Review & Giveaway! Creatura by Nely Cab


by Nely Cab
Series: Creatura #1
Publication date: August 6th 2013
by Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing
Category: YA
Genre: Paranormal
Source: Received a complimentary copy
in exchange for an honest review.

My Rating:

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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 Thoughts~

Isis is a seventeen year old girl with a seemingly normal life, other than the recurring nightmare that has caused insomnia to the point of being detrimental to her health. Her doctor keeps insisting that she take the sleeping pills he’s prescribed, but she fights him and her mom tooth and nail. She doesn’t want to be drugged up, or have to depend on meds for the rest of her life. She finally breaks down and takes them after her mother pleads through tears for her to do it. Her mom just wants her to be okay. Once Isis starts taking the sleeping pills, she decided to stop fearing the dark figure in her dreams and confront it, not realizing that doing so will bring the mysterious figure to life.

The beginning of the story really hooked me, and I was super excited to be reading it. The authors writing style was fluid and captivating. The premise is refreshing for a paranormal story and I really liked Isis, the main character. The world building was spectacular and really had me pulled in. But as the story progressed I wasn’t falling for David as much as I think I was supposed to. He’s a two thousand year old deity with an entirely different vocabulary, which made the dialogue between David and Isis a bit awkward for me. Even with David being in a teenagers body, it felt strange. The pacing started to falter a bit because of it.

Though I didn’t fall in love with this book, I certainly didn’t dislike it either. I’m truly impressed by what the author created in this story, and will probably continue the series — especially with the way it ended.

I think most people who enjoy a unique paranormal tales focused on mythology will really like this one!

~About the Author~


Nely Cab has lived and resided in a small, quiet South Texas town most of her life. She worked in banking for several years, before she relocated to Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico in 2001, where she dedicated time to the study of culinary arts and the art of oil painting. After her return to the U.S., Nely resumed her employment in banking and later transitioned to the field of Social Work.

Today, Nely Cab writes from the comfort of her home, where she lives with her husband and son. Her life goal is to check-off Bucket List Item No. 95,623,351: To Conquer the World. While she aspires world domination, Nely can be found lost in other fantasy worlds in front of her computer, sipping coffee.

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