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Prelude

(Creatura 0.5)

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4.39  ·  Rating details ·  110 ratings  ·  46 reviews
Deus, the creator of the universe, is almighty and powerful—until he uses his abilities to mold a companion. His newest creation, Starr, proves to be as wild as the animals that inhabit Terra. There's no controlling her. To make matters worse, she hates Deus. So what's the one boy in the universe to do when the one girl in the universe loathes him? The only illogical thing ...more
Kindle Edition, 66 pages
Published February 2nd 2014 by Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing (first published April 1st 2013)
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Michikit
Apr 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thank you Nely for the chance to read this book.

Deus is a short story with the action settled long before Creatura and it speaks about the creation of Terra and the creation of humans. It is actually connected somehow with the main book of the series, but you don’t need to read them in order so that you can understand it.

I finished this really fast and I started it right after I received it. I wasn’t planning to do so, but the book made me interested right from the start and I am not joking:
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Mindy/fangedmom
Apr 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Nely Cab is an an AMAZING AUTHOR! I was SO HOOKED on her book Creatura that I thought about it for days!
After reading Deus, I am SO FREAKING excited to find out what Nely has in store for us next. I love this novella. I was told it "ties into Creatura A LITTLE bit" so there are no spoilers to Creatura in it. Seeing life through Deus and Starr's eyes is amazing. I love how the story played out and the detail that could picture in my mind. This story reminds me of a popular story that is known wor
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Kathryn
Apr 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Deus: A Creatura Novella is an intriguing tale enlightening us to the creation of the world found in Creatura. Deus and Starr provided intense and comical dialog that kept me enchanted all the way til the end. As each page bestowed insights to the beginning of Creatura, my curiosity was quenched as well as stimulated, piquing my interest in to what happens next. ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT!!
Marisol Acosta
Apr 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It is an amazing book that keeps you wanting to know more and more. It is a page turner! Awesome book!
Laura
Having won this book as my first First Reads book, I was very excited and got started pretty much right away. I had read the synopsis, but still didn't know quite what to expect going in.

But it intrigued me from the very first page. Deus is a very unique story that manages to combine lots of different aspects from the universe. It's not often you come across a book that's full of mythology and Latin, but also mentions "I Love Lucy" and phrases like "a demented chicken". I found it very refreshin
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Bianca
Apr 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thank you,Nely, for sending me an ARC of this copy!
“Deus” is a short story, prequel to Creatura by Nely Cab. Amazing story, I loved it!! It’s a quick read, you can read it in just one hour.But it’s very captivating, introducing us in the world of Creatura. Nely’s writing-style is different from the one in Creatura, but as good as the one in Creatura. Of course, the book is written from Deus’ point of view so the difference is normal and I find it great.
As for the story, I found it adorable, sad
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Tonya
Oct 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Nely Cab has done it again with her amazing imagination! I want to live in the world Nely has created in this sweet story!
Deus is in the process of creating the universe when he thinks of how nice it would be to share it with someone, plus he’s lonely, so he creates Starr. He has also created a world for them to live in as husband and wife but she is not what he expected and has her own ideas. I loved how you’re able to see things through the eyes of Deus and Starr. It's great to know what each
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Amber
Apr 15, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: review, ebook
Nely Cab has captivated me once again in this magical world of wonder. No not Disney Land, I am talking about Deus. Deus is not just a prequel to Creatura and how things began but so much more.

