Series: The Creatura Series #1
Author: Nely Cab
Published: May 12th, 2015
Publisher: Clean Teen Publishing
Genre: YAm Paranormal Romance
Recommended Age: 13+
Isis can control her dreams. Or she could—until recently. The creature in her nightmares has been haunting her for months. As if being dumped wasn’t bad enough, now she dreads going to sleep. She decides to confront the creature and win back some of her peace; only, she finds that he’s not a monster and he’s not a dream. A sacrifice for love, a shocking discovery and a jealous ex-boyfriend blur the lines between reality and dreams, making it hard to tell who the real monsters are. Who would’ve known…that sometimes love is lethal?
Excerpt from Creatura by Nely Cab:
“Why can’t you believe that I am real?” he asked. “Because you’re not. Look at you with your golden skin and wings, wearing a skirt. How can I believe you’re real?” “I can prove it.”
“Oh, yeah? I dare you.”
“Do you, now?” David raised his brow.
“Double dare. And you should wear a skirt that looks more like pants for the occasion.”
“Your clever quips are very delightful, my lovely. Are you positively sure about this?”
“I’ve been waiting for this for three months.” I crossed my arms over my chest. “Bring it on.”
“Very well. But I have to warn you, I’m quite the competitor.”
“Then there should be a prize for the winner to make it more interesting.”
“You’re proposing a wager?” I nodded.
“If I win, you’ll leave my dreams forever,” I said. He gazed at me for a moment. Maybe it was just my imagination, but I thought I saw a trace of a grin on his face.
“If I should win, you will believe me when I say I’m not a dream,” David said.
“If you say so,” I snickered. “I guess this is goodbye since I’ll be winning.” “And...” he said
“And...you will never again come here.”
“Okay,” I said. “Fair enough.”
“And...” he said again.
“That’s too many ‘ands’.”
“And...” he continued, “I bid you not farewell, but good morrow.”
David tipped his head as he disappeared, leaving behind a cloud of golden dust.
I enjoyed this imaginative fantasy. I loved Isis’s youthful voice and the way in which she reacted when she found out the monster haunting her dreams actually came into her waking life. The story is told in a straight-forward way mostly from Isis’s perspective. The suspense and feeing of dread was exceptional in the opening pages. I would have preferred more conflict, and a greater sense of danger as the story progressed. Still I found it to be an engaging start, and I look forward to watching Isis come fully into her powers as the series continues in the next books. It’s an entertaining mix of mythology and fantasy.
This book was given to me in exchange for my honest review.
Reviewed by Laurie-J
About the Author:
Nely Cab is a Writer of stuff, a Master Coffee Drinker, a Food Maker & Eater, an Imaginary World Conqueror, and an Air Breather. She talks to herself—a lot—in her South Texas home while she plots stories about fantasy worlds and sips coffee from a pitcher. She’s known for cooking far too much food and has a tendency to overdo…well, everything. It is rumored that she is fabulous. Nely Cab is the best-selling author of the Creatura series.
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