Review: Lions, Tigers and Boys by Tawny Stokes

Lions, Tigers and Boys by Tawny Stokes
Series:  OZ (# 1)
Release Date: January 8, 2018
Publisher: Entangled: Crave
Pages: 187
Source: book provided by the publisher for review



The last thing a girl as awkward as Dani Gale should be doing is trying to learn the high wire. Yet that’s exactly where Dani ends up—at OZ, the Oswald Zinzendorf School of Circus Arts. Trying to overcome her shyness is near impossible when her new partner—the hottest guy she’s ever laid eyes on, and whose touch seems to give her poise she thought impossible—also seems to be sabotaging her progress.

The last thing Cai Coppersmith needs is a distraction, especially in the form of the new, cute shy girl. He needs to focus on trying not to shape-shift into a tiger on school grounds, and completing his mission to keep Dani from winning the school’s high-wire competition. In fact, the entire safety of OZ is relying on Dani not succeeding. But there’s something about the girl that draws him in. She has magic, he can feel it. So he’ll do what he can to protect her, even if it means pushing her away.


Review: This is one of the more interesting books I have had the pleasure of reading recently. Most authors when redoing a classic stick with fairytales. This however is loosely based on the Wizard of Oz. Having read the whole story I got to the end and was disappointed only in the fact that I came to the end. I wanted more. It was a fun story with characters that were purely magical. I was kept in suspense the whole time. So many fascinating hints to different things I wanted to keep reading to find out what was in store for me.

OZ is a school for young circus performers. It may not be the best but it sure has plenty of mystery surrounding it. All is not as it seems. There are plenty of secrets. There is a group that is involved in something very mysterious that involves trying to capture or find the wizard.

Cai is a shapeshifter who has a thing for the new girl Dani Gale who he was told to stay away from. But love has a way of happening whether you want it to or not. As their relationship starts things at the school begin to heat up and become more secretive/mysterious.

I liked the characters they were easy to relate to and it is interesting to see where they fit into this whole storyline. Things seem to go one way only to flip and it actually makes sense in a way. Ms. Stokes has kept me on my toes. I simply love the storyline, the characters , the mystery, suspense and the mix of everything magical…I cannot wait for the next installment to find out what is to happen next. I know Aunt Dottie is involved but haven’t figured out how. One of the many mysteries.


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