Title: Oleah Chronicles: Truth
Author/s: Michelle Johnson
Publication Date: May 25, 2015
Publisher: Oleah Publishing
Number of Pages: 220
“What would you do if everything you thought to be true in your life was a lie?
Sixteen-year-old Angel Seriki must face overwhelming truths about her family when she meets Zander Black, a new student to her high school who is smart, charming and devastatingly beautiful. The revelations he uncovers to her about her family’s past changes everything, and as her relationship and feelings for Zander deepen, so do the risks involved. She must now accept her fate and face the true reality of who and what she is. Even if that means giving up everything, including being human.”
I won Oleah Chronicles: Truth from Michelle Johnson’s book giveaway last year. Thank you, Mich!
This book has really promising concept! Oleah, half lion, half human.Interesting, right? Right. So I expected something new, and different.
Kindren is a planet where all beings of the darkness dwell. A planet which is ruled by Lucifer’s sister, Sindrell. Later then, she became obsessed with power. She invaded the planets of the angels, until only one remained. The most protected, and cherished planet by God, Uforika. Ruled by a king, and a queen whose daughter was made out of pure love. And that child was born indestructible. Since Sindrell is on the hunt for the child. With no other choice, the king, queen, and the princess flew from their home.
Best friends Angel and Julie are too childish. They spent their time swooning over Zander, and discussing Angel’s seventeenth birthday. Then there’s Zander, the guy who’s supposed to be hot and all. But I only find him conceited. He’s one who’s always grinning.
I’m supposed to find it adorable, bit it only made me sick thinking that two teenage girls, are being immature over a guy they just met.
In Oleah, readers were taken into new worlds. Yes, there are not just one. It’s quite complex, yet it’s truly fascinating, and intriguing since it holds a new and fresh one.
Oleah’s plot is pretty cliché for a YA Fantasy, but its aspects are new and quite diverting to read. The book being fast paced, was fine because it’s action-packed and books like this need not to have a pace like a snail.
The writing is really well. It’s simple, yet catching. My problem is how the characters were portrayed. This book is supposed to be for Young Adults, but reading the book, and criticizing the characters, especially best friends Angel and Julie, they act and talk like middle graders. Their dialogues are a bit juvenile. Though not a huge dilemma, there’s still a huge impact. Also, some details became a bit lengthy, and most paragraphs are extraneous.
The book became agreeable almost at 40 pages before the end of the first installment. Characters are starting to undergo development. Everything was ferocious. I was just sitting on my bed, aghast. It left me hanging, and waiting for the next book.
Oleah Chronicles: Truth, is still a well-founded introduction to the series. Enough to keep readers anticipated, because it really has potential and the notion held a lot of words.
Throughout my childhood I was always told I had a very creative imagination. I was drawn to stories of mythical creatures and all things that would usually give my peers the heebie geebies. Shows like Tales from the Crypt Keeper and Buffy the Vampire Slayer were among some of my favourites.
I developed a strong passion for design and illustration, drawing the ideas that arose in my head and finding great excitement in bringing them to life. This led me to pursue a career in graphic design and marketing so that I could always use my creativity to the fullest.
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