Title: The Lost Town of Man’s Crossing
Author: Katrina Hart
Would you cross a land of magic, dark creatures and hidden secrets to face your own deepest fear?
After being shot, Suzy and her friend, Bill, are offered a second chance at life in The Lost Town Of Man’s Crossing, a land to which the chosen few are transported by their personal Crossing Creatures. There, Suzy encounters the evil Cole, who is all-out to gain the highest power of the land.
But Suzy comes from a magical family: her grandmother, Miss Hollow, founded a coven called Hollow-Wings, and her grandfather left her a secret, life-changing pouch. Soon, Cole craves that secret pouch more than anything.
It’s Suzy versus Cole – and one of them has met their match.
I was drawn in by the beautiful cover, and when I started reading, I was not disappointed.
When the story opens, we’re introduced to a girl named Suzy who is visiting someone in the hospital. It’s not long until she’s transported from the world she knows to one she does not. One filled with life-threatening creatures out for her blood. In the new world, she finds a few people willing to help her, most notably the love interest Bill. Suzy fights against the evil Erebus while guarding a gift left by her granddad that puts her into the most danger.
This is a unique fantasy with easy to relate to characters. They each had unique personalities which made it even easier to connect with and root for them to win. I especially liked Suzy. Her down to earth approach made the story flow smoothly. Her character growth was especially notable, not just magic-wise, but her thoughts and feelings toward those around her as well.
I thought the entire metaphor of the story was clever as well. “Man’s Crossing” is the boundary between life and death, and I loved the hint of paranormal that this concept introduced to the rest of the story.
There are a lot of ups and downs in the book, with plenty of fantastic worldbuilding and plenty of wonderful characters. I would definitely recommend this read to fans of fantasy, paranormal romance, or romance in general.