Title: The Skyhorse
Published by Musa Publishing
Release Date: April 6th 2012
Fourteen year old Tovi thinks finding a flying horse is fabulous luck - until a mysterious stranger says finders aren’t always keepers.
When fourteen year old Tovi Taggert moves to Honeysuckle Hollow to take care of her grandmother, she has a hard time fitting in. For one thing, she’s been tagged with the hated nickname Too-Tall Tovi. For another, everyone at Honeysuckle Hollow High believes Tovi played the Choking Game with someone else’s boyfriend – and made out with him besides.
As if she doesn’t have enough problems, after the latest stand-off in the school hallway, Tovi finds a gorgeous speckled egg nestled in a feather lined nest.
She takes the egg home – and mysterious visitors begin appearing almost immediately. Even more worrisome, whatever is inside the egg starts chipping its way out.
When the egg hatches, revealing a winged horse, Tovi’s troubles multiply.
As she struggles to return the horse to the magical land where he belongs, Tovi must make a courageous decision – and accept what that decision will cost her.
I received a copy of The Skyhorse for an honest review.
Tovi is having some major problems since having to move in with her grandmother after she had an accident and fell. Tovi’s so called friends are blaming her for many things she didn’t do like kiss one of her friends boyfriends, and tattling on them all playing the choking game. On the way home one day Tovi finds a whole and then an egg. The egg becomes a problem when it hatches and out pops a flying horse. Not sure what to do with it a mysterious girl shows up who says she’s a giant and she needs to get the flying horse back to her realm if he is ever to be safe. With time ticking down and a mysterious evil shadow trying to steal the horse Tovi must do everything she can to get the horse home even if it means losing her only friend.
The Skyhorse was a fast paced story about a girl who wants a friend and gets one in an unimaginable way. Tovi is a young character and that made her very immature at times but she definitely grow over the course of the story. All in all an okay quick read. I felt the need to give The Skyhorse two stars because this was another one of those couldn’t get into books. The book was just not for me and I think it was mostly the age difference.
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