Deus has created Starr and a world for them to live in side by side as husband and wife. However, things don't seem to be working the way he had hoped. Starr is stubborn and doesn't like to be told what to do or to have decisions made for her. She fights Deus all the way to the end.That is until her world
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Katrina
Deus by Nely Cab is a nice, short, sweet read. It is about a boy named Dues who creates the world (yes like God)who then wants to know what love is so he creates a young girl called Starr. They grow up from boy and girl to man and woman, while seeing the future (hard to explain but great to read).
I suggest buying this book. I loved how the characters find each other and the conflicts they go through.
It is a great and amazing read. I can't wait to read more of Nely Cab's books :D
Carly Anne
Aug 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What an amazing novella! Nely Cab has put a creative spin on not only creation but the turmoil between men and women! From the beginning of time the male/female banter has been a curiosity but no longer!! Nely has weaved a story that will draw you in and hook you into a fantasy world from the very beginning, literally! 5 out of 5 stars for Deus by Nely Cab.
Tawnya Peltonen
Apr 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Freaking amazing! Heartbreaking and hilarious. I literally laughed out loud more than once and I may have even shed a tear or two. This book is short, sweet and leaves you wanting more.
DreamsAndScrems Bookaholics
This is the story of Deus, the god that created everything and his partner Starr. This prequel was confusing to me on many levels. The story bounced from Deus’ point of view to Starr’s, then they jump time periods, and finally, even though Deus is the god who created everything, he has a voice of reason that tells him certain things (not giving away spoilers). This is a very short read, and I did read it after the series, but I recommend that it be read first (my opinion). For the listed reasons ...more
Crystal
Mar 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the story of Deus, the god that created everything and his partner Starr. This prequel was confusing to me on many levels. The story bounced from Deus’ point of view to Starr’s, then they jump time periods, and finally, even though Deus is the god who created everything, he has a voice of reason that tells him certain things (not giving away spoilers). This is a very short read, and I did read it after the series, but I recommend that it be read first (my opinion). For the listed reasons ...more
Zachary Flye
Feb 03, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Originally posted on my blog Zach's YA Reviews (zachsyareviews.com)

Review:

Protagonists: This story begins with the creation of the world and with it, it's creator Deus. Deus comes into the world in a human like body and because of that he experiences human emotions and sometimes needs to be guided by his voice of reason. Now, I don't really have a problem with this except I never really got an almighty creator vibe from Deus and at times that really hurt his character. I get that in order to rel
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Olivia at Fictionally Obsessed
My Review:

Okay, to be honest with you guys, I actually didn't really understand the setting of the story in the beginning. It was a bit jumbled up to me and I was reading it going like what? but I read on and soon enough the story began to take place and form. Then I found 'Prelude' a pretty enjoyable read.

Let's talk about the cover. I think the cover is beautiful! It's a picture of Starr (I think, and I'll tell you who she is later on), and one look at the cover made me think wow! The cover i
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Lissette
Feb 06, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Being the Creator sometimes has its drawbacks. Most especially when there's a woman involved. From the moment Deus created Starr, he knew his life would change. Although he made her to be his companion, she turned out to be something else entirely. She's willful, demanding (sometimes), and beautiful. She makes him feels things no one else ever has. Granted, she's the only one in existence during their timestream. Aside from the animals and flora he's created, of course.

Determined to make things
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Tia ShadowRealm
Apr 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
This is the cutest, sweetest book I have ever read. Simply beautiful.

The book takes place in the same world as Creatura. It tells the full love story of Deus and Starr. We get a glimpse of this in Creatura but now the fans can read the full story. I did not think that it was necessary to read Creatura to read Deus nor is it necessary to read this to read Creatura. But it is definitely worth the read.

Deus created the world or Terra as it is known and as he did not want to enjoy it alone, he crea
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Jenny Bynum Black Words-White Pages
Jan 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Paranormal Lovers
Recommended to Jenny Bynum by: Nely Cab Author
I have loved Creatura ever since Ms. Cab introduced to us a wondrous, mystical, and magical story back in 2011, when I won my very first print copy.

As I sit here typing this review, I have so many thoughts in my head about this compelling story that I just finished reading, and of course, I don’t want to talk too much for fear I will give something important away. Though, I do have to tell you that Prelude has once again captured my heart and made me love this author’s writing style even more.
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Maribel Platypire Reviews
***I received a copy of this novella in exchange for an honest review.***

I wasn't sure if I was going to like this novella, if I'm being honest. I read this before I read Creatura or Fruit of Misfortune, and I must say that it helped me understand some of the concepts of the Creatura novels.. BUT, it does not have to be read before Creatura or Fruit of Misfortune. Prelude reads well as a stand-alone, and it also doesn't have to be read to understand the two novels, as Prelude features different
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Jenny Bynum Black Words-White Pages
I have loved Creatura ever since Ms. Cab introduced to us a wondrous, mystical, and magical story back in 2011, when I won my very first print copy.

