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Lost Boys (Lost Boys, #1)

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No Rules.
No Adults.
No Way Out.

Welcome to the Darkwoods.

Deep in a mystical wood, four clans of boys live in treehouses, their story lost in time and their pasts buried with it. The forest is split by a crocodile-infested river, overgrown with giant trees and woven with dark secrets.

Leonardo is a member of Raven Clan, the boldest and fiercest of the four clans, led by his ru
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Paperback, 407 pages
Published May 11th 2019 by Riley Quinn
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Olivia Williford (LivTheBookNerd)
May 5, 2019: DNF’d at page 120. I couldn’t bring myself to care about anything that was happening. It was very 2-D and boring. Not my cup of tea.

I really tried with this book. I really did. However, I just was not enjoying it at all. I DNF'd it around 120 pages in, but absolutely nothing happened in it. I was just really bored. I really love my fantasy novels to be action driven and this just wasn't. I was bored with the characters, I didn't care about the actual conflict (was there a conflict)
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Laura
Jan 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
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+Received a copy in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Riley!

THE WORLD: We are in a dream-like setting, a fantasy world, Neverland? In this version of Neverland Lost Boys appear out of nowhere. When they get there they don't remember anything about their lives, not even their names so the group of boys who found them must name them. Now, because there are so many boys scattered around they form clans. For example, we have the Fox Clan, the Hawk Clan, the Raven Clan, etc. They all live
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Esther Rabbit
Oct 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
An interesting premise. A world of adventure and conflict in a dark epic fantasy novel. Very much enjoyed the wordbuilding and character development. Would recommend it to YA and NA readers with an appetite for survival stories with a strong sense of brotherhood.
Chance Hansen
Jul 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: alberta-authors
Wow. Just Wow! A very impressive debut! I have a lot to talk about with this book!

Cover
The cover along is fascinating and a amazing. I can't get over how crisp and how many layers this cover has.
The cover actually translates differently from paperback to digital in a way I've never seen before.
(Paperback) Up close the boys face and shirt actually have visible features you can't see from a distance. For how dark the cover is I can't get over the detail and dimension you can see. It should look
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Amy Lou
Mar 03, 2020 rated it liked it
I've had quite a while to mull over my thoughts on this book, as it's been a solid month since I finished it. The problem with this book is mainly the pacing; it was incredibly slow and too drawn out for the first third to half of the book, the middle was relatively well paced, and then the last third of the book was way too short with an awkward ending. It is definitely clear that this is meant to be the first of a series, but I'm not entirely sure whether the author will continue writing the s ...more
Tina M
Mar 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
I was given an ARC in e-book form in exchange for an honest review. Thanks, Riley!

The world-building in this story was wonderful, and I enjoyed the quality of the writing. I thought things were well-paced, and the action picked up so nicely in the last 100 pages or so that made it difficult to put down. There were a lot of characters in this book, which made it hard to keep track at times, but the personalities of the boys shone through, and I enjoyed the main character, Leonardo.

The title immed
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Skylar Boissonnault
Mar 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow! Just wow!!! I haven’t read a book this amazing in forever! I picked it up and couldn’t stop reading. It kept me on the edge of my seat wondering what the next adventure was going to be! Each character was amazingly written, each individually toying with exquisite emotions and working their way to your heart, making you love some and detest others. I became so immersed in the book that it felt like I was really there with the rest of the Lost Boys in the Darkwoods. Definitely worth the read ...more
sarah
Apr 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is great! Found the first few chapter took a bit of focus to try and get a sense of the characters but by chapter 5 I was completely hooked and could hardly put it down. What I loved most about the book is I couldn’t seem to predict the next big thing and that’s what made it so great! I was at the edge of my seat and already a 1/4 of the way through the next book in the trilogy!
Andrea Pinto
Nov 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I find this book really very immersive, engaging, well written. I'm reading it with interest and recommend it to lovers of the genre.
Andrew A.
Jun 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was so good! Maybe the best debut novel I’ve ever read! Great job Riley Quinn!!
Debi Thomas
My granddaughter and I are reading these books together. We have enjoyed watching the story evolve. The author takes you into a world of make-believe where young boys and girls live in the woods learning to survive and bond together.
The stories have many twists and turns incluďing the fight to survive and a budding romance.
We look forward to the final book .

Keep writing Riley
Kory Kopf
Jun 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Well written, great character and setting development. Enjoyed the rising action and am currently reading novel 2 of the trilogy.
Kira Nilson
Apr 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic book. Incredibly well written! Extremely captivating, could not put it down!
Riley
May 11, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The middle book of a trilogy is always the worst. It’s undeniable. There has never been an outstanding book in the centre of any trilogy I’ve ever read.

‘The Cove’ is not an exception. The first book was good, but not great. And this book, while elevating the stakes and throwing in more increasingly dark drama, is the same. It took having nothing else to read and a pandemic for me to find the willpower to open this one. This is probably due to the villain of the story not being a tangible “thing
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