When fifteen-year-old Sevara refuses to marry, she's kicked out of her orphanage and left on the streets of Plexus with nothing. She doesn't last long on the outside. Luckily, someone has been watching her.
A shapeshifting immortal gives Sevara a second chance at life, and a powerful set of gifts. But when Sevara begins a doomed love affair with the man she could have married, she must choose between protecting the city and saving the only man she's ever loved.
This is the beginning of a fantasy adventure that will span hundreds of lifetimes.
With a strong female lead, this coming of age adventure is a haunting and heart-pounding thrill-ride.
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About the Author:
Damian is a lifelong documentary photographer who originally hails from Newark, Delaware. Damian earned a bachelor’s degree in English and Anthropology from Boston University and boarded a place bound for Kyrgyzstan shortly after, where he taught English for two years as a Peace Corps volunteer. Later, he earned a Master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Russian, Eastern Europe and Central Asian Studies, and returned to the Kyrgyz republic as a Fulbright researcher. He returned to the United States to study digital photography at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. He also wrote and produced a full-length play which premiered June, 2009. Damian is the writer and creator of the Sevara graphic novel. He is currently a Foreign Service Officer in the U.S. State Department, and lives most of his days overseas with his wife, son, and toy poodle.
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I have only read a couple sci-fi/fantasy type books and I really enjoyed this one the most. I like that our main character, Sevara. She is a smart and determined teen. She is ready to fight for fair rights for all girls in Plexus and have certification for all that are uncertified. Sevara has seen what happens to the girls from the orphanage if they are not bought as a wife/servant/baby maker, they all end up on the front line of the war. Sevara will fight for each of her sisters right until the very end. Leif, the Ministers son is looking to buy a wife but he doesn't want to be like all the other men in Plexus that have multiple wives. He wants one wife to share his life with. He met Sevara at the auction and now is determined that she will be his wife. But Sevara wont be bought, she will fight on the front line with her sisters that have aged out of the orphanage instead of being purchased. Looking for her family is also something Sevara will do when she leaves the orphanage.
The book is only 250 or so pages but has a lot of story within these pages. I found the story for the most part flowed really well. I did notice right away now chapters and sometimes when switching character POV's we don't get any notice but I didn't find that it made me confused with the story. I love that there are shapeshifter/immortals in it and would really love to learn more about these characters as I didn't feel we really got to know them that well. I look forward to reading more about Sevara.
I give this book a 4 out of 5 stars.
~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Genuine Jenn. I received this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are honest and my own.*~