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A Hole in the World [Kindle Edition]

Sophie Robbins
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Bianca’s life is tediously normal until the day she rescues a fairytale princess from a troll.

Then, everything changes and Bianca finds herself being thrust into the role of Prince Charming whether she likes it or not.

Despite her misgivings, she’s drawn to the strange Princess and her ways and before she knows where she is she’s forced to fight for her love - and her life.

Other comments/reviews:

“[...] the story just fascinated me from beginning to end. I loved the idea in general, the hole between worlds, the princess in distress the not-quite Prince Charming. It's witty and lovely and rather epic and all sorts of gripping. I loved the characterisation, I loved the relationship between Bianca and Alexandra, I loved 'the gang' was just an awesome read, tyvm!”

“[...] This was absolutely adorable, it captured everything i love about ya fiction and had amazing characterizations throughout. Some of my favorite YA books are the fantasy/realism fusions and i really felt this GOT it. I also loved the f/f aspect because I find that queer YA books are generally ~dramatic hs plots instead of ever venturing into fantasy etc.”

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Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 351 KB
  • Print Length: 150 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005MGRJS8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #103,762 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Sophie Robbins has been writing since she was about 5 years old. Stories have been a constant part of her life. She spent a lot of time writing fan fiction based around Torchwood, Supernatural, Smallville and other similar shows. She claims to be able to write stories that can reduce her father to tears at will. A claim her father tearfully refutes.

For a number of years now she has been creating her own worlds in fiction, of which A Hole in the World is only only one example. Whilst this book is a pure fantasy work, she is also a science fiction writer, with an interesting story to tell that has the same sort of interest areas as Firefly and Farscape. She is looking for other things beginning with F that can inspire her. Suggestions are not required.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars fair tale with a modern twist 17 Sept. 2011
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Without giving too much away, its hard to explain this lovely fairy tale! But its a nice light read, very heartwarming and a joy to follow. I enjoyed the story, which has a different feel due to the Prince being a female, which I was a bit concerned about at first, but it works so well, and explores the early sexuality of the main characters with a quiet dignity and respect. Well done and worth reading.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good fantasy 16 Sept. 2011
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I have just finished this book and I found it refreshingly different from the usual fairy tale fantasy.
The story is about a girl who rescues a fairy tale princess and exploring the feelings she has for the princess, her family and friends.
I found myself feeling for the characters and the emotions they went through.
This was a well written and well told story and I really enjoyed it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Breath of Fresh Air 23 Oct. 2011
By Rosen Trevithick TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Kindle Edition
A Hole in the World is not just a charming story but an inspiring example for us all - its writer, Sophie Robbins, is only eighteen and has already topped the best seller chart for her genre, (Gay and Lesbian Kindle books.)

The story is basically a fairy tale with a modern twist. The protagonist, Bianca, rescues a Princess from another world and, as is often the case in a good romantic story, is the last to notice that she's fallen in love. However, it looks as though Bianca may have left it too late to reveal her true feelings. The story keeps you hooked in, waiting to find out how things pan out for Bianca and her friends. Some parts of the story are reminiscent of "Enchanted" - a fairy tale Princess thrown into our modern world.

The lesbian element is handled admirably. The girls' sexualities are not unnecessarily sensationalised or thrust into the centre of the plot. Bianca's friends show a little surprise and engage in some gentle well-meant teasing, whilst the Princess Alexandra, behaves as if two girls falling in love the most natural thing in the world. This makes a refreshing change from many of the other titles centred on gay characters.

My favourite parts of the book were the parts when Alexandra tried to fit into our world, with varying success - these were very amusing. I was less interested by the fantasy battles but that's just my taste, they were well written and a necessary part of making the story work as well as it does.

