Welcome to my stop of Kelly Oram's Chameleon Blog Tour!!! :) I'm so excited about this since I'm really a fan of Kelly's work. I love Being Jamie Baker and so excited about More Than Jamie Baker. I also love, The Avery Shaw Experiment! :) Please do go and read on!
Title: Chameleon (Supernaturals #1)
Author: +Kelly Oram
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal Romance, Magic
Release Date: 25th June 2013
Review Copy: from Kelly Oram as part of the Blog TourBook Blurb from Goodreads:
For small-town rebel Dani Webber magic and monsters are no more real than the Easter Bunny… until the day she accidentally stops time. Dani quickly discovers that not only do supernaturals exist, but she herself is one of them. This is great news for her life-long best friend Russ, who can finally come clean about his own supernatural status and his undying love for her. Before the two can start to enjoy the long overdue relationship, Dani is taken by a powerful council of supernaturals who believe she is the Chosen One destined to save them from extinction.As if being kidnapped and expected to save the world isn’t bad enough, an ancient prophecy warns of the Chosen One’s dark nature: “Only the truest love will keep her an agent for good.” The council believes they know who this “true love” is and, unfortunately, that person isn’t Russ. The mysterious, powerful and devastatingly handsome Seer is the last person Dani wants in her life, but when she starts having visions of a horrific future, she has no one else to turn to for help.Soon Dani finds herself torn between two very different boys with two very different opinions of whom she can trust. With the visions getting worse and time running out, Dani is forced to put aside her feelings and work with both the Seer and Russ before an ancient evil is unleashed upon the earth.
I've read the book weeks before... And I am not sure I remember it all. I forgot my notes in the office so I'll just typed whatever I remember about it.
Soooo... I very much liked the concept of this new novel of Kelly Oram. It's not like Being Jamie Baker, which I'm not sure if it's good or bad, maybe a little bit of both. Anyway, from the start... I don't like Russ. I really, really, really don't like him. He's like a bastard. Jackass or whatever you want to call him. Yeah, sure the banter between him and Dani made me laugh a bit but in all honesty, he's not at all likable. Well that is my opinion.
I get that Oram wanted to have love triangle and that Dani is confused of her feelings with one another. Uh... I mean the relationship between the three of them, I don't like it that much. I like Gabriel, but he's a bit timid for my taste. Or maybe it was just because I'm used to seeing Oram's male characters got spunk and cocky but in a good way. Russ is cocky but I hate how he is. I don't like him even one bit.
I also get that she might be trying something new to her story but I don't think the male character really do me in. If you know what I mean. But the story is really good. I love the idea of Chameleon. And yes, I actually didn't associate the animal, Chameleon to the book. lol. And I love the twists! Wow. It's good. :)
Dani is a very very likable female character. I love how she grows. How she finally choose where she'll be. Even though she's at first annoying, she kinda grow on you.
I so love the premise though. I love how Oram throw us with different kinds of supernatural. There's werewolf, witch, vampire, wizards, fey, seer, mythology, etc. It's so brilliantly created!
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