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Innovera Yakov: The Journey of A Thousand Eyes

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Be prepared to immerse your self in a world where falling in love could cost you your life and nothing is as it seems.

Innovera Yakov – The Journey of A Thousand Eyes is the first installment in an action-packed fantasy drama where characters with powers of healing and destruction live, love, compete and disappear without a trace while they are being prepared for the Journe

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Feb 28, 2013 rated it liked it
Innovera Yakov is a story about a bunch of teens in a distant world. They live together, learn together, and are tested together. Innovera Yakov is a bright and happy place. People can fly, they can develop special powers like healing, fire damage, and more. And to be even happier and more powerful, they can merge with the one person they feel connected to most.

Ayana, Blu Tara, Gamma, and Shay are four of the girls who live in this world and the story mostly centers around them. My favourite of
Mar 02, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: young-adult
Sometimes I just really love giving characters little pet names and this story came filled with random little things that I can fondly refer to the characters as from now on. I, for some reason, have found myself especially attached to the pet name 'The Golden One' because, let's be honest here, how many characters are called that without sarcasm? I could totally see it being used as a joke in some instances and perhaps that is why I found it really endearing in this one. It was completely serio ...more
Apr 25, 2013 rated it really liked it

Sometimes you hear me calling. Sometimes I think you don't want to see me anymore. You hardly ever listen. You hardly come now when I call. What have I done? What have I not done for you! What won't I do? For you!

It's a book that will captivate the reader from the first page. A book in which the struggle between good and evil, between light and darkness takes on a new look.

The author skillfully builds a world of light. Everything is color and beauty and everything should be goodness and purity.
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Apr 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
So where do I begin?

I kind of have mixed feelings about Innovera Yakov. At first I didn't like it, but now I realize that it is one of the best fantasy books I have ever read. Let's start with the main character, Ayana. I think Ayana' s characters was developed extremely well. In the land of Innovera Yakov, she is sort of an oustsider. She is the only person with imperfections such as scars on her face and human like emotions. Though she is a healer and has the power to, well, heal, that doesn't
May 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
The novel follows a group of individuals, young adults for lack of a better word, living within the world of Innovera Yakov. Essentially, it’s something like a boarding school, except these students have no idea where they came from. They simply appeared in Innovera, and go through the motions of their daily routines. Each day they study and train in preparation for the Journey, when all of them will have to leave their safe haven for the dangerous unknown of Verheer. Alliances and enemies are ...more
Jasmine Villanova
Mar 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
Beneath the Moon and Stars review

This one has me a little confused. My feelings are somewhat conflicted at the moment. I wasn't sure what the overall plot of the story was so I found it hard to keep up. But, I did like the characters and I thought the world building was unique. I also thought it was a great start to the series.

This one tells the story of Innovera Yakov, a world where nothing is as it seems. No one has much insight into the world their living or their past. Everyone has a certai
Mrs. Potter
Mar 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
“Innovera Yakov: The Journey of a Thousand Eyes” is the first installment in the action-packed fantasy drama series. This book’s characters possess powers of destruction and healing. While they are being prepared for their ‘Journey’, the characters compete, love, live and disappear without a trace.
Usually when I come across a book that is set in an alternate reality world, the first couple of chapters are confusing; it takes the reader time to grasp the new reality that the book is set in. Wi
Iseult Murphy
Mar 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I read the first chapter on Kia Garriques' website last year and have been looking forward to reading the whole book ever since. I am glad to say that the full novel did not disappoint.
The novel is set in innovera Yakov, an idyllic land where magical beings live and prepare for a mysterious exodus into a dark, dangerous world known as 'the journey'.
There is quite a large cast of characters, each with their different stories and personalities. My favourite character is Gamma, a literally flame ha
Dionne Dussard
May 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
I throughly enjoyed Innovera Yakov- The journey of a thousand eyes. The story centres around a group of 8 teens living in a colony with other teens. The story revolves around how these youths fit into their society and their preparation for their journey. all the inhabitants have some kind of special ability or power which increase as they get nearer to the time to start their journey.