As I sit here typing this review, I have so many thoughts in my head about this compelling story that I just finished reading, and of course, I don’t want to talk too much for fear I will give something important away. Though, I do have to tell you that Prelude has once again captured my heart and made me love this author’s writing style even more.
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Elizabeth Cash
Jul 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
*** I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review***

Well, I'm crying. Why did this have to end lol. Prelude gives us a look into Dues (the Creator) and Starr (his companion). I was full of every darn emotion you could think of while reading this. I am glad that this wasn't one of those "love at first sight" type of books because it made me fall in love with this couple even more and made me root for them from beginning to end. I was curious about Dues and Starr when they were i
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Nightly Cravings
Gratifying Romance Leaving You Tear Bound!

Nely Cab is an YA romance goddess herself!

I was having doubts in the beginning of the book for me. It was really going anywhere. But I stuck to it because I wanted some more background information from her last book Creatura. All I got to say I glad I did.

Although it wasn't romantic as Creatura, Nely still pulled it off for me. I love the world she brought me to and I couldn't help but fall for another male leading roles of hers, Deus. I loved how he wai
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Amy Freese
Jan 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
I read Creatura and was immediately hooked into the story. Readers learned of the creator God, Deus, and his companion Goddess, Starr, in that first book. In Prelude, we are given a glimpse of just who and what Deus and Starr are, and how they relate to the world.

Anytime an author is able to transfer a reader into a whole new box, away from what is considered the scholars standard...the norm...I get excited! I think it takes skill as a writer to accomplish that. To my mind, Ms. Cab has done that
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Sara
I've always loved when an author takes the time to expand on part of the world-building that is brought up in the main books of a series, and that's definitely the case with Prelude. This is a book that focuses more on the mythology of the world, and things that had happened before the events of the main story. In my mind, it helps to flesh out the story, while allowing a reader to learn more. With that said, I definitely enjoyed reading more about Deus and Starr. I loved the interaction between ...more
Kim
Feb 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Prelude is a novella set in the Creatura universe, it's the full story of Deus and Starr that David told Isis in Creatura. Deus creates Starr to be his wife, but Starr has a mind of her own and doesn't really care what Deus wants her to do. I really enjoyed reading their story and I absolutely loved this book. I laughed out loud many times while I read it. The author has a great sense of humor and the ability to make her characters vividly real. I felt sorry for Deus (sometimes) and just loved S ...more
TJ
Feb 01, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Prelude as the name suggests is a prequel to Nely Cab’s (must read for the romantics out there) novel – Creatura.
Well first off can we all just take a moment and appreciate the GORGEOUS cover?! It is so damn good!

I’ll admit at first I was a bit confused, but hang on to it; it gets better.
With two very strong willed characters – Deus and Starr, Prelude gives us Creatura fans a little something to tide us over till the next book. I loved the book world created and the writing style flowed beautif
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Rachel
Apr 23, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I had read Creatura and absolutely loved it before I decided to get Prelude. Prelude was an interesting little short story and it help verify a theory I had in Creatura. Prelude was an origin story and gave me more insight into the Creatura world.

Don't want to give away to much so in short

Deus (the Creator) created, he created a wife (Star) who was annoying as hell but had some valid points, he created the world and he created himself. He had to learn just like anyone else. Deus wasn't perfect a
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Romina Loose
May 01, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Amazing Story

Short story but a great one. I actually really liked the fact that it was short and sweet. Love story but not your typical. Starr plays a cute part. Deus is very patient. I can visualize how they both grow up and older.
I got thrown for a tail spin towards the middle, almost sad, but it comes back around happy.
Don't want to give away the whole story.
I suggest reading it. Very enjoyable, straight to the point... happy, love, sad, more happy and more love. Not dragged out like other b
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Cindy Smith
May 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Deus is the creator of everything. He is immortal. However, he is also lonely. Wanting a partner, he creates Starr to keep him company. Starr remembers all his "touching" during her creation and comes to life feeling violated. Slowly she matures and Deus is drawn to her even more. He takes her to different times in the world he has created in the hopes she will love him.. But will she ever get past the fact that he created her for that express reason? Read this wonderful book and see if the love ...more
Joood Hooligan
Feb 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I wasn't sure about it at first, since it was another part of the series with different characters... But I loved it. I laughed, I cried... Definitely a must read. Now I want to read Creatura again.

Nely did an amazing job with this book. You don't need to read it before Creatura, it works fine as a stand alone, and it was wonderful. I read this book while recovering from getting my wisdom tooth pulled, and it did such a great job I forgot I was in a whole heck of a lot of pain as I got swept int
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