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Review & Giveaway: Truth and Lies Past and Present by Katherine Rochholz

Goodreads Synopsis
Katherine Lillian Fitz had only known one type of world... one of hard living on the streets. Then she finds out she is a witch. Now she is thrown into a new world, her world, and for once she thought life would be better. But she was wrong. A dark force is out to kill her, and she is shocked to her core when she finds out how important to her life this person is. Will she be able to come out the victor with her innocence intact or will she once and for all lose the young innocence she has even though she had lived on the cold hard streets of New York? Only time will tell...


Truth and Lies Past and Present is a lovely read complete with a collection of well-developed and described characters. I liked the mixture of childhood innocence with real-life issues, all tied together in a big ball of magic. I love fantasy reads, and whilst I enjoyed this as an adult reader, I do think it will be appreciated more by a younger reader. So, armed with my ‘teacher-head’, I attempted to get in the psyche of an 11 year old, always a risk I know, and I do think they’d be swept away with the equal mix of likeable characters, dangerous, tension laced drama and the well-developed plot.
I really like the main character Katy. I think she’s truly endearing. At times, however, I was a little confused by the dialogue, in relation to the level of realism that it offered. The characters tended to respond a little too sophisticatedly to one another. Their vocab, and depth was more adult like. This, however, did not take away my enjoyment, yet a young child may struggle with the concepts and language.
Overall, I both enjoyed and most definitely recommend it to young people, and adults who enjoy this magic/fantasy genre. 3 ½ stars in total – round up to 4 for Amazon/Goodreads etc.

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Truth and Lies Pat and Present: PB US Amazon / Kindle US / Lulu HB / Kindle UK
A Nightmare Within a Dream: Kindle US / Kindle UK
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  1. Thank you so much for your review :)

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    1. I really enjoyed it. I've yet to start book 2, but can't wait. So much to read, so little time :)

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