Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Review: Kiera's Quest: Awakenings by Kristy Brown

(Kiera's Quest # 1)
By: Kristy Brown
Pub. Date: October 17, 2012
Publisher: MuseItUp Publishing
Pages: 75
Source: Author
Meet Kiera, a pretty, intelligent, and talented girl, brought up by her uncle, and abandoned by her parents. Life is as normal as she believes it to be, apart from the deep ache inside her, telling her she’s different. For years, Kiera had dreams where she ventures into a different reality. She’s not alone; a presence is always there, keeping her safe, yet she feels vulnerable, and hunted.

Zakk, Prince of Zantar, is under the Witch Queen’s spell as she tries to take over his world. He crosses paths with Kiera, and their fates are entwined.

As their journey unravels, she learns that she is not the only one affected by this prince. Who is on her side? Will she find out why she has been chosen? How can someone so young, defeat such evil? Will she find the strength to save the ones closest to her? Will this be Kiera’s only Quest?
From the first page of Awakenings, I was hooked. The story went by so fast and there was never a dull moment. I didn't even realize I hit the end until I turned the last page. I did not want it to end!

Kiera is a normal girl who works at her Uncle's toy shop. When a plastic doll shows up, she swears she saw his eyes move. The next day she hears the doll talk, and of course she thinks she is going crazy! Turns out that she isn't nuts, the doll is actually the trapped Prince of Zantar, Zakk. After killing his parents, the Witch Queen decides to torture him by making him plastic forever, thus allowing her to rule Zanter.

I was very interested to see where this story was going to take us, and I can easily see it being developed more to become a full fledged novel!

Awakenings is a very short read, it's about 70 pages, so if you looking for a quick, fast paced read, then this story is for you. But if you are looking for something where you really get to know the characters and see them develop, then you won't find that here. But for what Awakenings was, I really enjoyed it and would definitely recommend it. I can't wait to read the second one, Sacrifices. 

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