I recommend this book for anybody who enjoys a good fairytale romance. Teenagers and young adults will probably enjoy it most. However, it certainly doesn't hurt a slightly older cynic, such as myself, to pick up a book bursting with the charm and naivety of a much younger writer.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars one of the best books ive read this year 18 Oct. 2011
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the charaters are so real it took me back to being 18 and at school. i would have loved this as a teenager, and love it now as an adult! beatifully written - please write more!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A true Beaut' 8 Jan. 2012
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What a beauty of a book. You might read the blurb and think "Pah, a fairytale" but what a fairytale ! And it's not just for kids !

I guess teens will have no problems identifying themselves to the characters, who have great interaction between each other, and transform this story into a wonderful story of love and friendship. Everyone would envy Bianca for having friends like hers.

I'm well grown up now. I don't really do young adults usually. Yet this story made me really nostalgic of what it was like when I was a teen. When you'd do things without wondering about the consequences, when you don't have to worry about bills, responsibilities and other grown-up things, when you discover what love is.

The story flows without flaws, it's got action and emotion. It's got fantasy and reality. And even if you're not keen on romance, it's romantic without being sickeningly sweet.

A fantastic read. Sophie's got an amazing talent and she's still so young. I can't wait to read more from her :)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Charming Princess of a Book 25 Oct. 2011
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A fantastic book written really well. I am really surprised this is the only story that Sophie Robbins has published, she is bound to have at least a couple more that she could give us!

I'm a massive fantasy fan and particularly the fairy tale sort, so this book had me excited and I was intrigued by the twist of the female Prince Charming. On that particular point I have to say that Sophie's writing really portrayed the perfect nervous teenage 'i'm not sure about this' emotions while also making it a courting that even Austen would be proud of! In my opinion Sophie has a real talent for writing I was in a completely different world while reading this, I didn't even notice the bath had gone cold.

I'm looking forward to more books by Sophie I hope she doesn't keep us waiting too long.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautifully addictive. 23 Nov. 2011
By LauraQ
Format:Kindle Edition
I stumbled across this little story almost by accident, and I am so grateful that I did.

This is a gem of a tale that I would reccommend to anyone. It is easy to read and difficult to put down. I finished the whole thing in one sitting, and am looking forward to reading it again... and maybe take my time a bit more this time round.

The author addresses the subject of sexuality in a refreshing and uplifting way, but it is charming to find that the main focus is not sexuality but rather love and connection.

A simply lovely story by a promising writer, who I am looking forward to seeing more from!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Charming Story
Charming fairy tale with a happy ending. Not afraid to explore teenage homosexuality. No actual sex involved so it's good for younger readers too.
Published 1 month ago by Dave O
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't bother
Cringeworthy at best.
Published 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars as close as your eyes will get to a literary orgasm
A gripping tale in fantasy setting that gives gender roles the finger.
Buy it now.
Do it. And rub your eyeballs all over the delicious story. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Jarad
1.0 out of 5 stars not worth reading
Rubbish, didn't even finish it. I couldn't get interested in it. Not a very good story
And would not recommend it.
Published 19 months ago by lisa
1.0 out of 5 stars Boring
This book is very childish and boring, didn't like the way it was written, not very enjoyable to be honest
Published 20 months ago by Naomi k
4.0 out of 5 stars Very funny
Definitely worth the read it actually had me laughing out loud more than once. A great twist to your average fairy tale. Read more
Published on 17 July 2013 by maxine
5.0 out of 5 stars Sweet tale
Amateur writing at it's best. Loses itself a little towards the end but that never hindered Stephen King. Look forward to seeing more from this author.
Published on 7 May 2013 by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Heart warming
I bought this last night and I loved it. It's a thought provoking and heart warming take on the traditional boy rescues girl and live happily ever after story I grew up with. Read more
Published on 27 Feb. 2013 by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Charming
Delightful little book about a teenage girl and a princess that she rescues from a hole in the world. Worth reading.
Published on 31 Jan. 2013 by Ali
3.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable
I enjoyed this book from start to finish. It was easy to follow the plot and the action. There was a lot of humour throughout the book. Read more
Published on 29 Jan. 2013 by Lisa Gregory
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