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3.82  ·  Rating details ·  1,542 ratings  ·  348 reviews
When seventeen year-old Isis Martin is having trouble sleeping due to perturbing dreams of a horrific growling beast, she decides to confront her fear. But what Isis discovers is something other than a menacing entity.

The human-like creature offers Isis assurance that he is not a figment of her imagination. Unwilling to accept his avowal, Isis sets his words to contest by
Paperback, 300 pages
Published June 14th 2015 by Clean Teen Publishing (first published June 1st 2011)
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Jun 04, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
There are trends in Young Adult-Paranormal Romance literature directed at adolescent girls that I cannot help but be appalled by. These trends include anti-feminism and possessive and controlling male love interests. Anyone who has read Twilight, Halo, Hush, Hush, or any other scorned YA book that has been frequently reviewed by members of the goodreads community knows exactly what I am talking about. Whereas some people might enjoy these books, others, like myself, cannot overcome these unhealt ...more
This was an amusing book for fans of Paranormal Young Adult/High School Romances. ...taking a deep breath... However, I want to stand before you and admit that I am not the target audience of this book . Somehow I missed the YA warning signs in the book's description before I picked it up. That is my fault, not the author's, and I regret that it kept me from enjoying the book. And more importantly, I regret that it affected my rating of the book, but I feel compelled to write an honest review ...more
Cristina Buzoianu
It was very, very nice!

Originally posted on my blog,

I feel very lucky, and there are a few reasons for my sudden burst of luck. First, Creatura is the first book that I actually WON on a giveaway. Second is because this book was great, and I feel very good - apart from the usual sadness that comes with the last page of a book like this and the beginning of waiting for the sequel, of course – when I have the chance to read and review an awesome story.
Isis h
Sep 15, 2013 rated it did not like it
WARNING: this review contains spoilers and cursing! If you liked the book, don’t read my review. Go worship your boyfriend/husband or something.

Last night, when I finished this book, I was confused. Now, I’m angry as hell. I tend to respect authors, because I admire their hard work but this... This was not hard work, this was shit. Who the hell would publish this?!

I mean, I write too. For fun. Whenever I’m sad or angry, I just imagine a different world, where my main character is a Mary Sue and
Mar 12, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This review must begin with a tip of the hat to all the authors that are able to capture the worlds that exist in their heads and share it with us. Without these creative, imaginative people my world would be a dull one indeed. As one might deduce, I respect authors and therefore really hate giving out bad reviews. I am compelled however to give an honest (and probably brutal one) for Creatura. I was really looking forward to reading this story and judging by all the positive reviews I thought I ...more
After much deliberation, I'm still not sure what I can say about this book to really convey how much it has affected me. Reading the blurb you assume you'll be reading a typical YA paranormal romance story.
There is not much typical about this world of Creatura Nely has created. It is finely crafted with lively characters, touching and realistic relationships, beautiful prose (especially when David is "speaking"), and jaw dropping-shell-shocking-my heart just fell through the floor and was stom
Nov 28, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
AMAZING! This was one of those books where once I started I just couldn't stop! No eating or sleeping til I finished which was about 1 this morning. However even when I was finished I couldn't stop thinking about the book, I looked it that much. I couldn't sleep after finishing it because my mind kept playing out different scenarios of what could happen in the sequel. ( OH I hope there is a sequel!!) And then when I did finally go to sleep my dream continued on the same path as my mind was on so ...more
Melissa Souza
Oct 10, 2016 rated it it was ok
2 stars!!!

I am giving this book two stars, mainly, because I think the concept was really good and had the potential to be awesome but I just think the author is not experienced enough to carry it through. Thus, what could have been great turned into a giant mess of a novel.

The story revolves around a seventeen year old girl named Isis Martin who is suffering from nightmares. In her dreams, she meets this creature and as a result, ends up falling quite ill from her insomnia. With the help of her
Nov 27, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, ya, pnr
I am sitting here now b/c I have finished Creatura.
I don't have just one single word that can truly grasp exactly how I feel about this book....
I am hoping that I can explain it to you....
A little over four years ago I joined goodreads and fell in to books again. I have loved it!
During this time, I have read some good books, no GREAT books...These are books that have embedded themselves in to the very fabric of your being. They are the ones that you recommend first and they are the ones that my
Oct 04, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
I won this as a free ebook last month. And I have to say Thanks to Nely Cab, with all my heart, for this gift! :) I Love you! :) This book is A M A Z I N G !!!


What can I say? I just finished to read this book and... WOW!!!
This is one the most amazing books ever read in my life! It went straight to my "favorites" shelf!

