Saturday, August 10, 2013

Blog Tour Stop: Creatura by Nely Cab: Review

Welcome to my stop on the Creatura blog tour!!!  My stop includes my review of this AMAZING story.

Title: Creatura
Author: Nely Cab
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy

Tour Host: Lady Amber's Tours
Rating: 5/5 Stars


Isis can control her dreams. Or she could—until recently. The creature in her nightmares has been haunting her for months. As if being dumped wasn’t bad enough, now she dreads going to sleep. She decides to confront the creature and win back some of her peace; only, she finds that he’s not a monster and he’s not a dream.
A sacrifice for love, a shocking discovery and a jealous ex-boyfriend blur the lines between reality and dreams, making it hard to tell who the real monsters are.
Who would’ve known…that sometimes love is lethal?

My Review

Creatura is a riveting story that took me completely by surprise.  I had no clue what this book was about when I started reading it, but boy was I glad that I did.  I was so engrossed with the story that I had no clue what was going on around me.  I was drawn into the world that Nely created and didn't want to leave.  I read this book in one sitting, because I just couldn't put it down.  I had to know what happened next.  Every page left me wanting more.

Isis is haunted by a creature in her dreams.  She has trouble sleeping due to this evil creature.  When she decides to finally face he fears and confront the beast, she learns a shocking secret.  The beast isn't really a beast, but a person, a deity.  When he shows up at her school, everything changes.  Isis learns some shocking secrets about David and what he is, but she also learns some shocking secrets about herself.  While on the path of self discovery, David and Isis face obstacles by her psycho ex-boyfriend.  But in the end we find out what is really going on with him.  Why is Isis able to visit the meadow in her dreams when no one else can?    

What I loved about this book was the characters that Nely created.  They were so realistic to me that I felt as if I was there. I loved Isis as a character.  She was so down to earth, stubborn, and never gave up no matter what. That is what makes her a great heroine. She was a character that I was able to relate to very easily.  I also loved hoe caring she was.  No matter how weird her ex got she still cared about him and wanted to help him no matter what.  David, David, David.  Let's just say I have a new book boyfriend.  I would marry this man in a heartbeat.  David is gorgeous, sweet and so loving that I couldn't help but fall in love with him.  The poems he wrote for Isis and what he gave up to be with her left me weak in the knees.  He would do anything for her and he proved that over and over.    

Creatura is a hauntingly, beautiful story that I will never forget.  This is a book that I will continue to read over and over again.  The love and compassion the characters had for each other was beautifully written.  OMG!!!!!  The ending of this book left me completely stunned and shell-shocked.  I kept trying to turn the page to read more but there was no more.  Nely did a number on this one.  I was not expecting that ending at all.  That cliffhanger definitely left me wanting more.  Now, I am impatiently waiting for the sequel.  Creatura is a book full of love, romance, action and sacrifice.  It is a book that I would recommend to everyone.  It is a must read!!!!  You won't be disappointed.

I also want to point out how much I love the cover of this book!!!!  It is one of my favorites!!!!


At the entrance to the school, I found David sitting on a red brick bench, waiting for me.
“Morning,” I said, looking away for a second as I wiped the girlish grin from my face. I was remembering last night’s kiss.
“Good morning.”
He opened the glass doors for me, then took my hand and asked me to follow him to a semi-empty area across from the glass doors and windows. He gave me a gentle push and my back touched the wall. He leaned close and placed his finger on my lips. His touch sent tiny electrical shocks through every fiber of my body.
“I crave your lips. Give me but one taste and I’ll ask no more.”
I shook my head turned away, but he turned it back so that I was looking straight into his eyes.
“Why do you insist on this?” I asked.
“Why else would I crave your lips if I didn’t already know the sweet nectar that they possess?”
“No,” I said, shutting my eyes to keep from starring into his mesmerizing blue gaze. “It’s forbidden.”
“It’s as forbidden as the illicit fruit of Hades, but even he has eaten from it.”

Author Bio:
Nely Cab was born on December 9, 1974, in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico. She has lived and resided in South Texas most of her life. In 2001, the author relocated to Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, where she dedicated time to the study of culinary arts and the art of oil painting.

After her return to the U.S., she resumed her employment in banking and in the following year transitioned to the field of Social Work. Later, Nely took up writing as a hobby and produced her first novel entitled "Creatura".

Last year, the rights to "Creatura" were sold to a leading Young Adult publisher in a foreign country, where it has just recently been released.

Today, Nely Cab writes from the comfort of her home in South Texas, where she lives with her husband and son. Currently, Nely is working on the second installment in her debut series "Creatura".

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