Thursday, 13 December 2012

Book Review: Kiera's Quest Awakenings - Kristy Brown

Synopsis - 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 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?  (Taken from Goodreads)

Review - This book contains a short story which sadly did not grab me.  The story wasn't given time to really develop and many of the characterisations were skimmed over.  We get to know Kiera and to an extent Zakk before he becomes real again.  Why was Kiera getting into so much trouble at school?  Yes, she hummed in class and could be snappish, but was that enough to land her in front of the headmistress?  This was skimmed over leaving questions unanswered.  I felt that a lot more could have been made of the time Kiera crossed over to the other world.  I was rather disappointed with such little mention of the singing contest that was built up earlier in the story.  A rushed ending.  I am sure it will appeal to the teenage element of the YA audience because it is a quick read.  Hopefully book two has more to offer. 2*

Kindle edition: ASIN: B005WXN1RE

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