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Lost in Averell

(Princess by Night #1)

3.98  ·  Rating details ·  124 ratings  ·  12 reviews
Average high school student by day, princess by night.

Amy lives both in our world and in the fantasy world of Averell, struggling to balance homework and her duties as a fairytale princess negotiating the intricacies of unicorn-dragon politics.

When her high school crush stumbles through the portal to Averell in her family’s basement, she sets out with her shape-shifting un
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Published January 2020 by Sword & Cross Publishing
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Penny Wood
Feb 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

That was utterly splendid.
Merie Shen
Dec 11, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: portal-fantasy
It's been a long time since I read such a fun, fast-paced MG-YA adventure! I love portal fantasy, and Tara Grayce writes it well :) I laughed out loud once or twice. Trygg was my favorite. :P ...more
Annie Lima
Dec 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this fun fantasy novel. It's definitely not your typical portal fantasy. Lots of unusual elements and interesting characters, and I'm eager to explore the rest of the series. ...more
Aug 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I was looking for something new to read during quarantine, and stumbled upon this gem during a very long Amazon search for a new fairytale remake. The synopsis seemed interesting, so I decided to check it out. I'm so glad I did. The story was exactly what I'd been looking for.
Amy is a very relatable heroine, and all of the other characters became like friends to me. The story world is also very well done. Speaking from experience as a fantasy writer and lover, it's not easy to create a setting
Kim  Gregory
Jan 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read Fierce Heart by Tara Grayce and had to find other books by her. This was as good as Fierce Heart.

Amy lives in two worlds, Averell and Michigan. Her Mom is human and her dad is the king of Averell. Humans don't do well in Averell and become sick when they eat or drink anything from this land - unless they are able to use water with unicorn shavings in it (and no, they don't cut off the horns, they are giving shavings from the unicorn itself). Unicorns and dragons have two forms, their cre
Jan 04, 2021 rated it liked it
This was a fun story. Not my favorite by this author, but still a fun romp. I enjoyed exploring the fantasy world, the portal-nature of the story, and the uniqueness of a protagonist who has to keep a foot in two worlds (and has a vastly different role/life in each of those worlds).

I liked the main character, who was a fairly responsible teenager who was doing the best she could, even though she was in over her head.

I could have used a bit more backstory and information to help me understand the
C.O. Bonham
Feb 15, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Review of Audio edition.

Lost in Averell is a fun adventure through a highly original fantasy land.

Amy is the Princess of Averell, but she is also a normal high school student in Michigan.
both her homes are built over a portal allowing her to go back and forth, it also allowed her parents to meet in the first place.

I loved this story for one big reason. It wasn't a lost princess story. Amy knows who she from the beginning, she knows the world she's in and she knows how to survive in it. It's her
Jun 29, 2020 rated it liked it
A princess from a other world by night and a normal teenager in Michigan during the day. Ami's two worlds collide when her high school crush goes through the portal in her basement into Averell. While her parents are held up in negotiations with dragons and unicorns. It's up to Ami to find him to bring him back home before he dies.

I picked this one up on kindle unlimited. The summary of the story caught my attention and I thought why not. For me, it was an in the middle book. There wasn't any te
C. Richter
Mar 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very Imaginative, Fun Book To Read

I wasn't sure at first if I was going to like this book, but it soon reeled me in and I loved it. Interesting creative concept that worked well and was well thought out. I especially liked the book's quirkiness and the imaginative world of Averell. It's'll enjoy it, I promise so give it a read.
Mar 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely loved it.

This was such a fun read. I love that it was a clean book that I have even recommended that my teen and pre-teen daughters read it. It isn't a complicated plot but that's ok I was looking for someone I could just enjoy and I did. Look forward to more by this author.
Sofia Simpson
Jan 14, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
How imaginative!!

I loved how this book happened! I had no expectations since this story played out I ways I couldn’t imagine. Fun read, loved it!!
Feb 06, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is such a unique portal fantasy! The situations that the characters get into have been done time and again but they way they go about solving their problems are so different. It was very enjoyable to read.
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Born and raised in Michigan, I enjoy traveling to new adventures that inspire my writing.

Growing up, I read just about every book I could get my hands on, especially fantasy. I currently write YA fantasy and romantic fantasy filled with lots of humor, spunky and tough leading ladies, and broken heroes.

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