The book is filled with strong characters who are competing regularly to see who will be the lesder of the jour
Precious Mae
Mar 03, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: 3-stars, posted

I had a slow start reading this book. I was grasping for something that would spark my full interest. There were times that I wanted to stop reading but the synopsis was so promising I had to continue... and it turned out to be a very intense, exciting and interesting story.

I admit there are parts that totally confused me and it became inconsistent in some parts. I also felt that there's something missing in there or the pace and switching of POVs but I can't actually point out where and when th
Jul 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
Kia's Journey into the world of Innovera Yakov is captivating and not at all what I first thought the book would be. From reading the first extract was engaged with the characters; in particular the dynamic fire twin: Gamma and Blu Tara - but at the centre of this heartfelt fantasy are the deep rooted and often unanswerable questions that plague and shape us all. These innoverans and young beings are very much on a journey that we ourselves all embark upon; it is a journey of self discovery and ...more
Jul 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
I need to make a public apology to Kia Garriques. She sent me a review request several months ago, but other things kept popping up,

So, Kia I'm very sorry that it took me so long.

Onto the review:

The blurb of the book doesn't really do it any justice. There is more to it than what meets the eye.

This whole world is so unique. I can't believe that it isn't because Kia was so descriptive and you really could see in your mind.

Ayana is by far my favorite character. I like her the most because every th
Julie Conklin keith
May 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this story immensely because it does not start out with a lot of boring back story. It jumps right into the action. You are immediately immersed in the characters and their personalities. All at once you meet Krave, Skylar, Blu Tarra, Gamma and Ayana. For the reader there is an immediate feel for the dangerous nature of Blu Tarra and her sister Gamma. The reader is introduced to the problems faced by Ayana due to her caring nature, her connection to others and her terrible scar.

I genui
Kathryn Romeo
Mar 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
Innovera Yakov: Journey of a Thousand Eyes by Kia Garriques is an interesting Young Adult Fantasy piece. Like many fantasy stories, it takes you a few pages to get into the groove of this other worldly culture, but once you settle in you don't really want to leave the world of Innovera Yakov.

I really enjoyed watching Ayana (the main character) discover her self-worth. When we first meet her, she has absolutely no self confidence because of her scars and abilities that are so different from ever
Rebecca McKinnon
Apr 01, 2013 rated it liked it
3.5 stars

This is an imaginative story, set in a very unique world.

That said, there were times when I was fairly confused. A large part of the book was spent setting up things for future installments of the story, which is fine, but it seemed to take away from the "here and now" of the plot. The thing I struggled with the most was not having any idea how much time was passing. At one point it was referenced that a large amount of time had passed, yet nothing had given me the impression the action
Cami Hensley
Mar 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
This one definitely gets points for originality. Kia Garriques has created a world that draws the reader in and once the plot gets going, you find yourself immersed in it.

A world unlike any other where the people who live there have come from other places but have a sort of amnesia about their previous lives.

This is the start to a fantasy series and like most first in the series, there is a lot of detail and backstory. That takes up a bit of this one, but now that I have finished it, I am even
Kristy Centeno
Apr 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
This book definitely did its job when it came to taking the reader to a fantasy world filled with wonders and great adventures.
The plot is unique and very different from any I’ve read before. When you read certain parts, it almost feels as if you’re watching a movie instead of reading a story. However, I did feel as if there were parts of the story I would have liked for the author to develop more since I found myself a little confused at times. And I would have liked for more backstory on some
Let's Get
Jul 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
4.5 / 5

A wonderful story into a fantasy world. I enjoyed how the plot developed as well as the many surprises throughout the book. The characters were complex and kept you turning the pages. This would make a great read for adults as well as young adults.
Oct 03, 2013 rated it did not like it
Wasn't a fan of this book. The potential was there for a good story, but the book felt like it was only half finished. The writing was really disjointed and honestly didn't make much sense at times.
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