I got back on the 24th from the Domincian Republic where I read a lot of books while laying in a cabana but that also means when I got home I have to catch up with everything that is going on. Oh and CONGRATULATIONS to my daughters junior Softball team Rag-A-Muffins who won the Junior Softball Team Championships 13-6 against Tum-A-Lum.
Ready for a new kind of urban fantasy? In Unelmoija: The Dreamshifter a pretty yet ordinary young woman's life is transformed beyond her imaginings when a traumatic incident changes her forever. An unexpected encounter with the father she never knew and a mysterious man that repels and attracts her at the same time leads her to discover she's not who she thinks she is. Amy, unassuming, intelligent, with newly acquired superhuman skills, lives in a historic Miami waterfront estate. She’s about to discover that a safe location, youth and special abilities may not be enough to protect her from whoever wants her dead.
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Unelomija by Elle Boca is a unique story that I have not read before, and I have read a lot of books. Amy, a 16 year old is the daughter of a caring mother and an absent father. She has a sister who went missing prior to this book starting. Not only that but her dreams started to become so life-like that she believes that what is happening in her dream is actually happening… until it does and she realizes that her dreams are actual happening.
So the first chapter is kind of a catch up, even though this is the first book in the series, which makes me wonder if there was a novella or a pre-quel. But regardless Amy is running and stops to get something to eat/drink. Once there her “spidey” senses start going off when a well dressed older man walks in and starts to speak with her. Turns out this individual is her father, but it only gets weirder. Again not only do her “spidey” senses start going off when a young man walks in but she starts to feel like she is being electrocuted. You know when you put your tongue on a 9V battery? I think it probably feels like that but over your entire body. Oh and then her father starts in on the young man.
Oh and did I tell you that those spidey senses are actually powers that Amy has because she is part of a alternate human race called the Weeia, and her father is an enforcer, oh AND Amy is almost killed but with her new found friend Duncan who looks to only be a little older than Amy but I have a feeling that he is much older than he portrays himself as.
The rest of the book follows Amy and Duncans trials as Amy learns more about her powers, people are trying to kill her and her mom, and things start to get interesting when Amy starts to really learn what is going on about herself.
This was overall a good book, there was the initial lack of understanding due to the fact it seems like the book started in the middle versus at the beginning of the story but as I read it made more sense. I enjoyed the plot and the overall story, however there is one thing that bugs me and I have seen it in numerous books as of late. Amy finds out she has these super human powers and there is no OMG what am I going to do, I am this whole other sub species of Human, OMG how am I going to live. No it was, Hey that is cool, tell me more. WHAT? You are 16, you are going to have some days of WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME, no, it was cool, now lets fix this issue. Sorry for me it made it a slightly unbelievable story. I am all for believing that there are sub-species of humans out there, and I am all into parapsychology, but if I woke up one day and was told not only was my father an enforcer, but alive, and my friend has superhuman abilities oh and I do too, it would take a day or two to process.