Owl Eyes

Owl Eyes

by Molly Lazer

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Nora knows three things: she is a servant, her parents are dead, and she lives in the kitchen house with her adoptive family. But her world is torn apart when she discovers that her birth father has always been right there, living in the house she serves.

This discovery leads Nora to more questions. Why was she thrown in an ash-covered room for asking about her father? Why is a silver-bladed knife the only inheritance from her birth mother? Why is magic forbidden in her household--and throughout the province of the Runes? The answers may not be the ones Nora hoped for, as they threaten a possible romance and her relationship with the adoptive family she loves.

With the announcement of a royal ball, Nora must decide what she is willing to give up in order to claim her stolen birthright, and whether this new life is worth losing her family--and herself.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940159136497
Publisher: Melange Books, LLC
Publication date: 03/02/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 644,001
File size: 573 KB

About the Author

Molly Lazer is a former associate editor at Marvel Comics, where she worked on books such as Fantastic Four, Captain America, New Avengers, and cult favorite comic book Spider-Girl. After returning to graduate school to receive a degree in education, she began a career as a high school reading, writing, and drama teacher. She also serves as a professional critiquer for Comics Experience, helping aspiring comic book writers finesse scripts for publication.

In 2016, Molly received a MFA in Creative Writing from Rosemont College. Her short stories have been featured in numerous literary magazines including Gone Lawn, LIT, and Silver Blade. She lives outside Philadelphia with her husband and twin sons. Owl Eyes is her first novel.

Website: www.mollylazer.com

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Owl Eyes 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Robin Goodfellow for Readers' Favorite Owl Eyes by Molly Lazer is a dark fantasy novel about learning who you are, and knowing who your real family is. Nora is an orphan living as a servant under Sir Alcander. When she overhears that her father is living in the main house, she decides to investigate the claim herself. When she realizes that there is more to her birth story than meets the eye, she and her childhood friend, Jack, must uncover the truth of what had happened. But when she does find this truth, she must decide between taking vengeance against all those who robbed her of her birthright, and finding solace in the family she already has. In this twisted fairytale, Lazer shows what it truly means to earn your happy ending, and the sacrifices you must endure to survive. Nora was a complex character that I loved reading about. What started off as her being only curious turned into something truly wicked. What’s more, the fact that she inherently followed in her mother’s footsteps, and had even almost given in to her hatred, contrasted with the pure, moral girls that would usually appear in these fairytales. She was driven by the need to find her family, and though it almost led her down the wrong path, she was eventually able to find her way. The hatred passed down from parent to child was an idea that was repeated over and over again throughout the book. In other words, children shouldn’t be punished for the sins of the parent. Lazer has created a heroine who had little knowledge about the outside world and morality, a character who was easily led astray by her own emotions. What’s more, incorporating elements such as blood magic adds a layer of darkness to the story, something that I fell in love with. As such, I would recommend it to fans of Milk Teeth and Other Fairy Tales with Bite by Lizella Prescott and Feasts of Fates by Christian A. Brown.