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Leah knows that her mother died in a car accident when Leah was small and that her father, who used to be the gentlest dad in the world, has become increasingly controlling and occasionally violent.

She also knows that her recurring dreams are telling her something more about how and why her mother died, and why her dad turned nasty, but they are becoming progre
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Paperback, 282 pages
Published October 11th 2012 by Taylor Street Books (first published October 10th 2012)
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Tricia Drammeh
Jun 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
Leah is a young girl struggling with a strict father and a new school. Memories of her mother's death and recurring nightmares haunt her. When she meets Ben, her life seems to be taking a turn from the better. But, things aren't what they seem. A shocking accident changes everything, and soon Leah's world is turned upside down.

What a fantastic read! I connected with Leah right away. She's a sympathetic, likable character I immediately began to root for. When she meets Ben, the story
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carol
Oct 27, 2012 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: All ages, especially paranormal genre lovers
This is the opening story of Leah. Initial impressions were of a young woman with little confidence or self esteem, meets young handsome Ben, member of the band, Liberation and both about to start at university, maybe a romance? It then becomes apparent that she is the victim of control and even physical abuse by a father, she still loves. Past incomplete events appear in nightmares, horrors soon turn into paranormal creatures, Harbingers. The description of which may become visitations of your ...more
J
Apr 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
Good Read Across all audiences --- Including NA and YA!!!

Leah (Worlds Apart #1) was a sweet story, and good first book of a new fantasy romance series. Though aimed at the “fantasy romance” audience, I think this book would also have a really big appeal for both NA, and especially YA readers, who are looking for a “clean romance” book to read. I know if I had a teenage daughter, I would approve of her reading this book for sure.

Leah’s our main character in the book… and I really lik
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Megan
Apr 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2014
Leah: Worlds Apart was a great start to a new fantasy series. Leah's a "normal" 19 year old girl about to start college. But she keeps having these strange nightmares and her father is becoming really possessive to the point that he scares her.

Then nice guy Ben comes into Leah's life. She finds herself more at ease around him and actually looks forward to something other than moping around the house everyday. His family takes Leah in when she needs someone to care for her after crazy
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Brittany Holland
Apr 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
This was a good read. One thing that I truly appreciated about this author's writing is that out was very straightforward. I like how she didn't fill the book with unnecessary words or with artsy metaphors that complicate rather than add to the plot. I liked Leah. I thought she was a strong character and was very likable. I also liked the elements of mystery and suspense that the author incorporated which made this a quick read. Without giving too much away, I kept turning the pages to try and f ...more
Jana
Apr 19, 2014 rated it liked it
I was intrigued to read Leah, which was described as a NA Paranormal Romance. Paranormal is not my usual genre, but I often enjoy them. Although an interesting storyline, the book kind of fell flat for me.

The protagonist, Leah, was not particularly physically attractive and her personality seemed rather dull and a bit whiny. So when sweet and handsome Ben came along and showed such interest, telling her she was perfect, it just did not ring true. I didn't feel any chemistry between t
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Jessica
Apr 17, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: review, read2014
I revive this book from the author for an honest review.
Ok, so I'm not sure how to write a review for Leah! I enjoyed the idea of the book but to me it was to fast and not enough know how, I mean really they met and had a few meetings and he broke down her wall, and then all the crazy stuff happened and bam, we find out the truth. It has a ton of promise, I'm not sure I will read anymore in this series due to the fact that it was too fast and it just felt way too rushed. I wish the author the b
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Sam
Oct 18, 2012 rated it liked it
I had read snippets of this book in earlier form and was looking forward to seeing how the story unfolded. Sadly, my feelings about this book are mixed. There are aspects I thoroughly enjoyed, but there was also elements that weren't as strong and detracted from the overall story.

STORY: We follow the journey of Leah as she recalls an earlier part of her life where she was plagued by bad dreams. While the premise isn't exactly the most original, the execution was pretty well done and
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InD'tale Magazine
A paranormal YA/NA novel, “Leah” is the first in this series and involves a new set of paranormal creatures. The premise for this story is intriguing and offers some new twists to the paranormal/ fantasy genre for readers to explore.

Read full review in the 2014 October issue of InD’tale Magazine.
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I received this book for an honest review

I enjoyed the story and the characters but I felt jilted at the end. I loved the fact that Leah doesn't remember much about her past and of course there is Ben and the way that he feels about her. I look forward to reading the rest of this story to see where and how it plays out.
Izabela Zalas
Oct 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: paranormal
It is moving and mysterious story. I am starting loving paranormal novels about young adults. I am waiting impatiently for the second part of these series.
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Read my review in the October release of InD'Tale's magazine. http://indtale.com/
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