Month: November 2015

Review: Oleah Chronicles: Truth by Michelle Johnson

Posted November 30, 2015 by MC / 0 Comments

Categories: Book Reviews

Review: Oleah Chronicles: Truth by Michelle JohnsonOleah Chronicles: Truth by Michelle Johnson
Published by Lulu.com on July 14th 2015
Pages: 182
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***I received this book for free from the author in exchange for an honest review.***

Oleah Chronicles: Truth tells the story of Angel, an average teenage girl dealing with overprotective parents and the drama of high school. Until everything she knows about her life gets turned upside down as she approaches her seventeenth birthday. A boy named Zander transfers into her school and they instantly form a deep connection. Angel starts having strange dreams and comes to realize that she is not entirely human. Zander teaches Angel all about her kind, the Oleah, mythical creatures from another planet that are half-human, half-lion. Angel and Zander then embark on a whirlwind adventure as they try to protect Angel’s family from an ancient evil.

Overall, I thought this was a good introduction to a new series. It was fast paced and fun. What I enjoyed the most about this story was the characters, and particularly how they fit into Angel’s life before she started learning about the Oleah. Angel was a normal teenager who worried about her grades and gossiped with her best friend about the cutest guy in school. She also had amazing parents who really cared about her. A solid family unit is something that is rarely seen in literature nowadays, so it was very refreshing to read. Despite the paranormal aspects to the story, the characters seemed like real people that were very easy to relate to.

This story was fast-paced, but I wish it hadn’t been quite so fast. The action was non-stop and the reader barely had any time to digest the new information that was being revealed. The book is just under 200 pages, and that does not allow for a lot of time to explain the details of an entirely new mythical species. If the book had been a little bit longer, the reader would have been able to learn more about the Oleah and the other paranormal species that make up this world. This book had a very interesting mix of paranormal creatures – Oleah, vampires, cherubs, and fallen angels. But there was not enough time to learn about all of these characters and the planets that they inhabit in such a short amount of time. Hopefully there will be more world building in any future books that are released.

Oleah Chronicles: Truth told a story that was like nothing I have ever read before. It was a fun read and I am interested in seeing what comes next. This is an impressive debut novel and I look forward to seeing this series grow. If you are looking for a unique fantasy / paranormal read that will suck you into the action quickly, then check this one out.

MY RATING:

3 Stars

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Guest of the Month Club| Guest Post by Lizzie @ Big Books and Grande Lattes

Posted November 29, 2015 by MC in Featured Bloggers, Guest of the Month Club / 0 Comments
Guest of the Month Club| Guest Post by Lizzie @ Big Books and Grande Lattes

Guest of the Month Club was created by Emily at Emily Reads Everything. To see all of the club members, click here. Hi, my name is Lizzie and I blog at bigbooksandgrandelattes.blogspot.com! I’m really excited first installment of the Guest of the Month Club and am so happy to be on MC’s blog! For this month, the topic is Beyond the Blog, meaning it’s all about what we do outside […]

Bloggers You Need to Know: Part 1 | Bloggers I’m Thankful For

Posted November 26, 2015 by MC in Bloggers You Need to Know / 1 Comment
Bloggers You Need to Know: Part 1 | Bloggers I’m Thankful For

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! The month of November has been one big slump for me. I haven’t felt like reading, blogging, or even catching up with my blogger friends on Twitter. It has been awful, and I decided that I needed to find something that would help me get out of this slump. So I thought and I thought and then I turned to those blogger friends on Twitter and asked […]

Top 5 Wednesday 11/25/15: Top 5 Books I’m Thankful For

Posted November 25, 2015 by MC in Top 5 Wednesday / 0 Comments
Top 5 Wednesday 11/25/15: Top 5 Books I’m Thankful For

Top 5 Wednesday was created by Lainey at gingerreadslainey. To check out everyone in the T5W family, click here! Hey everyone! It has been about a month since I have written a T5W post (a bunch of my past posts were pre-written) and it feels so good to be back! Tomorrow is Thanksgiving here in the states and this week’s topic is books we are thankful for. I absolutely love Thanksgiving, so […]

Review: Every Day by David Levithan

Posted November 22, 2015 by MC in Book Reviews / 1 Comment
Review: Every Day by David Levithan

Every Day by David Levithan Every Day is a magical realism novel that tells the story of A., a teenage soul that wakes up every day in a different body, not knowing why or how this happens. One day, A. wakes up in the body of Justin, the boyfriend of a girl named Rhiannon. A. quickly realizes that they have fallen in love with Rhiannon and embarks on a daily journey to […]

Late Night Friday Reads 11/20/15

Posted November 20, 2015 by MC in Friday Reads / 2 Comments
Late Night Friday Reads 11/20/15

Hello, Internet! I’ve missed you!!! I haven’t posted anything in over and week and all of my posts so far in November were pre-written – AKA I haven’t actually been around in a LONG time. It felt so weird to take such a long break away from the blog, but I had no choice. Work was crazy. And it looks like I will have to get used to more periods […]

Top 5 Wednesday 11/11/15: Top 5 Bookish Habits

Posted November 11, 2015 by MC in Top 5 Wednesday / 1 Comment
Top 5 Wednesday 11/11/15: Top 5 Bookish Habits

Top 5 Wednesday was created by Lainey at gingerreadslainey. To check out everyone in the T5W family, click here! I am currently on a big work trip, so I had to pre-write a couple weeks’ worth of Top 5 Wednesday posts. Since the November topics weren’t posted before I left, I decided to check out some past T5W topics from before I started my blog. This week I am going to be […]

Discussion: Emerge by Melissa A. Craven | Discussing DNF Reviews

Posted November 8, 2015 by MC in Book Reviews / 0 Comments
Discussion: Emerge by Melissa A. Craven | Discussing DNF Reviews

*I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for an honest review.* Well, I have been incredibly conflicted lately. I received a book for review – Emerge by Melissa A. Craven – and I was excited to read it because the story sounded pretty cool. The problem is that I found myself really not enjoying the storytelling, so I decided not to finish the book for the […]

The Ultimate Harry Potter Tag!

Posted November 7, 2015 by MC in Tags / 0 Comments
The Ultimate Harry Potter Tag!

Hi guys! Today, as you are reading this, I am visiting the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando!!! I’m so excited!!! So I figured there is no better time for me to the the Ultimate Harry Potter Tag!!! I wasn’t tagged by anyone to do this, but it felt appropriate so I decided to go ahead and give it a whirl. This tag was created by Just Keep Reading […]

Late Night Friday Reads 11/6/15

Posted November 6, 2015 by MC in Friday Reads / 0 Comments
Late Night Friday Reads 11/6/15

Happy Friday!!! What a crazy week I have had! I’ve been working really hard, but I’ve been able to relax in the Florida sun a bit as well! However, the weekend is here, which means my trip is almost over. I probably won’t get a ton of reading done this weekend. I am working until after midnight tonight and then tomorrow I am going to the Wizarding World of Harry […]