Book Tours: Transformed by E.V. Fairfall



Happy Monday lovelies! Today we're part of the YA Bound Book Tour for TRANSFORMED by E.V. Fairfall. Bellow is my Review, so enjoy and tell me if you're looking forward to this debut! 


AMAZON US | AMAZON UK | BARENS & NOBLE 

About the Book

Title: Transformed
Author: E.V. Fairfall
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance
ISBN: 0991283201
Release Date: January 1st 2014

Summary 

Since the beginning, two entities have had complete, unquestioned control over Thea: the Earth and God. But when Thea Suddenly figures out that the Earth has trapped her within a forest, she discovers that the only way to set herself free is to break God's one rule; she must forsake her animal form and become human.The result is nothing she could ever have expected. Lost within the torrent of human emotions, Thea starts to lose who she is and even begins to fall in love with the one thing she always hated: a hunter. As her act against God proves more problematic that anticipated, it is only a matter of time before her punishment may prove to be worse than Earth's entrapment.


Review

Let me start off by saying that this book wasn't what I expected it to be. That's neither a good nor a bad thing, it was just different from what I usually read. I tend to shy away from books that have strong religious themes, even in a fictional sense, as they have a habit of being a little on the preachy side. But that wasn't the case with Transformed and even though God was a principle player in this story it was more of an interpretation of the religious figure than the traditional portrayal. He had enough fantasy aspects make you see him in a whole new light. This may be blasphemous, but in this story, God's was a bit of a dick! 

The story follows Thea as she tries to find freedom from Earth's clutches. But Thea is much more than an ordinary human. Thea is Mother Nature herself. She spends a third of the book in her animal forms such as a doe, a squirrel and at one point even a mountain lion, which I found really interesting. As a character she has a fragile strength that pushes her forward with hopes of freedom but there are more than a couple of - potentially fatal - obstacles standing in her way. The question is, will she choose her family, her heart or her mission?  

The story itself was really original, I haven't read anything like this before. It was full of wonderful little quirks and magic that was really enjoyable to read about. 

I think the main issue I had with this was Brice, there was just no humanity in that boy! I hated him more than I want to admit. I also didn't quite understand why the things that where happening in the story were important until about half way through, which for me is about 30% longer than it should take for things to start clicking together. But that is purely personal preference. 

This book had a couple of flaws. But that doesn't change the fact that it's a sweet, magical tale that is both intriguing and heart warming. It's quirky sense of humour took it's form in the sense of a small little squirrel named Cricket, who for me was my favourite character in this book. Well, her and Chamber. He's not top of my swoon worthy boys, but he definitely made the cut! 

A sweet little book that is perfect for reading out in the garden or at the park this summer. It was good and definitely worth a read if you want something a little different that your usual YA fiction. It's packed full of nature and magic and E.V. Fairfall paints a pretty picture indeed.


"What did I tell you about wasting tears?"


 photo 3_zpsdb518ae6.jpg
**I received this book from YA Bound to read & review for the tour. This is a 100% honest review.**



About the Author

I love to write just as much as I love to read. I try to read a book per week, which doesn't always work out, but it's the thought that counts. Aside from all that I am a huge animal person. Transformed is my first novel, but it isn't my first publication; I've had several short stories published over the last two years. My main goal as a writer is to explore humanity and give people something fun to read



Don't forget to enter the GIVEAWAY! :)
One $10 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card, winner's choice. (INT)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Comments