What would you do if everything you thought to be true in your life was a lie?
Sixteen-year-old Angel Seriki must face overwhelming truths about her family when she meets Zander Black, a new student to her high school who is smart, charming and devastatingly beautiful. The revelations he uncovers to her about her family’s past changes everything, and as her relationship and feelings for Zander deepen, so do the risks involved. She must now accept her fate and face the true reality of who and what she is. Even if that means giving up everything, including being human.
Everyone’s aware of Superman’s origin, right? Well, the premise of Oleah Chronicles is somewhat similar to Kal El’s. Angel, the daughter princess of the Tribal Queen of Oleah, was sent to Earth to protect her from the evil fallen angel Sindrell. Coral, the cherub from Urofika, was the one who opened the portal to planet Earth and would stay close until Angel fulfiled her destiny. (So far, that’s where the similarity ends).
Angel didn’t know anything else about her true identity, so she grew up to be as human as possible. She had a bestfriend named Julie who meant the world to her. She was living a normal life, until she felt chills ran down to her bones the moment she met the hot guy but cold-blooded transfer student, Zander. Suddenly, she could feel him whenever he was near. Suddenly, she had this feelings she couldn’t describe. Suddenly, she heard voices in the middle of the night and caught her parents talking to the bright full moon. Suddenly she became aware of the shadows that prowled in the dark.
It was only a matter of time before Angel finally learned the truth about her. About her claws. About the chills. About her gold and hazel eyes. About her dreams at night. Zander was a big part of the revelation, but could she trust him after she learned about his cruelty and allegiance to Sindrell? After he admitted that he was originally sent to kill her?
I just had a grand time reading the Truth and it was awesome!
Oleah Chronicles is a whole new frontier for me. While I have read a lot of books featuring shapeshifters (wolves/werewolves, bears and cougars) this is the first time I read about mountain lions shifting and coming from another galaxy. And vampires from another planet. Quite intriguing, huh?
I liked how the story unfolded right before my eyes. The world building was consistent and imaginative. I thought I would get bored to death because of the wordy descriptions and history of the Kindren and Oleah and fallen angels, but surprisingly, I was hooked and drawn to their world. I thought I had this out-of-my-body experience and had traveled beyond galaxies just to be able to have a feel to be an Oleah.
Michelle Johnson had created a unique world that felt like home and I’m loving it. This is her debut novel and I must say, she rocks her first time! Now I have this longing as I await for the release of the next book in the series!
NOTE: I received this book for free from the author in exchange for an honest review.