Thursday, October 3, 2013

Book Review of Chrysalis (The World of Bid'ABan, YA Fantasy/Dystopian #1)

Book Review of Chrysalis (The World of Bid'ABan, YA Fantasy/Dystopian #1)

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ebook, 212 pages
Published September 30th 2013 by 3CM Media
original title  Chrysalis
edition language  English


After the war between Man and the Supernatural. The world settled back into a harmonious rhythm. Man and Preternatural existing side by side, building a society that was technologically advanced and beneficial to both kinds. Ruled by ThunderKins (Children of the Sun). But there was dissatisfaction in several of the Divisions. Some did not accept the rule of ThunderKin. The Thunderkin heir was targeted for destruction, believing this would cause the Thunderkin rule to be overthrown. So Chaos was birth and Chaos had a name….Ayda

Ayda Blackhawk was the beautiful, mysterious new girl at Kindale High School, in the Earthen Elemental Division of Bid'ABan.She was not there to make friends but to bring destruction. Her assignment? To kill the Thunderkin heir Adrian Dusong. But Ayda meets Adrian the ThunderKin leader, and through a twist of fate, the rules change which places Ayda, Adrian and their world at the cross roads to either destruction or redemption.

Author Information: 

Michelle Cornwell-Jordan is a New Adult/Young Adult-Paranormal Author. Her titles include a YA Novella series Night School Vampire Hunter Trilogy and upcoming novel Chrysalis.

She is also the producer of the online radio segment IndieReview Behind The Scenes, where she and her co-host Jamie B Musings interviews Indie Authors and Musicians.

Michelle has been married for 18 years and has a 15 year old daughter. A book lover, her favorite genre has always been paranormal adventures.

Another love is writing. Michelle has been writing about as long as she has been a bibliophile! Losing herself in a fantasy world that she is creating on paper is how she loves spending her spare time.

Oh, and one final secret about Michelle is that she believes that she also has a secret power, but if she told, she would have to zap ya!

Happy reading!


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Initially I wasn’t really sure I liked this book.  It is written in a different style than I usually read and it took a while to grasp the different words for the types of people/mythological creatures in the story.  However, the further I got in the book, the better it got.  I can’t wait to read the next one to find out what happens next.

I really enjoyed that the author kept surprising me with new twists that I totally didn’t see coming.  I especially enjoyed the fact that this group of “Kin” had a human in their friendship circle.  It was nice to see realistic reactions from a “normal” person and how they/I would react if this kind of stuff started happening in my town.  That bit of realism helped ground the books and keep them honest.

I give this book 4  out of 5 clouds.

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