New LOST KNIGHT Series Reviews + Mad Love for My Readers!

Amazing reviews are pouring in for my Lost Knight series, and I can’t stop smiling. A huge thank-you to my readers for the love!

The Lost Knight: Volume I
Volume One: Now Available!


4/5 Stars

“Reading this book made me feel like a teenager once again; it made me feel so young and alive… Looking for a book which brings a new outlook to the fantasy genre; perfect for reading at any age… Stop right here!!!”

~Preeti’s Panorama

4/5 Stars

“You can walk on the ocean, interact with Pegasus, Unicorns, Faeries, and Elves, or have Disney like adventures. Candy Atkins provides everything in this book except thankfully another yet overused romance plot. It’s about time a YA author managed to write a beautifully enchanting adventure without requiring her female character to meet, fall in love and need a man.”

5/5 Stars

“The world building is expertly done… Even though this book was the set up for the series it’s well paced with tension in ever chapter. I had trouble putting it down. I’m glad I already have Book 2, The Lost Girl because I had to know what happens next.”



The Lost Girl: Lost Knight, Volume II
Volume II: Now Available!


5/5 Stars

“Characters that are vivid and fully dimensional but imperfect so you can believe in their actions and motivations… Atkins proves she has a great sense of humor which shines through her characters and the story making it a fun, leisurely-paced and easy to read book. Even though it’s part of the YA genre there’s a maturity to how she writes that makes it quite effortless for adults to still to enjoy this series. She just makes reading pleasurable again!”

4.5/5 Stars

“I really love this series, and I enjoyed this new novel in the series. I thought The Lost Girl was another great read for both younger readers and older readers alike.”

~Maine Wife’s Life

5/5 Stars

“I really enjoyed myself reading this book and I am not entirely sure how I am going to wait for the next book! I loved revisiting this world and all the characters that came with it and I feel like I have an extra special bond with our MC after everything she went through in this book! I cannot wait to see what happens next… especially after that ending!!!!!!!”

~Lauren’s Page Turners

5/5 Stars

“If Hermione and Frodo had a baby her name would be Agatha.” ~Veilsnekmna

A Glittering 5-Star Lost Knight Review

We really cannot thank Olivia from the most excellent YA book blog Heir of Glitter for the amazing review of LOST KNIGHT. Click here to see the original post and give her some love, or read on for the full review below!


The Lost Knight by Candy Atkins
Book 1 in The Lost Knight series
Genre: YA fantasy
Pages: 266
Format: paperback
Source: author
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I was sent a copy of this book by the author in exchange for an honest review. This in no way affects my opinion.

I went into The Lost Knight expecting a fun but mostly average fantasy. I got a lot more, and ended up surprised by just how much I enjoyed it.😀


There’s an alternate Earth called Ashra, where all the monsters – called curra – live. In old times, there were portals that allowed humans to visit Ashra and curra to visit Earth, but now the portals have closed and humans have spun the legacies of their former friends into the tales we know today. The antagonist wants to find the key that will reopen the portals so he can dominate both worlds, but the key can only be found via the Orb, and only the MC Agatha can do so. It’s even cooler than it sounds. I applaud Candy for taking a common idea and spinning it into something fantastic.😀


Agatha is a 13-year-old girl in foster care, a wannabe rebel but overall good girl, and has a rough home life. She’s the last of the Knights, the warriors of Ashra that previously guarded the portals, and the one that must read the Orb and track down and destroy the key. My favorite thing about her is how realistic she acts. She’s not one of those heroines that is thrown into a new world, starts off unsteadily, and then suddenly becomes what she needs to be. She started off unsteadily and remained that way. She has a lot of self-doubt, fear, and is generally unsure of whether she’s truly right for the role she’s supposed to play. She also is very inquisitive and wants to know everything about Ashra, the curra, and the job she’s training for. She’s one of my new favorite female leads.❤

Her two companions are Jonah and Dathid. Jonah is described as looking like the Grim Reaper and has abilities similar to what one might have, but is actually a Knight Crawler – a guardian of Knights. Dathid is a faerie prince. I thought they were both kind, loyal, and amusing guys once you got past their grim, standoffish exterior.:)


I loved Ashra. It was intricate and well-developed, with similarities to our modern world but still a lot of differences. It was described vividly, and I imagined it to be a very fun, colorful place, home to more beings and creatures than I could possibly imagine. I would love to live there and walk across the ocean, and through the cave that brings your thoughts to life. I would totally adopt a unicorn, or two or thirty-six, in every color available.😀 (If you’re wondering, yes, all of that happens.)


My other favorite thing about this book was that there was no romance, or even the hint of one. Don’t get me wrong, I love romance in stories, but finding a book without any is uncommon and refreshing. Much of the middle chunk of the book is Agatha journeying to the elfin village to be trained, along with her two companions Jonah and Dathid. Instead of any romantic feelings or rivalries, the only relationship between the three is a strong, encouraging friendship. I loved it.😀


If I had to criticize one thing, it would be that there were no big, mind-blowing twists. There were some intense moments, but nothing that blew my mind. Regardless, the story was gripping in a way that made me overlook this until just now, as I write. This is excellent proof of the fact that twists, as epic and emotional as they may be, aren’t the only way to keep readers entertained.😉 (At least, in my case anyway.)


The Lost Knight was a subtly gripping but boldly entertaining fantasy story, and I can’t wait to see what the rest of the series (five books!!) will bring. I would definitely recommend you pick this up, because it deserves much more love.😀


Have you read this book? Is it on your TBR? If you have read it, what did you think? I’d love to know!:)

Until next time…

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YA-Fantastic Reviews for The Lost Knight!

This is a young adult fantasy that is full of humor. The main character is a 13 year old girl and the author nails it! The character’s thoughts and actions are just what you would expect from a 13 year old girl. Agatha lost her parents at a young age. She was raised by what she thought was an aunt and uncle. She wondered why they never showed her any love. Then shortly after her 13th birthday she was abducted by a Knight Crawler that looked like the Grim Reaper. Then the adventure begins. This is a great, clean read. I highly recommend it. I can’t wait to read the next book in the series.

YA-Fantastic Reviews for THE LOST KNIGHT by Candy Atkins


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