Book Review: Water by Terra Harmony

Book Review by Dawn Thomas Water Book One of the Akasha Series by Terra Harmony Print Length: 290 Pages Amazon Digital Services New Adult, Sci Fi & Fantasy Kaitlyn Alder was snowboarding when an avalanche came crashing down on her. When she wakes she finds herself in a small room. She doesn’t remember anything since the snow was burying her on the mountain. She makes a break for it out a window and runs for her life. When caught she is broke back to the facility and meets Cato, the leader of the Chakra. He explains the work they do ecology. He gives her a choice: leave and go back to her lonely life or stay and find out about her role as a Gaia in helping repair the world. We learn about The Seven and their plans to repair the earth and bring about balance. This is a book for mature readers since several chapters with have intimate details of sexual abuse. The characters are distinct and very different. There is the understanding leader, the passionate lover, the hateful competitor, and platonic friend, and a sister. It will be interesting to see how they grow in future books. The…

Book Review: Chameleon: The Choosing by Maggie Faire

Book Review by Dawn ThomasChameleon: The Choosing by Maggie FaireWindtree Press (July 2, 2013)Print Length: 224 pagesSci-Fi & Fantasy, Teens & YA The book picks up where Chameleon: The Awakening ended. Camryn needs to bond with a Thunder Dragon. She is faced with a test to get to the dragon nest. She faces adversity and death of a friend. She leaves the nest in tears full of sorrow. She meets her dragon and begins a training regime. She must learn to banish the Abaddon, an evil force that can manifest into a physical being. She must also find a way to stop the mutation of the lichen in the forests. She changes into a researcher and returns to the facility she escaped from several months ago. She must learn what type of experiments Dr. Frenelli was conducting on the Forest People. Once in the facility she observed a disturbing experiment on two siblings that caused her to almost break down and lose her cover. She was horrified to learn what Dr. Frenelli had done to her and wondered if she would be able to control herself in the end. The author continues the same style of writing as in the…

Book Review Chameleon: The Awakening by Maggie Faire

Book Review by Dawn ThomasChameleon: The Awakening by Maggie FaireWindtree Press (May 21, 2013)Print Length: 288 pagesSci-Fi & Fantasy, Teens & YA The book begins with a prologue. Fia , a Mazikeen, and Nakani, a Quatcho, traveling through the forest. Fia is heavy with child and is looking for the Life Tree to give birth. They were shunned from their tribes for their relationship. Once Fia became pregnant no one offered to witness the birth or blessings. They lived alone in the forest. The day becomes filled with sadness when the babe is born. She is named Wynbune and Camryn. Fia makes Nakani promise he will deliver the babe to Bliant a woman that will raise the child as her own. This daughter is the chameleon foretold by a prophecy to save the forest people. The story jumps to Camryn turning sixteen and tragedy strikes once again. She is taken to a facility to be cured of her powers to change. She is befriended by Sela, a nurse at the facility. One day a handsome young man comes to visit Camryn. She doesn’t know if he is real or a hallucination. He tells her she is in danger and must…