Sunday, January 31, 2016

Creatura


Title: Creatura
Author: Nely Cab
Number in the series: 1
Genre: YA-Paranormal-Romance

Rating: 2/5 ☆


Amazon descriptionIsis 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?



Review: Romance? More like possession.
Why 2 stars? Okay, where to start? Let's go from the beginning.

The beginning was interesting. The protagonist, Isis, has trouble sleeping. She can't fall asleep because when she does, she has 'nightmares'. The nightmares are about a creature/monster that haunts her in them. The whole dreamworld (it wasn't a dreamland for her) world was intriguing. I liked that there were consequences of the protagonist not sleeping well, having nightmares. I was so glad that she was actually seeing a psychiatrist. And the book was very good until the point of the love interest.

When David first came into the story, everything was well, but as the story progresses, he becomes possessive.

" “Hey, Isis!” Simon, a football player, greeted me as we passed each other.
 “Hi, Simon. See ya later.”
 David grabbed my hand and stopped walking. I tried to pull away, but his grip was too tight.
“You’re hurting me,” I said. He loosened his grip but didn’t let go. “Who—was—that?”
“He’s a guy in my class. Let me go.”
“Do you fancy him?”
"

They weren't even in a relationship! (Not that it would be okay, even then.)
And that kind of possessiveness (and jealousy) goes on throughout the whole book.

What kind of example is that to teenagers?! Girls AND boys! Maybe even younger readers..?

Then, a third of the plot revolved around a crazy ex-boyfriend, which I understood and was fine with (not that it was fine what was happening, but in a plot-developing way).

But the rest was about 'love' and 'romance'. Not even the Greek gods/deties/creatures. No, it was about 'love'. About how a seventeen-year-old fell in love with a 'god'.

I liked the epilogue. I believe it's (apart from the beginning and a few times in the story) the closest thing to an actual plot.

The dialogues between the protagonist and her mother, most of the time, felt forced, and sometimes some parts were unnecessary.

I admit that there were romantic parts, there were good quotes. But I genuinely believe that the book would've been much better if it focused more on the fantastic and supernatural plot.

I've been debating if I should give it one star or two, but just because of the idea and good quotes, I gave it two (still not sure if it deserves it).

Quotes: 
"However, I think this curiosity of his has developed into a grave state of medical idiotism. "

" It saddens me to hear you humans categorize and degrade yourselves into groups, as if you were the base level in the food chain. You’re not animals, yet you separate yourselves in the same manner. "


Have you read this book? Tell me your thoughts about it!

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