Rating: 4 stars out of 5
On the Island of Misfits, Artie waits. As a teddy bear toy, no one wanted him, and he yearns for love and his forever home. When finally taken back to the human world, Artie doesn’t find a child waiting to claim him. Instead he has a life he never dreamed of and a niece to care for as Christmas fast approaches.
He’s given an opportunity for love but only has until Christmas. If he fails, he’ll lose not only the memories of his past life, but the chance to be united with his soul mate.
In a magical antique shop, Artie finds the man of his dreams. With time running out can Artie not just have his own happy ever after but save the shop from the owner’s unscrupulous nephew.
This was a cute story. I thought the idea of these were interesting, the toys have both a human and a toy body that they can in either at any time but not shifting just seemingly shifting consciousness.
I felt for Artie and how lonely he felt but loved how willingly he took the reins of the new life he is given. Cody is so adorable sweet and it is wonderful that he had Jeremy to support him and that Artie came to help him too. Chrissy was also so adorable, even though she wasn’t around that long. I enjoyed this story but didn’t feel a lot of depth in it, it felt like a nice fluffy story which was perfect for me right now.
The cover art by Kris Jacen is nice and liked the visual of the characters and the all so important Christmas tree.
ebook, 21,000 pages
Published: November 9, 2018 by MLR Books
Edition Language: English
Series: Isle of Misfit Toys