Saturday, January 12, 2013

Review: A Tale of Other Kind by Leandi Cameron.

A Tale of Other Kind (A Therian Novel, Volume 1)
by Leandi Cameron.

Genre – YA Paranormal Fantasy
Rating – PG13
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Kai Emery likes to be indiscernible; however, his infatuation for his classmate, Sienna Fynn, has made his invisibility status all the more impossible to upkeep. His world spirals out of control when he discovers that he is a shapeshifting were-leopard, and finds himself unable to control his newfound anatomy.
An unpredictable vampire enters his life, leading him down a path that soon reveals his destiny, and discloses another world, filled with magic and terrifying darkness. When he finds himself in danger from the god of magic and darkness for disobeying a curse bestowed upon his kind, forbidding him from falling in love with a human, he has to fight for survival, and protect everyone that he loves.

My Thoughts:

For me this is a 3.5 stars book.
Didn't blew my mind but I did like it!

What I liked the most was its originality. I'm used to reading about shape-shifters but the angle and the way it is presented in this book is totally different.
And different in a good way.

I love the writing style and I think it was fast paced.

The cover is definitely gorgeous.

What made me decide for 3.5 instead of 4 stars were the characters.
Kai and Sienna, the main characters are ok. Yes, just ok, they are passionate, but not that much; they are smart, but not that much; they are brave, but not that much... get my point?

As this is the first instalment of a series, I'd like to see more development on them because the story really has potential.

On the other hand, certain vampire was definitely the best character in the book. I wish she had a more important role because she cracked me up with her attitude and manners. Especially the way she explains things to Kai very "matter of factly". 
The story of the shapeshifters that she tells him is fascinating.

The bad guy is disgusting but at the same intriguing.
I want more of these last two.

Let's see what the sequel brings!

About the Author:
Leandi Cameron is the author of Young Adult Paranormal Fantasy Novel 'A Tale of the Other Kind: A Therian Novel series.

She is an award-winning journalist living in Ekurhuleni, South Africa, where she also spends her days working at Caxton Newspapers as the Assistant Editor for the Boksburg Advertiser.

Cameron also co-owns House of LeaVik with her sister Vikki Rostoll-Olivier where she also dabbles in publishing, fashion and graphic design.

Connect with Leandi Cameron on Facebook & Twitter

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