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3.24.2015

What Was Lost ~ Review

What Is Lost
By Lauren Skidmore

A Red Riding tale of betrayal and longing

Joch, having failed in his mission to assassinate the prince, is desperate to flee Venesia and the Royal Guard.  But to get away he finds himself having to rely on a stranger - a beautiful young assassin with an agenda of her own.  

But Kit offers Joch what he has been searching for - the chance to find Tatiana.  But they are being hunted by the Royal Guard and will have to all their skills to stay free.

What Is Lost is a sequel to What Is Hidden but instead of following Evie and Aidan's story we travel with Joch the Chameleon learning about him and why he became an assassin.

Wondering where the "Red Riding Hood" reference comes from?  First there's Kit who wears a red cloak.  Then there is The Wolf for whom Kit and Joch both have ties.  And finally there is Grandmother a wealthy noble woman who is a mysterious figure that is linked to the underground.

This is a beautiful story of love lost and second chances.  There are unexpected twists and turns that will keep you wondering until the end what will happen next.  And even when you come to the end you'll be left wait for book 3 which seems to be very likely with how What Is Lost ends.

What price will you pay to find What is Lost?  Is there such a thing as too high a price?

I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher in exchange for my honest review and blog tour participation.

Summary:
Angry at his failure to exact vengeance on the prince, mask maker Joch flees Venesia to find his lost love. When a red-cloaked assassin promises answers, he has little choice but to trust her -- even though he knows he may be walking into a trap. Unravel the deception in this dazzling story of second chances that will keep you guessing to the last page.

Author Bio:
Lauren Skidmore grew up in Kansas, with stints in Ohio and New York, and currently lives in Utah. She attended Brigham Young University where she earned a BA in English Teaching with an emphasis in Teaching English as a Second Language and Japanese. She then spent a year in Japan teaching and traveling. When she's not exploring new places, you can probably find her on the internet with fifteen windows open and looking at just one more thing before actually getting something done.