Creatura by Nely Cab
Blurb:When seventeen year-old Isis Martin is having trouble sleeping due to perturbing dreams of a horrific growling beast, she decides to confront her fear. But what Isis discovers is something other than a menacing entity.
The human-like creature offers Isis assurance that he is not a figment of her imagination. Unwilling to accept his avowal, Isis sets his words to contest by asking the entity to prove himself—a dare, he readily welcomes.
It is in her dreams that Isis innocently stumbles upon the silent existence of the divine lineage of those that man has long forgotten.
In a quaint town, deep in south Texas, this story leads Isis onto the path of impermissible love and captivating life-changing truths. Isis Martin's journey is sure to leave any reader ravenous for more.
Blurb:Isis' goals for the future included things like attending and graduating college. However, becoming a monster wasn't part of the plan. Isis and her boyfriend, David, are on the brink of a horrible transformation and they are eager to stop it. Together, they set out on a quest to Greece to find Isis' biological father—the only person that may be able to help them. Their journey comes to an abrupt stop before it even begins when Isis falls ill, and Eros, David's best friend, arrives in Athens, unannounced and curious…with a plan of his own.
The hunt for her father leads Isis on the turbulent path of deceit, death, and demons as she anticipates the dawning of the beast that stirs inside her.
Marker of Hope by Nely Cab
Blurb:Who will save her from herself?
Upon her return from Greece with three new friends and a broken heart, Isis' hunger for human flesh is stronger than ever. She's a miserable mess after losing David following her betrayal. Her mutation into Creatura is all but over when she receives the surprise of her life, compelling her to seek out David's family. Only, they've broken all ties with her, and she doesn't know how to reach them.
Turpis, the demonic beings that attacked Isis in Greece, have tracked her whereabouts. Now, in order to fend for her life, Isis must join forces with deities she doesn't trust.
Is Isis truly the Marker of Hope as she's believed to be, or will she lose the battle to her starving inner beast and demons, obliterating humankind from existence? Find out in the epic finale of the best-selling CREATURA SERIES.
So I've reviewed Creatura like ages back. You can check it out HERE. And I've reviewed the prequel to the series called Prelude as well HERE.
Now that those are out of the way. Back to the series review.
So if you've read the review for book one (Creatura) you know I loved it. It was full of romance, mystery and a little bit of mythology. Creatura was so full of promise to be an epic series but for some reason it fell just short of it.
Fruit of Misfortune picked up just after the major cliffhanger in Creatura. It started out great but it didn't really keep up with Creatura. Then it just kind of went down from there. There were some high points in the follow up two books and the plot was intriguing. But there were a few instances and a few things that the books could have avoided.
I think I just went in with a lot of expectations after I read Creatura and that's why I felt that the books let me down a little. It was a really good read. Don't get me wrong. But it wasn't the read I was expecting.
A little underwhelmed.