An extraordinary tale!

4stars

Dark Beginning (Zoe Dark’s World Book 1) – by Nina Tells – Review

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Anyhow, whether or not here is much scientific truth in it, this was quite a creative twist from the author (I have not read anything like this before). The dialogs were never overdone which was another plus point. The negative points were that

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“To look at me, I was just a girl. I wasn’t too big, five-five on a tall day. I was athletic enough, but by no means a WWE Diva. My curly auburn hair was always in serious need of taming, but there was nothing scary about the frizzies. My face was pretty ordinary; I was no beauty queen, but I didn’t have any Frankenstein scars, or anything like that. My brown eyes were big, but not extraordinarily so.”

Strange enough as it sounds, I used to know a girl like that in my school! Something new I learned here for the first time was that women have two brains, the ‘rational brain’ and the ‘animal brain’. Anyhow, whether or not here is much scientific truth in it, this was quite a creative twist from the author (I have not read anything like this before). The dialogs were never overdone which was another plus point. The negative points were that sometimes I felt the descriptions of people were a bit overdone, and that at times the dialogs could have more emotions in them, given the context. But other than those negatives, this was a real page turner and I read it from beginning to end even though this is not my regular genre.

There is a certain kind of vivaciousness not just in the girl but in the whole story too, or maybe it is the girl who is so full of life that she lightens up what would otherwise have been a mundane story of love and revenge. I especially loved chapter thirty-one very much and one of the paragraphs there really struck me due to the way it described the feelings of desperation of the character: ” There was no compulsion in his voice, only compassion, and that carried its own power. But it didn’t sway me. Not tonight. People were dead, Robby was dead, and someone was going to pay for it. And if the monster got away, then Nemhain was the next best thing.” The other thing I must applaud the author for is a very good navigation system: a solid table of contents with a link to return to it at the end of each chapter; that is quite user friendly. I have reviewed dozens of ebooks and one of my pet peeves always has been a lack of TOC. Highly recommend for readers of paranormal and fantasy genres. Enjoy the magic of the world created by Nina Tells!

Conclusion Rating
4 stars

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