Synopsis: In a world where water and earth teem with life, Serafay is an anomaly. The result of genetic experiments on her mother’s water-borne line Serafay will have to face the very people responsible to discover who she really is. But is she the only one?
Review: Part I and II
This week has been full of books with some serious originality, and this book was no different. Truthfully, I heard about this book before I got the request for the review. And like I am sure some of you don’t agree with my assessments of books, I was very interested to see if this book was as good as I have heard. It really did not disappoint.
I found the entire premise of the book both fresh and interesting, it was definitely a concept I would not have thought of while still falling into the category of book I like. You have these two cultures at war with each other and then you have Sera. Sera who doesn’t fit in anywhere and lives a life in exile. Until one day her life is turned upside down and she has to really enter into a world she has been shielded from for her entire existence.
My one issue with the book was I felt like it was a hard time getting into the beginning. I think its really hard in movies and in books to really entice the audience into isolation. For the beginning of this book you are most just alone with Sera, and in her extremely isolated world. Sure her mom is there for time to time, but really there interactions are very limited. I have to admit that I was wondering where this was going, but then suddenly the plot picked up and fast.
When the action started happening, I started to appreciate all the time I spent with Sera alone on the beach. I could understand all of the feelings she had and her feelings of panic to her life completely changing in an instant. I love when I can identify with and pull for a character, and I really could with Sera. It helped that she was a strong character in her own right. She really had to learn to think on her feet as well as keep herself safe in ever changing situations.
Tor is the other main character in the book, and he is … well … interesting to say the least. He has lived in isolation just like Sera so he is a bit on the uncivilized part. It was really interesting to see him and Sera interact in the beginning and find a way to communicate with each other. And of course he brought with him his “dog” Elgon. The two of them are a great combination and it’s fun to watch the two of them evolve.
Overall, this is a solid book, and very original. I am looking forward to part III coming out because part II definitely left you wanting more. I would certainly recommend this book for any book lover, but I think the urban fantasy audience would really latch on to this story.