This was one book which was so difficult to get into and the one which was so difficult to get out of. The story started with scenes so disjointed that I was fragmented in my view to continue to read further on not. But I am glad I stuck to my determination of getting past the mental blocks. The last few pages captured my imagination in ways I could never have anticipated.
My first book by author Mitzi C had me totally awed with the events unfolding of the past and the future of the two main characters Kandi and Juan. One pure being whose blood was both poison and cure and the other a hybrid who had survived the poison.
This was a true sci-fi with a thin sliver of fantasy thriller where Mitzi has combined the primitive natural forces which generally govern the people into the powers which govern both the beings and humanity. I found my pulse spiking at the high rising drama which unfurled in front of me. The powers in both Kandi and Juan had me literally clapping my hands. And hitting my head!! Why didn’t they use their powers to escape?!! Sheesh!!
So that led to my niggles, the book did not grip from the get go. I had to force my brain to read which was not a good sign. I didn’t really like both the main characters. The latter one third worked well, and I felt that this book 1 of the series had so much potential to be something more than what it was. It just missed the mark in the first half.
Overall an enjoyable read in the last few chapters.
I received a copy of the book from the author, and this is my honest and unbiased opinion.
My rating : 3 stars
About the Author
Hello! My name is Mitzi. I am a person – probably – with a body and a head. I am always tired and/or hungry, and I can’t dance. If you ask me to dance, I will refuse. Send me pictures of kittens if you want to be my friend.
I write mainly fantasy, science-fiction, and romance. Burning Space, the last installment in The Edinön Trilogy, will be released on October 12th (e-book) and October 26th (paperback). My next book, a fantasy/horror novel called Gray Haze, is currently in the works.
I won a spelling bee in 6th grade, have read a million books, and have been a prolific writer most of my life. Now you care deeply about what I have to say. 😉
Author Contact Details
HER BLOOD COULD SAVE THE WORLD… OR DESTROY HUMANITY.
KANDI is a 19-year-old girl who harbors extreme social anxiety as a result of past torture and certain uncanny abilities. The last place she wants to be is anywhere near people.
JUAN is an 18-year-old boy born to an underage, single mother. His dreams of a brighter future were crushed when he was arrested for killing his father.
Cleverly orchestrated circumstances drive Kandi and Juan to meet and form a peculiar bond that may end up saving the galaxy. But first they must overcome their own trauma in order to destroy a government-funded organization set to unleash a devastating contagion upon humanity… one which could only be cured by Kandi’s blood.
In Liquid Death, Kandi must conquer her fears and defeat her only friend and worst enemy: her father. Meanwhile, Juan must do all he can to save the girl… if only to learn the truth about himself.
Publication date : 8th January 2016
Publisher : Mitzi C
sounds amazing. gonna read your full review
I’ve never been big into sci-books, but I know there are great ones out there.
Thank you so much… This book had fantasy and sci-fi
Hit send too soon lol! 😂 Great review and hope your next read is better, Shalini. ❤
Thank you Jenn. 💕❤️
This is why I can’t DNF a book…the possibility that it will get better. It’s really tough when a book takes a long time to connect the dots, too. Excellent review, Shalini!
FYI, yet another book you’ve reviewed with a gorgeous cover💜
I loved the cover too… But it took more than half the book to pick up speed.. I was in a conference with a topic going on to statistics, hence I continued reading. At home, I would have probably not continued. I have taken in too many books, Jonetta… And now I have the headaches which have been irritating… Sheesh!!
As always you manage to write a review that is terrific indeed😉😊 Despite your niggles I have to say that for me this book sounds very good (but tgen again I am a huge sci fi nerd aa you know).
How are you feeling? Somewhat better I hope?😊
I have good days bad days… Morning was terrible.. Now it is slightly better… I am really trying to be happy but tears just keep falling in pain. Damn!!
Thank you for your kind words… Sorry… I try reading posts. Some I can manage some I can’t 😕😕🙃🙃
Hey, you don’t have to say sorry at all. I really mean that. I’m just sorry to hear that you are in so much pain at times 😢 But there is definitely not anything you have to apologise for. Please, most important thing right now is that I hope you will recover fully soon. So take good care of yourself 😘❤️
I’m glad you stuck with it!!! Great review, Shalini!
Thanks Mackie… 😘💕
Great review, Shalini, tho I’m thinking if your end result was a three star, then maybe your niggles from the slow start was a sign…”here’s your sign…” guffaw…guffaw…but really, I love your honest reviews.
Hehehehe…. I realized that… The ending was good… But the initial few had me meandering on… I day dreamed a bit too while reading… And not about the story 😂😂 for me, it should have gripped me from page 1…it gripped me from the end😉😜
I guess of you can survive the beginning, the rest is ok.
Yp the first half was a bit rough
Very fair review. Sometimes it is worth it to stick it through to the end. But would have been nice if you could have enjoyed the beginning more too.
Oh yeah… This I read in the conference a few weeks ago after chat with you 😉😉😂😂
Hahahaha. Too funny that you were reading and chatting with us for that. 😉
And I heard the lecture… Ummm… I think I heard the lecture 😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣
Thank you for another great review, Shalini! Sounds as a good read for youngsters 16+ too. Best wishes, Michael.
Hey Michael, how are you? I missed you. Thank you so much 😊
Hello Shalini, you are so kind. 😉 Missed you too. I am fine, thank you. Michael
That’s good, you should miss me… Though not many do 🤔🤔😂 I am glad you are okay and happy.. Have a fabulous week, Michael💕💕
Dont worry Shalini! A lot of people miss you! 💕💕💕💕
Haha if you say so💕💕💕💕
Just seen: You lost your face branding. Was so fascinating looking at your face.
Hahaha… Well you know how I look like… On twitter I keep on getting messages from men whom I don’t know. No idea why saying a hello = I love them. I am fed up of explaining I treat everyone as humans 😞🤔🤔
You are so right, Shalini! But wonderful women will get always compliments. 🙂
Compliments from you are welcome. But strange men, nah nah.. I am too scared…
Thank you Shalini! That es very kind of you!
Knock Knock:-)Found a wonderful song for you, Shalini.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78wbYNQk4BM
Think it meets the situation. 🙂
Thank you Michael… You are gonna make me cry… Una Stella means a star… What do the lyrics mean? 😘❤️
Hello Shalini! Yes, stella means star. The lyrics, here in English (original in German): https://lyricstranslate.com/de/Ein-Stern-Ein-Stern.html
But i love the beat of this Italian version so much. 🙂
Omg omg…. That’s so sweet. I am crying… Thank you again 💕
😘😘 Dont worry, we do not need to marry next week. ***lol***
Hahaha haha hahaha hahaha got it
:-)) Hope i brought a little bit fun into your life, Shalini! Your are so fine!
Awww.. Yes so happy!! Thank you. You brought a smile on my face…
:-)) You too, Shalini! Thank you!