Where to start??

I fell in love with this book after reading only the 1st chapter!
I had a smile stuck on my face for almost the entire time I was reading, and I even chuckl
Carly Wallace
Jan 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hea y'all Anne here and I have literally just closed the back cover on Creatura by Nely Cab. I wish I had more of this story in my hands right now. I can only sit here typing my review in pure wonderment of this book, it is absolutely astounding and a literary piece of art to be revered and loved by all hands that hold it. The story behind Creatura is Greek mythology and oh how I love a story of that caliper. Isis is a 17 year old girl who lives her life daily and excels in her goals, she was ra ...more
Savannah (Books With Bite)
I will be real honest when I say this book I was skeptical about. After reading the intriguing synopsis, I decided to give it a try. Not only did it blow me out of the water, but I was just so taken back by it. It had great detailing in places, characters as well as emotions.

What I loved most about this book are the characters. Ms. Cab brought her characters to life right before my eyes. I loved how real and flawed the characters were. They were easy to understand and easy to get into. I loved w
A. Sweeny
Mar 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In a world that has forgotten true innocent romance and courting Nely Cab goes head to head against the tide and brings to us a beautiful sweet mythical love story in Creatura!! * * * * * It was an absolute joy to read this romance between a deity and a young girl. The writing style was refreshing compared to the many books out there that forgo style for just a plot.
I enjoyed getting to know the tow main charterers and enjoyed the poetic verses between them. Isis is a teenage girl dealing with h
Jan 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This is probably not the best way to start a review, but I can sum up my impression of “Creatura” in one word – WOW!! I kept envisioning what a blockbuster movie this book will make!

Since I received this book for review, I’ve been looking forward to reading it. I had such high expectations for it, and I can tell you now I wasn’t disappointed in the least bit. “Creatura” surpassed all my expectations, delighted and pleasantly surprised me. It is so delectably different and unique. No vampires, we
What caught my attention about this book was the bad reviews vs. the good ones. Yup, it's true, the bad reviews got me interested. I tend to read the bad ones first and then the good ones, before I read a book. But I don't read a book to hate on it. I find that when a book (I didn't want to use this one as an example, but it's one everyone is familiar with so take Twilight for instance) has real hater reviews, it's usually my type of book. Having said that, let's move on to the review:

I gave th

Made me cringe an awful lot of the time, and that's coming from someone who actually *likes* both Greek mythology AND sappy young adult paranormal/fantasy romance stuff.

The dialogue was so over-the-top I had to make myself finish the book by force, were it not for my OCD-like tendencies, I probably would've dropped it after the first 50 pages or so. I wish I had now, because I got absolutely nothing but frustration and yawns from getting through to the end.

I don't normally dislike books as
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Nov 09, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone who loves to read and love and endless love story.
Recommended to Lissa Smith Reads'~A Bookaholics Bookshelf by: r2r
I heard about this book through r2r. What interested me at first was the book cover. Yes, I am a cover snob. Most people would only see a leafless tree. I saw a barren tree that begged me to question, what does it represent? The loneliness of the sole tree gave me quite the stir of emotions as to what waited beneath the cover. In its pages, would I find someone isolated from the world? Or would I find someone who need to be isolated from the world. The only way for me to seek out my answers was ...more
Mar 10, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Do NOT read this shit.

Sarah Rooney

First, I'd like to say that prior to reading Creatura, I knew little to nothing about the book. The GoodReads description, as well as the back-cover of the novel itself, offered little insight into about what the novel was truly about. Upon reading, "perturbing dreams" and, "horrific growling beast," I assumed that the basic premise involved beasts in a dreams world that so-called Isis Martin somehow gets entangled with. I wasn't entirely sure how to feel about that concept; it felt like such a
Nov 14, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Creatura is a book that is wonderfully written and I think anyone into this genre, or anyone who wants to dabble in it should read.

Nely Cab certainly has a way with words and I found myself really daydreaming while reading the story.
The description over Isis's torment in the beginning was so vivid and emotional I really felt for her and the whole thing with her nightmares was compelling.

