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Bronya: Book One of the Mystic Series (Volume 1) Paperback – March 19, 2014
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This is book one of the Mystic series A set of New Adult Paranormal novellas that speak out against issues faced in the world today showing how strong women can overcome anything Bronya Thibodeaux is a senior at Houma High School whose life is about to be changed forever She s always felt like an outcast but thinks she may have found a friend when a strange new girl named Markaza who has blue hair a number of tattoos and a strange way of dressing appears Bronya s life choices make her a pariah in her small town After getting thrown out of school not being able to find a job and being subjected to ridicule and cruel treatment Bronya chooses to leave her old life behind forever when she receives a compelling invitation from a mysterious company named WSTW What Bronya doesn t know is the mysterious company is owned by Markaza a mystic who knows the end of the world is coming and is gathering together the only people who can stop the evil that s threatening to take over Bronya is just the first But going to New York is only a baby step toward her true journey As Bronya races against the clock to unlock a power she never knew she had Markaza races to collect the others Lily Shelia Melody and Coralie
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I immediately felt for this character. She spent most of her time alone without any close friends, she was treated terrible by her peers and the craving she had for someone to connect with just broke my heart. The author really made me feel her pain and at the same time gave me hope that she will find her true potential and the acceptance that she craves within this group of women that Markaza is assembling.
A great beginning to a series that I plan to devour. I highly recommend it.
Markaza has the ability to see into the future and knows that she needs to recruit specific women from all over the US by befriending them and persuading them to leave their lives to go to New York under the care of WSTW (Women Save The World)
Markaza comes in at the right moment just as Bronya is suffering from the consequences of coming out as a lesbian in the small town. She goes through ridicule and a humiliating heartbreak.
The way the story will be told is in a series of 5 novellas and 1 novel to tie it all up. Character development and plot twists will emerge as the series advances and gains momentum.
The underlining theme in Bronya is to show how the cruelty of words can hurt and helps the reader to step into someone else's shoes for awhile.
Bronya is a strong, yet struggling girl, one all girls can relate to on some level. And Markaza is equally strong, if not a bit mysterious - I definitely hope we get to find out more about her in the coming novellas. I thought Cecilia was well-written too, despite the fact that I questioned her initial empathetic response to Bronya when surely she knew what was going on.
I definitely think it's a good thing when my one complaint is that it wasn't longer, not just because I wanted more, but because I think there was room left to flesh out the characters a little better. It reads fast, and there were plenty of times I wish the scene had been stretched out, that we were put more inside the moment and inside the character's head instead of rushing through. I think this could have been easily expanded into a novel.
All in all, a meaningful and entertaining read.
Michaels was able to create a sympathetic portrait of Bronya. She's ridiculed for being different and a loner in her high school. She never realizes that her differences make her special and she's a key part of preventing an evil from destroying the world.
The writing and editing was well done in Bronya. The descriptions drew me into the story and I finished the book in only a couple of sittings.
The only issue I had with Bronya is that I felt it didn't completely realize its' potential. It was short, which isn't necessarily a bad thing, but I felt like there were so many aspects that could have been expanded upon. For instance, the mystical elements were only briefly talked about and I would have liked to seen more of Markaza and learn about her powers.
Overall, a great fantasy novel that deals with hot button issues like teen bullying. I would highly recommend this book.
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