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A Tale of the Other Kind: A Therian Novel (Volume 1) Paperback – September 18, 2012
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About the Author
Leandi Cameron from Pretoria, South Africa, is the author of A Tale of the Other Kind: A Therian novel, which is a paranormal fantasy for young adults. A Tale of the Other Kind: A Therian Novel is about a boy who finds out that he is a Changeling–a wereleopard. She spends all her time working on A Tale of the Other Kind follow up novels and reading about young adult books and fantasy. Her favorite genre is, of course, paranormal fantasy, and her favorite authors are Sarah J. Maas, Anne Rice, LJ Smith Vampire Diaries, Lauren Kate and Rachelle Mead. She is also a fan of other bestselling paranormal novels like The Mind Readers by Laurie Brighton, Legend of the Firewalker by Steve Bevil and Dark Creations: Gabriel Rising by Jennifer Martucci. Cameron is an award-winning journalist and editor. She obtained her Honours Degree in Journalism at Tshwane University of Technology, Diploma in Creative Writing from the University of Oxford, UK.
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CHARACTERS: The characters in this story were profound and realistic. Kai, the protagonist, came across as the sexy loner. He was respectful and thank God he wasn’t a pushover (I despise pushover good guys!). In a couple of scenes he got into fights and took up for his woman (way to go, Kai!). Sienna, Kai’s love interest, was no shrinking violet. Although Kai comes to her rescue more than once in the book, she shows him that she can take care of herself. Astrid, the sidekick, adds flavor to all the scenes she’s in. I liked her character best of all.
CONFLICT: So, Kai finds out that there’s something other-worldly weird about him. He tries to stay away from the girl he loves in order to protect her. Of course that proves futile and even when others tell him to stay away, he ignores all the warnings. Because of this forbidden love, Kai has caused the wrath of a jealous god to be cast upon him and all his loved ones. Does he give up his love or does he fight for his right to party? I thought it took a little long to get to the conflict. A lot of time was spent with the James-and-Sienna fight that I thought it would be super significant in some way.
VILLAIN: To me, the villain makes the story. They have the all-rights pass to be as bad as they want to be. I find it interesting how each writer takes advantage of this opportunity to project evil genius into characters. I had high hopes for Quinn, the jealous god who doesn’t want any non-human to fall in love with a human. When he first entered the story, he grabbed me with his line, “Things could be easy for you Kai. You should refrain from being seduced by that which you are so eager to indulge in.” I was like, yes, there’s the bad guy! He sounded wickedly classy. But then we don’t hear from him until waaayyy later in the story! I would have liked to see more of him. He did kill for no reason, increasing his diabolical rating. The ultimate-battle fight scene should have had more Quinn showing off his villainy skills.
ENDING: There’s nothing worse than going through a story only to be let down at the end. That was not the case with this story. I did think Kai changed his mind too easily at the end. Given his character, it would have seemed more realistic if he struggled more with whether or not he wanted to continue putting the love of his life in constant danger. But overall, I really enjoyed the story! The journey was good and the climax appropriate. Can’t wait to read the second installment!
Tanjlisa’s Rating System: Pretending to clap, Pity clap, Medium clap, Enthusiastic applause, Standing ovation
I give A Tale of the Other Kind an Enthusiastic applause. I enjoyed it and will read the second installment!
A Tale of the Other Kind is a book that is rich in such beautiful scenery. Set in South Africa, Kai feels an affinity to the surrounding forests and the author does an amazing job in her descriptions, so that you can picture with ease exactly what she is describing.
Kai makes no secret of the fact that he is crazy about Sienna. But she is seeing someone else. However after an incident between Sienna and her boyfriend, her and Kai start spending time together and a romance between the two begins. However theirs will not be a smooth ride. Kai is about to learn that he is a shapeshifter. I really loved the amount of detail the author put into describing Kai's first change. You could really understand what he was feeling. And that aspect of the book was possibly what I liked best.
Kai had a real need to protect those he was close to. His feelings for Sienna were obviously strong, but there were times that I didn't feel the same feelings coming from Sienna. There is definitely a good dose of romance in the book but it just felt one sided to me sometimes.
There are quite a range of paranormal creatures that pop up at different times in this book. Astrid is one that stands. I think she had the most vocal personality in the whole book and for the most part I really liked her but I did have times where I wished she would tone it down just a touch.
All in all A Tale of the Other Kind was a quick, pleasing read. I'm hoping for a greater level of connection with Sienna in book two.
This book was gifted to me for an honest review.
The mythology behind the creation/story of the supernatural beings was great, and very original. Although at times I felt a bit lost with some aspects of the story, there was a lot of information in a short space of time. The author does a fantastic job overall of creating a new, original supernatural world.
Kai and Sienna are drawn to each other, despite the obstacles between them. First, her (soon to be ex) boyfriend, and then Kai's startling discovery that he isn't quite human, and is in fact a shapeshifter.
Kai takes the discovery in his stride. I was surprised at how unfazed he was by the changes happening to him. The descriptions of Kai's changed form were vivid, and I could picture exactly how I thought he would look as a 'cat-human'.
Sienna and Kai are both very easy to relate to, they may have all these obstacles to overcome but they're also just two people trying to connect in their crazy world.
Whilst Sienna isn't supernatural, she can certainly hold her own and wants to be with Kai no matter what. I do wish there had been more description about how she felt and what she was like as it was quite one- sided.
Astrid was pretty awesome, she may technically be a secondary character but she often stole the show in her scenes with Kai. Sarcastic and kick-ass, she's there to help Kai with everything that comes with being a shapeshifter.
The final showdown between the cruel, jealous god Quinn and Kai, Sienna and Astrid was a touch disappointing. It was all over very quickly, and I'd have liked that to have been drawn out more- and maybe seen more of Quinn.
I had a great time reading this rollercoaster book. It draws you in, and the pages are filled with action and romance that keeps you turning. I highly recommend checking it out!
I was provided with an ebook copy, for an honest review.
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