Isis is a 17-year-old girl who is growing up with her mother, who is also quite young. Isis is level-headed
Jaidis Shaw
Jan 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Creatura by Nely Cab is a phenomenal debut novel that will have you hooked from the first page! For as long as Isis Martin can remember, she has been able to control where her dreams take her. One particular place that she loves to go to get away from the world becomes inhabited with a beast-like creature that wants to drive her away. Soon her fear takes over and Isis does everything she can to not fall asleep for fear of being harmed. Her doctor soon prescribes her with a sleeping aid and encou ...more
Yvonne (The Shadow Realm)
Wow! There are no other words to describe this book. It was just amazing. From the very beginning this book grabs a hold of you and won't let go,even after you have turned the final page. Everything - from the characters, the writing, the mythology, to the romance - was everything I could have wanted in a book. I loved everything about it. Especially a certain Mr Chios.
Ah David. *sighs* If a man wrote me poetry as beautifully as he does I would let him invade my dreams any night. This man was j
Mar 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
OMG NELY CAB HAS TAKEN GREEK MYTHOLOGY TO A WHOLE NEW LEVEL! I am sooooo in love with this series! Review will be up soon

I read Creatura in March. I could NOT WAIT for the paperback to come out so I bought the Ebook for my Kindle. I think I read the entire book in one sitting. I could not put it down. I was hooked from the beginning and was frantic at the end to find a few more pages to read. I am hooked on this series and I am counting down the days until I get book 2 (WHICH Nely is currently
Dec 02, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Isis Martin is a 17 year old girl living in Texas, has brown hair, green eyes and a complete and utter insomniac.
Isis' dreams are haunted by a human-like shadowy creature in the depths of her place of tranquil, (a poppy field) which leaves her so terrified that she is unable to get back to sleep again.

Creatura is a wonderfully imaginative fast-paced story about dreams becoming reality, lost lineage, forbidden romance, and Greek mythology.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and would recommend it! I
Sep 23, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was contemplating whether this story deserved a 4 star or a five star .. But man oh man , once i was done reading it i knew it deserved nothing less than a 5 star !!! So many questions , so many thrilling moments , this story definitely took me by surprise !!

Cover-speak : Awwwwwwesome cover !! At first i was like , ' How is the name " Creatura " connected to what's being shown on the cover of the book . I was completely clueless . But once i was through the story , i think i have sort of real
Mikila Marshall
Dec 02, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
*****Contains Spoilers*****

First off can I just say... How can you leave us hanging like this???? What am I supposed to do now? No other book will do until I have #2 in my hands :(
I can't remember how I came to know about Creatura. I think it may have been through my page on Facebook. Nely had told me that the first chapter was downloadable on her website so I quickly read it as soon as she sent me the link. I read the first few pages and that was it. I was gripped. I couldn't wait to read "Cre
Jan 02, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Creatura is defiantly a book like no other. One of the things I enjoyed about this story. Nely has wonderfully written this story, drawing us not only into an engrossing storyline, but has put forth characters for the reader to enjoy and feel with. Nely has given us great descriptions both visually and heart warming. Moments where you will be gasping - sighing - starry eyed and even terrified.. and for those whom love the mushy love dovely stuff David is every girls dream.. David chaios - is a d
Jacquie Talento
Mar 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Impressive!! I am awestruck with this book. Ms. Cab has blown me away with her story. Isis is having nightmares and has to see a counselor to try and help her get sleep. The man in her dreams is David. David has come into her life and now her nightmares have stopped. He can still visit her in dreams and she isn’t scared anymore. He is infatuated with her. Because of who he is, he isn’t suppose to be able to fall in love with her but he can’t control himself. Most of his family has come to earth ...more
Jenny Bynum Black Words-White Pages
Jul 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: YA and Adults
Recommended to Jenny Bynum by: Nely Cab Author
I received an eARC copy of this book in return for an honest review.

I wanted to start off by showing my review from the first time Creatura was released.
"Great read full of love, romance, mythological creatures, suspense, and action and I can't wait to read the next adventures of Isis and David!! Thank you Nely Cab for such an awesome, breathtaking story!!"

I still feel the same way about this book then as I do now. I love the romance, suspense, action, and the mythological creatures in the stor
Autum Reimer
Jan 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
First I have to say that Creatura is one of the best books that I have read for a while now. I know I say that a lot but this time I am soooooo serious! Creatura takes you into a world that you wouldn’t and couldn’t dream up by yourself! Nely is so amazing!!!! I feel speechless right now and not really sure what to say haha. I am trying to sum up the events in this book but everything that I am typing is a spoiler! I haven’t had this much difficulty in awhile trying to write a review. Isis is a ...more
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Nely Cab is a Writer of stuff, a Master Coffee Drinker, a Food Maker & Eater, an Imaginary World Conqueror, and an Air Breather. She talks to herself—a lot—in her South Texas home while she plots stories about fantasy worlds and sips coffee from a pitcher. She’s known for cooking far too much food and has a tendency to overdo…well, everything. It is rumored that she's fabulous. Nely Cab is the bes

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