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Creatura by Nely Cab
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Jan 20, 12

Read from January 17 to 20, 2012

This book was an interesting read. I was certainly invested in the story early on and I liked it. I look forward to reading more about this story.

The proverb at the beginning of the book really captures the theme of the entire book - "Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life." Once Isis and David's relationship gets through that rocky start and they realize what they mean to each other, it is rather sweet. They meet in a an unconventional way (the man of her dreams - ha) - with David trying to push her away and then Isis doing the same. At first, the way that David acted with her, I wasn't sure he was a good guy to be with. He seemed rather possessive and not in a sweet way, but in an abusive way. After he goes to visit a friend, it seems he changed and I grew to like him more. Isis sometimes bothered me too only because I really don't see teenagers talking the way that she did sometimes - for example,"I beg you to abnegate me because I don't have the strength to renounce you." Nely Cab does have some beautiful writing though.

There was a reveal in the book that didn't really come as a shock to me, but the getting there was fun. I would recommend this book to anyone interesting in YA books.

On a side note, I do find it kind of funny that two of the last few books I've read, there is a significant age difference between the male and female characters. Is that a thing now? In this one, he looks like a teenager but he is really 2-3,000 years old.

And finally, just a minor critique or observation:

I wondered why Isis went into that dream in the beginning if she knew that the dream would cause her insomnia.
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