kelsey and Safford, who are depending on me to keep them safe. I think of my aunts and my father. I don't know how I'm supposed to be keeping all of these people safe. And I haven't even started to think about Ben, who is somewhere dangerous, undoubtedly getting himself into yet another situation where he will need my rescue.” 0 likes
“I am nothing is not gracious,' Ben replies lightly, and then watches the door to the banquet hall slam shut behind all of us.” 0 likes
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