Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Transformed by E.V. Fairfall - Book Tour w/ Review + Giveaway

Book & Author details:

Transformed by E.V. Fairfall
Publication date: January 1st 2014
Genres: Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult

Synopsis:
Thea, all-mighty Mother Earth, only had one rule to follow above all else, one promise to keep to her brother: never take a human form. She would’ve kept that promise if it weren’t for Brice. He’s handsome and confident, but above all he’s merciless.
He’s also a hunter who has tormented Thea for years. She believes if she could teach Brice compassion, she might finally be able to save her creations and herself from his savage ways. Then she meets Chamber: another hunter.
She soon finds herself fascinated by−and torn between−the two boys: Brice and Chamber. Lost within a torrent of human emotions, Thea starts to lose who she is as she falls in love with the one thing that she’s always hated: a hunter… a human.


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AUTHOR BIO:
I love to write just as much as I love to read. I try to read a book per week, which doesn’t always work out, but it’s the thought that counts. Aside from all that I am a huge animal person.

Transformed is my first novel, but it isn’t my first publication; I’ve had several short stories published over the last two years. My main goal as a writer is to explore humanity and to give people something fun to read.

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My Review

Transformed by E.V. Fairfall is a young adult fantasy with some paranormal romance thrown in. When I first was offered the chance to read and review it, I was a little hesitant, but that cover and the synopsis were both intriguing. I decided to give it a shot.

Transformed tells the story of Thea, who is basically Mother Earth. She's created all creatures, except for humans. Her brother, who is basically God, has taken on that task. Mother Earth and God are brother/sister, and they love and protect one another.

All through their existence, neither has taken a human form, which is forbidden. Thea prefers to take the form of a deer, and her brother is usually only seen by Thea.

Skip ahead to present day. Thea, in the woods, comes across hunters who are slaughtering one of her creations. This isn't the first time she has seen members of this family of hunters in the woods murdering an innocent animal. So she decides to take matters into her own hands.

Thea formulates a plan to try and change the ways of one of the hunters. She's adamant that this plan will work, and things will get better. However, she doesn't exactly plan on a wrench being thrown into the works, if you will. And with her brother bringing his own plans to fruition, Thea realizes she's going to have to decide whether or not her plan is really worth the effort she's putting into it.

I don't want to give too much away, because I don't want to spoil things. If you read the synopsis, though, you can probably gauge the basic premise of what is going on. However, there's much more to the story than Thea wanting to change the mind and heart of the "bad" hunter, and also falling for the "wrench" that comes into play, a.k.a. another guy. It's more than just a love triangle.

I have to admit, I wasn't overly fond of Thea or Brice(the bad hunter). Brice's character is a massive asshole, for the most part, and Thea reminds me a little too much of Bella Swan. Thea's brother is kind of a sucky character, too, but I can't specify why because it may possibly spoil things. The only characters I really did like were Chamber(the wrench) and Thea's squirrel-y roommate. Just because I didn't like the characters, though, doesn't mean they're badly written or anything like that.

Plot-wise, the book was decent. The story moved along at a decent pace, only slowing down in a handful of spots. There were a few times I struggled to get through the book, but for the most part, it wasn't bad. Transformed is a very different type of story. It's got mild religious undertones, but they're not a huge part of the book. The main premise of the story is Thea dealing with her plan, and debating between the two guys she's developing feelings for, even though she's never dealt with human emotions before.

Overall, I think Transformed is a decent read, although it's not something I'd care to read again. If you're looking for a unique read about Mother Earth and God, you should definitely check out Transformed. I'd give it 3 stars.
GIVEAWAY

Tour-wide giveaway (US and UK only)
  • A "He's Fictional, But I Still Want to Marry Him" t-shirt







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2 comments:

  1. Great review! I love how unique this sounds - I've def never read a book that had Mother Nature in it :) I also like how character driven it sounds overall.

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    1. Thank you! I do feel it was a little heavy-handed on the love triangle, but overall, it was a pretty decent read. I'd recommend it, just for the uniqueness of the main character being Mother Nature.

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