Monday, October 7, 2013

Review: Chrysalis (The World of Bid'ABan #1) by Michelle Cornwell-Jordan


Book: Chrysalis (The World of Bid'ABan #1)
Author: Michelle Cornwell-Jordan
Publisher: Michelle Cornwell-Jordan
Rating: 5 Stars
Level: Young Adult
Source: e-arc

Summary from Goodreads:
After the war between Man and the Supernatural. The world settled back into a harmonious rhythm. Man and Preternatural existing side by side, building a society that was technologically advanced and beneficial to both kinds. Ruled by ThunderKins (Children of the Sun). But there was dissatisfaction in several of the Divisions. Some did not accept the rule of ThunderKin. The Thunderkin heir was targeted for destruction, believing this would cause the Thunderkin rule to be overthrown. So Chaos was birth and Chaos had a name….Ayda

Ayda Blackhawk was the beautiful, mysterious new girl at Kindale High School, in the Earthen Elemental Division of Bid'ABan.She was not there to make friends but to bring destruction. Her assignment? To kill the Thunderkin heir Adrian Dusong. But Ayda meets Adrian the ThunderKin leader, and through a twist of fate, the rules change which places Ayda, Adrian and their world at the cross roads to either destruction or redemption.

My Review: 
Chrysalis is one of the best books that I have read in awhile. Having read other books by this author I knew this was going to be a good one too. I just didn't realize that I would love it so much. I loved the supernatural world that the author created. I think it would be a fun place to visit or even live. The characters were very real and the story flowed right along.

Ayda is a supernatural being, an achina. She is part human and part Thunderkin. She was created for one purpose, to kill Adrian, the Thunderkin heir. After a couple of attempts she comes to realize that she has feelings for him and she can't kill him. So instead she decides to become his protector. Once his uncle Cheveyo finds out things get turned upside down. Then there is this weird supernatural, Wem that has gone rogue and is out to destroy Ayda, Adrian, their friends and family.

There is a lot going on throughout the story. Action, suspense, friendship and romance. There are lots of twists and turns that will leave you wanting more. I could not get enough of this story, it was so good. This will appeal to fans of fantasy and/or dystopian. The way the author combined the two really made the story unique and something special. I continue to be a fan of this amazing author. I can't wait to see what is in store for book two.

This e-arc was provided to me by the author for review. This did not affect my review in any way.

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